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Okropong. Courtesy Obo Addy Legacy Project

Type: Online Video, Lecture, Musical Performance     Series: History Pub

The Legacy of Obo Addy and His Impact in the Pacific Northwest

For decades, the musical traditions of Ghana were explored and extended by Ghana-born and Portland-based drummer, composer, and bandleader Obo Addy. Together with his world beat band, Kukrudu, and traditional quartet, Okropong, Addy was one of Ghana's greatest musical ambassadors. Join us for a presentation on Obbo Addy's impact on the Pacific Northwest, including a performance by Okropong.

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Children at Swan Island refugee center set up by the Red Cross after the Vanport Flood, 1948. OrHi 90661. Photographs: Portland - NE Neighborhoods - Vanport [graphic]; Photo file #1689-A; 1948/05

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
Umatilla Indians. Photograph by Andrews; Wesley (Charles Wesley); 1870-1950. bb015161 OrHi 41181

Type: Television Broadcast, Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

Broken Treaties


OPB-TV

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Chinese Exclusion Act

Type: Film Showing, Panel Discussion     

The Chinese Exclusion Act


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free
  • Adults
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
“The Beaverton Outlaws” In the 1930s, a group of air-minded Oregonians started one of the first homebuilding clubs. Here, the pilots and builders banded together against a new threat: federal regulation. Courtesy Oregon Aviation Historical Society

Type: Lecture     Series: History Pub

The Beaverton Outlaws


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

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Crown Point, circa 1914 by George Weister

Type: Television Broadcast, Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

The River They Saw...

OPB-TV

  • Teachers
  • Researchers
  • Family-friendly
Soldier of the 25th Infantry Division, c., 1969. Charles O. Haughey

Type: Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

The Vietnam War Oregon Remembers

OPB-TV

  • Teachers
  • Researchers
  • Family-friendly
Cherry eaters at the Cherry Fair - Salem, Ore. Yeon Collection, Acc 7304, Box 1.

Type: Slide Presentation     

A Land of Milk and Honey: An Illuminated Guide to Oregon’s Bounty


Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
1501 East Evergreen Blvd.
Vancouver, Washington 98661

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
Captain Jack

Type: Television Broadcast, Online Video     Series: Oregon Experience

The Modoc War

OPB-TV

  • Teachers
  • Researchers
  • Family-friendly