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Type: Online Video, Lecture     Series: Experience Oregon

Beyond Chinatown: Uncovering Oregon’s Rural Chinese History

This talk highlights the recent archaeological work and findings of the Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project (OCDP), a multi-agency partnership that has been excavating sites across the state in order to better understand and share the history of Oregon's early Chinese residents. With a focus on rural communities, remote mining camps, and railroad construction, this collaborative project has provided important insight into the Chinese experience and role in the settlement and development of Oregon.

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
“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: Online Video, Lecture     Series: Experience Oregon

Rethinking Oregon Settlement

Please join scholars Dr. Katy Barber and Dr. Melinda Marie Jetté for two presentations that will encourage attendees to consider the complexities surrounding the settlement of Oregon.

  • Teachers
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Kathy as a young girl living on the reservation, just before Termination. Courtesy of Kathleen Hill.

Type: Lecture     Series: Experience Oregon

You’re So Vain: Indian-White Relations in the 21st Century

Klamath tribal citizen Kathleen Hill discusses the relationship between Indigenous people and settler-colonists in North America. While the sovereignty of Native nations is legally recognized, “white” systems of power continue to dominate and intrude into the lives of Native people.

  • Teachers
  • Researchers
Mexican men wearing straw hats rest on a truck during a barbecue at Oaks Park, 9/24/1944. Del Burckhart, photographer. OHS Research Library 023041

Type: Online Video, Lecture     Series: Experience Oregon

Grounded in This Place: A Deep History of Latino Activism in Oregon

The deep history of Latinos in Oregon begins in the early nineteenth century, when the current southern state line was actually the northern border of Mexico, and continues through today, as new immigrants arrive and Latino Oregonians of many generations continue to shape the state. During the twentieth century, Latino Oregonians engaged in labor activism that resulted in founding significant, ongoing organizations —such as PCUN —that continue to provide leadership in the state today. This program will explore that long history of labor organizing within national, and international, context and will consider the ongoing political impact of that work today.

  • Teachers
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Grit and Ink by William F. Willingham

Type: Lecture, Partner Event     Series: History Pub

From Frontier Newspapering to the Digital Age: One Oregon Family’s Odyssey


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

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Flora Thompson reading a book with her granddaughter. OHS Research Library, bb017601

Type: Lecture, Film Showing, Partner Event     

Celilo Collaborations: Sharing the Stories of a Place and Its People


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
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Mitzi Loftus with her family at the Tule Lake Internment Camp. (McMenamins)

Type: Lecture     Series: History Pub

Detained by My Country


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

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Portrait of Sir Francis Drake (c.1540 - 1596)

Type: Lecture, Partner Event     Series: History Pub

Thunder Go North: The Hunt for Sir Francis Drake’s Fair and Good Bay


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

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Joanne B. Freeman. Photo by Beowulf Sheehan

Type: Lecture     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

Joanne B. Freeman

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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
St. Johns, summer 1908. OHS Research Library, photo file 1698, neg. no. 45949

Type: Lecture     Series: History Pub

Riot and Revolutionaries in 1910 St. Johns


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

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers