Public History Graduates (PHig) debuts the Lens on the Community program with a screening of Riches of a City, at 2pm this Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 5th Avenue Cinema (510 SW Hall).
Riches of a City (1975). . . 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.
The movie title comes from the words engraved on the side of Skidmore Fountain: Good citizens are the riches of a city.
This is the first FREE public program in the Lens of the Community series, featuring films from the Center for the Moving Image (CMI) from the Tom T. Taylor collection at the Portland State Library that represent, interpret, and shape the distinct communities that constitute the greater Portland metropolitan area. The program’s aim is to present interesting history to the public while underscoring the importance of the CMI to the community.
The program is made possible by a grant from the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, the Oregon Cultural Trust, and with cooperation of Portland State University Library’s Special Collections.