More Than Reading, Writing and Arithmetic: the Former Oregon School for the Blind

January 30, 2017 7PM

Oregon School for the Blind operated in Salem, OR, from 1873 until 2009. Join us for a lively exploration of the history of this residential, State-run school and its specialized programming. Discover why OSB was so influential on its evolving student population and learn about its controversial closing. Panelists include Libby Provost, historian and curator of the exhibit "Oregon School for the Blind", historian Sara Paulson and Oregon School for the Blind alumnus Don Mitchell.

Libby Provost is a public historian and curator of the exhibit “Oregon School for the Blind.” Libby has worked as a historic preservation consultant in Portland, OR, for nine years, specializing in historic preservation and oral history. A third-generation Oregonian, she is currently employed as an architectural historian with Historical Research Associates, Inc.