History shapes people’s understanding of who they are as individuals and as members of a civilization. The Oregon Historical Society is a scholarly asset and a public resource dedicated to putting the power of history into everyone’s hands and to advancing knowledge in all corners of the world.
On November 22, 1963, the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was assassinated while riding in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas. Kennedy’s short presidency was marked by great hope and promise but...
March 25 – November 12, 2017Learn More
The Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum (HACCM) presents Master Penworks of Tom Stefopoulos, Hellenic Artist of the Lovejoy Columns. Mr. Stefopoulos was the artist who painted the artwork on the pillars supporting the Lovejoy ramp of
April 27 – July 30, 2017Learn More
The 1920s heralded the era of the Modern Woman, a more adventurous and independent type open to new possibilities. The new exhibit Mirror on the Modern Woman depicts some of these Modern Women, young and old, at work and at play. The...
May 12 – October 15, 2017Learn More
Winner of a 2005 MUSE Award, Oregon My Oregon occupies an entire floor (7,000 square feet) of the Oregon Historical Society museum, and features some of the most important pieces from the Society's collection of artifacts.
Join Oregon Historical Society board member and professional estate planner John Boylston as he shares...
Oregon Historical Society, Hatfield Room
Documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick are coming to Portland this summer for a preview and...
Presented by: Laura Ferguson, Ph.D., Curator of Western History at the High Desert Museum. Today we think
This talk looks at the notable career and achievements of Oregon representative Edith Green in promoting...
The Oregon Historical Society’s Digital History Projects provide the most authoritative and comprehensive online resources on Oregon history. Using expert scholarship and OHS’s extensive collections of photographs, artifacts, and archival materials, the Oregon History...
History Near You
An interactive map of Oregon History.
Located in the heart of downtown Portland and overlooking the historic South Park Blocks, the Oregon Historical Society offers the blend of the old, the new and the beautiful, creating a memorable venue for all occasions. The Historical Society is an ideal venue for weddings, receptions, award dinners, lectures, seminars, business meetings, holiday parties and birthday celebrations.