Come to the Clark County Historical Museum at 7 p.m. on First Thursday, May 4, for a discussion of Vanport with local author Zita Podany. Nestled in the floodplain between North Portland and Vancouver, Vanport was a housing project was built to help house World War II shipyard workers. It was a city that touched many lives in a very short period of time—but on May 30, 1948, it was a city that disappeared just as quickly as it came into existence, leaving a legacy that will not soon be forgotten. Longtime Portland resident Zita Podany has for many years been fascinated with the story of a city that once thrived in an area full of marshes and sloughs, and you can hear her compelling presentation during this special First Thursday event.
This lecture is part of the Clark County Historical Museum’s First Thursday Museum After Hours Series. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for children under 18, and museum members are free. Doors will open at 5 p.m. so that you can spend some time looking at the museum’s new and continuing exhibits, and the discussion will start at 7 p.m. For more event information and questions, contact the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 360-993-5679.