Windows in Time: Mining Camps in Oregon’s Early History, 18+ YRS Online
Discover how mining camps and miners have been at the forefront of the Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project since its founding in 2017. Archaeologist Tatiana Watkins will explain how discussions and knowledge learned from the two sites in the project enable researchers to look at comparable artifact assemblages across mining camps in the Pacific Northwest and use primary documents as a necessary instrument in interpreting the past.
Tatiana Watkins is a graduate of Southern Oregon University and studied Rogue Valley history focusing on the Rogue River War and Chinese railroad workers. Since graduating, Tatiana has continued to work in Southern Oregon as well as Eastern Oregon on the Malheur National Forest. She is finishing up her graduate degree at University of Idaho, with research into Chinese diaspora and gold mining sites in Eastern Oregon.
The monthly Windows in Time lunchtime lectures feature well-known writers and historians and bring alive the people, values, and events that shaped our southern Oregon heritage. Lectures are jointly sponsored by the Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS) and Jackson County Library Services.
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
- Large Meeting Room
- Medford Library
- This event will take place remotely via Zoom. Zoom meeting details will be emailed to you when you register.