Monday, January 30, 2017

McMenamins History, Oregon Historical Society and Holy Names Heritage Center present…

“More Than Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic: The Former Oregon School for the Blind”

Kennedy School History Pub

6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. event
Free
All ages welcome

About “More Than Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic: The Former Oregon School for the Blind”

Oregon School for the Blind operated in Salem, OR, from 1873 until 2009. Join us for a lively exploration of the history of this residential, State-run school and its specialized programming. Discover why OSB was so influential on its evolving student population and learn about its controversial closing.

About the Speakers:
Libby Provost, Historian and curator of the exhibit "Oregon School for the Blind". Libby has worked as a historic preservation consultant in Portland, OR, for nine years, specializing in historic preservation and oral history. A third-generation Oregonian, she is currently employed as an architectural historian with Historical Research Associates, Inc.

Sara Paulson, Historian
Don Mitchell, OSB alumnus

Sign photo courtesy of Statesman Journal, 1972
Howard Hall photo courtesy of Carl Lohse, 2005 

About Kennedy School History Pub

Kennedy School History Pub

These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.