Civil Defense in Portland

The City of Portland Archives is excited to announce a new online exhibit, Civil Defense in Portland: 1936-1963. The Civil Defense programs were created as a response to improved flying capabilities and the potential for an air strike during war time. These programs ranged from training citizens to respond to potential attacks to developing civil defense infrastructure. This exhibit explores the trajectories of the programs and the eventual end of the Civil Defense era. The online exhibit accompanies a physical exhibit at the Portland Archives and Records Center.