Building the Panama Canal – OMSI Science Pub (3 August 2015)

OMSI Science PubOMSI presents Building the Panama Canal as part of the Science Pub Portland series, on Monday, 3 August 2015 at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd).

During the early 20th century strategic control of the oceans was essential to all of the great industrial powers of the world. In 1904 President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt would commit the brains of American engineering and the brawn of America’s industrial machine to build a canal of unprecedented scope and challenge.

Panama Canal’s successful construction was the result of the convergence of extraordinary men, machines, and methods. In the decades preceding Panama Canal’s construction, tremendous advancements were realized in every discipline of engineering. In the realm of heavy civil construction, these collective engineering advancements provided the construction technology that made Panama Canal possible. This presentation highlights how the right men, the right machines, and the right methods all came together in 1904 to build a project of unprecedented scope and challenges.

Presenter Raymond “Paul” Giroux is a construction engineer and civil engineering historian.

The Hollywood Theatre Science Pub takes place monthly and is open to all ages. There’s a $5 suggested cover charge.

Portland Weekend Amusements (August 1-2, 2015)

2015 Iranian Festival

Amusements this weekend include the Iranian Festival, Fremont Fest, Concerts in the Park, Obon Fest, and more!

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Know Your City – New Projects in 2016

Know Your City

Know Your City does great things in Portland using scholarship and art, and emphasizing social justice And they have three days left on their kickstarter campaign, Know Your City: Sustain our new projects into 2016!

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History Pub: Stories from our Native Ancestors (27 July 2015)

Stories from Our Native Ancestors: Killing Bigfoot, The Giant Beaver, The Coast Range Goblin and How Clam Got His Eyes

Stories from Our Native Ancestors: Killing Bigfoot, The Giant Beaver, The Coast Range Goblin and How Clam Got His Eyes is the latest History Pub, on Monday, 27 July 2015 at the Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd). Presenters Dr. Jason T. Younker, Associate Professor of Anthropology and assistant vice president and advisor to the president […]

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Division-Clinton Street Fair and Parade (25 July 2015)

Division-Clinton Street Fair 2015

From 10 AM to 5 PM take in sidewalk sales, live music, activities for the kids, and more. Streets will be closed to automobile traffic at SE 31st and Division, SE 35th Place and Division, and SE 26th and Clinton.

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