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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Everyone at OHS completely agrees with you on this -- the State of Oregon needs to renew its commitment to OHS. There is no argument there....
Measure 26-118 buys OHS some breathing room to work with the state so that it renews its commitment. The reason the measure isn't tri-county or even statewide is that, in the face of continuing state cuts, there was no time to mount such a big campaign -- OHS is in danger of closing facilities in a few short months.
That said, there are some good reasons why Multnomah County is being approached -- it's one of two counties that doesn't have its own historical society -- OHS serves in that capacity, with over 60% of the holdings related to Multnomah County. Second, the vast majority of the users come from Multnomah County.
You will get a great benefit as a resident and a mom if this passes -- you will get free admission, as will any of your children's school groups. It's a way of OHS saying thank you for the breathing room.
posted 2 years, 6 months ago
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