Tuesday, January 31, 2017

McMenamins History, Deschutes Historical Museum and Oregon Historical Society present…

“Working Women: Caroline Gleason/Sister Miriam Theresa and Oregon's First Minimum Wage Law”

Old St. Francis History Pub

5:30 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. event
Free
All ages welcome

About “Working Women: Caroline Gleason/Sister Miriam Theresa and Oregon's First Minimum Wage Law”

Do you remember your first minimum wage job? In 1913, Caroline Gleason, later known as Sister Miriam Theresa, worked in Portland factories, surveyed working women across Oregon, and helped craft the nation's first compulsory minimum wage law. Although that first version only applied to women and minors, Gleason's work laid the foundation for the Fair Labor and Standards Act of 1938, and the minimum wage rates in place today.

About the Speaker:
Janice Dilg holds an MA in history from Portland State University and is the principal of HistoryBuilt, a historical consulting firm. She works with public agencies, non-profits, and historical organizations on a variety of public history programs, events, and products. Jan specializes in oral history and her projects include: the U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society, the Oregon State Capitol Foundation, and the oral history project for Oregon State University's upcoming sesquicentennial anniversary, Oregon 150. Jan strives to create a more inclusive history for Oregon and the Pacific Northwest through her work.

About Old St. Francis History Pub

Old St. Francis 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.