March 6, 2017
One hundred years after his birth, and more than a half-century after his shocking death, John Fitzgerald Kennedy remains a subject of endless fascination for millions of Americans. On March 25, the Oregon Historical Society will unveil an original 6,000 square foot exhibition on the life of this iconic president. The youngest president ever elected, Kennedy’s 1,037 day administration was marked by great hope as well as great tension. How he reached the White House is a story of both privilege and determination. While much of his life has been overshadowed by his assassination at a young age, Kennedy’s achievements during his presidency were significant and are still affecting history today.
February 13, 2017
Photographer Peter Marbach will share stories and imagery from his current project documenting the landscapes and culture of the entire 1,250 Columbia, from its humble beginnings in Canal Flats, British Columbia, to the two-mile-wide confluence with the Pacific, at a free public lecture and slide show on Wednesday, February 15 at 7pm at the Oregon Historical Society. At this program, entitled “River of Hope: The Columbia River – From Source to Sea,” Marbach will discuss the importance of the current Columbia River Treaty re-negotiations and its implications that may lead to the eventual return of Pacific Salmon all the way to the headwaters.
February 10, 2017
Celebrate Oregon's birthday in style at the Oregon Historical Society! Oregon shares its birthday with Valentine’s Day—what could be a better way to celebrate the holiday than by professing your love for Oregon? The celebration begins on Tuesday, February 14 at noon in the Oregon Historical Society pavilion. Join radio broadcaster Margie Boule in singing “Happy Birthday” to Oregon, and then enjoy a slice of birthday cake served by former Governors Ted Kulongoski and Barbara Roberts. While you feast on cake from Gerry Frank’s Konditeri, listen to a musical performance by the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association.
Newspace Center for Photography and the Oregon Historical Society Announce Selection of “The Others” for Exposing the Archive Residency & Exhibition Program
February 8, 2017
Newspace Center for Photography and the Oregon Historical Society’s Research Library (OHS) are pleased to announce the selection of “The Others,” a project by collaborating artists Briana Cerezo, Ross Lee Chappell and Jennifer Rabin, for the 2017 Exposing the Archive Residency & Exhibition Program.
January 23, 2017
Northwest China Council is pleased to announce that the Oregon Historical Society will be presented with their annual Flying Horse Award at a gala celebration on Thursday, February 16. Northwest China Council has honored 26 individuals and businesses with the Flying Horse Award for their outstanding promotion of a greater understanding of Chinese culture in Oregon and SW Washington. Past recipients include Bruce and Gloria Wong, the Yat Sing Music Club, Mayor Bud Clark, and most recently Professor Jeffrey Barlow and Christine Richardson-Barlow.
March 27, 2017
Think Out Loud, OPB. George Nakata was a U.S. citizen who was sent to an internment camp as a young boy during World War II. He joins us, along with Linda Tamura, professor emeritus of education at Willamette University, to share the stories of Oregonians who fought against social and legal discrimination during the war years. They will both be speaking at a Kennedy School History Pub event Monday night at 7 p.m.
March 23, 2017
By KOIN 6 News Staff, March 23, 2017. A new exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society will celebrate President John F. Kennedy in what would have been the 100th year of his life. The new 6,000-square foot exhibition, “High Hopes: The Journey of John F. Kennedy” will feature hundreds of items from the president’s life and time in office. It will be the largest display of its kind outside the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.
March 22, 2017
By Stuart Tomlinson, KATU News. The images are seared into the national consciousness: a handsome, young president (just 43 when elected) who projected American optimism and challenged the nation to ask what they could do for their country. Those images – and those heady times – are on display starting this weekend with “High Hopes: The Journey of John F. Kennedy” at the Oregon Historical Society starting Saturday.
March 22, 2017
March 15, 2017
By Lyndsey Hewitt, Portland Tribune. People around the world are celebrating John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy's 100th birthday this year. Oregon Historical Society will unveil a comprehensive exhibit of items and photos. Aptly called "High Hopes: The Journey of John F. Kennedy," the exhibition is titled after Frank Sinatra's song of the same name used during Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign. His face and rare and cherished memorabilia will grace the walls of the Oregon Historical Society from March 25 through Nov. 12, as the society unveils a 6,000-square-foot exhibition celebrating the life of the youngest president ever elected.
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