Education

The Oregon Historical Society offers a variety of educational resources for inquisitive individuals of any age. Guided tours of our museum exhibitions are offered at no cost to Oregon school groups, and docent led tours are also available for adult groups. Our Traveling Trunk program allows educators across the state to access hands on lesson plans on Oregon history, covering many of the cultural groups and geographical locations that make our state unique. We support lifelong learning through our many public lectures and events, and make history visible and accessible to all through our digital platforms.

Classroom and Group Visits

Bring your group for an educational and fun tour through the museum. We welcome tourist groups, clubs, college groups and K-12 school groups.

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Traveling Trunk Program

Traveling Trunks can be rented for one or more weeks from Sunday to Saturday by schools and other educational institutions.

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Digital History Projects

The Oregon Historical Society’s Digital History Projects provide the most authoritative and comprehensive online resources on Oregon history. The

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Oregon History Day

Each fall, OHS kicks off the Oregon History Day program alongside over half a million students across the country. OHS Curator of Education Kristen Pilgrim works closely with educators throughout the state, and students use the OHS Research Library and digital assets like the Oregon History Project and Oregon Encyclopedia to conduct research on the annual theme. The 2016 National History Day® theme is “Exploration,...

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Tom McCall: A Better Oregon

A multi-disciplinary, service-learning curriculum focused on Governor Tom McCall’s legacy to Oregon citizens. By learning about Tom McCall, students gain knowledge, skills and commitment to act boldly and responsibly in civic matters. The curriculum is designed to involve young people in decisions and actions that will create “a better Oregon”.

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