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From left to right: Carl Christoferson (OHS board president), Mark and Pat Reser (recipients), Bill Schonley (recipient), Nathalie Johnson (recipient), Nicholas Kristof (recipient), and Kerry Tymchuck (OHS executive director).
By The Skanner News
Published: 09 October 2017

The Oregon Historical Society hosted its annual dinner at the historic Montgomery Park building in Portland on Sunday, Oct. 8,  during which recipients were presented with the Oregon History Makers Medal.

First awarded in 2009, the History Makers Medal is presented annually by OHS to individuals and organizations that are positively shaping the history, culture, and landscape of Oregon.

Proceeds from the History Makers Dinner support every aspect of the Oregon Historical Society's important work to collect, preserve, and interpret Oregon's past.

 

The 2017 History Makers Medal recipients:
  • Bill Schonely, sports broadcaster who was the play-by-play announcer for the Portland Trail Blazers for almost three decades.
  • Nathalie Johnson, M.D., practicing surgical oncologist and medical director of the Legacy Cancer Institute and the Legacy Beast Health centers in Portland, Ore.
  • Nicholas D. Kristof, columnist for The New York Times since 2001 and two-time Pultizer Prize-winner who writes op-ed columns that appear twice a week.
  • Reser's Fine Foods, family-run manufacturer and distributor of fresh and frozen prepared foods.

 

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