Save the Oregon Historical Society’s Research Library

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Today a fly fishing friend of mine who volunteered at the OHS museum and research library from 1979 to 2000 clued me in that the research library may be shut down for lack of funding. That would be a disaster.

Please visit the petition site to weigh in on the matter, and then let everyone you know about the opportunity to keep Oregon history available.

This resource must remain accessible to keep Oregon history alive. One of the first steps to obliterating a culture or a people is to cut them off from their history. We can’t have that happening in Oregon. Or anywhere else, for that matter.

Anyone else have any ideas on how to get the word around? Please comment here and I’ll do my share to spread the word.

As of tonight, only 20 people had signed the online petition. Surely more of us must care.

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5 thoughts on “Save the Oregon Historical Society’s Research Library

  1. I hope the campaign to save this institution gains more traction. Would be a shame to lose it.

    The Mark Twain House, which is not far from me, has fallen on hard times. It baffles me that this has happened; a National Historic Landmark, no less.

    I started thinking, facetiously, that maybe the internet is to blame for both circumstances, and then I thought, heck, maybe it is the internet!

    Nice to hear from you, Miss Profe! 🙂 –Hugh

  2. I signed the petition today. This is an important institution. What if someone suggested on closing down the Library of Congress….? It would Never happen.

  3. As of today, 500 people have signed the resolution!

    On Tuesday, March 17th, at 4 p.m. OHS is holding a listening session in their plaza, 1200 SW Park Avenue. This is to address members concerns about the severe cutback of library access. I urge all interested people to attend the session and let OHS know how important the library is to you.

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