Local Story is a nomadic public program created to raise awareness about the diversity of people who contribute to the living history of this remarkable region. The program comprises a series of individual events organized in direct collaboration with community members, all of which revolve around the theme of locality, personal history, and the pursuit of opportunity in Washington County. Presentation locations are chosen by each presenter and serve as an immersive backdrop in the telling of their story.
Each Local Story is recorded, archived, and made publicly available through the museum’s permanent collection, as well as through social media pages.
A Local Story conversation with David G. Lewis, PhD on Indigenous representation in museums and the Oregon history that is often left out: the creation of reservations, the residential school system, termination, and restoration of Indigenous sovereignty.Read More