Lecture     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series

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Series tickets $90 – $300 ($80 – $270 for OHS members) / Individual tickets $30 – $80 ($25 – $75 for OHS members)

Tuesday, September 8 – Tuesday, March 16, 2021

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers

Multiple Locations

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Event Type: LectureAudience(s): Family-friendly, TeachersLocation: Portland

Important 2020 Hatfield Lecture Series Update:

The Oregon Historical Society has rescheduled all lectures in the 2020 Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series to fall 2020 and spring 2021 in response to the Governor’s executive order to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Thank you to our sponsors, series subscribers, and ticket buyers for your loyal support to grow this series and bring the nation’s top scholars to Oregon each year for powerful, thought-provoking evenings of historical discovery. We look forward to gathering together with you and hearing from our highly anticipated 2020 speakers when it is safe to do so.

Ability Accommodation Information

This event provides the following accommodations:

  • Handicap Accessible

2020 Series Speakers

Erika Lee

Erika Lee

(originally April 28, 2020)
Keller Auditorium (note new location)

America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States

One of the nation’s leading immigration and Asian American historians, Erika Lee is the author of four notable books, including America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States and The Making of Asian America.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

(originally April 7, 2020)
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, host of Finding Your Roots, and author of Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow.

Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas

(originally March 17, 2020)
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

First: Sandra Day O’Connor

Evan Thomas is the author of ten books including New York Times bestsellers Being Nixon, John Paul Jones, Sea of Thunder, and First: Sandra Day O’Connor. For 33 years, Thomas was a writer, correspondent, and editor at TIME and Newsweek.

Joanne B. Freeman. Photo by Beowulf Sheehan

Joanne B. Freeman

(originally March 17, 2020)
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

Joanne B. Freeman is an expert on early American politics. Her newest book, The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War, explores the impact and legacies of physical violence in the U.S. Congress leading up to the Civil War.

All lectures begin at 7pm.

A Message to Current Ticket Holders:

If you have already purchased tickets, please keep your original tickets for these rescheduled events. Your original tickets will still be valid for admission on the new dates with the exception of the Erika Lee lecture, which is now taking place at the Keller Auditorium, as the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall will be under construction from June 1 to September 30, 2020. Portland'5 will deliver new tickets (comparable seating) in the same method that you originally purchased your tickets (by mail or electronically) for the September 8, 2020, lecture with Erika Lee. If you have questions or concerns about your tickets, please contact Portland'5 at info@portland5.com and include “Erika Lee” in the subject line.

If you cannot attend a lecture, please consider donating your tickets or sharing them with a loved one. Our friends at Portland'5 have faced serious layoffs. Ticket sales directly impact their ability to bring their staff back to work which helps our community thrive and maintains our elegant arts venues. Your ticket purchase for the Hatfield Lecture Series also supports operational costs for the Oregon Historical Society. 

If you wish to donate your tickets and receive a receipt for tax purposes, please email orhist@ohs.org with details on which ticket you wish to donate.

If you choose to refund your tickets, the following options are available to you:

  • If you purchased series tickets and would like a single lecture refunded, please contact Portland’5 at info@portland5.com or 503.248.4910. Layoffs has reduced this team to two people, so please allow them extra time to get back to you.
  • If you purchased series tickets or single lecture tickets and would like a full refund, please contact TicketsWest at 800.273.1530.

Thank you for supporting these nights of inspiring and engaging historical perspective—and for all you do for the Oregon Historical Society and our community!

Tickets and Pricing

Series and individual lecture tickets on sale now!

For tickets to individual lectures, click the link to the individual lecture, and then click Buy Tickets.

MEMBERS: If you have not received an email containing details on how to access members-only pricing, please contact us at communications@ohs.org or 503.222.1741.

Level

Series

Member
Series

Individual
Lecture

Member
Individual
Lecture

Patron
includes access to exclusive post-lecture receptions with speakers

$300

$270

$80

$75

Reserved

$175

$150

$50

$45

General Admission

$90

$80

$30

$25

Tickets can be purchased online at portland5.com or by phone at 800.273.1530.

Arts for All Tickets: Show your Oregon Trail Card in person at the Portland’5 Box Office to purchase $5 tickets to individual lectures in the Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! (PDF)

Interested in sponsoring the 2020 Hatfield Lecture Series? Contact Ali Griffin at ali.griffin@ohs.org or 503-306-5258.

Media

Lodging

Associate

  • The Acorn Fund of OCF
  • Anonymous (2)
  • Mort & Mary Lang Bishop
  • Raymond & Mary Hull Caballero
  • Devil's Food Catering
  • Verne Duncan
  • Kathy Eaton
  • Financial Fitness Association
  • Fred & Patricia Granum
  • Caroline Hall and Walter McMonies
  • Irv & Gail Handelman
  • John & Sara Hortenstine
  • J & S Bishop Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation
  • Elizabeth M. King & Rick Brandeburg
  • Marianne W. King
  • Eric & Hollie Lindauer
  • Gil & Peggy Miller
  • Kathy Moyd
  • Joy Dress-Neitling
  • Rebecca Hill & John Parks
  • Sarah & Richard Munro
  • Tom & Chris Neilsen
  • Perkins Coie
  • Charles & Ruth Poindexter
  • Lynn & Steve Pratt
  • Dana Rasmussen
  • Jeannie & Leonard Santos
  • Dori Schnitzer & Mark Brown
  • Kay Stepp & Garry Bullard
  • Bob & Barre Stoll
  • Carole Ann White
  • David & Catherine Willmott
  • Bryan & Maureen Wolf