Re-envisioning My Future by Preserving the Past: A Summer Internship at the Washington County Museum

Re-envisioning My Future by Preserving the Past: A Summer Internship at the Washington County Museum

By Blake Brooks :: Internship work had never really crossed my mind until my senior year, and now, I am kicking myself for not taking advantage of the opportunity sooner. As a history major, finding internships can seem difficult at times, but by chance, I was introduced to the curator of the Washington County MuseumContinue Reading Re-envisioning My Future by Preserving the Past: A Summer Internship at the Washington County Museum

‘The Vietnam War Oregon Remembers,’ An ‘Oregon Experience’ Documentary | OPB Arts & Life

‘The Vietnam War Oregon Remembers,’ An ‘Oregon Experience’ Documentary  | OPB Arts & Life

A new OPB documentary explores how the Vietnam War still deeply affects Oregonians, even nearly 50 years after the end of combat operations in Vietnam. David A. Horowitz, History Professor and anti-war activist talks about his experience on Portland State University campus about the Vietnam War, the Kent State shootings, and Vortex I Music Festival. [the bulkContinue Reading ‘The Vietnam War Oregon Remembers,’ An ‘Oregon Experience’ Documentary | OPB Arts & Life

You May Be Black or You May Be White But in Africa You’re an American First | PopMatters

You May Be Black or You May Be White But in Africa You’re an American First | PopMatters

Source: You May Be Black or You May Be White But in Africa You’re an American First | PopMatters   David Peterson del Mar explores a creation myth for a nation of black people still searching for personal and collective terra firma. BY MARK REYNOLDS 8 August 2017 A-F-R-I-C-A Angola Soweto Zimbabwe Tanzania Zambia Mozambique AndContinue Reading You May Be Black or You May Be White But in Africa You’re an American First | PopMatters

From Poor Farm to Global Attraction: The History of Portland’s International Rose Test Garden

From Poor Farm to Global Attraction: The History of Portland’s International Rose Test Garden

From Poor Farm to Global Attraction: The History of Portland’s International Rose Test Garden Presented by Kira Lesley and Harry A. Landers Free and open to the public Monday, September 25, 2017 7PM – 9PM Free Family-friendly Researchers Teachers McMenamins Kennedy School 5736 NE 33rd Avenue Portland, Oregon 97211 Get Directions Marking its centennial thisContinue Reading From Poor Farm to Global Attraction: The History of Portland’s International Rose Test Garden

Heritage Tree #322 | St. Johns’ Horse Chestnut

Heritage Tree #322 | St. Johns’ Horse Chestnut

By Annie Amsden :: Aesculus hippocastanum — Common horsechestnut 8710 N Willamette Blvd The Horse Chestnut tree on the corner of North Alta and Willamette Boulevard stands 65 feet tall and casts shadows onto the sidewalk below it. The tree, approximately 150 years old, witnessed the expansion of North Portland. Prior to European settlement in theContinue Reading Heritage Tree #322 | St. Johns’ Horse Chestnut

Heritage Tree #272 | Lents’ Oregon White Oak

Heritage Tree #272 | Lents’ Oregon White Oak

By Carolee Harrison :: Quercus garryana — Oregon white oak 5559 SE 109th Ave Portland’s 272nd Heritage Tree, an Oregon white oak, is a street tree that shades a residential block in the Lents neighborhood. It also stands on the edge of Johnson Creek’s historic floodplain, where suburban housing, industrial sites, and protected public landsContinue Reading Heritage Tree #272 | Lents’ Oregon White Oak

Using Trees to tell Portland’s History | KATU

Using Trees to tell Portland’s History | KATU

By Jason Nguyen, KATU News :: Thursday, August 24th 2017 Source: Using Trees to tell Portland’s History | KATU PORTLAND, Ore. — Walk through any of Portland’s neighborhoods and you’re bound to see some towering trees breaching the skyline. A Portland State University project is documenting the history of some of the city’s oldest residents onContinue Reading Using Trees to tell Portland’s History | KATU

Website helps preserve Portland trees, collect stories | KOIN 6

Website helps preserve Portland trees, collect stories | KOIN 6

Tim Becker and KOIN 6 News Staff :: Published: August 24, 2017, 11:20 am  Updated: August 24, 2017, 5:52 pm Source: Website helps preserve Portland trees, collect stories PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Every tree has a story. And now, thanks to a new website, people can easily share and tell those stories. Researchers at Portland State University haveContinue Reading Website helps preserve Portland trees, collect stories | KOIN 6

Heritage Tree #260 | Powell Butte’s Old Growth Douglas Fir

Heritage Tree #260 | Powell Butte’s Old Growth Douglas Fir

  By Madelyn Miller :: Heritage Tree #260 Pseudotsuga menziesii – Douglas-fir Powell Butte Nature Park | Cedar Grove Trail Before being purchased by City of Portland in 1925, the primary users of what’s now Powell Butte Nature Park were a handful of wayward cows from the adjacent Meadowland Dairy and the occasional picnicking family.Continue Reading Heritage Tree #260 | Powell Butte’s Old Growth Douglas Fir