|For All the World to See|
June 16 - August 11, 2013
For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, a nationally touring exhibition from NEH on the Road, opens June 16 at the Oregon History Museum. Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters, and historic artifacts, the exhibition traces how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement and jolted Americans, both black and white, out of a state of denial or complacency.
|Windows on America|
June 15 - October 31, 2013
This summer, the Oregon History Museum is proud to showcase a world-class collection of presidential history, never before seen to the public. Carefully acquired over more than fifty years, the Mark Family Collection, consisting of over 100 artifacts and documents, focuses on American presidential leadership and major turning points in the history of the United States. Inspired by the ways in which these great leaders communicated their views, persuaded and cajoled others, and responded to crisis, the collection consists of documents, images, and objects that gives unique perspective to more than two centuries of American history. This exhibition, opening to the public on June 15, 2013, opens windows into the hearts, minds, and councils of the most influential leaders of our nation.
|NECA/IBEW Local 48: 100 Years of a Powerful Partnership|
May 13 - August 4, 2013
For the last hundred years, Oregon-Columbia National Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 48 have been working together to power Oregon.
From the first electric lights on Broadway Street to today’s OHSU Tram, NECA/IBEW Local 48 has wired the man-made landmarks that shape Portland and its surrounding areas. The exhibit also looks at NECA/IBEW Local 48’s efforts in diversity, leadership and community involvement.
Featuring artifacts, local historic photos and some interactive displays - this introspective exhibit shows the unique partnership between NECA and IBEW Local 48 and how they’ve come to set industry standards across the state and the country.
|Exhibits in the Oregon State Capitol|
On display in the Oregon State Capitol until January 31, 2014
Learn about the rich history of the Oregon State Capitol in two original exhibits curated by the Oregon History Museum. “Trails to Oregon Statehood” presents a lively examination of the early development of state government. “A Unity of Action and Design” chronicles the history of the capitol building itself, including the fire that burned the capitol to the ground in 1935.
|Oregon My Oregon|
Winner of a 2005 MUSE Award, Oregon My Oregon features the most important pieces from the Society's collection of artifacts.
|OHSU: 125 Years of Healing, Teaching and Discovery|
March 14 – July 8, 2013
This exhibit begins to examine the complex history of Oregon Health & Science University. What began as a small medical school in Northwest Portland has evolved into a multi-faceted institution: an academic health center, a nationally prominent research center and a resource for Oregonians’ health.
Through historic photographs and artifacts, the exhibit explores the histories of the schools, programs, hospitals, and centers that comprise OHSU. Visitors will also discover many of the inventions and innovations that have emerged from OHSU faculty, alumni, and staff that have shaped health care delivery in Oregon and beyond.
|Oregon Voices: Change and Challenge in Modern Oregon History|
With Oregon Voices, a new permanent exhibit, the Oregon History Museum combines the technology of today with stories from the past. This interactive exhibit gives visitors a chance to explore the issues and events that shaped Oregon from 1950 forward.
|Oregon: 150 Years of Statehood; 150 Million Years in the Making|
The windows in this exhibit illustrate how geology crafted Oregon's landscape and natural resources and continues to shape the land and lives of its citizens.
|The Battleship Oregon|
Learn about the Oregon's important role in the Spanish-American War.
The Northwest Art Gallery is a permanent rotating exhibit drawn from the collections of OHS and private lenders.