The Oregon Historical Society (OHS) provides educational resources for teachers and for inquisitive people of any age. OHS resources and programs support educators’ work in classrooms or in distance-learning settings. We are proud to sponsor Oregon History Day, part of the National History Day® program, and OHS staff work with teachers and students statewide to conduct project-based historical research and critical inquiry. We offer free professional-development workshops and programs that help bring diverse, complex history to students in all grades, which can be found on the Events page under the event type Education Event. Our online digital history projects enable independent exploration of Oregon history.


OHS offers K–12 teachers compelling curriculum that is based in inquiry and analysis of objects and primary documents. All OHS curriculum engages students in the study of history so they may understand their present and inform their futures.

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Oregon History Day

Oregon History Day, part of National History Day®, is a renowned, evidence-based middle and high school program where students across the state develop historical research projects based on an annual theme.

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Tours are available for groups of 10 to 100 people with advance reservation. Group tours are free for all Oregon school groups, and transportation reimbursement is available. Tours last 60 minutes per exhibition and meet state and national standards.

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Research Resources

The Oregon Historical Society provides several online resources for researching Oregon history, including expert scholarship and access to digital objects, photographs, recordings, and manuscripts preserved in OHS’s vast collections.

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Traveling Trunk Program

Bring history into the classroom by renting a Traveling Trunk, featuring objects, maps, copies of primary source documents, and lesson plans. Traveling Trunks can be rented for up to two weeks by schools and other educational institutions for $25 per week.

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