Oregon's Landmark Legislation
Oregon has repeatedly led the nation in creating, revising, and implementing laws shaping the quality of life of its citizens. While Oregon’s innovations have evoked controversy, they have charted the course for other states and nations.
The 16 panels in this traveling exhibit highlight groundbreaking legislation that Oregon has passed since Statehood either by Politician, Legislative Action, or Public Initiative.
Arranged chronologically, the window panels present legislation that focuses on environmental, social, and land use issues.
Hosting the Exhibit
Available at no cost to Oregon public libraries through July 31, 2013, thanks to underwriting by a Library Services and Technology Act grant!
The exhibit is available for rental and interested parties may choose to borrow all of the panels or a selection. If you would like more information about borrowing this fascinating exhibit, including date options and estimated costs, please contact: Nicole Yasuhara, 503-222-1741.
Explore the Exhibit
The panels are free-standing tabletop displays or wall-mounted. View the window panels by clicking on the titles below:
Evaluate the Exhibit
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Exhibit Content Developers
Dr. Stephen Dow Beckham
Erica Stevenson Boyne
The Oregon State Capitol Foundation
The Samuel S. Johnson Foundation
The Ford Family Foundation
Exhibitor Resource Links
Oregon Department of Forestry offers limited resources but is committed to helping spread the word about fire prevention, forest health and the history of Oregon’s forests.
Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation provides personnel and programs with slides and hands-on materials related to forests.
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality website includes information on recycling and the history of the DEQ.
Bureau of Land Management, Oregon/Washington provides a history of land management including tribal land management.
U.S. Forest Service offers a kids activity page: that features ideas for “Backyard Conservation,” “Gardening,” and “NatureWatch” among others.
Smokey the Bear has a website and resources including a K-2 Teacher’s Guide and a Smokey Bear Activity Book.