Oregon Encyclopedia History Night
“The WPA in Oregon”
- Edgefield - Power Station Theater |
- Tuesday, November 27, 2012
- 6:30 p.m. |
- Free |
- All ages welcome
Presentations by Bob Hadlow (WPA Tunnel projects), Ginny Allen (WPA art) and Chrissy Curran (WPA parks). Moderated by Sarah Munro.
Between 1935 and 1942, the Works Progress Administration provided employment to thousands of destitute Oregonians. In the process, it gave Oregonians a lasting legacy of buildings, such as Timberline Lodge, tunnels and roads, park trails and shelters, and art that are part of our heritage. These treasures will be discussed by a panel of experts including Ginny Allen, co-author of Oregon Painters: The First Hundred Years (1859-1959); Chrissy Curran, Associate Deputy, Oregon State Historic Preservation Office; Robert Hadlow, Senior Historian for the Oregon Department of Transportation; and Sarah Munro, author of Timberline Lodge: The History, Art, and Craft of an American Icon.
About Oregon Encyclopedia History Night
The Oregon Encyclopedia hosts a series of History Nights in collaboration with McMenamins pubs. Come join us for an enlightening evening of history, served up with food and a pint or two of good beer, and find out more about the history and culture of our state from OE authors. Bring your encyclopedia-worthy Oregon stories to share with the OE Editors-in-Chief.
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