Affiliates and Partners

History Near You

The Oregon Historical Society is thankful for the support of our Affiliate Members who make history come alive in almost every corner of our state. Members of the following Affiliate organizations may take advantage of $10 off membership in the Oregon Historical Society.

The Oregon Historical Society also supports the Oregon Geographic Names Board, and is a proud partner in the Oregon Folklife Network and on the OPB series, Oregon Experience.

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Oregon Geographic Names Board

The purpose of the OGNB is to supervise the naming of geographic features within the state of Oregon and to make recommendations to the USBGN,...

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Oregon Experience

From historical biographies to issues and events that have shaped our state, “Oregon Experience” is an exciting television series co-produced by...

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Oregon Folklife Network

Folklife encompasses the everyday knowledge, art, and lore passed within communities through imitation, conversation, and practice. Such arts,...

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Oregon Cultural Trust

The Oregon Cultural Trust’s mission is to lead in building an environment where cultural organizations are sustained and valued as a core part of

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Map of OHS Affiliates

This map shows all of our Affiliate Members with facilities that are open to the public. Please call or check the affiliate's website to confirm hours and location.

Affiliates by Region


Northwest Oregon


Portland Metro region


Eastern Oregon


Willamette Valley Region


Central Oregon


Southwest Oregon

Washington State


Alsi Historical & Genealogical Society

Cannon Beach History Center & Museum

Clatsop County Historical Society

Columbia County Museum Association

Columbia River Maritime Museum

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Chachalu Museum and Cultural Center

Garibaldi Museum and Community Center

International Police Museum

Lincoln County Historical Society

Mist-Birkenfeld Historical Society

Mount St. Helens Chapter, Oregon State Society of
Daughters of the American Revolution

Nehalem Valley Historical Society

North Lincoln County Historical Museum

Rainier Oregon Historical Museum

Seaside Museum & Historical Society

Tillamook County Historical Society

Tillamook County Pioneer Museum

Toledo Oregon History Center

Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society


Crook County Historical Society

Deschutes County Historical Society

High Desert Museum

Jefferson County Historical Society

Sisters County Historical Society

Three Sisters Historical Society


Ashland Heritage Committee

Bandon Historical Society

Big Butte Historical Society

Buncom Historical Society

Coos County Historical Society

Coquille Valley Historical Society

Curry Historical Society

Douglas County Historical Society

Eagle Point Museum

Gold Hill Historical Society and Museum

Hanley Farm

Jacksonville Woodlands Association

Josephine County Historical Society

Kerbyville Museum and History Center

Lake Creek Historical Society

Oakland Museum Historical Society

Oregon Coast Historical Railway

Marshfield Sun Printing Museum

Phoenix Historical Society

Rogue Valley Genealogical Society

Southern Oregon Historical Society

Southern Oregon Railway Historical Society

Siuslaw Pioneer Museum

Talent Historical Society

Upper Rogue Historical Society

Woodville Historical Society


Antique Powerland

Aurora Colony Historical Society

Benton County Historical Society and Museum

Thompson’s Mills Preservation Society

Brooks Historical Society

Canby Historical Society

Canyon Life Museum

Children's Farm Home Historical Society

Creswell Area Historical Society

Heritage Museum

Historic Deepwood Estate

Hoover-Minthorn House

Jefferson Historical Society and Museum

Junction City Historical Society

Keizer Heritage Foundation

Lane County Historical Museum

Linn County Historical Society

Linn County Museum Friends

Mark Prairie Heritage

Oregon Aviation Historical Society

Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society

Oregon Fire Service Museum

Oregon State Sheriffs' Association

Pacific Northwest Truck Museum

Polk County Historical Society

Santiam Heritage Foundation

Santiam Historical Society

Silverton Country Historical Society

University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Willamette Heritage Center

Woodburn Historical Museum

Yamhill County Historical Society Research Library and Museum

Washington State

Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum

Friends of Skamokawa Foundation

The Historic Trust

Pearson Air Museum

Pearson Field Education Center

Yakima Valley Museum


Albertina Kerr Centers

American Historical Society of Germans from Russia

Archdiocesan Historical Commission

Clackamas County Family History Society

Clackamas County Heritage Council

Clackamas County Historical Society

Crown Point Country Historical Society

Czech Society of Oregon

David Douglas Historical Society

East County Historical Organization

End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center

Estacada Area Historical Museum

Filipino American National Historical Society Oregon Chapter

Finnish-American Historical Society of the West

Five Oaks Museum

Friends of Historic Forest Grove

Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery

Friends of Vista House

Genealogical Forum of Oregon

Gladstone Historical Society

Gresham Historical Society

Hellenic-American Cultural Center and Museum

Japanese American Museum of Oregon

Lake Oswego Preservation Society

McLoughlin Memorial Association

Milwaukie Historical Society and Museum

Molalla Area Historical Society

Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum

Multnomah Historical Association

Oregon Archaeological Society

Oregon Catholic Historical Society

Oregon Historic Cemeteries Association

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

Oregon Maritime Museum

Oregon Military Museum

Oregon-California Trails Association - NW Chapter

Oregon Rail Heritage Center

Oswego Heritage Council

Philip Foster Farm

Pittock Mansion Society

Portland Chinatown Museum

Portland Police Historical Society

Restore Oregon

Sandy Historical Society

Sherwood Historical Society

Sons & Daughters of the Oregon Pioneers

St. Johns Heritage Association

The Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest

Tigard Historical Association

Troutdale Historical Society

Tualatin Heritage Center

Urban Tour Group

West Linn Historical Society


Baker County Historical Society

Baker Heritage Museum

Dufur Historical Society

Eastern Oregon Museum

Elgin Museum and Historical Society

Fort Rock Valley Historical Society

Four Rivers Cultural Center & Museum

Frazier Farmstead Museum

Friends of Historic Baker

Friends of the Wallowa County Museum

Fruit Foundation Historical Society

Gilliam County Historical Society

Grant County Historical Museum

Harney County Historical Society

Hood River County Historical Museum

Huntington Historical Preservation Society

Jordan Valley-Owyhee Heritage Council

Josephy Library

Klamath County Historical Society

Klamath County Museum

Lake County Historical Society

Lake County Museum

Malheur Country Historical Society

Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center

National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

Rinehart Stonehouse Museum

Sherman County Historical Society

Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

The Hutson Museum

The Museum at Warm Springs

The Train Mountain Railroad Museum

Umatilla County Historical Society

Umatilla Museum & Historical Foundation

Union County Historical Society

Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center

Wasco County Historical Society

Become an Affiliate

To register as an Oregon Historical Society (OHS) affiliate member, an organization must first meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • The primary purpose of the organization must be for the study and preservation of Oregon history.
  • The organization will provide adequate proof of its operating structure by submitting documents such as bylaws, constitution, and purpose or mission statements formally adopted by an appropriate governing body, provided the local Society's bylaws, rules and regulations do not conflict with the articles of incorporation or bylaws of the Oregon Historical Society.
  • The organization must have a minimum of fifteen members.
  • The organization will provide a list of all current officers and directors/trustees.
  • To maintain active status as an OHS affiliate, the organization will continue to meet the eligibility criteria mentioned above, and provide updated information on its officers and Executive Director on an annual basis.

Please mail or email the completed application form (PDF) to:

Tara Cole
Museum Services Coordinator
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97205


Per OHS bylaws, affiliate membership must be approved by the OHS Board of Trustees, which meets on a quarterly basis.  Letter confirming your membership status will be mailed/emailed to the organization as soon as board approval is received.

Benefits of an OHS Affiliate Membership include: 

  • Complimentary annual membership for the affiliate organization to the Oregon Historical Society, which includes two membership cards granting free admission to OHS’s museum and other member benefits
  • A subscription to the Oregon Historical Quarterly.
  • Email subscription to OHS’s weekly e-digest and monthly educator newsletter. 
  • Event and exhibit promotion on OHS social media channels and in the “Community Shout-Out” section of OHS’s weekly e-digest, sent to over 20,000 subscribers, as space allows.
  • Annual summit at the Oregon Historical Society, an exclusive networking and information-sharing session for affiliate member organizations. 
  • Affiliate member giveaway of equipment and furniture (occurring every other year).
  • $10 discount on Oregon Historical Society membership for members of affiliate organizations. 
  • Regular emails from OHS affiliate program manager with relevant resources, news, and opportunities.