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Sharing Our History through Social Media

By Michael Fuller

Our first tweet.

2018 marks the first year of the Oregon U.S. District Court Historical Society’s presence on social media. The first post from our Twitter account was re-tweeted and liked two dozen times by followers including Maxine Bernstein with The Oregonian, Amber Hollister with the Oregon State Bar, and the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Consistent with the purpose of our society, our Twitter account serves to share the unique story of the U.S. District Court of Oregon with our followers through archived pictures and key dates in our history.

Our social media presence now allows us to announce and better promote our upcoming oral histories and portrait unveilings. We can also use our online accounts to make save-the-date posts for upcoming educational programming like our famous cases CLEs.

In June and July, we used our Twitter account to successfully promote our summer picnic celebrating the bankruptcy bench and bar. In November we tweeted a picture of Doris Kearns Goodwin with our 2018 Lifetime Service Award recipient Barnes H. Ellis.

Twitter’s social media platform allows us to thank the law firms that sponsor our events by including their Twitter handles in our posts, which results in additional likes and re-tweets.

Anyone interested in receiving our future tweets can find and follow us on Twitter at our handle: @USDCHS