Opening in 2009 in Portland, Oregon, this unique exhibit, designed by Andre and Associates of Victoria, BC, covered Oregon history from the end of World War II to now. Our producers traveled the state, covering farming, logging, and social issues, such as the meth epidemic and homelessness. This is a departure from the usual staid history exhibit that audiences expect. There’s a lot of serious stuff about gentrification and the loss of South Portland in the first big urban renewal push in Portland. Also, we had some fun, particularly with “From Chips to Chips,” a short film about the change from a forest products to a thriving high tech economy. This exhibit is closed now, but the videos we did are still on display in Oregon Voices at the Oregon History Museum. This project won an American Association of State and Local History Leader in History Award.
Sample the videos here: