[Libs-Or] Japanese American History Featured at Oregon Encyclopedia History Night

Tania Hyatt-Evenson pdx05508 at pdx.edu
Tue Sep 4 11:16:45 PDT 2012

Greetings from The Oregon Encyclopedia.

Please see the attached press release and poster from the Oregon
Encyclopedia (The OE), an on-line resource of Oregon history and culture.
In partnership with McMenamins, The OE continues its History Night series
with a look back at the people and events that have shaped our communities.
Special guests and historical images are a part of every event.

"Along the Sandy: Our Nikkei Neighbors”

Presented by Clarence E. Mershon
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
McMenamins Edgefield Power Station Theater, 2126 SW Halsey Street,
Troutdale, OR
Free and open to the public.

Through photos, historical research, and personal recollection, Mr. Mershon
will talk about the history
of Japanese American families living in east Multnomah County and their
experiences during the Great
Depression, the incarceration of Japanese Americans, and Nisei from the
area who served in the U.S. Armed
Forces during the war. Several of Mershon’s Japanese American neighbors and
friends will attend to recall
their experiences growing up in east Multnomah County. Clarence Mershon is
a retired school teacher and
past president of the Crown Point Country Historical Society. He is the
author of Along the Sandy: Our
Nikkei Neighbors.

See the attached press release and poster for more details. For more
information please visit: www.oregonencyclopedia.org.

Tania Hyatt-Evenson
Community Relations and Outreach Coordinator
The Oregon Encyclopedia
pdx05508 at pdx.edu
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