Scanning for History Nerds – Digital Scanning Workshop

The Northwest History Network is offering a free digital scanning workshop on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Seven Brides Brewing (, 990 N. 1st St., Silverton, OR, 97381. RSVP requested via email at bryans1212 at or by phone at 503-747-9652.


Modern digital imaging techniques continue to advance, providing archivists, historians and researchers with a broad range of ways to digitize, and reproduce a wide variety of materials. When we think of scanning, we usually think of photographs and text. However, other items one would not normally consider scanning, are well served by this process. Likewise within the realm of standard scanning, there are certain techniques and processes that help enhance and manipulate traditional scanned items. Know which technique to use as well as what post-scanning processing techniques greatly enhance the final scan.

About the Presenter:

Native Oregonian Gus Frederick works as a Training and Development Specialist for the Oregon State Fire Marshal. His background includes working as a graphic artist, animationist, filmmaker and photographer. A long-time local history enthusiast, he continues to be fascinated with many of the incredible stories from the Silverton Country. He is author of the 2006 annotated re-issue of Homer Davenport’s 1898 book “Cartoons,” with a third edition released in 2013.

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Northwest History Network Event – Thursday, February 16th

Presentations on the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II

Executive Order 9066, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, led to the forced removal and incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. As the 75th anniversary of the signing of the executive order approaches, Todd Mayberry and Morgen Young will discuss the history of the Japanese American wartime experience. The presentations will occur at the Belmont Library in Portland on Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the library’s meeting room – The Belmont Library is located at 1038 SE César E. Chávez Blvd., Portland, OR 97214. The event is free and open to NHN Associates and the general public. RSVP requested via email at bryans1212 at or by phone at 503-747-9652.

Please follow this link for more details about the event and its presenters: Presentation Details



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Upcoming Free Lecture About the Quilt Index

A free lecture about the Quilt Index will be given by Beth Donaldson on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the first United Methodist Church in Portland.

Please click the following link to view a flyer with more details about the event. You may also visit the websites of the Quilt Index and Oregon Quilt Project for additional information.

Link to flyer for Quilt Index Lecture


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