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Woodmen of the World Historic Exhibit Reception, Talk & Tour

May 13 • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


A historic exhibit on display during the month of May

In celebration of Historic Preservation Month, the Community Center for the Performing Arts proudly presents their annual historic exhibit on display for the month of May. Come view historic photographs, posters and signs and learn about the Woodmen of the World Hall and its rich history of serving as a community gathering place. Join us on Sunday, May 13 for a special reception, historic talk and tour, followed by a Mother’s Day Square Dance and film screening of  “Ed’s Coed”! Local historic preservation consultant and CCPA member Jonathan Pincus will give a historic talk and building tour starting at 2:30pm. Refreshments provided. Information from the Eugene Historic Review Board will also be available.

Sunday, May 13th | 2:00–8:30 pm

2:00-4:00 pm – Reception
2:30 pm – Historic Tour & Talk Begins
4:00-6:00 pm – Square Dance
7:00 -8:30 pm  – Historic Film, Ed’s Coed

Mother’s Day Square Dance

Following the exhibit reception will be a special Mother’s Day Square Dance starting at 4pm!  The Eugene CityBarnstormers will play tunes for the annual W.O.W. Hall square dance with calling by RosieSweetman (Eugene). Free. Suggested Donation for the Square Dance, $5. Additional Detail: Eugene City Barnstormers Website: https://sites.google.com/site/eugenebarnstormers/

Mother’s Day showing of the 1929 film Ed’s Coed

At 7pm the Community Center for the Performing Arts in association with the Lane County Historical Museum will present a showing of the silent feature film “Ed’s Coed”, filmed in Eugene by University of Oregon students  in 1929.  (Courtesy of  University of Oregon Libraries and the University of Oregon Foundation). The showing will feature an introduction by Lane County Historical Museum Director, Bob Hart.

The film’s production was coordinated by famous film producer Cecil B. deMIlle’s lead cinematographer James F. McBride.  Many local historic landmarks can be seen in the film including Johnson Hall, the UO’s Hello Walk, Hayward Field, McArthur Court, Skinner’s Butte, a free-flowing Mill Race and many other landmarks. Legendary track coach Bill Hayward and former UO Dean of Men John Straub portray themselves in highlighted sequences of the film. For supporters of preserving Oregon’s history this showing of “Ed’s Coed” is a must-see event.  It is a delightful depiction of the campus life in 1929 and the University of Oregon’s context in the budding community of Eugene, Oregon This version of “Ed’s Coed” includes an original score by Prof. Brian McWhorter (UO School of Music and Dance)

About the Community Center for the Performing Arts
The Community Center for the Performing Arts is the stewardship organization for the historic Woodmen of the World Hall, located at 291 West 8th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon (corner of 8th and Lincoln). For information regarding donation of archival material or historic preservation efforts at the W.O.W. Hall please contact Jonathan Pincus at jpincus24@gmail.com. For more event information, contact the W.O.W. Hall at (541) 687-2746.


The WOW Hall
291 W 8th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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