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Nate Pedersen presents Vampires, A History of the Creatures of the Night

Nate Pedersen presents Vampires, A History of the Creatures of the Night

Nate Pedersen is a librarian, historian and writer in Portland. In this presentation Nate explores the cultural history of the vampire in folklore and literature. These creatures of the night exist in countless cultures across the world, including ancient Indian mythology and legend.


Paper Dolls, Pin-ups & Pistol Packin’ Mamas – The Women Pilots of WWII

Master Storyteller Rebecca Hom – The Women Pilots of WWII

Paper Dolls, Pin-ups & Pistol Packin’ Mamas – The Women Pilots of WWII — Welcome to Bowman Museum & the Friends of Crook County Library presentation featuring Master Storyteller, Rebecca Hom. The WASP (Womens’ Airforce Service Pilots) were a civilian force of 1,100 women pilots who became the first females to fly military aircraft. Their proficiency, enthusiasm and spirit served the country, broke the norm. They served with pride, grace, and quiet glory, paving the way for the inclusion of female pilots in the future. In this video you will discover a little-known part of American history, as storyteller Rebecca Hom shares the stories of several WASP pilots and their program, including its creation, conflicts and controversial disbandment.


From Celtic to Cowboy – The Migration of Folk Music in the West

From Celtic to Cowboy – The Migration of Folk Music in the West is now available below and on our YouTube Channel. This is a presentation featuring Hank Cramer Traveling Folksinger and Historian in a delightful hour of music and history.