Sunday, October 6, 4 p.m.
Occidental Center for the Arts. Book Launch: Reaching for the Moon. Doris Diaries, Vol. 2 with Julia Park Tracey. Further adventures of Doris Bailey Murphy in the Roaring Twenties.
Slide show and reading, “Doris on Horseback,” featuring Doris and her adventures with cowboys, horse racing, and her beloved steed, Mac. And also more cowboys.
Free admission but donations happily accepted! Refreshments sold. (This center was one of Doris’s pet projects, so any donations would have pleased her immensely.)
OCA, 3850 Doris Murphy Ct., Occidental. Wheelchair accessible. Further information: 707-874-9392. (NOTE the address!)
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.
Doris Bailey (of The Doris Diaries) was the daughter of a prominent Portland businessman and architect: Luther R. Bailey. He designed and built more than 100 homes in Irvington and Rose City Park in the Craftsman style, as well as stately homes, clubhouses, a theatre and church, and helped design the Vista House. Luther Bailey was a business leader and peer of Marshall Dana, and other early 20th century civic leaders.
This talk, for members of the Architectural Heritage Center only, will show Bailey’s influence, scope and reach in helping to shape the neighborhoods of Portland in the teens and 1920s. RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. The event is free with a $5 suggested donation.
Presented by the editor and conservatrix of The Doris Diaries, Julia Park Tracey. Book signing to follow.