Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History

Portland City Hall

1220 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR
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Tour Day 2019 is dedicated to celebrating diversity within the body of modernism. However, with a few exceptions, the modern resources in the central city area of Portland weren't built and designed on the whole by a diverse group of persons. This tour, hosted by Docomomo US/Oregon, takes a slight detour from the modern era.

Janice Dilg of HistoryBuilt Historical Consulting will lead participants on a diversity walking tour through the heart of downtown Portland, highlighting women and associated sites that predate the modern era. Since downtown area is also rich with modern era resources, attendees will be given a visual document that situates the women and sites being discussed in juxtaposition to the modern era resources.

Janice Dilg holds an MA in history from Portland State University and is the principal of HistoryBuilt, a historical consulting firm. She works with public agencies, non-profits, and historical organizations on a variety of public history programs, events, and products. Jan curated the core exhibit Discrimination and Resistance, An Oregon Primer, for the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. She is the Oregon coordinator for the National Votes for Women Trail, an online resource for the 2020 centennial commemoration of the 19th Amendment that extended voting rights to women. Jan strives to create a more inclusive history for Oregon and the Pacific Northwest through her work.


The tour will kick-off outside the first stop, Portland City Hall (1220 SW 5th Ave), and will conclude at the corner of SW Sixth Avenue & Yamhill. 

10:00am - 10:30am Check-in

10:30am - 12:00pm Walking Tour

Featured Women and Associated Sites

Portland City Hall / Dr. Esther Pohl Lovejoy

Caroline Gleason / Sister Miriam Theresa

First Congregational Church, 1126 SW Park Ave / Abigail Scott Duniway & Susan B. Anthony

Multnomah County Library, 801 SW 10th Ave / Mary Francis Isom

1023 SW Yamhill St / Louise-Bryant

939 SW Morrison St / Olds, Wortman and King (Galleria)

Medical Building 550 SW Park Ave / Dr. Marie Equi

Bullier Building 426 SW Washington / Beatrice Morrow Cannady

Pioneer Courthouse 700 SW Sixth Ave / Harriet "Hattie" Redmond & Marie Equi

Comfort Station, corner of SW Sixth Ave & Yamhill / Katherine Gray

Advance registration required 

$15 non-member / $10 member / $5 student

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