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A Pictorial History of Oregon: Glass Lantern Slides from the Oregon Historical Society – Astoria!
February 13, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
To celebrate the start of Oregon’s Birthday weekend the Oregon Historical Society, in conjuncture with the Clatsop County Historical Society and the Liberty Theater, is pleased to present a pictorial history of the great state of Oregon – from James Cook’s early coastal forays in 1778 to the construction of the St. Johns Bridge in Portland in 1931.
Comprised of approximately 100 glass lantern slides, this show was originally put together as a public educational program by the Colonial Dames of America in approximately 1935. With the assistance of Doug Kenck-Crispin (Kick Ass Oregon History) on the microphone, we will project the images using a Victor Stereopticon projector (circa 1915) and use the original notes to narrate the slides.
This program was most recently put on at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art in July 2014 but prior to that it has likely been shelved for the past 60 years.