Selected Windows on Oregon’s Geology
In 2009, Oregon celebrated 150 years as a state.  Oregon’s landscape has a much longer history — geological processes have been building the state's landscape for more than 150 million years!

The windows in this traveling exhibit illustrate how geology crafted Oregon’s landscape and natural resources and continues to shape the land and lives of its citizens. The most iconic of Oregon’s landscapes — Crater Lake, Multnomah Falls, Newberry Crater, Steens Mountain, the Painted Hills, and so much more — display Oregon’s geologic splendor.

We invite you to explore selected windows into how Oregon's landscape was assembled during the past 150 million years — and to celebrate those who learned to read the landscape before and during Oregon’s 150 years of statehood.

Hosting the Exhibit

The exhibit is available for rental and interested parties may choose to borrow all of the windows or a selection. The windows are free-standing or wall-mounted. If you would like more information about borrowing this fascinating exhibit, including date options and estimated costs, please call 503.222.1741.


This exhibit is currently schedule to display at:


North Lincoln County Historical Museum

4907 SW HWY 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367

August 1, 2015 – September 30, 2015

Explore the Exhibit

The exhibit is divided into four main subjects: Assembling Oregon, Volcanoes of Oregon, Geological Resources, and Geology and People. Click on one of the four mini-exhibits below to learn more. A selection of these windows are on view at the Oregon Historical Society.


The exhibit was developed by the Oregon Historical Society, in collaboration with the Oregon State University Department of Geosciences, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, Oregon Paleo Lands Institute, OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center, Portland State University, and the Oregon Department of Energy.

Evaluate the Exhibit

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Exhibit Content Developers

Robert J. Lillie, Jason Kenworthy, and Shan de Silva
Oregon State University, Department of Geosciences

Ellen Morris Bishop
Oregon Paleo Lands Institute

James Roddey
Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

Nancee Hunter
Oregon Sea Grant–OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center

Scott Burns
Portland State University Department of Geology

Sponsored by:

James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation
The Samuel S. Johnson Foundation
The Ford Family Foundation

Oregon State University College of Science
Oregon State University Advancement Office

Assembling Oregon
Volcanoes of Oregon
Geological Resources
Geology and People
Exhibitor Resources