Coast Guard and Navy delivery to Iwo Jima, 1945
World War II:
A World at War,
A State Transformed
Open Now!
Join us as we honor the Greatest Generation through an original exhibition, opening 70 years following the end of World War II. Artifacts and manuscripts from the premier Mark Family Collection and items drawn from the Oregon Historical Society’s archives tell the story of this worldwide conflict and of events that dramatically changed Oregon.
Let's Give Him Enough and On Time -- WWII Propaganda Poster
The Art of War:
Propaganda Posters of
World Wars I and II 
Continuing through November 15
Guns, bombs, planes, tanks, ships, and submarines were the major weapons of World Wars I and II, but the persuasive powers of words and images were critically important in gaining and galvanizing the support of the American public. These posters, from the Mark Family Collection, are a sampling of poster art from World Wars I and II.

A Community
On the Move
Open through October 4th
Created by the Oregon Black Pioneers, this original exhibition explores how the WWII shipyards, migration from the South, the Vanport flood, and urban renewal projects impacted Portland’s black families and businesses. Drawing on personal photographs, historic artifacts, and hands on experiences, the exhibit is designed to illuminate Portland’s vibrant black community of the 1940s and early 1950s.