Landmark legislation exhibit visits library

Learn about the laws behind Bottle Bill, Cultural Trust and more

The Hood River Library is hosting an exhibit on Oregon’s Landmark Legislation, a 16-panel display highlighting groundbreaking legislation that Oregon has passed since achieving statehood.

Arranged chronologically, the panels present legislation that focuses on environmental, social and land-use issues. Highlighted legislation includes the Bottle Bill, Family Leave Act, Oregon Cultural Trust, Death with Dignity Act and more. The exhibit is viewable at the Hood River Library through March 26, and is on loan from the Oregon Historical Society.

The display is free and open to the public during regular library hours.

Oregon has repeatedly led the nation in creating, revising and implementing laws shaping the quality of life of its citizens.

While Oregon’s innovations have evoked controversy, they have charted the course for other states and nations. The legislation noted in the exhibit has been passed by politicians, legislative action or public initiative. In addition to being on display at the library, exhibit panels may also be viewed online at ohs.org/exhibits/.

This display was originally designed for display in the state capitol building.

A grant from the Library Services and Technology Act, through the Oregon State Library, has underwritten the shipping of these panel exhibits to any library in the state, so that these rich exhibits may be available to a wider audience.

The lending organization, the Oregon Historical Society, has served as Oregon’s primary research collection and museum about Oregon history since 1898.

OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including more than 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon’s history through a museum, research library, traveling exhibits, school programs and website.

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For more information visit http://hoodriver-library.org or contact the Hood River County Library District at 541-386-2535 or info@hoodriver-library.org.

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