The Art of War:
Propaganda Posters of
World Wars I and II
Open Now!
Guns, bombs, planes, tanks, ships, and submarines were the major weapons of World Wars I and II, but the persuasive powers of words and images were critically important in gaining and galvanizing the support of the American public. The art and messages are distinctive of those time periods and provide a unique glimpse into an era when artists and marketers communicated to the public in ways that conveyed important messages.
Statuary Hall
Study Commission
Which of these final four
should represent Oregon in
the National Statuary Hall?
The Statuary Hall Study Commission recently recommend that the existing statues be returned to “places of honor” in Oregon and that two of the following four individuals be installed in the National Statuary Hall: Native American leader Chief Joseph (Heinmot Tooyalakekt), suffragist and women's rights activist Abigail Scott Duniway, and public officials Tom McCall, and Mark Hatfield.
A Community on
the Move
Open Now!
The Oregon Black Pioneers present a groundbreaking exhibit about the courage and persistence of Portland’s black residents in the 1940s and early 1950s. This interactive exhibit engages visitors of all ages and backgrounds as it traces how the WWII shipyards, migration from the South, the Vanport flood, and urban renewal projects affected Portland’s black families and businesses.