October 9: Riches of a City @ 5th Avenue Cinema | FREE, History of Downtown Portland

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Riches of a City
Sunday, October 9
2 p.m. | FREE | All Ages
@ 5th Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall Street

Public History Graduates (PHiG) is proud to present Lens on the Community, a series of free public programs presenting films from the Center for the Moving Image (CMI) from the Tom T. Taylor collection at the Portland State Library. Historically significant in their own right, these films document and interpret the history of the many distinct communities that constitute the greater Portland metropolitan area today.

The program kicks off at 2pm on October 9th at 5th Avenue Cinema. PHiG will present the CMI film Riches of a City (1975), which documents the development of the Skidmore District and recounts the struggle to bring this downtown Portland neighborhood into the modern era while preserving its cultural and historical significance. Dr. Carl Abbott (School of Urban Studies and Planning) and Bill Hawkins (Architectural Heritage Center) will be the guest speakers who will offer insights into the film and the district, then and now.

We hope you’ll come support this inaugural program, which not only aims to bring interesting (and FREE) history to the public, but also underscores the importance of CMI to the greater Portland community.