Please join us for a preview screening of
the hour-long documentary special
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
6:30 pm – doors open at 5:30 pm
Nearly forty years after he left office and thirty years after his death, Oregon Governor Tom McCall remains one of the state’s most renowned political figures. He envisioned a quality of environment and life unique to Oregon and he worked relentlessly to protect those values. McCall’s bold achievements set a new standard for the rest of the nation. The Beach Bill and the Bottle Bill, the SB100 land-use law, the Willamette River cleanup and the reinvention of Portland’s waterfront — all of these emerged from the McCall years. This new one-hour episode of Oregon Experience: Tom McCall explores the man who helped shape the “Oregon” that we know today. The program was written and produced by Eric Cain and edited by Lisa Suinn Kallem.
Airs on OPB-TV Tuesday, March 19 at 8pm.
Thursday, October 25, 7 – 8:30 PM
Free Admission – RSVP Required to 503.306.5214
The Suffragists release is appropriately timed with the upcoming November 5 centennial of Oregon Woman Suffrage.
Until 1912, Oregon women lived by men’s law. They had few legal rights with little power to improve their lives or communities. That changed when women won the right to vote. Join us for light refreshments and to celebrate this historic moment in our state’s history.
Following the screening, Oregon’s first woman governor Barbara Roberts, and Western Oregon University’s Dr. Kimberley Jensen will provide their insights on the episode.
Space is limited, please RSVP to 503.306.5214 if you are planning to attend.
The Suffragists airs on OPB-TV November 5th at 9 pm
Join Oregon Experience and more than 25 other organizations for the 3rd Annual Oregon Archives Crawl this Saturday, October 6, 10am to 3pm.
It’s a great opportunity to get to know the wonderful archival and heritage organizations in the state; and the dedicated archivists and historians who devote their time to preserving the past for generations to come. Many of the organization will have interactive opportunities including learning ways to preserve and research your own family history.
Oregon Experience will be based at the Multnomah County Central Library, but the Crawl will also take you to the City of Portland Archives & Records Center, Portland State University Library and the Oregon Historical Society. This year’s theme is Celebrating Women, Celebrating Archives and honors the 100th anniversary of Oregon women winning the right to vote.
The Crawl will showcase the contributions and impact women have had on Oregon politics, health, education and so much more. We’ll be showing a clip of our newest show, The Suffragists, airing November 5 at 9pm as well as other clips from past programs.
We certainly couldn’t produce any of our shows without carefully preserved film, photographs and artifacts of the past. We welcome all new story ideas, too, so come and tell us a few of your own!
You can pick up your free “passport” that lists all the organizations participating at any of the four host locations. Visit all four locations and you can be entered into a prize drawing announced at the After Party at Al’s Den at McMenamins Crystal Hotel.
Stop by and say hello at the Archives Crawl this Saturday. Looking forward to meeting you!
I’ll get to participate in a little bit of history this weekend, through a traditional Chautauqua event hosted by the Southern Oregon Historical Society at Historic Hanley Farm in Central Point.
The Chautauqua movement of the 19th century featured education, entertainment, and discussions of the issues of the day. The outdoor theater at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is built on the foundations of a defunct Chautauqua building.
The event starts at 11 a.m. and is open to the public. I’ll be speaking about the Oregon Experience program The Modoc War with Klamath Tribal elder Lynn Schonchin at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 22 on the main stage.
Below is an Oregonian article from 100 years ago – dated June 2, 1912 – about a Chautauqua event in Gladstone outside of Portland.
One hundred years ago, Oregon women won the right to vote. Oregon Experience is currently producing a half hour documentary to coincide with the centennial. The documentary will air on OPB-TV in the fall.
Meanwhile, the organization, a Century of Action: Oregon Women Vote!, is planning several exhibits around the state, the Oregon Historical Quarterly will publish a special edition, and a series of public programs and performances are in the works.
One of the first events this year will be an exhibit at the Multnomah County Library. Votes for Women! The Oregon Story runs from January 25 – March 6.
Find out more here.
Additional resources for the Oregon woman’s vote centennial:
Historic Oregon Newspapers, features searchable digitized copies of Duniway’s suffragist newspaper The New Northwest
Countdown to Suffrage, an online OPB student intern project featuring a sampling of historic newspaper articles, advertisements and images that represented the people and events leading up to 1912.
Century of Action: Oregon Women Vote, 1912-2012, an organization dedicated to celebrating the centennial
Woman Suffrage Centennial Web Exhibit, an online exhibit from the Oregon State Archives.
OPB had an amazingly successful screening in Klamath Falls recently. The Klamath County Museum and OPB partnered to present the screening, along with a grant from the Oregon Humanities.
Oregon Experience: The Modoc War previewed at the Ross Ragland Theater on Thursday, October 28th. The theater estimated about 810 people attended. Audience members had to sit on the floor and stand in the aisles.
I was part of a panel discussion afterwards with representatives from the Klamath Tribes, the Lava Beds National Monument, Oregon Institute of Technology’s history department, the Klamath County Museum and the Malin Historical Society.
The next morning I presented the documentary to the Lost River Jr/Sr High School. The program was presented to the entire student body. More than 240 students and teachers crowded the school’s gymnasium to watch the program.
Plans for another Klamath Falls screening are now in the works.
For me, it was a wonderful homecoming. Having grown up in the area, this story has been especially important to me. I was truly overwhelmed by the turnout and positive response.
I couldn’t have asked for a better reception for this project that has meant so much to me.
Through interviews with Modoc War descendants, local experts and national historians, this hour-long program examines one of the most dramatic American Indian wars in U.S. history.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.
Please join us:
October 27, 2010 at 7 p.m.
Ross Ragland Theater
218 North 7th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
The event is free and open to the public.
Oregon Experience: The Modoc War airs Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 at 8 P.M. on OPB-TV and SOP-TV.
Oregon Experience: Linus Pauling explores the extraordinary life and work of the only person ever to win two unshared Nobel Prizes (Chemistry, 1954 and Peace, 1962).
The program airs Monday, May 30 at 9 pm on OPB-TV.
The public is invited to a free preview screening of the show.
WHEN: Saturday, May 21 at 4pm
WHERE: Oregon State University, The LaSells Stewart Center
Seating is limited – To reserve your seat please email Rachel Taleff at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 503.293.1
The scheduled sneak preview of Oregon Experience’s latest documentary Streetcar City has been canceled due to icy conditions. That was set to be Thursday, February 24th in Portland.
Please watch the broadcast on on OPB-TV Monday, February 28 at 9 PM.
Please join Oregon Experience and many other organizations for the first annual Oregon Archives Crawl this Saturday, October 2 between 11am and 4pm. It’s all part of the Oregon Days of Culture “celebrating everyday culture in every Oregon community.”
You can travel between four locations in downtown Portland and learn what local museums and archives are offering history buffs, homeowners, researchers and students. Whether you’re an amateur history detective or professional historian – there’s something for everyone.
You and your family can start the “Crawl” at the Oregon Historical Society; Multnomah County Central Library; City of Portland Archives or the Portland State University Library. You’ll be able to tour each facility, participate in activities and visit displays by 25 organizations including OPB. I’ll be hosting an information table at OHS where you’ll be able to watch clips from some favorite Oregon Experience shows.
Pick up a free Archives Crawl “passport” wherever you start. If you visit all four locations you can enter in a raffle drawing at the After Party at the Oregon Historical Society from 4 to 6pm. All free and open to the public!
See you at the Oregon Archives Crawl! Find more information here.