Event Details

Special Event. Free Admission for Veterans Day

The Oregon Historical Society

Oregon Historical Society

1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205

Start Date: 11/11/2019 10:00 AM

End Date: 11/11/2019 5:00 PM

In honor of Veterans Day and our current exhibit, Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II, the Oregon Historical Society will be offering free admission to all, thanks to the generous support of Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo is one of the two national sponsors of this touring exhibit, on loan from The National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Representatives from Veterans Legacies will also be on site to talk about their Mighty Endeavor program, whose mission is to gather veterans’ oral histories, recordings, images, and videos with the intent of using their stories to educate youth and help reconnect veterans with the community they served.

In the years leading up to World War II, discrimination was a part of daily life for many in the U.S. Yet, once World War II began, thousands of African Americans rushed to enlist, intent on serving the nation that treated them as second-class citizens. Discover their stories in this compelling exhibition, on view through January 12, 2020. 
 

Registration details: https://ohs.org/events/free-admission-for-veterans-day.cfm