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M.J. Cody - Standing on the Beach
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Meet over 85 local authors at the Oregon Historical Society's annual Holiday Cheer book sale & literary celebration (Photo) - 11/19/14
Portland, OR - Skip the Black Friday crowds and join the Oregon Historical Society on Sunday, December 7 for a festive book sale & literary celebration! Chat with 85 local authors and make a dent in your holiday shopping by picking up the perfect personalized gift. Holiday Cheer begins at Noon at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue, Downtown Portland) and authors will be signing until 4 PM. Admission is free.

In its 47th year, Holiday Cheer is a chance to celebrate the rich literary talents in Oregon, and marks the start to the holiday season at the Oregon Historical Society. Authors are spread throughout the museum, selling everything from cookbooks to children's books, and of course, history books. All featured authors have published a book in 2014, though many will also have past titles available.

Notable local authors in attendance include mystery writer Phillip Margolin, comical children's author Bart King, historical fiction writer Jane Kirkpatrick, Portland food author Liz Crain, debut fiction writer David Shafer, and the one and only Gerry Frank. A full list of featured authors can be found at on our website at http://ohs.org/shop/holiday-cheer.cfm.

To add to the holiday cheer, local favorite "The Dickens Carolers" will be strolling through the museum performing lively holiday songs from 1 - 2 PM. Sip on a cup of hot cocoa and pick up a cookie as you chat with some of Oregon's best and brightest writers!

Admission to Holiday Cheer is free, and all museum exhibits will be open from Noon - 5 PM. Currently on display is Place: Framing the Oregon Landscape, an original exhibition featuring the stirring photographs of ten local artists, complimented by artifacts from the Oregon Historical Society collections. Visit WWW.OHS.ORG for a full list of current exhibits.

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About the Oregon Historical Society
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, educational programs, and digital content.
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Screening of New Mark Hatfield Documentary at Oregon Historical Society this Thursday, November 20 (Photo) - 11/17/14
Portland, OR - A 90-minute documentary film highlighting the life and legacy of the late Governor and United States Senator Mark O. Hatfield will be shown Thursday, November 20 at 7 PM at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland (1200 SW Park Avenue). The film, "The Gentleman of the Senate: Oregon's Mark Hatfield" features extensive interviews with former staff and Senate colleagues of Hatfield's to tell the story of his remarkable public service career. Kevin Curry, one of the documentary's executive producers, will be present and will participate in a question and answer session following the screening.

The film was produced by The Hatfield Project, a 501(c)(3) organization created to chronicle Senator Hatfield's career and legacy. The film premiered on September 7 at Portland State University, and has also been shown at Willamette University in Salem, Hatfield's alma mater.

Tickets to the screening are $10 and can be purchased through the Oregon Historical Society in advance online (https://orhs.ejoinme.org/hatfield) or at the door.

"The Oregon Historical Society was honored to provide photographs and video from our collection to this documentary," said Kerry Tymchuk, Executive Director of the Oregon Historical Society. "Senator Hatfield was truly one of the most influential and iconic Oregonians of the 20th century, and the positive impact he had on our state will continue for many generations to come."

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About the Oregon Historical Society
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, educational programs, and digital content.
Photo Credit: Oregon Journal** Caption: Marching units of 519th Gun Battalion from Fort Lewis turn onto SW 6th Ave. during Armed Forces Day Parade (Portland, 1950)
Photo Credit: Oregon Journal** Caption: Marching units of 519th Gun Battalion from Fort Lewis turn onto SW 6th Ave. during Armed Forces Day Parade (Portland, 1950)
Free Admission to the Oregon Historical Society for Veterans November 8 - 10 (Closed November 11) (Photo) - 11/05/14
Portland, OR - In honor of Veterans Day, all veterans, active duty military, and their families will be admitted to the Oregon Historical Society for free the weekend of Saturday, November 8 through Monday, November 10. The museum will be closed in observance of Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11. Valid military ID is required at the admission counter to receive free admission (this includes any bearer of a Veterans Identification Card, a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard), National Guard and Reserve member).

Join us for the opening weekend of our newest original exhibition Place: Framing the Oregon Landscape. Featuring stirring works by ten contemporary landscape photographers, Place attempts to capture the innately human aspiration to depict the relationship between our own existence and nature's elegance. Displayed alongside the artists' photographs will be artifacts from the Oregon Historical Society's museum and library collections. From antique cameras to vintage paperbacks, each artifact tells a story both about the artist and the region of Oregon their works capture.

Museum hours are 10 AM - 5 PM Monday through Saturday and Noon - 5 PM on Sunday. Regular admission is $11, and is free every day to OHS members and Multnomah County residents. Plan your visit today at ohs.org.

**Photo Credit: Oregon Journal**
Caption: Marching units of 519th Gun Battalion from Fort Lewis turn onto SW 6th Ave. during Armed Forces Day Parade (Portland, 1950)

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About the Oregon Historical Society
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, educational programs, and digital content.
Jody Ake, Burn
Jody Ake, Burn
Ten Contemporary Photographers Explore Oregon's Landscape in New Historical Society Exhibition "Place" (Photo) - 11/04/14
Portland, OR - Oregonians will be the first to say that there is something special about the Beaver state. From the lush and exotic Columbia Gorge to a picturesque sunset on the Oregon coast, the dramatic beauty of this region's landscapes has inspired generations of artists.

Beginning November 8, the Oregon Historical Society will explore the many aspects of this beauty in the original exhibition Place: Framing the Oregon Landscape. Featuring stirring works by ten contemporary landscape photographers, Place attempts to capture the innately human aspiration to depict the relationship between our own existence and nature's elegance.

Displayed alongside the artists' photographs will be artifacts from the Oregon Historical Society's museum and library collections. From antique cameras to vintage paperbacks, each artifact tells a story both about the artist and the region of Oregon their works capture. According to curator Laura Valenti, "The exhibit strives to highlight the many ways regional artists have shaped our understanding and appreciation of the Oregon landscape."

Visitors to the exhibit are encouraged to share their images of the Oregon landscape with exhibition curator Laura Valenti on Instagram by tagging them with #ohsplace. Many photos have already been posted, and selected images will be chosen by Valenti for inclusion in the exhibition.

Laura Valenti is the Outreach Director at Photolucida, a Portland-based nonprofit that works to build connections between photographers and the gallery and publishing worlds. The artists featured in the exhibition are Bobby Abrahamson, Jody Ake, Steven Beckly, Susan Bein, Chris Bennett, Joseph Glasgow, Thomas Homolya, Christina Laptuta, Stu Levy, and Raymond Meeks.

Place: Framing the Oregon Landscape will be on display at the Oregon Historical Society from November 8, 2014 through May 17, 2015. Museum hours are 10 AM - 5 PM Monday through Saturday and Noon - 5 PM on Sunday. Regular admission is $11, and is free every day to OHS members and Multnomah County residents. Plan your visit today at ohs.org.

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About the Oregon Historical Society
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, educational programs, and digital content.