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EVENTS AT THE HERITAGE CENTER

For questions about upcoming programs and events,
call 503-607-0595 and choose extension 1 or email kkinzey@holynamesheritagecenter.org.

Peregrine Literary Series, September 15, 2013, 7PM
Peregrine Literary Series showcases writers, artists and musicians whose work expresses the spirit and heritage of the Pacific Northwest. The September program features noted poet David Hedges and student writers published in the 2013 Honoring Our Rivers anthology. Sarah Schra, Honoring Our Rivers Coordinator, will speak about the anthology and provide complimentary copies. Joan Maiers serves as program host.

Peregrine Literary Series, October 20, 2013, 7PM
Peregrine Literary Series showcases writers, artists and musicians whose work expresses the spirit and heritage of the Pacific Northwest. The October program features two published authors who graduated from Marylhurst University. Joan Maiers serves as program host.

PAST EVENTS

Mary's Woods' Annual Art Show and Sale
May 4, 2013, 10AM-3PM

This annual event features fine art by talented artists from Mary's Woods CCRC and the Geezer Gallery. Select works of art will be available for purchase.

Treasures from the Vault April 18, 2013, 2PM
Two of the oldest, most historically significant objects from the Heritage Center's vaults will be on display. In 1859, while en route from Longueuil, Canada to Portland, Oregon the Holy Names Sisters acquired a beautiful oil painting of the Madonna and Child. A few years after they arrived in Oregon, the Sisters purchased a harp for musical instruction at St. Mary's Academy. Experts will discuss recent conservation treatments undertaken to preserve these treasures from the vault.

William Stafford Birthday Celebration January 26, 2013, 3PM
Holy Names Heritage Center will host its annual celebration of Poet Laureate William Stafford's work and legacy. Authors featured in the 2012 Honoring Our Rivers Anthology will read their own works and Stafford's poetry. Featured poets include Leanette Carpenter, Linda F. Hunter, Cassia McIntyre, Anushka Nair and Nathan Warner. Everyone is invited to read a favorite Stafford poem and enjoy refreshments. Joan Maiers and Patricia Carver will serve as program hosts.

New Art By Old Hands
May 19, 2012 10AM-3PM

More than forty local artists gather together their artwork in one place and for one day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 16, making Portland’s already vibrant art scene shine brighter than ever. This 9th annual art show and sale, “New Art by Old Hands: Creativity in Retirement,” introduces new artists while showcasing artists that have been creating their whole lives. All of the artists live in Mary’s Woods retirement community. The art on display ranges from paintings, ceramics and woodworking to stained glass, handmade paper, and jewelry. Quilting, embroidery and knitwear will also be displayed and sold.

Lake Oswego Reads:
Film and Panel Discussion February 23, 2012, 2PM

Celebrate Lake Oswego Reads 2011, featuring this year’s selected book, Mink River. This year’s program includes a screening of For the Next Seven Generations: 13 Indigeneous Grandmothers Weaving a World That Works. The film features the collective wisdom of thirteen women from around the world and their vision for sustainable practices grounded in the wisdom of ancient cultures. A panel discussion with Holy Names Sisters of Native American ancestry follows the film.

Annual William Stafford Birthday Celebration
January 21, 2012, 3PM
This year’s program includes a special screening of What the River Says, featuring Stafford’s thoughts on the creative process of writing. Mike Markee, co-producer of the film, will share his personal memories of William Stafford. Renowned musician Daniel Sperry will perform original cello compositions. This event is free and open to the public, in partnership with Friends of William Stafford.

New Art by Old Hands
October 16, 2011, 10am-3pm
More than forty local artists gather together their artwork in one place and for one day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 16, making Portland’s already vibrant art scene shine brighter than ever. This 9th annual art show and sale, “New Art by Old Hands: Creativity in Retirement,” introduces new artists while showcasing artists that have been creating their whole lives. All of the artists live in Mary’s Woods retirement community. The art on display ranges from paintings, ceramics and woodworking to stained glass, handmade paper, and jewelry. Quilting, embroidery and knitwear will also be displayed and sold.

“Pierce v. Society of Sisters of the Holy Names: The Oregon School Bill Case”
September 27, 2010
Speaker: Paula Abrams

In 1922, Oregonians passed an initiative requiring all children to attend public schools. For the nativists and progressives who had campaigned for the Oregon School Bill, it marked the first victory in a national campaign to homogenize education – and ultimately the populace. Private schools, both secular and religious, vowed to change the law. The Catholic Church, the largest provider of private education in the country and the primary target of the Ku Klux Klan campaign, stepped forward to lead the fight all the way to the U. S. Supreme Court. This program explores the story of the Oregon School Bill from the turbulent initial campaign to the court battle that ended in the nation’s highest court.

Water and Words Open Mic Poetry Night
September 14, 6:30-8:00 PM

Celebrate the last few weeks of summer with an evening of poetry and music. Writer Joan Maiers and others will read original poetry from the “Honoring Our Rivers” anthology. Bring your favorite poem about water to share with the group. This free program will take place in the Center’s outdoor courtyard which is surrounded by a garden with serene water features.

“History of Hops in Oregon’s Willamette Valley”
August 30, 2010
Speaker: Peter Kopp
NOTE: AUGUST’S HISTORY PUB WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE BAGDAD THEATER, 3702 SE HAWTHORE BLVD.

THIS MONTH’S SPECIAL PROGRAM TAKES PLACE AT THE BAGDAD THEATER! August’s History Pub features a lively overview of the Willamette Valley’s remarkable hop culture by Professor Peter Kopp. Next, beer columnist John Foyston moderates a panel discussion of the 1985 Oregon brewpub law featuring Brian and Mike McMenamin, Dick Ponzi, Art Larrance, and Fred Bowman as well as Fred Eckhardt, Dean of Beer Writing, and Tom Mason, former Oregon representative who sponsored the 1985 bill. The evening concludes with a screening of Beervana.

Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive
August 10, 7:00-8:30 PM

Spirit of ‘45 is a special event to honor the generation that experienced World War II. This year marks the 65th anniversary of V-J Day (August 14, 2010) and the end of World War II. "Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive" is a yearlong national campaign to raise public awareness about this significant anniversary and the contributions of the WWII generation The program features Big Band music and dancing, refreshments, and the opportunity to share memories of WWII. Guest speakers Jeanette Goodrum, member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, Jack Cole, Jean Hoffman, and John Schilke will discuss their experiences in combat and on the home front. The program is free and open to the public.

“Portland’s History of Vice in the 20th Century”
July 26, 2010
Speaker: Rob Donnelley

“Excavating Gay History From Straight Archives: Examples From Portland and the American West”
June 28, 2010
Speaker: Peter Boag and the Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (GLAPN)

An Evening with Norman Sylvester
Saturday, June 12, 2010
6:30-10:00 p.m.

Join us at the Holy Names Heritage Center for an evening of fascinating history and music. Sponsored by the Center and McMenamins, three local musicians who hit it BIG will make a presentation about Portland's R & B roots and revolution, followed by a special performance by the Boogie Cat himself with LaRhonda Steele and the Norman Sylvester Band.

Sustainable Living Fair: Food, Wine and Home
May 22, 2010
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

As an official partner of the Lake Oswego Centennial Celebration, the Heritage Center is hosting an exciting event during the month of May, which is both sustainability and national historic preservation month. Come celebrate an environmentally-friendly lifestyle at the Sustainability Fair: Food Wine and Home on May 22, 2010. Sample delectable and sustainable food and wines from local restaurants, wineries, and catering companies. Guest speakers will discuss sustainable remodeling and building options, food and wine choices, and much more.  A variety of vendors will showcase a wide range of sustainable products and services. The event is free and open to the public with plenty of parking.

History Pub
“Come Together Home”: The Chinese Burials at Lone Fir Cemetery
May 31, 2010, 7:00 p.m.  Ivy Lin

Established in 1855, Lone Fir Cemetery is well known for several memorable individuals interred there, including Harry Lane, Portland mayor and US Senator, and Asa Lovejoy, Oregon Trail pioneer and a founder of the city of Portland. Lone Fir is also the final resting place of thousands of ordinary citizens, including Chinese immigrants who had helped build railroads in the West. Filmmaker Ivy Lin will explore the fascinating history of the Chinese immigrants’ burial, disinterment, and repatriation of their remains to Hong Kong. Lin’s documentary, Come Together Home, will be screened in its entirety.

History Pub
“40¢ a Day is What Makes Prostitutes”:
Wobblies, Women, and the 1913 Cannery Strike

April 26, 2010
7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Heather Mayer



During a strike of the female workers at the Oregon Packing Company in Southeast Portland in 1913, the women held signs declaring that “40¢ a day is what makes prostitutes;” blaming low wages—rather than loose morals—for pushing women into selling their bodies for a living. The Industrial Workers of the World (aka Wobblies) shared this view. Their support of the female strikers led to a showdown between radical and progressive forces in the city, each battling to define what was respectable and acceptable behavior for young females. As the strike ended, the battle took on a new turn, pitting the IWW against the nation's first policewoman, Lola Baldwin, in the case of Lilian Larkin, an 18-year-old with “immoral tendencies” accused of vagrancy.

Lake Oswego Everybody Reads: One Room School House Panel Discussion
February 9, 2010
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Celebrate Lake Oswego Reads 2010 and this year’s book selection, The Whistling Season. Have you ever wondered what it was like for an entire school with children of all ages and abilities to be the responsibility of a single teacher? Join us at the Heritage Center for an afternoon of memories about one room school houses. Speakers Steve Eklund, Clemie Moody, Doris Robertson, Mary Neely and Donna Reiff will share their memories of their adventures attending and teaching single room schools. Come just to listen or share your own stories about this unique experience. Holy Names Heritage Center is a proud partner of Lake Oswego Reads 2010.

History Pub
Don Malarkey and Memories of Easy Company
January 25, 2010
7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Donald Malarkey

Join Don Marlarkey of Band of Brothers fame as he recounts his unit’s harrowing experiences at Normandy and the Bulge during World War II. Mr. Marlarkey was born in Astoria, Oregon in 1921. He left the University of Oregon when he was drafted in 1942. During his tenure with the paratroopers, his unit saw combat at Normandy and Bastogne. Marlarkey earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star in addition to numerous other medals for his wartime service. After the war, he returned to Oregon and pursued a career in real estate and insurance. Historian Stephen Ambrose interviewed Marlarkey extensively for his best selling book Band of Brothers. History Pub takes place the last Monday of the month at the Kennedy School, located at 5736 NE 33rd Avenue in Portland.

William Stafford Birthday Poetry Reading
January 16, 2010
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at The Holy Names Heritage Center

Join us for this annual celebration of former Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford’s life and writings. S. Joan Maiers will lead a panel discussion of Stafford’s contributions and literary influence. Local poets will read from Stafford’s works. Bring your own favorite Stafford poem to read aloud.

History Pub
Women and the First World War
November 30, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Kimberly Jensen

The First World War was a watershed in women’s history. Tens of thousands of women served in the military and with voluntary organizations at home and abroad. Others opposed the conflict and worked to end it. The war also came as women in many Western states had achieved the vote (Oregon in 1912) and as the campaign for a federal suffrage amendment was in its final stage. Because of this many women saw the conflict as an opportunity to expand their participation as full citizens. This presentation will provide an overview of the significant activities and work of women in the conflict. It will also highlight the story of women physicians, including their campaign for officer status and equality in the military medical corps, the formation of all-female medical units to provide medical care and address violence against women in the war zone, and the work of Oregon physician Esther Pohl Lovejoy in France and with the medical relief organization the American Women’s Hospitals. History Pub takes place the last Monday of the month at the Kennedy School, located at 5736 NE 33rd Avenue in Portland.

Working Women
Caroline Gleason/S. Miriam Theresa and Oregon’s First Minimum Wage Law
November 19, 2009
7:00 p.m. at The Holy Names Heritage Center

In 1913, Caroline Gleason, later known as Sister Miriam Theresa, worked in Portland factories, surveyed working women across Oregon, and helped craft the nation's first compulsory minimum wage law. Gleason's work laid the foundation for the Fair Labor and Standards Act of 1938 and the minimum wage rates in place today. Speaker Janice Dilg is a historian and adjunct instructor at Portland State University who specializes in women’s history.

Heritage Center’s Annual Gala II
November 13, 2009
The Heritage Center is privileged to have the renowned Mr. Nelson Ferris of Nike to be our guest speaker for the evening. The proceeds from this evening’s event will support the Heritage Center’s educational programming. A few tickets are still available, if you are interested in hearing Mr. Farris and supporting the Heritage Center please contact Tamra Brosseau at 503-607-0595 ex. 1 or email at tbrosseau@holynamesheritagecenter.org.

Ecolutions
Reducing Carbon Emissions: Choices and Consequences
November 9, 2009
6:00 p.m.
Are you passionate about the environment and sustainability? Ecolutions meets every 2nd Monday of the month at The Agency in PDX near PGE Park to discuss pressing ecological challenges and forge creative solutions. Carbon emissions is one of the most complex issues of our times. Sallie Schullinger-Krause of the Oregon Environmental Council will discuss its environmental impacts and the ramifications of “cap and trade” and other mitigation options. Devon Carr is a contributor to the Prometheus Institute, advocating for policy change through young generations of Americans. He will examine the political and economic challenges surrounding carbon emission reduction strategies. Get in the discussion!
Location: The Agency, 1939 SW Morrison St. adjacent to PGE Park

History Pub
Sisters of the Holy Names: Serving Oregon for 150 Years
October 26, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Speaker: S. Jane Hibbard

In 1859, twelve intrepid Catholic nuns arrived in Portland after a five-week journey from Quebec, Canada. Two weeks after their arrival, the Sisters of the Holy names opened St. Mary’s Academy. They quickly built additional schools throughout the Pacific Northwest and eventually established a number of universities, including Marylhurst College. The Sisters assumed responsibility for large numbers of orphan and destitute children and opened the Christie School for orphans in 1908. In the early 20th century, Holy Names Sisters opposed the activities of the Ku Klux Klan and helped establish fair wages for working women.

For the last 150 years, the Sisters have dedicated themselves to providing educational opportunities for all, especially disadvantaged women and children. They are renowned for their accomplishments as artists and musicians. Today, as always, the Sisters are committed to the promotion of social justice for all, including their work to end human trafficking and to ensure that access to water is a human right. The program includes a presentation by S. Jane Hibbard and a screening of the Sisters’ pre-1950s home movies. History Pub takes place the last Monday of the month at the Kennedy School, located at 5736 NE 33rd Avenue in Portland.

Mary’s Woods Art Show
October 16-17, 2009
This annual festival is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year in Lake Oswego. The art show features beautiful paintings, sculpture, textiles, and other forms of media created by the residents of Mary’s Woods.

History Pub
Sisters of the Holy Names: Serving Oregon for 150 Years
October 26, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Speaker: S. Jane Hibbard

Film Screening
Friends, Fish, and $1.09 an Hour
September 17, 2009
7:00 p.m.
In this moving documentary, producer Sandy Carter examines the lives of 17 individuals who spent their careers working at the Crown Zellerbach paper mill in West Linn. The film features interviews with career employees who worked in a variety of jobs at the mill. Speaker Sandy Carter is the Executive Director of Willamette Falls Heritage Foundation.

Ecolutions
Water Renaissance
September 14, 2009
6:00 p.m.
More and more, communities around the globe are reconsidering their water consumption. Many parts of the world, including Portland, are currently undergoing a tap water renaissance due to concerns over bottled water. How can we use tap water wisely and what is the real impact of our overall water choices?
Location: The Agency, 1939 SW Morrison St. adjacent to PGE Park

History Pub
Big-League Baseball in Slabtown, 1901-1956
August 31, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Speakers: Jack Cain and Eddie Basinski

Before Major League teams arrived from the East, the Portland Beavers were part of an equivalent organization called the Pacific Coast League. During the Beavers’ first 50 years, home field was at NW 24th and Vaughn streets and the team played against the likes of Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. The team launched many boys like Johnny Pesky and Mickey Lolich into professional baseball careers. Featured speakers include Jack Cain, a former Vaughn street kid turned Beavers’ senior advisor, and Eddie Basinski, star player of the 1940s and 1950s.
History Pub takes place the last Monday of the month at the Kennedy School, located at 5736 NE 33rd Avenue in Portland.

Ecolutions
Recyclable Plastics - What Does It Really Mean?
August 10, 2009
6:00 p.m.
Did you know that many recyclable plastics that go into a curbside recycling bin do not necessarily get recycled; “Recycled” in some cases merely means “collected,” not reprocessed or converted into useful products. Plastics recycling leader Dennis Denton of Denton Plastics will discuss this and other realities in recycled plastics to show you how to make more informed consumer decisions when purchasing plastics.
Location: The Agency, 1939 SW Morrison St. adjacent to PGE Park

History Pub
On Paper Wings: The Story of the Japanese Balloon Bombs of WWII
July 27, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Filmmaker Ilana Sol traces the fascinating but little-known history of the Japanese balloon bombs manufactured during WWII. Thousands of hydrogen-filled balloons were attached to bombs and launched from Japan into the jet stream toward the U.S. One landed in Southern Oregon and ultimately killed six civilians. "On Paper Wings" tells the story of four Japanese women who worked on the balloon bombs, the families of those killed in Oregon, and the man whose actions brought them all together forty years after the war. This 67-minute film will be screened in its entirety with commentary by producer and director Ilana Sol.
History Pub takes place the last Monday of the month at the Kennedy School, located at 5736 NE 33rd Avenue in Portland.

Ecolutions
Redefining Eating
July 20, 2009
6:00 p.m.
Food is universally the most important commodity in the world. Since everyone must eat to survive, we all have a part in affecting the economy, environment, our culture and health. Few of us give much thought to the means and methods of the food industry, putting it in the hands of an agency we know little about. At this event you will hear from young professionals who have taken action in various ways to redefine eating.
Location: The Agency, 1939 SW Morrison St. adjacent to PGE Park
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History Pub
"A Most Daring Outrage:" Murders at the Chinese Massacre Cove, 1887
June 29, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Presenter: R. Gregory Nokes

R. Gregory Nokes will tell the story of the murder of thirty-four Chinese miners by a gang of seven horse thieves at a place in Hells Canyon, which has been designated "Chinese Massacre Cove" by the Oregon Geographic Names Board. Drawing on recently uncovered primary material, Nokes has patched together the tale of the crime and the acquittal of three gang members who were arrested and charged with murder, placing the events in the global context of relationships between American and Chinese citizens and governments.

R. Gregory Nokes retired from the Oregonian in 2004 after forty-three years in journalism. A native of Portland, he also worked for the Medford Mail Tribune and for the Associated Press, including four years as a foreign correspondent in Latin America and fifteen years in Washington, D.C. He lives in West Linn, and his book about the events at Chinese Massacre Cove will be published this year by the Oregon State University Press.
History Pub takes place the last Monday of the month at the Kennedy School, located at 5736 NE 33rd Avenue in Portland.

History Pub
Swept Away: Vanport and the Memorial Day Flood
May 18, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Presenter: Donna Sinclair

Mobilization for World War II brought shipyards, men and women to fill them, and a massive housing shortage to the Portland-Vancouver area. The federal government and industrialist Henry Kaiser joined forces in 1942 to build Vanport, a hastily built "temporary" city located between Portland city limits and the Columbia River. Vanport became Oregon's second largest city with upwards of 40,000 residents, and one of only two federally funded wartime housing communities in Oregon that accepted African American families. At war's end, thousands of people remained in the community, while many returning veterans found housing at Vanport. On May 30, 1948, a massive flood destroyed the city, killing an estimated 16-20 people and leaving thousands homeless. Donna Sinclair explores the impact of the city's "de-facto" segregation and its aftermath and shares newly discovered information about the flood. Ed Washington, former Vanport resident, and others will share their memories of this important event.
History Pub takes place the last Monday of the month at the Kennedy School, located at 5736 NE 33rd Avenue in Portland.

History Pub
The History of Claymation and the Will Vinton Studios
April 27, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Presenter: Will Vinton

A joint partnership of Holy Names Heritage Center, Oregon Historical Society, and McMenamins, History Pub brings Northwest history to you in a lively pub setting. Come learn more about the region's fascinating past while enjoying great food and beverages.

Remember the California Raisins? Will Vinton has created some of the best known dimensional animation ever produced. He is best known for The California Raisons, and the animated M&M characters. Learn how Mr. Vinton developed his 3-D characters and founded his own studio in Portland.
History Pub takes place the last Monday of the month at the Kennedy School, located at 5736 NE 33rd Avenue in Portland.

History Pub
Working Women: Caroline Gleason/S. Miriam Theresa and Oregon's First Minimum Wage Law
March 30, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Presenter: Janice Dilg

A joint partnership of Holy Names Heritage Center, Oregon Historical Society, and McMenamins, History Pub brings Northwest history to you in a lively pub setting. Come learn more about the region's fascinating past while enjoying great food and beverages.
Do you remember your first minimum wage job? In 1913, Caroline Gleason, later known as Sister Miriam Theresa, worked in Portland factories, surveyed working women across Oregon, and helped craft the nation's first compulsory minimum wage law. Although that first version only applied to women and minors, Gleason's work laid the foundation for the Fair Labor and Standards Act of 1938 and the minimum wage rates in place today. Speaker Janice Dilg is a historian and adjunct instructor at Portland State University who specializes in women's history.
History Pub takes place the last Monday of the month at the Kennedy School, located at 5736 NE 33rd Avenue in Portland.


Heritage Center Open House and Exhibit Unveiling
March 25, 2009
2:00-3:00 p.m.
If you've never taken a tour of the Holy Names Heritage Center, now is your chance. Join us for the unveiling of our new exhibit celebrating the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Holy Names Sisters in Oregon. Heritage Center staff will conduct tours of the building from 2-3 PM.


Share Your Memories: Stories of Oregon's Japanese American Community
February 10, 2009
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Join us at the Center for an afternoon of stories about Oregon's Japanese American community. Speakers will share their memories of Portland's vibrant Japantown, the St. Paul Miki School and Daycare Center for Japanese children, and the living conditions inside the Japanese internment camps during World War II. Come just to listen or share your own stories about this important community. This is a partnership program in conjunction with Lake Oswego Reads 2009.

History Pub
With Great Skill and Courage: Portland's First African American Community
January 26, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Presenters: Tim Hills and Dr. Darrell Millner

A joint partnership of Holy Names Heritage Center, Oregon Historical Society, and McMenamins, History Pub brings Northwest history to you in a lively pub setting. Come learn more about the region's fascinating past while enjoying great food and beverages. Tim Hills, McMenamins' historian, and Dr. Darrell Millner, Black Studies Professor at Portland State University, will discuss the remarkable history and development of Portland's first African American community.
History Pub takes place the last Monday of the month at the Kennedy School, located at 5736 NE 33rd Avenue in Portland.

William Stafford Birthday Celebration
January 17, 2009
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Join us at the Center for this annual celebration. Featured readers Dorothy Stafford, Ritz Kyoko Mori, Patricia Carver and Joan Maiers, will read their work and that of William Stafford, Oregon's beloved former poet laureate on his birthday. Everyone is invited to bring their favorite poem by Stafford to read or share. Free and open to the public.

History Pub
90 Seconds Over Toulon
November 24, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Presenter: Wilton Jackson, WWII Bombardier

A joint partnership of Holy Names Heritage Center, Oregon Historical Society, and McMenamins, History Pub brings Northwest history to you in a lively pub setting. Come learn more about the region's fascinating past while enjoying great food and beverages.
This month's speaker is Wilton Jackson. A bombardier with the 17th Bombardment Group, Captain Jackson survived 61 bombing raids over Italy and France during World War II. He scored a direct hit on a critical German gun emplacement in Toulon, France, for which he earned the rarely-bestowed Distinguished Flying Cross. Hear tales of adventure and even a bit of romance as he recounts his "ninety seconds over Toulon!" The program concludes with a moment of recognition for all veterans and the playing of "Taps" by a WWII bugler.
History Pub takes place the last Monday of the month at the Kennedy School, located at 5736 NE 33rd Avenue in Portland.


History Pub
Fire and Politics: Amazing Stories of Portland's Fire and Rescue Service
October 27, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Presenter: Don Porth, Portland Fire and Rescue Public Education Officer

A joint partnership of Holy Names Heritage Center, Oregon Historical Society, and McMenamins, History Pub brings Northwest history to you in a lively pub setting. Come learn more about the region's fascinating past while enjoying great food and beverages. Just in time for election season, Don Porth, Public Education Officer of the Portland Fire Bureau, will discuss how politics have long affected firefighting efforts in Portland. Learn more about the intriguing history of the Belmont Firehouse, including a spooky story or two in the spirit of Halloween. Don's book, Portland Fire and Rescue, will be available for purchase and signing.
History Pub takes place the last Monday of the month at the Kennedy School, located at 5736 NE 33rd Avenue in Portland.


From a Name to a Number: Surviving the Holocaust
October 15, 2008
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
At the age of 15, Alter Wiener, a Polish youth, was sent to a Forced Labor camp by the Nazis. He survived 5 concentration camps, but lost his entire family in the Holocaust.
Mr. Weiner will share his amazing story of survival and triumph. Copies of his book, From a Name to a Number, will be available for purchase. Mr. Weiner is a compelling speaker who has shared his life story with over 300 audiences.

Memories of Marylhurst
October 14, 2008
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Join us at the Heritage Center for an afternoon of reminiscing! Come share your memories of your days at Marylhurst College. If you attended the college, Normal School, or served on the faculty, come share your stories! Refreshments will be served.

History Pub
Neither Head nor Tail to the Campaign: Why Oregon Women Won the Vote in 1912
September 29, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Presenter: Kimberly Jensen, Western Oregon University Professor of History

A joint partnership of Holy Names Heritage Center, Oregon Historical Society, and McMenamins Brewpubs, History Pub brings Northwest history to you in a lively, interactive pub setting. Come learn more about the region's fascinating past from leading historians while enjoying food and drinks.
History Pub takes place the last Monday evening of the month at the Kennedy School, located at 5736 NE 33rd Avenue in Portland.


History Pub
Music on the Cusp: From Folk to Rock in Portland Coffeehouses
August 25, 2008
7:00p
Presenter: Valerie Brown, Journalist and Professional Musician

A joint partnership of Holy Names Heritage Center, Oregon Historical Society, and McMenamins Brewpubs, History Pub brings Northwest history to you in a lively, interactive pub setting. Come learn more about the region's fascinating past from leading historians while enjoying food and drinks.
History Pub takes place the last Monday evening of the month at the Kennedy School, located at 5736 NE 33rd Avenue in Portland.


Dennis Nyback Film Festival "History of Betty Boop"
August 12, 2008
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Film historian Dennis Nyback discusses the real story behind Betty Boop. Join us for a rare showing of this classic animated cartoon.
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Fee: $5

History Pub
McMenamins by the Pint
July 28, 2008
6:00 & 8:00 p.m.
Presenter: Tim Hills, McMenamins Senior Historian

A joint partnership of Holy Names Heritage Center, Oregon Historical Society, and McMenamins Brewpubs, History Pub brings Northwest history to you in a lively, interactive pub setting. Come learn more about the region's fascinating past from leading historians while enjoying food and drinks.
History Pub takes place the last Monday evening of the month at the Kennedy School, located at 5736 NE 33rd Avenue in Portland.



 

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