After the predominantly white crowd of antifa terrorists toppled Lincoln and Roosevelt statues and destroyed the Oregon Historical Society in the name of equality and racial justice, an unsuspecting donor rose up to help the Oregon Historical Society repair their museum. A homeless man by the name of Oscar left a handwritten note and a $1 bill for the Society.
Executive Director of the Oregon Historical Society’s Kerry Tymchuk shared a heart-warming story Monday following the destruction caused to the OHS building during Sunday night’s riot.
Tymchuk said a napkin was dropped off at the front desk of OHS with a handwritten note and a one dollar bill:
Hello, I’m homeless, so I don’t have much to give you. Just some of my bottle collecting money. But, I saw your windows got broken and I wanted to help. You once gave me a free tour before the pandemic. So, this is a thank you.
Tymchuk spoke about the generous gift and said that though OHS was receiving several donations in the aftermath of the damage, Oscar’s gesture was priceless.
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The Historical Society is still cleaning up and repairing the damage from the peaceful protest by an idea not an organization.
One of the many artifacts that was peacefully vandalized was a black heritage commemorative quilt that was made by twelve black women. The peaceful rioters stole it from the museum and trashed it. It was found several blocks away, damaged.
Willamette Week reports:
Among the damage to the Oregon Historical Society last night: the theft of the Afro-American Heritage Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt. It was later located blocks away from the building, soaked by rain.
OHS executive director Kerry Tymchuk said people smashed the glass doors surrounding the building’s entrance, and rioters threw flares through the smashed windows, leaving scorch marks on the carpet. Someone else threw paint over a mural on the Sovereign Hotel building.
“We are deeply saddened and hurt by the destruction of property,” Tymchuk said in a statement. “While windows can be replaced, our greatest concern has been for the Afro-American Heritage Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt, which was taken from its display in our pavilion last night. Each square of the quilt, crafted in the mid-1970s, honors a Black individual or moment in history, and was sewn by 15 Black women from Portland, who donated it to OHS and entrusted it to our care.”
Here’s the Afro-American Heritage Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt, which was stolen from the @OrHist last night. Was made by 15 local Black women (ahead of the Bicentennial).
— Maggie Vespa (@Maggie_Vespa) October 12, 2020
According to OHS’s website, the textiles on the quilt were created as far back as 1974. After being first shown at the OHS in 1976, the 30-panel quilt was taken on a cross-country tour and exhibited at the U.S. Department of State, the Smithsonian Institution, and the W.E.B. DuBois Institute at Harvard University.
The quilt had been on display in the OHS building’s pavilion since Oct. 1 for Portland Textile Month. On Oct. 15, Portland Textile Month is hosting a free virtual event specifically for the bicentennial quilt, called Stitching History: The Afro-American Heritage Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt (the event was scheduled prior to the theft of the quilt). Sylvia Gates Carlisle, one of the original quilters, will be a featured panelist.
Because if the spoiled, rich, white, liberal arts degree students destroy enough historical artifacts honoring black heritage, then society will finally achieve racial harmony.