Asian Heritage & Justice Exhibit

In the Exhibit Hall, Eastern End.

Saturday & Sunday, February 15th & 16th, 2014

 Stop by and see our collection of historic photos and news items about early Oregon’s Asian pio-neers. See exhibits of Asians in Western Oregon as explorers, loggers, miners and farmers. This year we have new displays about early arrivals from the South Seas, Philippines and Hawai‘i.

See exhibits about explorers from Hawaii and Tahiti at Fort Umpqua near Roseburg in 1836. Explore why Eastern Oregon has several places named “Owyhee,” the old spelling for “Hawai‘i.”

Learn about the massacre of Chinese gold miners in Hells Canyon and a new memorial to honor their memory – only the beginning of efforts to remember the early Chinese workers who built the road beds and railroads that we still use today.

Did you know that lumber was exported to Japan from Marcola in 1915? Learn about a colony of Japanese who did logging near Marcola and the shameful Ping Yang School bombing in Mohawk.

Did you know that one of our most famous Oregonians (outside of Oregon) was Bhagat Singh Thind? Living in Astoria, he helped start to plan India’s rebellion against Britain! Do you know who Randall MacDonald was and his importance in Japan?

Learn about our Asian pioneers through rare photos and news items from Stephen Williamson and other Oregon historians.

Historical slide shows will take place on the Atrium Stage both Saturday and Sunday.



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