Pints from the Past: World War II in Oregon

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

WWII changed the nation, and the state of Oregon, in deep and lasting ways.  In his presentation, Speaker Charlie Presti will examine the impact the conflict had on the economy, demographics, society, gender, and race.  Topics include the Kaiser Shipyards, Vanport, war-time initiatives, women in the workforce, population movements and diversification, and Japanese internment.  The lecture will be accompanied by photographs from the Oregon Historical Society's Digital Archives.

After gaining a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Charlie Presti earned his MA at the University of Montana-Missoula, where he focused on American Indian History and the American West.  His thesis analyzed the historical relationship between the Blackfeet Nation and Glacier National Park.  After moving to Portland in 2006, he began teaching Part-Time at Portland Community College, and then took an additional Adjunct position at Clackamas Community College in 2015.  He teaches the Western Civilization Survey (3 parts), the American History Survey (3 parts), Oregon History, and American Indian History.  

Come on down and support a local business that serves delicious food and a wide variety of beverages while you enjoy free entertainment from our delightful presenter.  Doors open at 6:00 so you have time to choose a seat and order a meal. The presentation begins at 7:00!

This program is offered by the Lake Oswego Public Library in cooperation with Clackamas County Historical Society and the Lake Theater & Café. Admission is free and no ticket is required. Doors open at 6:00, presentation begins at 7:00. The Lake Theater & Café is located at 106 North State Street in Lake Oswego. For more information, contact Carissa Barrett at or 503-534-4237.

Lake Theater & Cafe
106 North State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
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