|Pendleton Woolen Mills|
November 25, 2013 - February 28, 2014
Pendleton Woolen Mills has been making its mark on Oregon history since the mid-nineteenth century. A family run business for six generations, the unique Pendleton brand on clothing and blankets is known worldwide. Culled from materials in Pendleton’s archives and collections, the exhibit will explore the early history of the company and its special relationship with American Indian communities and look at the enduring popularity of the Pendleton brand.
|Windows on America|
Extended by popular demand through January 2, 2014!
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.
|Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami|
October 19, 2013 - January 11, 2014
Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami is a groundbreaking exhibition that explores the evolution of origami from craft to fine art, and its stunning modern-day applications in the fields of mathematics, engineering, design, and the global peace movement. Over 140 works by 45 master folders from 16 countries showcase the power and potential of contemporary origami. In these artist’s hands, paper is a medium for infinite creativity.
|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.
|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.