As part of Portland State of Mind (October 13-22), join us for a special screenings of community-produced short oral history documentaries, featuring former Vanport residents sharing their memories. Through archival footage, historic photographs, and compelling first-person narratives, this collection of short films creates a rich and elaborate “mosaic” of the vibrant community that made up the city of Vanport.
- PCC Cascade History Professor James Harrison will answer our questions. He is currently conducting research and is in the early stages of writing a comprehensive social history of Vanport City and its impact on Portland.
- "Story midwife" Laura Lo Forti, Vanport Mosaic co-founder, will update on the on-going participatory oral history project and how you can get involved.
- Former Vanport residents will share their memories.
- Portland author Zita Podany will be signing copies of her book "Images of America: Vanport
Ticket sales ($5 plus fees) support our on-going effort to capture, honor, and preserve the many silenced stories from Oregon's past, so that we can better understand our present.