Archive for November 2016

An Ode to the Great One

Originally published June 2006 Every summer around the late Jerry Garcia’s birthday, McMenamins celebrates his legacy by throwing a free-wheeling party. It’s a wonderful day in tribute to a man who inspired legions of fans with his music. And at Edgefield, we honor Jerry year-round with a 7-foot-tall bronze sculpture in his likeness, a piece…

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In Good Company

As you may well know, the newly opened Art House at Old St. Francis School celebrates the work of the artists who have lent their talents to our properties, making them come alive with color and history. Here is another of the original murals and accompanying artist’s statement, this one from longtime McMenamins collaborator Kolieha…

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The Mother of Female Suffrage in the Northwest

“When women’s true history shall have been written, her part in the up-building of this nation will astound the world.”  — Abigail Scott Duniway This Election Day, while we wait to see the results from the ballot boxes, we should remember one of the most well-known sibling rivalries of Pacific Northwest politics. Abigail Scott Duniway…

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Premiere of Oregon Experience’s “Vanport”

On Thursday, November 10, we’re pleased to host the premiere of OPB’s Oregon Experience documentary “Vanport” in the Kennedy School Theater. The event is free and guests of all ages are welcome. **** Vanport was built in 1942 as public housing for the thousands of workers coming from around the country for steady, well-paying jobs…

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