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The Art of the Protest Song

Type: Musical Performance, Special Event, Online Video     Series: Second Sunday

The Art of the Protest Song

In celebration of High Hopes: The Journey of John F. Kennedy, the Oregon Historical Society has partnered with four local folk musicians to present a showcase of popular topical/ and protest songs from the Kennedy era as well as original songs focused on contemporary issues. Join us for a rousing display of the music that helped define Kennedy’s era and the tradition of protest songs that continues today.

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
Taylor Branch. Photo by J. Brough Schamp

Type: Lecture, Special Event     Series: Hatfield Historians Forum

Taylor Branch


First Congregational United Church of Christ
1126 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
Bob Woodward

Type: Lecture, Special Event     Series: Hatfield Historians Forum

Bob Woodward


First Congregational United Church of Christ
1126 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
Jon Meacham. Photo by Gasper Tringale

Type: Lecture, Special Event     Series: Hatfield Historians Forum

Jon Meacham


First Congregational United Church of Christ
1126 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
Oregon, My Oregon exhibit

Type: Special Event     

Oregon My Oregon Exhibit Closing Celebration


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
“Pittmon’s [Residential Security] Map of Portland, Ore. and vicinity, compiled from records on file in the offices of the city and county engineers.”  Copyright and published by Armena Pittmon, 1934, Portland.

Type: Lecture     Series: Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary

Making Home and Community Before and After the Fair Housing Act


McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97211

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
2017 Oregon History Day grand prize winner Eshani Jha and her mom, winner of round trip airfare to Washington D.C to participate in National History Day.

Type: Education Event, Special Event     

Oregon History Day


Concordia University
2811 NE Holman Street
Portland, Oregon 97211

  • Teachers
  • Family-friendly
Annette Gordon-Reed

Type: Lecture, Special Event     Series: Hatfield Historians Forum

Annette Gordon-Reed


First Congregational United Church of Christ
1126 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
Man inspecting trees, hand colored lantern slide, bb015482

Type: Special Event     

Annual Meeting of the Membership


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • RSVP Required
The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition, by Linda Gordon

Type: Book Talk     Series: History Book Club

The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition


University Club
1225 SW 6th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97204

  • RSVP Required
  • Members Only
  • Adults
  • Free for Members