Historic Exhibit Reception, Talk & Building Tour & Square Dance! ft. Mud City Old-Time Society

Event Time: 
5:00PM
Cost: 
Free, donation requested

The Historic W.O.W. Hall celebrates Historic Preservation Month

(May 2019) with special series of events!

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, as well as a special series of cultural events! Join us throughout the month to help us celebrate the rich community-driven spirit this building and organization were founded on.



W.O.W. Hall Historic Preservation Month Events:

“The Woodmen of the World: Their History and Their Hall”

Historic exhibit on display during the month of May 2019

W.O.W. Hall Art Gallery




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.



Historic Exhibit Reception, Talk & Building Tour

Friday, May 17 | 5:00-7:30 PM

Doors open at 5:00 PM, Historic talk & Building tour begin at 5:30 PM

Price: Free!



Join local historic preservation consultant and Community Center for the Performing Arts member Jonathan Pincus for a historic talk and building tour starting at 5:30 pm. Refreshments provided. Share Your W.O.W. Hall History: Do you have a piece of W.O.W. Hall history to share? We encourage you to bring any old photographs, posters, artifacts or stories to the reception!



W.O.W. HALL Square Dance! ft. Mud City Old-Time Society

Friday, May 17 | 7:30-9:30 PM

Price: Donation suggested. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.



Following the exhibit reception will be a special Square Dance at 7:30pm featuring live music and dance callers from Mud City Old-Time Society. Mud City Old-Time Society is a local volunteer-run non-profit dedicated to supporting traditional American music, dance, workshops, and public jams and events in the community. No prior dance experience necessary. This family friendly square dance is a great time to come enjoy the W.O.W. Hall’s beautiful, floating maple dance floor.





 

Film Screening: Ed’s Coed

Sunday, May 19 | 4:30-6:30 PM

Price: Donation suggested. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.

 

The Community Center for the Performing Arts 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 film’s production was coordinated by famous film producer Cecil B. de Mille’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 / W.O.W. Hall

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). The W.O.W. Hall was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.