(l-r) OSU-SHPR student volunteers and interns Nyssa Runyan, Mike Jager (MAIS), Mike Dicianna, Kelsey Ockert take time for a group shot at Camp Adair during the annual Benton County Historic Preservation Month. Jager has been interviewing those affected by Camp Adair as part of an oral history project for a forthcoming interpretive center in Adair Village about the camp and was featured in a recent article by the Daily Barometer.
OSU Students participate in formal and informal internships at a wide variety of public history projects, both local and national. The Public History Program is chaired by Stacey Smith. If you would like to get involved and put your passion for history into action, contact Dr. Smith or SHPR academic coordinator David Bishop.
Camp Adair, Oregon's second-largest city, was built in six months into a bustling metropolis of 40,000. The town lasted just six years before being turned, by order of the U.S. Government, into a ghost town and cut up for salvage. Read more about Camp Adair in this article from the Benton County Museum.