from the skanner archive
Second Sunday:
The Skanner Archive
Sunday, February 8 at 2 PM
The Skanner News Group has advanced the cause of the black press in the Pacific Northwest for almost four decades, while also amassing a trove of photographs documenting the lives, work, and experiences of African Americans in our region. Learn about this history and view a selection of the photographs now available to researchers and the public at the OHS Research Library. Free and open to the public!
Statuary Hall
Study Commission
Which of these final four
should represent Oregon in
the National Statuary Hall?
The Statuary Hall Study Commission recently recommend that the existing statues be returned to “places of honor” in Oregon and that two of the following four individuals be installed in the National Statuary Hall: Native American leader Chief Joseph (Heinmot Tooyalakekt), suffragist and women's rights activist Abigail Scott Duniway, and public officials Tom McCall, and Mark Hatfield. Vote Now!
A Community on
the Move
Opens February 1st!
The Oregon Black Pioneers present a groundbreaking exhibit about the courage and persistence of Portland’s black residents in the 1940s and early 1950s. This interactive exhibit engages visitors of all ages and backgrounds as it traces how the WWII shipyards, migration from the South, the Vanport flood, and urban renewal projects affected Portland’s black families and businesses.