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Aeriel view of Vanport flood
Helen Silvis Of The Skanner News
Published: 30 July 2014

PHOTOS: Vanport photos courtesy of Oregon Historical Society

Find out about the Vanport Multimedia Project at a free Sharing Ideas session sponsored by Our United Villages Community Legacy program. 

Laura LoForti, the project director will talk about Vanport and how to take part in the multimedia project from 6-8p.m. Thursday Aug. 7 at TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont St., Portland. The project is open to participation from anyone who want to learn video production and tell the story of the people who lived there.

Vanport, the State’s second largest city and the largest WWII federal public housing project in the United States became home to 40,000 people from 1942 until May 1948 when the Columbia River flooded into the city, destroying it in a single day.

 The project is sponsored by The North Portland Multimedia Training Center, a project of The Skanner Foundation.

Everyone is invited. RSVP suggested. Call 503.546.7499. Refreshments will be provided. Childcare  for children nine and under, transportation, and interpretation will be provided upon request, with 48 hours advance notice.  

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