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Oregon Historical Society Kicks Off Chinese New Year With Dance and Parade

Saturday, February 06, 2016

 

The Oregon Historical Society will start the Chinese New Year celebrations with the annual Dragon Dance and Parade on Sunday, February 7 at 11 AM.

The celebration will include a fabulous mile-long parade through Portland. 

The Dragon Dance will begin at 11 AM on the corner of NW Davis an 4th Avenue. It will continue through Chinatown, down 3rd Avenue and up SW Jefferson Street.

The celebration will continue at the Oregon Historical Society when the parade arrives at 12 PM. OHS will host tea, sweet treats and special performances by local Lion Dance teams.

For more information, visit the Oregon Historical Society website.

 

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The Oregon Black Pioneers have partnered with the Oregon Historical Society to present a Community on the Move, an in-depth exhibit about the impact of WWII Shipyards, the Vanport Flood, and urban renewal programs on Portland-area black families and businesses in the 1940s and 50s.

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10th Annual Les Femmes Debutante Ball,

Photo Credit: The Oregonian (image cropped) 

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1943 Ninie Mae Locke dressed for work.

Photo Credit: City of Portland (image cropped) 

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Vanport Floating Housing 

Photo Credit: Thomas Robinson (image cropped) 

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Easter at Bethal A.M.E. Church 

Photo Credit: Portland State University (image cropped) 

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The state’s premier Black heritage organization is dedicated to illuminating African Americans’ contributions to Oregon’s history through research, publications, exhibits, and community outreach. The organization’s newest exhibition, A Community on the Move, directly builds on two highly successful collaborations with the Oregon Historical Society and reflects the all-volunteer organization’s increasing capacity to create meaningful opportunities for community dialogue and learning.

Launching Tuskegee Victory Ship, 1946

Photo Credit: Oregon Historical Society (image cropped) 

 
 

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