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John Gast, American Progress, 1872. Chromolithograph published by George A, Crofutt. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. digital ID ppmsca.09855

Type: Lecture, Online Video     Series: Experience Oregon

Oregon, Indigenous Nations, Manifest Destiny, and the Doctrine of Discovery

The “Doctrine of Discovery” is the international law principle that European nations used to claim most of the non-European world. This talk will explain the elements that make up this law and argue that the Doctrine of Discovery morphed into “American Manifest Destiny” and was used, and is still being used today, to justify the acquisition of lands and assets of Indian Nations and peoples.

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Three Rangers Foundation

Type: Lecture     Series: History Pub

Whiskey and Warriors: Bonds of Brotherhood Forged at Black Hawk Down


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

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
“The Beaverton Outlaws” In the 1930s, a group of air-minded Oregonians started one of the first homebuilding clubs. Here, the pilots and builders banded together against a new threat: federal regulation. Courtesy Oregon Aviation Historical Society

Type: Lecture, Partner Event     Series: History Pub

The Beaverton Outlaws


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

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Ship being launched, Oregon Shipbuilding Company. OHS Research Library, OrHi 68566, bb016828

Type: Lecture     Series: Second Sunday

Liberty Ships and Jim Crow Shipyards: Racial Discrimination in Kaiser’s Portland Shipyards, 1940 – 1945


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
Madeleine Albright

Type: Lecture, Special Event     

An Evening with Madeleine Albright


Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97205

Robert Sawyer, 1959. OHS Research Library, bb003530

Type: Lecture, Partner Event     Series: History Pub

Robert Sawyer, Conservation, and the Making of Central Oregon


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

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Image courtesy of Chelsea Rose, SOULA

Type: Lecture     Series: Experience Oregon

Beyond Chinatown: Uncovering Oregon’s Rural Chinese History


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

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Theodore Roosevelt recreator Joe Wiegand. Photo by Mark Glenn Studio

Type: Lecture, Special Event     Series: Teddy Roosevelts Oregon Roadshow

An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt


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

  • Free
  • Teachers
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
“Valley of the Willamette River,” lithograph from Warre, Henry J. Sketches in North America and the Oregon Country. London: Dickinson & Co., 1848. OHS Research Library, OrHi 49030, bb016736

Type: Lecture     Series: Experience Oregon

Rethinking Oregon Settlement


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Teachers
  • Researchers
Workers on the Oregon Pacific Railroad. OHS Research Library, OrHi50082

Type: Lecture, Partner Event     

1882 Project Celebration: Beyond the Transcontinental Railroad


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Researchers
  • Teachers