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Curated by the GRAMMY Museum®, this exhibition traces the evolution of the Motown label, focusing on its major artists and musical achievements, and explores how the sound of Motown continues to influence some of pop music’s most important...
September 23, 2022 – March 26, 2023Learn More
Amidst a rise of xenophobia and cultural erasure, The Immigrant Story presents an exhibition that explores the different facets of Asian American experiences through portraiture and accompanying narratives created in partnership with...
August 26, 2022 – January 8, 2023Learn More
American political posters have historically hidden in plain sight, intended to capture attention, and votes, through visual language. This exhibition explores the design trends and evolving styles of this persuasive art form through some...
September 1 – November 30, 2022Learn More
Featuring photographs from OHS’s research library collections, this exhibition provides a historic look at Oregon State Parks over its 100-year history.
June 3 – October 16, 2022Learn More
In celebration of the centennial of Oregon State Parks, OHS commissioned photographer Peter Marbach to document the beauty and geographic diversity of many of Oregon’s 254 state parks. These contemporary photographs show how the park system
May 13 – October 16, 2022Learn More
Join the Eugene Lesbian History Project and the Oregon Historical Society for a public program on the...
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Educators are invited to join our Fall Educator Workshop to learn about OHS’s educational resources, tour
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Join us for the kick-off to the 2023 Hatfield Lecture Series with presidential historian and bestselling...
Join Oregon History Maker and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly on a tour through...
Join us for a symposium led by tribal knowledge-holders, anthropologists, and archaeologists who have...
The Oregon Historical Society’s research library is an invaluable resource for learning about the past and providing context on the present. Visitors can enjoy broad access to the world’s largest collection of Oregon-related materials, both in the library’s newly renovated...
The Oregon Historical Society’s Digital History Projects provide the most authoritative and comprehensive online resources on Oregon history. Using expert scholarship and OHS’s extensive collections of photographs, artifacts, and archival materials, the Oregon History...
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Curator of Exhibitions Megan Lallier-Barron presents a new series, “Curator Chats,” taking viewers behind