Theaters have always captured our imaginations. Their architecture and lighting have drawn us inside. Their decorative lobbies have let us know something special was about to happen. Darrell Jabin; Oregon's Traveling Historian toured and took photos of dozens of theaters. He researched Opera houses, Vaudeville and movie palaces. He interviewed historians, theater owners and directors of community theaters to produce an entertaining presentation covering the unique architecture and history of Oregon Theaters.
Each year, Darrell Jabin travels more than 6000 miles, working in more than 2 dozen cities in our state. He takes advantage of these trips by researching interesting events, history and people and telling about them in presentations and videos.
He has produced longer videos on Oregon Carousels, Oregon Amusement Parks and 100 Years of Oregon History as seen through the Oregon Blue Book and Oregon Rail History.
He has provided over 200 presentations in more than 40 cities throughout Oregon
Are you prepared for the “big one”, the next Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake? Join the Albany Regional Museum for our next History Bites on Wednesday, August 14, from 12-1 pm to find out. Steve Robinson, of Cascadia Prepared, tells us why, when and how we should be prepared.
The Cascadia Subduction Zone is 700 miles long off the coastline of Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. It has an active past with over 28 severe earthquakes in the last 6000 years. There’s an average of 202 years between quakes. The last was 319 years ago.
Cascadia Prepared was founded in January 2017 and partners with Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW), Red Cross, and others. Cascadia Prepared is sponsored by OCCU, Banner Bank and SAIF among others. “We are a nonprofit organization aiming to recruit thousands of members throughout the Cascadia Region, from Northern California, through Oregon and Washington, up to British Columbia, to help us survive and thrive before, during, and after the coming earthquake.”
Steve Robinson has worked for SAIF Corporation and ODOT, was a 12-year member of the Eugene School Board, and a former lobbyist. He holds an MBA from Stanford.
For more information on Cascadia Prepared and earthquake prepardness visit there website at https://www.cprep.org/
This event is free, but donations are appreciated. Refreshments provided.
Board the vintage Albany Streetcar at the Museum for a narrated ride with Bill Maddy. The streetcar tour will travel the historic route of the Albany Street Railway system that operated from 1889-1918. The route will feature former streetcar stops at historic locations including the Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, the Depot Hotel and Van Dran Hotel, Oregon Electric Railway Depot, Hammel Hotel, Revere House, St. Francis Hotel, American Exchange Hotel, and the St. Charles Hotel.
Tour times- 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:30pm
Adults- $5 Children- $3 5 Yrs and Under- FREE
Registration is required to reserve your ticket. To make a reservation, contact the Albany Regional Museum at 541-967-7122
The Albany Regional Museum will present an Albany Street Railway Virtual History Tour by Albany Historian Bill Maddy. The program will include the streetcar system history and a virtual ride on the Albany Streetcar along its original route featuring a then-and-now look of a few streetcar stop locations.
Light refreshments will be served.
Admission is free, donations greatly appreciated.
For the first Friday of each month the Museum stays open late, until 8 pm, to encourage Downtown visitation and to give our community more opportunity to see its history.
For February we will be hosting two local artists in our community room. Stop in to see great art work from Mickey Steffgen & Linda Ellsworth.
Floods are a natural, frequent event in the Willamette Valley. Unfortunately, their effects on our built environment and daily activity can be messy or even deadly. History Bites will present a discussion about floods in Albany: past, present, and future.
Join the Museum for another fun and informative History Bites. For November we will have a presentation about Adair Air Force Station and it's role in the cold-war defense of the United States.
The Albany Regional Museum will be open until 8:00 PM on First Fridays so that the Albany community and visitors can experience our shared culture and history
For November we will have local author Jim Lindsay in to sign and sell his latest book “Swerve”.
Attention all Museum Members you are cordially invited to attend our the Annual Membership Meeting. Join us for a short program from Wendy Kirbey, President of the Albany Carousel, on the first year of carousel operations. Followed by the State of the Museum and nominations for board members.
No charge for attendance, limited to Museum Members. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served at 5:30 pm. Presentation to begin at 6:15 pm.
Experience fine dining on the 8th Street Canal by Chef Matt Bennett, from Sybaris Bistro. Enjoy Cajun Creole cuisine in the spirit of New Orleans. Wines provided by Springhill Cellars Winery. Price to attend is $100 each and proceeds go to the Albany Regional Museum.