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
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 http://www.history.pdx.edu/foh , 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.