Press Releases
August Late Night Hours & Discounted Admission
Portland, OR – July 29, 2014
Spend your August evenings in Portland’s Park Blocks with special late night museum hours to the Portland Art Museum and the Oregon Historical Society. The Oregon Historical Society will be open until 7 p.m. every Friday, and the Portland Art Museum will be open until 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, giving visitors more time to explore their current exhibitions.

Oregon Students Compete in National History Day
Portland, OR – July 28, 2014
After months of intensive research and success at the state level competition, Olivia Winter, a student who is home schooled in Timber, Oregon, presented her project at the annual National History Day competition, held at the University of Maryland College Park Campus in the Washington, D.C. area June 11-15.

Doris Kearns Goodwin
Portland, OR – July 14, 2014
Next Monday, July 21, the Oregon Historical Society is thrilled to host famed author Doris Kearns Goodwin for a lecture at the Newmark Theater at 7 p.m. on her New York Times bestselling book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. Limited tickets are still available through TicketsWest and start at $50.

Replica of Lincoln's Coat Added to Exhibit
Portland, OR – July 1, 2014
To kick off the Fourth of July weekend, the Oregon History Museum has announced a new addition to its original exhibition, 2 Years, 1 Month: Lincoln’s Legacy. Thanks to local collector and philanthropist Pete Mark, the Oregon History Museum has secured from Brooks Brothers the replica of the embroidered “Great Coat” the retailer made for Abraham Lincoln for his second inauguration, which he was also wearing when he was assassinated just six weeks later. The Great Coat will be on display for a limited time only through July 31, 2014.

Lombardi Trophy On Display at Oregon Historical Society
Portland, OR – June 30, 2014
For one day only, the Oregon Historical Society will host the prized Lombardi Trophy for a special viewing in Portland. Most recently awarded to Super Bowl XLVIII champions the Seattle Seahawks, the Lombardi Trophy will be on display in the Oregon Historical Society Pavilion (1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland 97205) for four hours on July 10 from 2-6 PM. Admission to the museum for the entire day will be free.

Pioneer Courthouse Square Time Capsule Contents On Exhibit
Portland, OR – June 24, 2014
On April 6, 1984, “Portland’s Living Room” Pioneer Courthouse Square was dedicated. Over the next year, more than 50 items symbolizing Portland were collected and placed into a time capsule and buried in the Square. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Square, City officials unearthed the time capsule and shared the contents with the community at a lively public ceremony on May 30, 2014. A selection of items from the time capsule will be on display in the Pavilion of the Oregon Historical Society starting this Friday, June 27 through August 31, 2014.

Historic 4th of July Celebration in Prineville
Portland, OR – June 19, 2014
ALL ABOARD for an old-fashioned, all American 4th of July in Prineville, Oregon! This Independence Day, the Oregon Historical Society and the City of Prineville (COP) will run the Mt. Emily Shay #1 on a series of excursions beginning at 9 AM, with hourly runs until 1 PM. The Mt. Emily is a Shay steam locomotive built in 1923 which was designed to haul logs to the mill. It is one of only a handful of operable Shay locomotives left in the world, and it was donated to the Oregon Historical Society in the 1950s and has been lovingly cared for by the COP.

Exclusive Screening of The Battered Bastards of Baseball
Portland, OR – June 17, 2014
The Oregon Historical Society is excited to partner with Netflix and the NW Film Center to host a one night only screening of The Battered Bastards of Baseball on Friday, July 11 at 8 PM at the NW Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium (located inside the Portland Art Museum at 1219 SW Park Avenue; enter through the Hoffman Lobby entrance near the Museum Gift Shop). Tickets are limited and can be purchased in advance online through the NW Film Center (tickets range from $6-9 plus service fee).

Oregon Geographic Names Board Meets in Prineville 6-21
Portland, OR – June 13, 2014
Recommending an official name for what has long been known as White River Falls near Tygh Valley is on the agenda of the Oregon Geographic Names Board when it meets Saturday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m. in the Crook County Library in Prineville.

New Exhibit: "Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine"
Portland, OR – June 3, 2014
This summer, the Oregon History Museum shares the stories of the individuals and institutions who propelled Oregon wine onto the world stage in “Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine.” In partnership with the Linfield College’s Oregon Wine History Archive and other industry partners, this original exhibition traces the history of Oregon wines from the earliest vineyards to legislative efforts to control alcohol during Prohibition to the resurgence of the wine industry in the 1960s and finally to what the future may bring for these thriving Oregon businesses.
Press Coverage


Doris Kearns Goodwin

OregonLive, July 21 2014

Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of "A Team of Rivals," about the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, got a preview of the Lincoln exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society led by Melvin Mark, whose collection is part of the show.


Historian Visits Lincoln Exhibit at OHS

Portland Tribune, July 21, 2014

With six books and countless appearances to her name, Doris Kearns Goodwin is usually not at a loss for words. But many of the items in an Oregon Historical Society exhibit on Abraham Lincoln’s legacy left Goodwin, author of a widely praised book on Lincoln that became the basis for the 2012 movie, practically speechless.


80s items unearthed from Portland time capsule

KGW, May 30, 2014

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Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, educational programs, and digital content. Visit for information on current exhibits and events and access to educational content.


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