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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: 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

Art After Dark | Open Studios at Willamette Heritage Center in #SalemOR

Art After Dark

When: Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: The Art Studios at Willamette Heritage Center (Mission Mill)

After two years of monthly Open Studios, the Art Studios at Mission Mill is going to a quarterly schedule.

This month’s featured artists:

  • Carol Green, who will be demonstrating a Polaroid emulsion lift process

  • Bonnie Hull with $1 curated photos

Studios will be open, drinks and refreshments served and new art, including that from bookbinder Max Marbles, students honoring nature and award-winning photographer Frank Barnett and his wife, 3D artist and writer Mart Soloman.

Willamette Heritage Center
1313 Mill St. SE
Salem, OR

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.

 

Willamette Heritage Center Presents “Magic at the Mill” in #SalemOR

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December 19th through 23rd
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Willamette Heritage Center
1313 Mill Street SE
Salem Oregon

Experience the magic of the holiday season at the Willamette Heritage Center’s annual event, Magic at the Mill! Enjoy thousands of twinkling lights, living history interpretation, historical demonstrations, live music and entertainment, fun children’s activities, miniature trains, shopping, food, and the chance to meet Santa Claus.

Admission is $6 for adults (13+), $4 for children (4-12), and free for babies (3 & under).

Avoid the ticket line by purchasing in advance at willametteheritage.org.

WHC members get FREE admission!

Visit willametteheritage.org/membership/ to sign up today,
and enjoy a variety of exclusive benefits.

Thank you to our 2016 Magic at the Mill Sponsors: Les Schwab Tire Centers of the Salem Area, Aunt Bee’s House, Pioneer Trust Bank, Withnell Motor Company, and Salem Electric!

Website and more information…

Willamette Heritage Center Presents: History in the News “Election Reflections” – Nov. 17th in #SalemOR

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Willamette Heritage Center Presents:

History in the News: Election Reflections

Thursday, November 17th | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Willamette Heritage Center
1313 Mill Street SE, Salem, Oregon

Many people consider the election of 2016 the most acrimonious and toxic in memory, and perhaps in U.S. history. After the election, many wonder what the political and social consequences of such deep divisions will be. This History in the News program considers historical precedents for this election and its aftermath, as well as unprecedented developments. Admission is FREE and open to the public.

History in the News is made possible by a grant from Oregon Humanities, is sponsored in part by KMUZ community radio, and in partnership with Salem City Club and the Statesman Journal.  

History in the News at Willamette Heritage Center in #SalemOR – Thursday, Oct. 20th

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History in the News

Willamette Heritage Center Dye House
1313 Mill Street SE
Salem OR 97301

Thursday, October 20, 2016
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Please join us to explore the origins and evolution of Oregon’s systems of public funding, how that history has led to the present debate about Measure 97, and how better understanding of the history of taxation in Oregon might inform our discussions about taxation now and in the future.

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

History in the News is every third Thursday of each month, July through November | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

The program is made possible by a grant from Oregon Humanities, is sponsored by KMUZ 88.5 FM, and is presented in partnership with Salem City Club and the Statesman Journal. Visit willametteheritage.org/history-in-the-news/ for details.

Photo: Ida Baille behind counter at tax collectors office Marion County. WHC 2004.010.0059.