Coast Guard and Navy delivery to Iwo Jima, 1945
World War II:
A World at War,
A State Transformed
Open Now!
Join us as we honor the Greatest Generation through an original exhibition, opening 70 years following the end of World War II. Artifacts and manuscripts from the premier Mark Family Collection and items drawn from the Oregon Historical Society’s archives tell the story of this worldwide conflict and of events that dramatically changed Oregon.
David McCullough –
The Wright Brothers
Friday, October 30th
Tickets on sale now!
David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the surprising, profoundly American story of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Far more than a couple of unschooled Dayton bicycle mechanics who happened to hit on success, they were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity, much of which they attributed to their upbringing.

The Art of War:
Propaganda Posters of
World Wars I and II
Continuing through November 15
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. These posters, from the Mark Family Collection, are a sampling of poster art from World Wars I and II.