The Art of War:
Propaganda Posters of
World Wars I and II
Open Now!
Guns, bombs, planes, tanks, ships, and submarines were the major weapons of World Wars I and II, but the persuasive powers of words and images were critically important in gaining and galvanizing the support of the American public. The art and messages are distinctive of those time periods and provide a unique glimpse into an era when artists and marketers communicated to the public in ways that conveyed important messages.
Richard Norton Smith Hatfield Lecture
Hatfield Historians Forum
Tickets on sale now!
For over 15 years, the Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum has brought the nation’s top scholars to Portland for thought-provoking nights of history. The next lecture is on Tuesday, April 7, and features Richard Norton Smith discussing his book on Nelson Rockefeller, On His Own Terms.
A Community on
the Move
Open Now!
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.