Asian Heritage & Justice Exhibit
In the Exhibit Hall, Eastern End.
Saturday & Sunday, February 16th & 17th
Stop by and view our collection of historic photos and news items about Oregon’s forgotten Asian pioneers. See exhibits of Asians early in Western Oregon as loggers, miners and farmers.
Learn about a 1911 colony of Japanese who did logging and the shameful Ping Yang School bombing in Marcola. One of our most famous Oregonians was Bhagat Singh Thind. He helped plan India’s rebellion against Britain, from Astoria!
See exhibits about men from Hawai’i 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.
Learn about our Asian pioneers through rare photographs from Stephen Williamson, Curtis Irish and other Oregon historians. Slide shows will take place on the Atrium Stage both Saturday and Sunday. Please see pages 4-5 for the schedule.