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Congrats to OHS Trustee Dr. Christopher McKnight Nichols for being named a Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians! We are fortunate to have Dr. Nichols's leadership on the board as well as his expertise as a speaker at many of our public programs. http://www.oah.org/lectures/lecturers/view/2022

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ICYMI, video from last night's program, "Dissent and WWI in the United States and Oregon" is up on Facebook! ow.ly/33mU30b1Hul
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George Nakata was a U.S. citizen who was sent to an internment camp as a young boy during World War II. He joined Linda Tamura, Professor Emeritus of Education at Willamette University​, on Think Out Loud​ March 27 to share the stories of Oregonians who fought against social and legal discrimination during the war years.

Both spoke on the topic at last month's History Pub at McMenamins Kennedy School​, our monthly history nights presented in partnership with Holy Names Heritage Center and McMenamins History​. http://www.opb.org/thinkoutloud/segment/scotus-ruling-on-special-education-right-to-dream-too-japanese-internment-resistance/
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Did you ever wonder what historians can do outside of academia? In Portland State University's KPSU podcast, Lyndsay Smith interviews our very own Eliza Canty-Jones on her work as Director of Community Engagement at OHS and Editor of the Oregon Historical Quarterly. http://www.kpsu.org/beyondfootnotes/eliza-canty-jones-community-engagement/

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Next Saturday, OHS will open a new exhibition of artwork by Tom Stefopoulos, the Hellenic artist behind the penworks that once covered the Lovejoy ramp of the Broadway Bridge. Many thanks to the Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum (HACCM) for sharing this exhibition in our museum! http://bit.ly/2nWuGqQ
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Our WWI Centennial Series kicks off this weekend! We have programs Sunday and Wednesday - prep for the talks with this The New York Times​ op-ed by Dr. Michael Kazin, who will be sharing a talk with Mr. Michael Helquist on dissent during WWI on Wednesday: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/opinion/should-america-have-entered-world-war-i.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0

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A little spring time for your Wednesday... Wildflowers with bear grass, hand painted lantern slide from the OHS Library collection.
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Check out Oregon Humanities new project, "This Land," an online multimedia project that collects and connects stories about land, home, belonging, and identity by Oregon’s communities of color.

The project uses film, words, maps, photos, sounds, and graphics by artists and writers of color to build a broader understanding of how policies and laws shape systems of power and land ownership in Oregon’s past and present. Stories are published every few weeks - check out their latest post, "Earth on Fire" today! http://oregonhumanities.org/this-land/

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Only a few more spots left in this Saturday's Genealogy Workshop, where you will learn how to harness the power of historical societies and research libraries like OHS! http://ohs.org/events/genealogy-workshop-history-for-the-genealogist-and-how-to-use-historical-societies.cfm

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It's official! Our History Hub exhibit mascot has a new name, and it's... Sunshine! Thanks to everyone who voted, and a special shout out to St. Clare's 3rd graders for their awesome naming entries!
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