Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Oregon turns 154 years young this Feb. 14. Celebrate Statehood Day with a slice of Oregon’s birthday cake and free admission all day to our Oregon History Museum exhibits.
The Oregon History Museum at the Oregon Historical Society is located at 1200 S.W. Park Ave. in downtown Portland. Museum hours on Feb. 14 are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
At noon, First Lady of Oregon Cylvia Hayes will cut Oregon’s birthday cake, specially made and donated by Baker and Spice, which is co-owned by Oregon author Julie Richardson, whose new book, “Vintage Cakes,” was hailed by the New York Times as “a love letter to all-American desserts.”
Also on the schedule is a special history lesson on the Oregon sunstone, officially recognized as the state’s official gemstone by the 1987 Oregon State Legislature. Take advantage of free admission to visit the newest exhibit, “Tough by Nature: Portraits of Cowgirls and Ranch Women of the American West.” The exhibit features over 65 works of art by Eugene artist Lynda Lanker, who spent 19 years interviewing western women and capturing their stories through her artwork. Also on display is “All Aboard! Railroading and Portland’s Black Community,” an original exhibit by the Oregon Black Pioneers. Visit www.ohs.org for a complete list of current exhibits.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge