A selection of short documentaries, part of the on-going Vanport Mosaic participatory oral history project facilitated by Story Midwife Laura Lo Forti. Through archival footage, historic photographs, and compelling first-person narratives, this collection creates a rich and elaborate “mosaic” of the vibrant community that made up the city of Vanport, and commemorates the tragedy that displaced it. With a short introduction on Vanport history by Prof. James Harrison, and remarks by Vanport Survivor Beatrice Gilmore.
The stories are produced in partnership with University of Oregon School of Journalism And Communication, and Open Signal. Made possible by Oregon Historical Society, The Kinsman Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission.
Included in the $5 Vanport Spirit Pass
Part of the Spirit of Vanport Lives On Expo