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History in the News at Willamette Heritage Center – Thurs., June 15th

“Real Histories of ‘Fake’ News:

The Politics of Journalism in Oregon’s Past”

Thursday, June 15 at 5:30 PM

Willamette Heritage Center | Dye House

The roundtable:

  • Barbara Mahoney, author of The Salem Clique: Oregon’s Founding Brothers (http://osupress.oregonstate.edu/book/salem-clique)
  • Dick Hughes, founder and principle of Hughesisms LLC and long-time reporter, columnist, and editor at the Statesman Journal
  • Seth Cotlar, professor of history at Willamette University.

For more information on these speakers and the program, see the History in the News webpage (https://www.willametteheritage.org/history-in-the-news/) or our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1109135295897953/

Hope to see you Thursday in the WHC’s Dye House from 5:30-7pm.

Our friends from Taproot Lounge & Café will have delicious food and beverage available for purchase.

The program is free and open to the public.

History in the News at Willamette Heritage Center in #SalemOR – May 18th

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Citizenship and Civil Liberties on the World War I Home Front

Thursday, May 18th • 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

at the Willamette Heritage Center

May’s History in the News program is presented in partnership with the Oregon Historical Society and features a presentation by and discussion with Dr. Adriane Lentz-Smith, Dr. Kimberly Jensen, and Dr. Steve Sabol.

Americans fought their wars for democracy at home as well as abroad. Wartime propaganda and policies defined new rules for the status and practice of citizenship in Oregon and across the nation. Women activists, for example, claimed a more complete female citizenship. For women of color and women in ethnic communities, this push intersected with claims and contestations rooted in their racial and ethnic identities and pushed back against a system of white racism that seemed destined and determined to expand. Native Americans, African Americans, immigrants, and hosts of others all engaged in war-related debates and activism that furthered their ongoing claims to civic rights and obligations. Some saw the promise of citizenship through wartime loyalty in support of government programs and the war effort. Others claimed a citizen’s right to dissent, often paying a high price to do so. This panel will provide audiences an overview of these histories and create opportunity for discussion about their ongoing legacies today.

Kimberly Jensen is Professor of History and Gender Studies at Western Oregon University. She is the author of Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War (2008) and is completing a book project “Civic Borderlands: Oregon Women, Citizenship, Civil Liberties and the Surveillance State, 1913-1925.”

Adriane Lentz-Smith is Associate Professor of History, Women’s Studies, and African & African-American Studies at Duke University. A historian of the black freedom struggle and the United States in the World, she is the author of Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I. She is currently working on a new book project on African Americans and state violence in the post-civil-rights years.

Steven Sabol is Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  His forthcoming book, “The Touch of Civilization”: Comparing American and Russian Internal Colonization, is scheduled to be published by the University Press of Colorado in February 2017. In addition, he is co-editing North Carolina During the First World War, forthcoming in late 2017 with the University of Tennessee Press.  He is the former editor of two different scholarly journals, Nationalities Papers and First World War Studies.

History in the News is FREE and open to the public!

Food and drink will be available for purchase from Taproot Lounge & Cafe.

Join us for History in the News on the third Thursday of each month through November.

History in the News is presented in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities and is sponsored by KMUZ Community Radio with the support of our communications partner, Salem City Club.

Extended Deadline: Third Annual Historic Photo and Video Contest – HLC in #SalemOR

Deadline for the Third Annual Historic Photo and Video Contest has been extended to May 15, 2017.

The Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) is sponsoring a Historic Photo and Video Contest in honor of Historic Preservation Month, May 2017.

The Commission is looking for photos and videos highlighting Salem’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, and places that matter to Salem residents. This contest is for amateur and professional photographers.

This year’s contest consists of four categories:

  • Best Historic Building
  • Best Historic Neighborhood
  • Best Historic Place
  • Best video

The HLC will vote on the winning submissions. All photos and videos will be exhibited at the Oregon State Capitol June 1–15, 2017. Prizes will be awarded to the top entry in each category in addition to a Chairman’s Choice Award and an Honorable Mention winner.

  • Submissions will be updated weekly on the City’s Facebook page beginning March 28, 2017 in the 2017 Historic Photo Contest album.

Contest guidelines

    • You are allowed one photo per category or a 10-15 second video highlighting your favorite historic buildings, places, and neighborhoods.
    • A completed photo and video release form must be included with all submissions.
    • All submissions are due by May 15, 2017.
    • Photo submissions:
      • Submit two image files. Add the text THIS PLACE MATTERS to one of the image files
      • Be a .jpg or .tiff image taken with a resolution of 8 megapixels or higher
      • Include the category
      • Save the file with your name, a title describing the image and the category, e.g. firstname-lastname-jason-lee-house-neighborhood.jpg
    • Videos submissions:
      • Include the text THIS PLACE MATTERS in the picture.
      • Be published on Vimeo or YouTube with a link to the video.
    • Submissions should be sent electronically, by mail, or in person to:

Kimberli Fitzgerald or Sally Long

Historic Photo Contest
City of Salem Planning Division
555 Liberty ST SE, RM 305
Salem OR 97301

Wednesday Evening Film Series at Historic Elsinore Theatre in #SalemOR

Gone with the Wind

G | 3h 58min | Drama, History, Romance

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 starting at 6:00 PMNote the different start time!

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor (uncredited) – 1939

Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell

American film classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

Note: This is a very long movie – almost 4 hours! The movie will start 1 hour earlier than usual – at 6 PM instead of 7 PM – because of the longer length. There will NOT be an intermission.
 
Doors Open at 5:15 PM
 
Price: $6.00
 
The Elsinore Theatre
170 HIGH ST SE
SALEM, OR 97301
503-375-3574

History in the News: Crowds and Controversies in Oregon’s Parks and Wilderness – at Willamette Heritage Center in #SalemOR – Thurs. April 20th

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Crowds and Controversies in Oregon’s Parks and Wilderness

Thursday, April 20th | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Willamette Heritage Center

Oregon’s parks, campgrounds, and wilderness areas are less tranquil than we might imagine. Heavy use of such areas has produced questions and controversies about new regulations at Opal Creek, overcrowding at Crater Lake, and increased fees at state parks. Public lands attract controversies in other ways, from the “rogue” National Parks twitter account resisting efforts to reduce National Parks Service funding to the 2016 militant takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. This History in the News program will explore the political, cultural, and social history of controversies and debates in and about Oregon’s spectacular natural public spaces.

History in the News is FREE and open to the public.

Food and drink will be available for purchase from Taproot Lounge & Café.

This series is presented in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities, with the sponsorship of KMUZ Community Radio, and with our communications partner Salem City Club.

Contact Info:
Willamette Heritage Center, Suite 200
1313 Mill Street SE
Salem, OR 97301

History in the News: Immigration in Oregon’s Past and Present – at Willamette Heritage Center in #SalemOR

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Willamette Heritage Center

1313 Mill Street SE, Suite 200
Salem, Oregon

Recent anti-immigrant rhetoric and actions – and the resistance to such words and deeds — highlights the need for clearer understanding of the history of immigration, immigration law, and immigrant rights. The first program of the 2017 History in the News series will explore this history in Oregon, from laws designed to limit Chinese and Japanese immigration in the 19th and early 20th century to Salem’s recent decision to become an “inclusive city.”

Roundtable Panelists:

  • Ellen Eisenberg is the Dwight & Margaret Lear Professor of American History at Willamette University.  Her research centers on the history of American immigrant and ethnic communities, particularly American Jewish communities.  Her published work includes a two-volume history of Jews in Oregon: Embracing a Western Identity: Jewish Oregonians 1849-1950 (2015) and The Jewish Oregon Story, 1950-2010 (2016).
  • Michael Niño is an assistant professor of sociology at Willamette University. His teaching interests include Latina/o Sociology, Medical Sociology, and Quantitative Methods and Statistics. In terms of his research, Professor Niño uses a variety of national data sources to develop, test, and promote the scientific understanding of population health among marginalized groups. His research has been published in a number of academic journals such as International Migration Review, Addictive Behaviors, and the Journal of Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice.
  • John Ritter is a well-known historian of Salem and the Mid-Willamette Valley who has taught history at a variety of institutions in the region, including Linfield College and Corban University. Prof. Ritter has brought history to a wider audience in many different ways, from public talks on topics such as the state penitentiary to tours of Salem’s forgotten underground tunnels.
  • Julie Weise is an associate professor of history at University of Oregon. her research and teaching explore themes of identity, citizenship, migration, race, and nations in hemispheric and global context. Her published work includes Corazon de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910 (University of North Carolina Press, 2015) in addition to academia, Prof. Weise worked in the administration of Mexico’s President Vicente Fox as a speedwriter and researcher for the cabinet-level Office of the President for Mexicans Living Abroad in j20101-2002, and she has worked as a translator, paralegal, project manager, and policy researcher at immigration-related agencies in New Haven and Los Angeles.

This program is FREE and open to the public.

Food and drink will be available for purchase courtesy of Taproot Lounge & Cafe.

History in the News is presented in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities, with the sponsorship of KMUZ Community Radio, and with our communications partner Salem City Club.

 

25th Annual Heritage Awards at Willamette Heritage Center in #SalemOR – April 7th

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