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Coast Guard and Navy delivery to Iwo Jima, 1945
World War II:
A World at War,
A State Transformed
Open Now!
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Join us as we honor the Greatest Generation through an original exhibition, opening 70 years following the end of World War II. Artifacts and manuscripts from the premier Mark Family Collection and items drawn from the Oregon Historical Society’s archives tell the story of this worldwide conflict and of events that dramatically changed Oregon.
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David McCullough –
The Wright Brothers
Tickets on sale Friday, August 7th
Pre-sale for OHS Members August 5th!
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David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the surprising, profoundly American story of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Far more than a couple of unschooled Dayton bicycle mechanics who happened to hit on success, they were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity, much of which they attributed to their upbringing.

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A Community
On the Move
Open through October 4th
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Created by the Oregon Black Pioneers, this original exhibition explores how the WWII shipyards, migration from the South, the Vanport flood, and urban renewal projects impacted Portland’s black families and businesses. Drawing on personal photographs, historic artifacts, and hands on experiences, the exhibit is designed to illuminate Portland’s vibrant black community of the 1940s and early 1950s.