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Statuary Hall Study Commission
National Statuary Hall was created by Congress in 1864 and two statues from every state. In 1921, the Oregon State Legislature selected Jason Lee and Dr. John McLoughlin as the that statues that would represent our state. In 2014, Governor John Kitzhaber established the Statuary Hall Study Commission to determine whether or not these statues should remain, or be replaced by other notable Oregonians. The Statuary Hall Study Commission invites all Oregonians to participate in the recommendation process. You can vote on whether your think John McLaughlin and/or Jason Lee should remain in National Statuary Hall, and, if not, which individuals should be recommended as replacements. You can also learn more about John McLaughlin, Jason Lee, and the individuals who have been recommended by the Commission for consideration.
Planned Giving
Your planned gift will safeguard and share our state’s remarkable history with current and future generations. Become a member of the Oregon Legacy Society—and join with other generous supporters of the Oregon Historical Society who have shown their commitment to preserving our past.
Membership means much more than free admission to our museum and research library, more than invitations to special exhibition previews, and other wonderful benefits. Members are part of a more than 100 year tradition of stewardship for our state?s history. The Oregon Historical Society offers membership programs to meet the needs of individuals, families, businesses, corporations and non-profit organizations.
Donations to the Collection
Because of generous donations of history from Oregon Historical Society supporters, we have one of the country’s most extensive collections: 3 million photographs, 85,000 artifacts, 25,000 maps, 12,000 linear feet of manuscript materials, and 35,000 books. You can help us build this treasured collection.
History Makers Dinner
The annual History Makers Dinner celebrates Oregon’s living leaders who have made history in their own time. This special awards ceremony honors those who shape our state and our culture. Funds raised at this event help ensure that our history is carefully preserved and interpreted in ways that inform and inspire our future. For more information, call Sue Metzler at 503.306.5229.
Make a Gift
Support the important mission of the Oregon Historical Society with a tax-deductible gift to the Annual Fund. Your gift helps educate and inform thousands of school children, citizens, and travels about Oregon’s story.
Vehicle Donations
Have a clunker that’s not collectable? Donate your car or boat to support the Oregon Historical Society! Our vehicle donation program makes the process simple, and your gift helps inspire Oregon’s future by educating Oregonians about our history.
People of all ages and backgrounds volunteer their time at OHS. Read about volunteer opportunities at OHS.