Lecture, Partner Event     Series: History Pub

Giving the Noose the Slip: An Analysis of Female Murderers in Oregon, 1854-1950

Free and open to the public
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
7PM – 8:30PM

  • Free
  • Family-friendly

McMenamins Old St. Francis School
700 N.W. Bond Street
Bend, Oregon 97703
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Event Type: Lecture, Partner EventAudience(s): Family-friendlyLocation: Bend

Twenty-five women were convicted of homicide in Oregon between 1854 and 1950. During these years the majority faced all-male court and penal systems. As such, they were handled differently in accordance with various social, cultural, and legislative shifts relating to women's roles as citizens. Through an examination of contemporary newspaper articles, inmate case files, and other Oregon State Penitentiary records, this presentation will examine three distinct periods relating to these shifts: 1854-1900, 1901-1935 and 1936-1950.

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About the Speaker

Jenna Barganski is the Museum Manager at Clackamas County Historical Society in Oregon City. Prior to her position at CCHS she worked as a research assistant for The Oregon Encyclopedia.  In 2018, Jenna received her M.A. in History and Public History from Portland State University.  Her field of interest includes Pacific Northwest history and women’s history.

Jenna Barganski

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