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Best-selling author Doris Kearns Goodwin to give exclusive media tour of Oregon Historical Society Lincoln exhibit; public lecture to follow - 07/14/14
Portland, OR - Next Monday, July 21, the Oregon Historical Society is thrilled to host famed author Doris Kearns Goodwin for a lecture at the Newmark Theater at 7 p.m. on her New York Times bestselling book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. Limited tickets are still available through TicketsWest and start at $50.

Prior to the evening lecture, media are invited for a special behind the scenes tour of the Oregon Historical Society's exhibit 2 Years, 1 Month: Lincoln's Legacy with Ms. Goodwin and local businessman and collector Pete Mark. The tour will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue, downtown Portland). If you are interested in joining us for the tour, please contact Rachel Randles at 503.306.5221 or Rachel.Randles@ohs.org.

Goodwin is the author of six critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling books, including her most recent, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, (November, 2013). Goodwin is well known for her appearances and commentary on television, where she is seen frequently on NBC, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, CNN, The Charlie Rose Show and Meet the Press. Goodwin earned a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University, where she taught Government, including a course on the American Presidency. She served as an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson in his last year in the White House, and later assisted President Johnson in the preparation of his memoirs.

In Team of Rivals, Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. Goodwin worked with director Steven Spielberg on the film Lincoln, which is partly based on Team of Rivals. The film grossed $275 million at the box office and earned 12 Academy Award(R) nominations, including an Academy Award for actor Daniel Day-Lewis for his portrayal of President Abraham Lincoln.

Goodwin resides in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband, the writer, presidential advisor, speechwriter and playwright Richard N. Goodwin. She was the first woman to enter the Boston Red Sox locker room, and is a devoted fan of the World Series-winning team.

Copies of The Bully Pulpit and Team of Rivals will be on sale at the Newmark starting at 6 p.m. Doors to the theater open at 6:30 p.m. Following the lecture, all ticket holders are invited to the Oregon Historical Society for a tour of 2 Years, 1 Month: Lincoln's Legacy.


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, school programs, and website content.
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Replica of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Coat Added to Exhibit at the Oregon History Museum (Photo) - 07/01/14
Portland, OR - To kick off the Fourth of July weekend, the Oregon History Museum has announced a new addition to its original exhibition, 2 Years, 1 Month: Lincoln's Legacy. Thanks to local collector and philanthropist Pete Mark, the Oregon History Museum has secured from Brooks Brothers the replica of the embroidered "Great Coat" the retailer made for Abraham Lincoln for his second inauguration, which he was also wearing when he was assassinated just six weeks later. The Great Coat will be on display for a limited time only through July 31, 2014.

Working in conjunction with Ford's Theater, Brooks analyzed each component of the original coat to maintain authenticity when recreating the garment they first created in 1864. A special feature of the coat's quilted lining is an embroidered eagle with a pennant in its beak bearing the inscription "One Country, One Destiny." This coat was made in Brooks Brothers' workrooms, just as the original was almost 150 years ago.

The Oregon History Museum will be closed on Friday, July 4 in observance of the holiday, but will reopen on Saturday, July 5. Regular museum hours are Monday - Friday from 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday from Noon - 5 PM, and admission is free for OHS members and Multnomah County residents.

About 2 Years, 1 Month: Lincoln's Legacy
The exhibit features extremely rare documents and artifacts from the Mark Family Collection, the Shapell Manuscript Foundation, and the holdings of the Oregon Historical Society. Visitors to the exhibit have the opportunity to see a first printing of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Abraham Lincoln; a House of Representatives official copy of the Thirteenth Amendment, personally signed by the then members of Congress and United States Senators; military uniform shoulder straps worn by General William T. Sherman, the actual pen that President Lincoln used in 1862 to sign the Act of Emancipation for the Territories , and pieces of fabric from both the coat that Lincoln was wearing and the seat in which he was sitting the night he was assassinated at Ford's Theater. In addition, the exhibit includes numerous Civil War-era costumes that were worn by actors in director Steven Spielberg's Academy Award winning movie, Lincoln.

The exhibit also features a touch-screen video game, "Lincoln's Challenge," which allows visitors to test their knowledge of America's 16th President and the Civil War. 2 Years, 1 Month will be on display until October 6.



About the Oregon History Museum at 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, school programs, and website content.
The Oregon History Museum is located at 1200 SW Park Avenue in downtown Portland. Museum hours are Monday - Saturday from 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday from Noon - 5 PM. Admission is always free for Multnomah County residents. Visitor information and a list of current exhibits can be found at WWW.OHS.ORG.
Credit Seattle Seahawks
Credit Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks Lombardi Trophy on display at Oregon Historical Society Thursday, July 10 from 2-6 PM (Photo) - 06/30/14
Portland, OR - For one day only, the Oregon Historical Society will host the prized Lombardi Trophy for a special viewing in Portland. Most recently awarded to Super Bowl XLVIII champions the Seattle Seahawks, the Lombardi Trophy will be on display in the Oregon Historical Society Pavilion (1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland 97205) for four hours on July 10 from 2-6 PM. Admission to the museum for the entire day will be free.

"The Oregon Historical Society was filled to the brim with hockey fans when we hosted the legendary Stanley Cup this past March," said Oregon Historical Society Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk. "When the Seahawks reached out about showcasing the Lombardi Trophy in our museum, we jumped at the chance to open our doors for this piece of Pacific Northwest sports history."

The NFL championship trophy was first awarded in 1967 to the Green Bay Packers, and was renamed in 1970 in honor of the legendary Packers coach Vince Lombardi. The trophy has been made each year by Tiffany & Company, and is remade each year and presented permanently to the winning team.

"The Seattle Seahawks are excited to bring the trophy to the fans of Portland," said Thomas Buren, Seahawks Fan Development Coordinator.

Visitors will have the opportunity to take their photo with the Lombardi Trophy, listen to a performance by the Blue Thunder drumline, and visit with Sea Gals as this historic sporting event!

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, school programs, and website content. Visit www.ohs.org for more information.

About the Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks Joined the NFL in 1976 and are currently owned by co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen, and coached by Pete Carroll. The Seahawks have won eight division titles, and two conference championships. They have appeared in two Super Bowls, and won Super Bowl XLVIII this past year, defeating the Denver Broncos 43-8.