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Clackamas County Historical Society presents “Murdock Talks”

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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One event on May 15, 2019 at 7:00pm


Clackamas County Historical Society presents

Murdock Talks – Lecture Series

Monthly, 7 – 8 pm

Museum of the Oregon Territory, Oregon City

Clackamas County Historical Society is extremely excited to announce their newest lecture series: Murdock Talks!

Hosted in their very own Murdock Gallery at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Murdock Talks bring in speakers from all over Oregon to speak on a wide variety of topics, ranging from famous (or perhaps infamous) pioneers, to the Willamette Valley wineries, to the funeral industry in Oregon.

Admission is free.

Wednesday, April 17 – Language of the Land: Cowboy Poetry with Tom Swearingen

Throughout the history of the American West, and in Oregon, cowboy poets have played a large part in preserving our western heritage and the culture of Oregon through oral and written poetry. Cowboy poetry is part of a long-cherished legacy and Oregon has produced well-respected contemporary cowboy poets, including this program’s presenter, Tom Swearingen.

A two-time winner of the National Finals Rodeo Cowboy Poetry Contest, Tom brings his stories to life with rhythm and rhyme and a style that makes him a popular performer. For more on Tom visit oregoncowboypoet.com.

Wednesday, May 15 – Giving the Noose the Slip: An Analysis of Female Murderers in Oregon, 1854-1950

Twenty-five women were convicted of homicide in Oregon between 1854 and 1950. During these years the majority faced all-male court and penal systems. As such, they were handled differently in accordance with various social, cultural, and legislative shifts relating to women’s roles as citizens. Through an examination of contemporary newspaper articles, inmate case files, and other Oregon State Penitentiary records, this presentation will examine three distinct periods relating to these shifts: 1854-1900, 1901-1935 and 1936-1950.

Jenna Barganski is the Museum Manager at Clackamas County Historical Society in Oregon City. In 2018, Jenna received her M.A. in History and Public History from Portland State University.


Museum of the Oregon Territory
211 Tumwater Dr.
Oregon City, OR 97045 United States
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