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Okanogan author Christine Quintasket collecting huckleberries. OHS Research Library, bb014523

Type: Online Video, Lecture     Series: Experience Oregon

Foreigners in Native Homelands: Lewis and Clark and the Pioneers

Indigenous peoples have lived in the Columbia River Plateau region for thousands of years, negotiating and fostering relationships among themselves and with the ecosystems of their homelands. Beginning in the nineteenth century, they formed relationships with foreigners who arrived overland — first, the Lewis and Clark Expedition and, later, thousands of immigrants on the Oregon Trail. Scholars Bobbie Conner and Bill Lang will discuss with each other and with the audience the experience of newcomers entering and crossing those homelands, including how those events impacted life for Native people and how those foreigners’ experiences in the plateau contrasted with the goals they had set when leaving their homes.

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Type: Online Video, Lecture     Series: Experience Oregon

Women’s Resistance in Early Twentieth Century Oregon

From direct action to court action, women in Oregon used a variety of tactics to protest the state, and the status quo, in the early twentieth century. Women from diverse backgrounds protested as individuals and as members of political and labor organizations, seeking both personal freedom and justice for collective groups. They faced incarceration, harassment, and even physical violence as they worked to demand change. As historian Kimberly Jensen will demonstrate, their stories are important pieces of larger histories of citizenship, civil liberties, and dissent.

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Leonard Finkelman

Type: Lecture, Partner Event     Series: History Pub

About Ancient Oregon: Where the Dinosaurs Didn’t Roam


McMenamins Old St. Francis School
700 N.W. Bond Street
Bend, Oregon 97703

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
U.S. Army troops exit a landing craft during the D-Day landing in Normandy, France. June 6, 1944, National Archives and Records Administration, 26-G-2343

Type: Lecture, Partner Event     

A Celebration of Heroes: The 75th Anniversary of D-Day


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
Minor White, Witch Hazel Building and the Hawthorne Bridge, 1940. OHS Research Library, bb015335

Type: Book Talk, Lecture     Series: Second Sunday

Lost Portland


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
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Rick Atkinson. Photo by Elliott O'Donovan.

Type: Lecture, Special Event     

An Evening with Rick Atkinson


First Congregational United Church of Christ Portland
1126 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

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600 Demonstrators march to protest bombing in Birmingham, Alabama that killed four black children. 09/23/1963, OHS Research Library, Oregon Journal Collection, CN 020486

Type: Lecture     Series: Experience Oregon

Oregon’s Enigmatic Black History


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
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Lesbian and Gay Pride, Portland, 1982. GLAPN Coll., Mss2988-2

Type: Lecture     Series: History Pub

50 Years After Stonewall - Portland’s LGBTQ History


McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97211

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
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Artist unknown. The Providential Detection, 1797–1800. Copyprint of lithograph. Courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts (136) and the Library of Congress.

Type: Lecture, Partner Event     Series: History Pub

About Insulting the President from Washington to Trump


McMenamins Old St. Francis School
700 N.W. Bond Street
Bend, Oregon 97703

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
Central Pacific Railroad -- Chinese Laborers at Work. Online Archive of California, Courtesy of UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library. Harper's Weekly, Vol. 11, MTP/HW: Vol. 11: 772. http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb5v19n7fx

Type: Lecture     Series: Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project

Exploring the Healthcare of Chinese Railroad Workers through an Historic and Archaeological Lens


Southern Oregon University Hannon Library
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Meese Room (Lib 305)
Ashland, Oregon 97520

  • Free
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