Minoru Yasui was the first Japanese American to graduate from University of Oregon School of Law, and he made national history by challenging the constitutionality of the military curfew imposed on Japanese American citizens during WWII.
Read more about this history maker on The Oregon Encyclopedia, and see some of the items from the Yasui family that are in our collection on display in our WWII and Oregon My Oregon exhibits! http://bit.ly/1SWdN4Q
Photo: Indian War vets march for first time in Armistice Day parade, Nov. 12, 1930, 6688-e, 1918
Learn more about our favorite fixture in our pavilion (the real one, not the Madame Tussauds replica) at a free lecture tonight with author David Lough on his new book "No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money."
These questions and more will be tackled as we bring some of these films back to Oregon for their first public screenings in decades. Check out our events page for details on screenings this weekend in Portland at Newspace Center for Photography, Eugene at The Barn Light, Medford at jefferson spirits, and Bend at Deschutes Public Library! http://bit ly/1wZKXDw
Since 1898, the Oregon Historical Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, educational programs, and digital content. Visit ohs.org for information on current exhibits and events and access to educational content.