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