from the skanner archive
Second Sunday:
The Skanner Archive
Sunday, February 8 at 2 PM
The Skanner News Group has advanced the cause of the black press in the Pacific Northwest for almost four decades, while also amassing a trove of photographs documenting the lives, work, and experiences of African Americans in our region. Learn about this history and view a selection of the photographs now available to researchers and the public at the OHS Research Library. Free and open to the public!
Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin at Yalta, 1945
Hatfield Historians Forum
Series and Individual Lecture
Tickets On Sale Now!
For over 15 years, the Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum has brought the nation’s top scholars to Portland for thought-provoking nights of history. The series kicks off on February 3, 2015, and features Amity Shlaes, Todd Purdum, Richard Norton Smith, and Rick Atkinson.

Members receive 10% Off All Tickets!
place framing the oregon landscape
Place: Framing the
Oregon Landscape
November 8, 2014 – May 17, 2015
The dramatic beauty of this region’s landscapes has inspired generations of artists. Explore Oregon through artifacts from the Oregon Historical Society and through the lens of ten contemporary landscape photographers, as they carry forward the innately human aspiration to depict the relationship between their own existence and nature’s elegance.