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Friends of History at Portland State University presents three new and exciting free programs during the Fall 2009 school season.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 7:00pm

The PSU Friends of History is responding to the many requests of its members and regular attendees to enhance their usual elucidating and cutting-edge programming, with a new and refreshing focus on historical events, places and people outside of the American Civil War. The 2009-2010 season will reflect this change with a meeting each month starting in October when the FOH program season officially begins.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 starting at 7pm: Friends of History presents a look at World War II history with :"Remembering the 68th Anniversary of America's entry into World War II" (on the anniversary of America's declaration of War on Japan a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.)Military history expert and PSU History Alum Dick Matthews, will read from his regimental history: "Good Soldiers: the History of the 353rd Infantry Regiment, 89th Infantry Division 1942-1945." Dick currently serves as the Director of Facilities for the Oregon Historical Society. He has an extensive background working with non-profit and historical organizations, including stints as Development Coordinator for World Affairs Council of Oregon, Assistant Director for the Historic Preservation League of Oregon, and Administrator for the Washington County Museum. Dick has a M.A. in United States History, with a secondary focus in Public Administration from Portland State
University, and a B.S. in Modern European History from Portland State University
Cramer Hall Room 494 7pm.

These lectures and presentations are free and open to the public. For more information check out our website at , or call the PSU History Department at (503)725-5473. Parking for attendees at this event is free in the PSU Parking structures after 7pm.