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The Willamette River at Champoeg, Valley of the Willamette, May 1851, by George Gibbs. Negative 2854 F 11, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Type: Panel Discussion, Lecture, Online Video     

The Surprising Adventures of George Gibbs on the Oregon Frontier

This presentation and following panel discussion explores George Gibbs, a skilled map maker, artist, and pioneer ethnographer for the Smithsonian who worked for decades to lay the groundwork for the Bureau of American Ethnology.

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Rogue River at Walker Bar. Courtesy of Richard Bergeman from “The Land Remembers: Photographs Inspired by the Rogue River Wars of Southern Oregon, 1851-56.

Type: Lecture, Online Video     

Revisiting the Rogue River Wars of Southern Oregon: A Photographer's Journey and a Tribal Perspective

David Harrelson and photographer Rich Bergeman revisit the landscape where the Rogue River Wars tore through the fabric of both Indigenous and settler communities over 160 years ago.

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  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
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Young women from Chemawa trained at the Eugene National Youth Administration for skilled work in the Portland shipyards, 1942. OHS Research Library, Oregon Journal collection, 013610

Type: Education Event, Professional Development, Virtual Event     

Introduction to Experience Oregon 3–5 Units — Module 1


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The German cruiser “Emden” chugged down the Willamette River with the Nazi naval flag, or ensign, at the stern. The ship moored in Portland at the foot of West Couch Street. OHS Research Library, Oregon Journal collection, bb017448

Type: Lecture, Partner Event, Virtual Event     

What America Can Learn From Germany


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Oregon student collects buttons at 2019 National History Day contest.

Type: Education Event, Professional Development, Virtual Event     

Oregon History Day Educator Webinar—November 11


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Exploding whale, Florence, Oregon, November 12, 1970, 16mm original reversal with magnetic audio. OHS Research Library, KATU News, Moving Image Collection, “Beached Whale Blow Up.”

Type: Virtual Event     

The 50th Anniversary of Blasted Blubber: A Conversation with Paul Linnman


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Illustration,

Type: Virtual Event     

Historians and the News: A Historical Perspective on Elections and Political Rhetoric


Virtual program via Zoom. Register here.

  • Teachers
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After a black student was beaten to death by skinheads in 1989, City Commissioner Dick Bogle organized a “City of Unity Rainbow Rally” in Portland Pioneer Square. OHS Research Library, The Skanner photographs collection, Org. Lot 1286; bd000443

Type: Lecture, Partner Event, Virtual Event     

From There to Here: Understanding White Nationalism


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Albina Residents Picket the Portland Development Commission, 1973. OHS Research Library, CN 023743

Type: Education Event, Professional Development, Virtual Event     

Introduction to Experience Oregon 6–12 Units — Module 2


Registration for module one, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, required for attendance. Attendees will be automatically registered for both modules.

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Student makes finishing touches on 2019 National History Day exhibit.

Type: Education Event, Professional Development, Virtual Event     

Oregon History Day Educator Webinar—December 1


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