Past Programs

Browse audio and video recordings from past public programs and lectures. Note that only events that were recorded will be shown on this page.

Governor Tom McCall at a 1970 Earth Day Celebration, 1970. OHS Research Library, Org. Lot 1386

Panel Discussion, Lunch and Learn, Online Video     

Earth Day “Lunch & Learn” Commemoration: Oregon’s Bottle Bill Turns 50

Join us on the 51st celebration of Earth Day on April 22 for a special panel discussion on the history and legacy of the Bottle Bill.

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, Oregon. Photo courtesy of Coyote Amrich.

Online Video, Panel Discussion     

It Did Happen Here: Histories of Fighting White Supremacists in Portland

Join us for a discussion with the It Did Happen Here produces and a featured activist about the process of making the podcast and how anti-racist activists continue to change Portland.

  • Teachers
  • Researchers
Young Timbers supporters and Boy Scouts hang banners on the outfield wall at Civic Stadium in this photo published in Kick Magazine, 1975. OHS Research Library, Coll 160.

Exhibit Tour, Panel Discussion, Online Video     

We are the Rose City! A History of Soccer in Portland Virtual Tour

Exhibit curators Libby Provost and Morgen Young and former professional soccer player Mick Hoban host a virtual tour of the OHS exhibition, We are the Rose City! A History of Soccer in Portland.

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
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Still-life scene. OHS Research Library, Al Monner news negatives 1940, Org. Lot 1284; box 10; 223-4

Panel Discussion, Book Talk, Online Video     

A Tasting Flight of New Books

In this showcase, OSU Press has gathered together the authors of four books published in 2020 that deepen our understanding of and broaden our perspective on Oregon’s past.

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
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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.”

Online Video, Panel Discussion     

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

Join us on the 50th anniversary of the Florence Whale Explosion for a conversation between legendary Oregon broadcaster Paul Linnman and OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk about the event that blasted both blubber and Paul’s career skyward.

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

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.

  • Teachers
  • Researchers
The African American Heritage Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt Committee made to coincide with the American Revolution Bicentennial Celebration. The quilt documents two hundred years of African American history. OHS Research Library, OrHi 50382

Online Video, Panel Discussion     

Stitching History: The Afro-American Heritage Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt

A panel discussion on the significance of the Afro-American Heritage Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt and 15 women who made it.

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Men and women picnicking and drinking beer, 1895, OHS Research Library, 003774

Online Video, Panel Discussion     

Beer and Brewing Histories of Women, Community, and Science

The history of beer and brewing has flourished in recent years. The American and global interest in craft beer has spurred this push for new scholarship. In this panel, we aim to explore topics that preceded the craft beer craze. Our papers are designed to speak about some of the overlooked aspects of brewing in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Eliza Canty-Jones (editor of the Oregon Historical Quarterly) will lead the discussion from Portland — which the suds-adoring locals often refer to as Beervana.

  • Researchers
National suffrage parade in Washington, D.C. with women from Oregon, Library of Congress, National Woman's Party Records, Group I, Container I:159, Folder: Campaign of 1913

Panel Discussion, Partner Event, Online Video     Series: Suffrage Centennial

Nevertheless, They Persisted: Stories from the Long History of Suffrage

Advisors of the new OHS exhibit, Nevertheless, They Persisted: Women’s Voting Rights and the 19th Amendment, share their favorite stories from suffrage history and taking questions from the audience during this panel discussion.

  • Teachers
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Demonstration calling for police reform, 1970; OHS Research Library, Oregonian collection, bb007217

Panel Discussion, Partner Event, Online Video     

Racism, Protest, and Law Enforcement: Historical Context for Contemporary Times

Images of anti-racist and of anti-government protesters have filled media feeds during recent weeks, making us eager to consider the historical context for such uprisings. Bringing together scholars who have studied the physical and economic displacement of black Americans as well as the Black Power movement and white supremacist organizations, including their interactions with the police, this program will offer perspective on the news of today.

  • Teachers
  • Researchers