This month, come out for "All Aboard: Railroading and Portland's Black Community," a presentation by Gwen Carr, Avel Gordly and Charlotte Rutherford. Inspired by the Oregon Black Pioneers exhibit of the same name, this program includes context on how railroad jobs brought African Americans to Portland in the early 20th century.
Gwen Carr, program director of the Oregon Black Pioneers, gives an overview on history presented in the Oregon History Museum exhibit All Aboard! Joining her are Hon. Avel Gordly, a descendant of railroad workers, and Charlotte Rutherford, descendant of community leaders, who will share some of their personal family stories.
History Pub is a free event made possible through a partnership between OHS, Holy Names Heritage Center, and McMenamins. Admission is free, and canned food donations will be accepted for the Oregon Food Bank.
The History pub events at the Kennedy school are very popular and often fill up fast. For that reason it is best if you could arrive by 6:30 pm to help me safe seats for the group. I will not be able to hold seats for those who arrive after 6:45 pm.
I am hosting a Happy Hour in the Courtyard restaurant beforehand as well, you can sign up for it here: