plastics unwrapped
Plastics Unwrapped
Ends January 1, 2015!
Only 50 years ago, we hardly used plastics. How did they go from being rare to being everywhere? Plastics Unwrapped, explores how material culture was changed―rapidly and perhaps permanently―by plastics. Learn what life was like before plastics, how they are made, why they are so convenient to use, and what happens after we throw them away.
Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin at Yalta, 1945
Hatfield Historians Forum
Series 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 series kicks off on February 3, 2015, and features Amity Shlaes, Todd Purdum, Richard Norton Smith, and Rick Atkinson.

Members receive 10% Off Series Tickets!
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