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Shows tagged as: history
Thu, May 30 2013
For the next installment of the Our Town series, we'll focus on a city that was destroyed in a flood 65 years ago: Vanport.
Mon, May 20 2013
What are the benefits and drawbacks of living in a designated historic district?
Thu, Feb 7 2013
The Rogue River stars in the latest episode of Oregon Field Guide. We'll find out what makes it historically and ecologically unique.
Fri, Oct 12 2012
We remember the Columbus Day Storm, which hit the Northwest 50 years ago today.
Thu, Jul 26 2012
Anna Keesey's debut novel, Little Century, looks at ranching life in Oregon at the beginning of the 20th century.
Tue, May 29 2012
A group of fourth and fifth graders in Bend just spent the past year creating a High Desert Museum exhibit based on their cultural and family histories.
Mon, Mar 5 2012
A series of 10 short comic books highlights the lives of loggers, women's suffrage, Black Panthers in Portland and other stores from Oregon's past.
Wed, Feb 1 2012
Tim Hills has spent 15 years as the historian for McMenamins, guiding the artwork that goes into the local chain's restoration of historic buildings.
Mon, Oct 3 2011
Writer Julia Park Tracey recently found herself in charge of her great-aunt's diaries. What she discovered surprised and delighted her.
Mon, Aug 29 2011
Have you ever wondered about the people who lived in your house before you?
Mon, Jul 25 2011
The View Point Inn, a 1920s hotel that once hosted presidents, celebrities and dignitaries, now sits empty after a fire and financial crisis. What will become of this Nationally Registered historic landmark?
Wed, May 25 2011
The Historic Preservation League of Oregon just named the state's most endangered historic places. Among them are barns, houses, and a unique theater in Coos Bay.
Fri, Sep 17 2010
How are Native American traditions and culture incorporated in the Pendleton Round-Up?
Thu, Sep 16 2010
How is cowboy life reflected in the rich history and modern day expression of the 100-year-old Pendleton Round-Up?
Thu, Sep 9 2010
Jean Auel wrote her bestselling novel The Clan of the Cave Bear thirty years ago. Her series imagining prehistoric human stories continues with a coming sixth book.
Thu, Aug 26 2010
Ninety years after women won the right to vote, what issues are they still fighting for?
Mon, Aug 23 2010
We explore the history of Portland's independent music scene with help from the Dill Pickle Club.
Tue, Feb 9 2010
What can we learn from Vortex I?
Fri, Jan 29 2010
Ralph Ellison never-published epic follow-up to The Invisble Man is finally out.
Fri, May 8 2009
What's the best way to create a new encyclopedia about Oregon?
Thu, Apr 9 2009
What did you learn from Stubborn Twig? Where does your life intersect with it?
Tue, Mar 24 2009
How is the recession forcing historical institutions to redefine how they serve the public?
Fri, Sep 26 2008
A trip down memory lane to put the latest financial troubles in historical context.
Mon, Sep 8 2008
Do you remember The Great Depression? How did your family survive?
Thu, Aug 14 2008
How does Oregon's lack of diversity affect our state?
Fri, Jun 27 2008
Tapping into Oregon's running culture.