Portland State University and Oregon Historical Society Present “PSU Night”
Author: Christian Aniciete, University Communications
Posted: November 9, 2011

Portland, OR – The Portland State Student Ambassadors will host a “PSU Night” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Avenue. The “PSU Night” event will be open to all PSU students, staff, and faculty. The purpose of the collaboration is twofold: to raise awareness of the numerous resources available through the Society and to foster a partnership between the two neighboring institutions.

The free “PSU Night” will feature light refreshments, museum tours, and entertainment from the PSU Jazz Ensemble. The event will showcase Oregon Historical Society’s latest exhibit, Oregon Rocks, which celebrates the vibrant story of Oregon’s rock and roll heritage. This unique exhibit displays Oregon’s role in national musical movements past and present. The exhibit is scheduled to run through Jan. 15, 2012.

"Given that OHS and PSU are only blocks apart, it's fitting that the two great institutions should forge new partnerships,” said Oregon Historical Society Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk. “Given that all Multnomah County residents now have free admission to our museum and world-class research library, there is no better time than now for PSU students to visit us.”

About Portland State University:

Located in Portland, Oregon, PSU has about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. PSU's motto is "Let Knowledge Serve the City," and we provide every student with opportunities to work with businesses, schools and organizations on real-world projects. Our downtown campus exhibits PSU's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while sustainability is incorporated into much of the curriculum.

About the Oregon Historical Society

The Society has served since 1898 as Oregon’s primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including more than 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon’s history through a museum, research library, traveling exhibits, school programs and website content.