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Rabbi Joshua Stampfer, the Rev. Dr. Rodney Page, and Mr. Frank Afranji

Type: Special Event, Panel Discussion, Online Video     

Oregonians’ Efforts for Peace in the Middle East

This evening of dialogue features perspectives and memories shared by three Oregonians — a Jew, a Muslim, and a Christian — who for almost three decades have been struggling together from their common faith, to work, pray, and strive for peace in the Middle East. Rabbi Joshua Stampfer, Mr. Frank Afranji, and the Rev. Dr. Rodney Page first traveled to Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza in 1988, during the first Intefada (uprising). They then founded the Oregon Inter-religious Committee for Peace in the Middle East. On New Year’s morning in 1990 they started Cavalcade for Peace in the Middle East just before the first Gulf war. The Cavalcade continued, on New Year’s morning, for many years. Join us for an evening of reflection on the ways they have worked together in Oregon and increase interfaith understanding and foster peace. Jan Elfers, new Executive Director of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, will moderate the panel. Questions will be taken from the audience.

  • Family-friendly
Rescuers form human rescue chain during Vanport Flood, 1948. Oregonian photo, OrHi 52428

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Vanport

During the early 1940s, Vanport, Oregon, was the second largest city in the state. But on a Sunday afternoon in May 1948, it disappeared completely — destroyed by a catastrophic flood.

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Theodore Roosevelt recreator Joe Wiegand. Photo by Mark Glenn Studio

Type: Lecture, Audio Recording     Series: Teddy Roosevelts Oregon Roadshow

An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt 2017

Back by popular demand, famed Teddy Roosevelt reprisor returns for a free performance at the First Congregational United Church of Christ. Watch as the Colonel comes to life at an exciting living history event, where you will be convinced you are in the presence of our twenty-sixth president.

  • Teachers
  • Family-friendly
Nelson Farris

Type: Lecture     Series: History Pub

An Evening with Nelson Farris, Ambassador, Sr. Director of Nike Culture and Heritage


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

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
Formation of Black soldiers, after Spanish-American War, c1899. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-41594

Type: Partner Event, Lecture     

Buffalo Soldiers in Vancouver and Portland


Friends of Fort Vancouver
1501 E. Evergreen Blvd
Vancouver, Washington 98661

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
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
Willard P. Hawley III is shown, dressed as Dan Cupid, cutting Oregon's birthday cake with 70 candles. Chester A. Moores, as Uncle Sam, is in the middle and on the right is Miss Florence Mae Miles, who represents Miss Oregon.

Type: Special Event     

Oregon Statehood Day


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
2016 Chinese New Year Dragon Dance & Parade, en route to the Oregon Historical Society outside of the Chinatown Gateway

Type: Special Event     

Lunar New Year Dragon Dance and Parade


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
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