Friday, August 30, 2019

You've got a few days left to visit the Science of Pixar exhibit at OMSI



It's a fun exhibit.  I would say that little kids might not be too amused but 7 or 8 and above will probably like it.  Lots of little hands-on things to do and fun photo ops with the stars!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Fwd: Repair Fair at Canby Library




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Canby Public Library

Something for everyone - always

Repair Fair
August 24, 10 am - 1 pm 
Why buy new when you can repair? 
Do you have something broken at home you've been meaning to fix? Come join us at the Repair Fair! Visitors bring broken items from home and work with a volunteer repair specialist to try to fix it at no charge. It's a fun way to learn about repair, save money, and keep things from going into the trash.
https://www.clackamas.us/event/2019-08-24/repair-fair-canby
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Monday, August 12, 2019

Thursday, August 22 Free Day at Oregon Historical Society




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Subject: August Events Calendar

See what's happening this month at the Oregon Historical Society.
See what's happening this month at the Oregon Historical Society.
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August Events Calendar
SPECIAL EVENT
Celebrity Chocolate Cake Smack-down
Monday, August 12, 2019
Local celebrities present their best chocolate cake recipes to judge Gerry Frank in celebration of the Oregon State Fair!
12pm at the Oregon Historical Society
Free Admission  More Information
MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Summer Concert with Timberbound
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
6pm - 8pm at the Oregon Historical Society
Free Admission  More Information
LECTURE
In the Mind of an Architect: On the Inner Workings of Pietro Belluschi's Creative Process
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Presented by Pierluigi Serraino, AIA
2pm at the Oregon Historical Society
Free Admission  More Information
FREE DAY
Free Day Celebrating the 54th Anniversary of The Beatles' Portland Concert
Thursday, August 22, 2019
10am - 5pm at the Oregon Historical Society
Free Admission  More Information
SERIES: History Pub
Whiskey and Warriors - Bonds of Brotherhood Forged at Black Hawk Down
Monday, August 26, 2019
Presented by Clay Othic and John Collett, Three Rangers Foundation
In partnership with McMenamins and Holy Names Heritage Center
Free Admission  More Information
EXHIBITIONS
On the Edge: An Exhibition by SAQA Oregon Artists
Closes August 15, 2019
Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Oregon artists were invited to interpret, either in a representational or abstract way, a response to the theme "On the Edge." The selected works are part of this two-gallery juried show. More Information
Wild About Dance: Oregon Ballet Theatre Celebrates 30 Years
August 2 - December 15, 2019
This exhibit celebrates Oregon Ballet Theatre's first 30 years with vibrant film footage and photographs, costumes, and theatrical artifacts that highlight the Company's performances, school, and outreach programs. More Information
Many Shades of Being Darcelle: 52 Years of Fashion, 1967-2019
August 30 - November 3, 2019
Portland's own Darcelle XV (the stage name of Walter Cole) has been headlining the Darcelle XV Showplace since 1973. This exhibit features several of Darcelle's more than 1,500 extravagant costumes, often designed and constructed by Walter himself. More Information
MUSEUM STORE
Oregon Encyclopedia Custom Word Art Products
OHS Museum Store Exclusive!
The OHS Museum Store is excited to release a new line of housewares and t-shirts, featuring custom word art inspired by entries from the Oregon Encyclopedia! The Oregon Encyclopedia presents definitive, authoritative information about all aspects of the State of Oregon. From Chief Joseph to Vanport to Kam Wah Chung, this custom art covers the state's vast history and geography, highlighting important people, significant events, and the weird and irreverent (yes, even maraschino cherries and Sasquatch have entries on the OE)! Show off your love of Oregon history with a custom canvas tote bag, tea towel, woodblock wall art, or a t-shirt! Shop Now
DIGITAL COLLECTIONS
Columbia Rediviva Collection
The Columbia Rediviva was a merchant ship that has the distinction of being the first American ship to circumnavigate the globe under the command of Captain Robert Gray. Captain Gray and his crew became the first known European vassal to navigate the bar at the mouth of the Columbia River in May 1792, and the river was later named for the ship. This collection (MSS 957) includes correspondence, journals, ship logs, administrative records, and ink sketches relating to the Columbia Rediviva, detailing everything from day-to-day life on the ship to an inventory of the ship's cargo to interesting wildlife sightings and weather conditions. One of the standout pieces is this dramatic ink wash painting of the ship in squall signed by George Davidson, the illustrator on Robert Gray's second voyage. Browse the Collection
SPECIAL EVENT
An Evening with Madeleine Albright
One Month Away!
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
7pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Tickets: $30 - $85 
If you are an OHS member and have not received details on how to access member pricing, email communications@ohs.org.  
Not a member, but don't want to miss out on discounted pricing? Join today!
BLOG
New on Dear Oregon
By Rachel Randles
On a nearly daily basis, tourists and locals stand on the OHS plaza, gazing up at the historic Sovereign Hotel while considering the vast, painted fa├žade that looms above them. The trompe l'oeil murals, created by artist Richard Haas, depicts thirty-foot-high likenesses of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Oregon Trail, and the Astor fur trade. While the scale in itself is enough to stop you in your tracks, the clever "trick of the eye" technique used to paint the mural leads many to ask — "is that painting really flat?" In this post, learn about how Haas created this striking piece of public art and how critical building repairs led to its repainting in 2016.
By Erin Brasell
Thanks to the internet and the popularity of urban scavenger hunts, OHS staff recently rediscovered a piece of our institutional history: the Kohler Hygeia, a 1960s-era women's urinal. Yes, a women's urinal. While the existence of public restrooms is not the most inspiring topic, by nature of their function, they are areas where exclusion, integration, and ideas about privacy are all practiced (and sometimes challenged). So, what happens when these very public yet private spaces become a museum attraction? They provide an opportunity to chuckle, blush, and expand the collections! Read more about how staff in several departments worked together to locate, learn about, and preserve this interesting, weird piece of OHS history.
By Katie Mayer
This past June, the OHS Research Library online catalog got a new, sleeker look. OHS Technical Services Librarian Katie Mayer and OHS Web Strategist Jay Cosnett redesigned the new catalog to both be easier on the eyes, and make researching OHS's library collections more straightforward. Although the new homepage is the most obvious change to the catalog, it's not the first and it won't be the last. The redesign is part of an ongoing effort to improve user experiences when accessing OHS's many research platforms.
RECIPROCAL MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM
August Reciprocal Attraction: Clark County Historical Museum
Through 2019, your OHS membership is your key to free admission for four people to a different attraction each month! Not an OHS member? Join today!
The Oregon Historical Society will be closed on Monday, September 2, for Labor Day.
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland OR 97205
503.222.1741    ohs.org

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