Since 1898, the Oregon Historical Society has served as the state’s premier historical arm, gathering and preserving documents, manuscripts, publications, films, recordings, and artifacts. The Society preserves the significant cultural traditions of the diverse peoples of Oregon and has received high honors for its exhibits, its historical journal the Oregon Historical Quarterly, and educational programs for the public. The Society’s award-winning exhibits include Oregon My Oregon, a permanent exhibit that won a MUSE Award from the American Association of Museums. The Society’s artifacts collection includes ancient objects from the region’s earliest settlements as well as items donated by contemporary Oregonians. Its vast and priceless collections include some 85,000 artifacts, 2.5 million photographs, 25,000 maps, 12,000 linear feet of manuscript materials, a library collection of 35,000 books, a film archive of 15,000 titles, and more than 2,000 oral histories.

Affiliate Members
The Oregon Historical Society is thankful for the support of our Affiliate Members. Members of the following Affiliate Organizations may take advantage of $10 off membership at the Oregon Historical Society.
Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting
Annual Report & Financials
Annual Report & Financials
Board Members
Directory of Oregon Historical Society board members.
Contact Us
Questions, comments, or concerns? Get in touch with OHS.
Corporate Heritage Council Current Members
An exclusive group of civic-minded businesses that recognize that understanding our past is vital to planning our future.
Opportunities, application instructions and current openings at the Oregon Historical Society.
Description of the formation of the Oregon Historical Society
The mission statement of the Oregon Historical Society
News & Press
Press releases, press kit materials and news coverage about the Society.
Oregon Folklife Network
Folklife encompasses the everyday knowledge, art, and lore passed within communities through imitation, conversation, and practice. Such arts, knowledge, and skills are rooted in the cultural life of a community whose members share a common language, ethnic heritage, religion, occupation, or geographic region.
Department listings and media contact
The Cabinet
The Cabinet is a group of young leaders of varied backgrounds who share a passion for history and serve as ambassadors for the Oregon Historical Society and promote the case for its support within their communities, businesses, and personal networks.
Venue Rental
The Oregon Historical Society is a memorable venue for all occasions.

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