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Meet Over 90 Local Authors at 51st Annual Holiday Cheer Book Sale & Signing

November 27, 2018

Come support a local holiday tradition at the Oregon Historical Society’s 51st annual Holiday Cheer, a festive book sale & literary celebration this Sunday, December 2! Meet over 90 authors and make a dent in your holiday shopping by picking up the perfect personalized gift. Holiday Cheer begins at noon at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland) and authors will be signing until 4pm. Admission is free to both the book sale and to visit museum exhibits.

Barley, Barrels, Bottles, & Brews: 200 Years of Oregon Beer debuts at the Oregon Historical Society October 26

October 19, 2018

The history of beer in Oregon and the passion Oregonians hold for brewing extends back over two hundred years. From the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the nineteenth century European immigrants who established Oregon’s first breweries to the craft brewery revolution centered here today, this delicious hoppy beverage has been a cornerstone of Oregon’s agriculture and economy. Opening at the Oregon Historical Society on October 26, Barley, Barrels, Bottles, & Brews: 200 Years of Oregon Beer profiles the people, companies, and legislation that have made Oregon the innovative center of craft brewing that it is today.

Teddy Roosevelt Historical Tribute Tour Returns to Oregon October 15 – 19, 2018

October 9, 2018

Teddy Roosevelt’s Oregon Roadshow, a week-long performance tour by historical recreator Joe Wiegand, returns Oct. 15-19 to Oregon. The Oregon Historical Society (OHS) and Wells Fargo sponsor this annual event, now in its sixth year. Wiegand has entertained and educated people of all ages as he traversed thousands of miles throughout the state. This year he will perform at schools, theatres, and museums in Corvallis, Beaverton, Astoria, Portland, and Springfield. Visit to view the complete schedule. Portlanders can see “Teddy” at a special performance on Monday, October 15, at 7pm at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 S.W. Park Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.

See if you have treasure buried in your closet at the Oregon Historical Society’s annual What’s It Worth? event

August 22, 2018

It is time to fish out your family heirlooms and see if they could be worth a fortune! Local experts will be examining and estimating the value of your art, jewelry, antiques, and more at the Oregon Historical Society’s annual event, What’s It Worth? This Sunday, August 26, from 12pm to 4pm, you could discover if your sentimental knick-knack is actually a valuable collectible! Admission to the event is free, and each item evaluation is $10 (evaluation tickets will be available on Sunday until 3:30pm). All proceeds raised from this special event support the Oregon Historical Society’s mission.

Oregon State University’s 2018 College World Series Championship Trophy on View at the Oregon Historical Society

July 31, 2018

Following their triumphant win at the 2018 College World Series, the Oregon State Beaver’s championship trophy will be on display at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland. Oregon State defeated Arkansas in three games to claim the coveted baseball title, and by doing so became the first team in the NCAA Super Regional era to win three titles. The trophy will be on view beginning Wednesday, August 1 through Sunday, August 5 in the pavilion of the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue) and admission is free to view the trophy.

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On the Go with Joe at Barley, Barrels, Bottles, & Brews

November 21, 2018

By Joe Vithayathil, KPTV - FOX 12. The Oregon Historical Society is cheering the history of beer in its newest exhibit: “Barley, Barrels, Bottles, & Brews: 200 Years of Oregon Beer.” Oregon has the most breweries per capita of any state in the country, but that didn’t happen overnight. Over the past two centuries, brewers have done their part of make Oregon an internationally recognized beer producer. From the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the state’s craft brewery revolution, the historical society covers all the tasty highlights for a hoppy history lesson.<br /><br />

On tap: 200 years of Oregon beer

November 6, 2018

By John Foyston, Oregon ArtsWatch. Oregon’s brewing industry is robust and growing, with nearly 300 breweries, hundreds of pubs and taprooms, and legions of fans thirsty for its hoppy, craft-brewed beers. But all that great beer had to start somewhere, so it’s instructive to put that pint down for a while and tour the new exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society that details the 200-year history of Oregon brewing. Barley, Barrels, Bottles, & Brews: 200 Years of Oregon Beer fulfills its promise with a good selection of artifacts from the museum’s collections and a few high-tech twists such as the interactive brewing flow chart, the Hop AromaTron (not its real name) and the design-your-own-beer display that will interest even the non-beer-drinker ­– I mean, there must be a few out there, right? But not many, said OHS executive director Kerry Tymchuk as he led a gaggle of journos through the new exhibit. “Why should we care about Oregon beer,” he said, “because beer and brewing has always been a vital part of Oregon culture, thanks in part to the hops grown here and the fact that Oregonians have always loved their beer.”

Pictorial Preview of Barley, Barrels, Bottles, & Brews – 200 Years of Oregon Beer at Oregon Historical Society

October 27, 2018

By D.J., Oregon beer history comes alive at the new Oregon Historical Society exhibit Barley, Barrels, Bottles, & Brews: 200 Years of Oregon Beer. This new exhibit is now open for an extended run through June 9, 2019. Barley, Barrels, Bottles, & Brews: 200 Years of Oregon Beer captures the rich history brewing in Oregon. This history dates back to the Lewis and Clark expedition through today’s modern craft beer movement. It is truly amazing at the history that is featured in this exhibit. The artifacts that the Oregon Historical Society along with the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives has on display from their archives offers an intriguing look into our beer history. There’s even a mocked up can of Schludwiller, the fictional beer from the legendary Blitz-Weinhard commercials.

Glazer Rocks!

October 11, 2018

By Phil Favorite, Lake Oswego Review. For a teenage Peter Glazer, it was a perfect musical storm. The coming of Glazer's adolescence coincided with the arrival of The Beatles, the British Invasion and eventually the psychedelic music explosion that provided a soundtrack for the cultural revolution of the mid- and late 1960s. During those formative years, Glazer collected all sorts of rock 'n' roll memorabilia. Along with autographs, he gathered items such as local coffee house handbills, concert posters and radio station record surveys. About five years ago, Glazer approached The Oregon Historical Society about donating his unique collection of memorabilia. A longtime supporter of OHS, Glazer's only condition for donation was that the items be put on exhibit for the public. OHS agreed and now has made good on its promise. Currently up and scheduled to run through March 17, 2019, "Portland Psychedelic: Music and Culture in the Rose City and Beyond, 1966-1972" is a colorful trip down memory lane that is delighting curious visitors to the downtown Portland exhibit.

‘Portland Psychedelic’ exhibit a return to hippie heyday of ’60s

September 23, 2018

By Scott Hewitt, The Columbian. “The dream of the ’90s is alive in Portland,” the satirical TV show “Portlandia” proudly sings — that dream being to form a rock band and save the planet while letting your precious individualism hang out in all its eclectic glory. Cover yourself with artistic tatoos, go to clown school and clamber up on that double-decker bike — why not? Maybe the dream of the ’90s is really the recycled dream of the psychedelic 1960s, when rock bands and revolution — both political and personal — became a way of life. And Portland, a West Coast way station between Seattle and San Francisco, not only drew bands like the Beatles (in 1965), the Doors (in 1968) and Led Zeppelin (in 1972) — it also grew its own grass-roots musical and counter-cultural scene. You can explore that scene in “Portland Psychedelic,” a colorful exhibit now on display at the Oregon Historical Society museum. It traces the history of beatniks and hippies, folkies and rockers as the earnest coffeehouse and folk-revival scene of the early 1960s eventually exploded with amplification, rebellion and, of course, drugs.

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Oregon Historical Society Logos

The following logos are available for OHS partners to download and use in promotional materials that have been approved through the OHS Marketing Department. The Oregon Historical Society horizontal logo is preferred in marketing materials, but the vertical logo can be used when necessary to fit within a particular layout.

OHS logos with black and white typefaces are both available. The black typeface should be used on materials with a white or light colored background. The white typeface should be used on materials with a black or dark colored background. The OHS logo includes both the gold Peace Medal emblem as well as the printed typeface and should never be applied separately from each other. The OHS logo should never be printed with a white or colored box surrounding it, and the full color logo should always be used unless prior permission has been received from the OHS Marketing Department to use a black and white version of the logo.

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For more than a century, the Oregon Historical Society has served as the state's collective memory, preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, films, and oral histories. Our research library, museum, digital platforms & website (, educational programming, and historical journal make Oregon's history open and accessible to all. We exist because history is powerful, and because a history as deep and rich as Oregon's cannot be contained within a single story or point of view.

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