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BRINGING HISTORY HOME

Murdock talks is a series of presentations focusing on local and historical topics and featuring a wide variety of experts. Murdock Talks are held in the Murdock Gallery of the Museum of the Oregon Territory one Wednesday a month. See below for  a detailed schedule of upcoming presentations, or visit our calendar page. 


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GIVING THE NOOSE THE SLIP: AN ANALYSIS OF FEMALE MURDERERS IN OREGON, 1854-1950

Twenty-five women were convicted of homicide in Oregon between 1854 and 1950. During these years the majority faced all-male court and penal systems. As such, they were handled differently in accordance with various social, cultural, and legislative shifts relating to women's roles as citizens. Through an examination of contemporary newspaper articles, inmate case files, and other Oregon State Penitentiary records, this presentation will examine three distinct periods relating to these shifts: 1854-1900, 1901-1935 and 1936-1950.

Jenna Barganski is the Museum Manager at Clackamas County Historical Society in Oregon City. In 2018, Jenna received her M.A. in History and Public History from Portland State University.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15th 7:00PM


 

All talks begin at 7:00 PM and are held on-site at the Museum of the Oregon Territory. Seating begins at 6:45. Please arrive early for assured parking.


PAST TALKS

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