Talks

Our museum auditorium seats 55 and though we make every effort to accommodate walk-ins, sometimes we are unable to seat everyone.  

For paid programs it is strongly advised to order tickets early online. Some free programs require an RSVP and some are available on a first-come, first-served basis without an RSVP. Check with the event page for current information.

Doors open to the public a half hour before a program begins.


Chasing Portraits

Tuesday, September 6, 7:30pm
Location: Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland

Elizabeth Rynecki, author of 'Chasing Portraits, A Great Granddaughter’s Quest for her Lost Art Legacy' will have a conversation with Judith Margles, OJMCHE Director at Powell's Bookstore.
Rynecki's book is a memoir of one woman's emotional quest to find the art of her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather, lost during World War II. more »

Secrets of the Greatest Generation: stories our mothers never told us

September 20, 2016 talk at 7:15pm
Doors open at 6:30pm to view the exhibit

Ticket Info: Free for OJMCHE Members with RSVP, General Public $5, view of exhibit included

Buy Tickets   Add to Calendar /experience/talk-2016-09-20-secrets-of-the-greatest-generation-stories-our-mothers-never-told-us 07/18/2016 09/21/2016 6 OJM Event - Secrets of the Greatest Generation: stories our mothers never told us Suzanne Hertzberg, author of Katherine Joseph: Photographing an Era of Social Significance

When Katherine Joseph died in 1990, her daughter discovered a trove of memorabilia from her mother’s career as a Roosevelt-era photographer for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). Joseph photographed union leaders and progressive political luminaries as well as men and women at work in union shops and at play in union-sponsored cultural events. She traveled to Mexico in 1941 on an extended photojournalistic grand tour, returned to New York on the cusp of Pearl Harbor, and went on to document labor’s wartime Home Front efforts.
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Suzanne Hertzberg, author of Katherine Joseph: Photographing an Era of Social Significance

When Katherine Joseph died in 1990, her daughter discovered a trove of memorabilia from her mother’s career as a Roosevelt-era photographer for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). Joseph photographed union leaders and progressive political luminaries as well as men and women at work in union shops and at play in union-sponsored cultural events. She traveled to Mexico in 1941 on an extended photojournalistic grand tour, returned to New York on the cusp of Pearl Harbor, and went on to document labor’s wartime Home Front efforts. more »

Lecture: Christopher Browning

November 10, Smith Ballroom, PSU, 7pm.

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Buy Tickets   Add to Calendar /experience/talk-2016-11-10-christopher-browning 08/5/2016 11/10/2016 6 OJM Event - Lecture: Christopher Browning "From humanitarian relief to Holocaust rescue: Tracy Strong Jr. and the fate of Jewish refugees in southern France."

Sponsored by OJMCHE and the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project at PSU



Christopher R. Browning was the Frank Porter Graham Professor of History at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill until his retirement in May 2014. Previously he taught for 25 years at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. He is the author of eight books and has served as an expert witness in war crimes trials in Australia, Canada, and Great Britain and has also served as an expert witness in two Holocaust denial case.
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"From humanitarian relief to Holocaust rescue: Tracy Strong Jr. and the fate of Jewish refugees in southern France."

Sponsored by OJMCHE and the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project at PSU



Christopher R. Browning was the Frank Porter Graham Professor of History at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill until his retirement in May 2014. Previously he taught for 25 years at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. He is the author of eight books and has served as an expert witness in war crimes trials in Australia, Canada, and Great Britain and has also served as an expert witness in two Holocaust denial case. more »