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THIS SUNDAY: See if Your Collectibles are Valuable at New Oregon Historical Society What's It Worth? Event (Photo) - 08/20/14
Portland, OR - Have you ever wondered if you had a hidden treasure buried in your closet? Find out at the Oregon Historical Society's first "What's It Worth?" event on Sunday, August 24, where local specialists will provide "Antiques Roadshow"-style evaluations of your collectibles.

Items that can be evaluated include: American Indian arts and crafts, autographs, coins, comic books & rare books, fine art, jewelry, political buttons, pottery, toys, vintage & antique clothing, and other collectibles. Evaluations are $10 plus regular OHS museum admission, and each person is limited to five items. Evaluations will be provided by local professionals who have volunteered their time to support this event. Visit the event page (http://ohs.org/education/whats-it-worth.cfm) for a full list of the professionals in attendance.

"With the current fascination in auction and antique hunting popping up all over popular TV shows, this seems like the perfect time for the Oregon Historical Society to host its own rendition of "Antiques Roadshow" said Oregon Historical Society Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk. "Who knows - you may discover you have had something hidden away for decades of real value and historical significance!"

All proceeds raised from this special event support the mission of the Oregon Historical Society. The event runs from Noon - 4 PM at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland) and evaluations are given on a first come, first served basis.

Accompanying this event is a new Oregon Historical Society museum exhibit titled "Worth/Worthless: Valuing Our Collections," curated by OHS Library Director Geoff Wexler in collaboration with OHS Associate Registrar Kim Buergel. To help us better understand the many meanings of value, this exhibition draws on the rich collections of the Oregon Historical Society, providing juxtapositions of documents, artworks, and artifacts that illustrate the often puzzling differences that make things valuable or valueless. (http://ohs.org/exhibits/current/worth-worthless.cfm)

Note that firearms and weapons are not permitted, and all items presented for evaluation must be able to be carried by hand. Evaluations that are provided are auction estimates and are not considered legally binding paid appraisals.

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. Visit ohs.org for information on current exhibits and events and access to educational content.
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Hatfield Documentary to Premiere on September 7, 2014 (Photo) - 08/11/14
Portland State University and Oregon Historical Society to Host Events

Portland, OR - A feature-length documentary film highlighting the life and legacy of the late Governor and United States Senator Mark O. Hatfield will premiere Sunday, September 7, in Portland. The film, The Gentleman of the Senate: Oregon's Mark Hatfield, uses extensive interviews with former staff and Senate colleagues of Hatfield to tell the story of his public service career.

"Senator Mark Hatfield's legacy as a compassionate leader is considered one of Oregon's greatest gifts to this country and the world," said Rick Dancer, an executive producer of the project and long-time TV journalist from Eugene. "The story of Mark Hatfield is about his approach to leadership, the lives he influenced, and his involvement in iconic moments in history. There are important lessons here for today's leaders and the citizens who elect them."

The film will premiere Sunday, September 7 at 4:00 p.m. at Portland State University's Lincoln Performance Hall at 1620 SW Park Avenue. A reception with the film makers will follow at the Oregon Historical Society at 1200 SW Park Avenue. More information on The Hatfield Project and instructions on how to purchase tickets to the premiere can be found at www.HatfieldFilm.com.

The film was produced by The Hatfield Project, a 501(c)(3) organization created to chronicle Senator Hatfield's career and legacy. The premiere will help support distribution of the film with copies donated to schools and public libraries in Oregon. Additional showings of the film are scheduled at Willamette University and are being planned for other colleges across Oregon. The film's executive producers are Rick Dancer, Kevin Curry, and Devon Lyon.

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. Visit ohs.org for information on current exhibits and events and access to educational content.
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