Milwaukie historians sponsor two February events
Milwaukie Historical Society members are sponsoring two events in February, the annual Black History Month proclamation to City Council and the opening of a new exhibit at the Milwaukie Museum.
At the proclamation, Milwaukie Historical Society's special guest will be Kimberly Moreland, vice president of Oregon Black Pioneers. Moreland wrote the 128-page book "African Americans of Portland" and was co-curator of the Oregon Historical Society exhibit "Racing for Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years."
Her nonprofit organization aims to be the top resource for Oregon's African-American culture and heritage information. The proclamation will be read at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at City Hall.
From 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays starting Feb. 2 the Milwaukie Museum will display its new exhibit, "Milwaukie Kids: Growing up in the good old days."
Greg Hemer, vice president/communications director of the Milwaukie Historical Society, said the exhibit will showcase a collection of artifacts, stories and photographs to show what life was like for local youngsters before the advent of computers and digital devices.
"The exhibit provides kids of today an opportunity to explore what life was like when their grandparents or great-grandparents were their age, and give older generations a chance to relive glorious memories of their youth," he said.
The exhibit will be displayed throughout the year at 3737 S.E. Adams St.