Wednesday, May 17 at 11:30am to 1:00pm
White Stag Block, Event Room
70 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
The George McMath Historic Preservation Award honors significant contributions to historic preservation in the state of Oregon. The Oregon Black Pioneers, the state’s premier organization dedicated to illuminating African Americans’ contributions to Oregon’s history, is the 2017 recipient of the George McMath Historic Preservation Award. The award is presented by the University of Oregon Historic Preservation Program.
Since 1993, the Oregon Black Pioneers, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization based in Salem, has produced publications, mounted exhibitions, presented lectures, sponsored conferences, organized musical and theater productions, delivered classroom presentations and curriculum to public schools, and recognized burial sites for Black pioneers in Salem. Their dedication to shedding light on Oregon’s African American pioneers has revealed a rich history that enriches the experience of all Oregonians.
Tickets to the award luncheon may be purchased online.