Exhibits

Champion skier Hjalmar Hvam performs a gelandesprung, a type of jump used to clear obstacles, January 1937. OHS Research Library, 011221.

Current Exhibit

Freeze the Day! A History of Winter Sports in Oregon

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Free for Members
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
“Vista House and Columbia River Gorge from Women’s Forum State Scenic Viewpoint.” Photograph by Peter Marbach.

Current Exhibit

A Century of Wonder: 100 Years of Oregon State Parks

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Free for Members
  • Teachers
  • Researchers
Interior view of the Blanchet House dining room in the 1950s. Photo courtesy of Blanchet House of Hospitality.

Current Exhibit

Blanchet House of Hospitality: 70 Years

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Free for Members
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Governor Tom McCall and Secretary of State Clay Myers empty a bag of aluminum cans during the Bottle Bill campaign, 1971. OHS Research Library, Org Lot 353, box 2, folder 4.

Current Exhibit,Traveling Exhibit

Many Happy Returns: 50 Years of the Oregon Bottle Bill

Independence Heritage Museum
281 S. 2nd Street
Independence, Oregon 97351

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
  • Free for Members
Experience Oregon opening banner

Permanent Exhibit

Experience Oregon

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Free for Members
  • Teachers
  • Researchers
Children at Swan Island refugee center set up by the Red Cross after the Vanport Flood, 1948. OrHi 90661. Photographs: Portland - NE Neighborhoods - Vanport [graphic]; Photo file #1689-A; 1948/05

Permanent Exhibit

History Hub

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free for Members
  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
Contemporary photograph of Junzo Jake Ohara, Takeshi Motoyasu, and Eddie Tetsuji Kato taken in Monterey Park, California, in 2013 by Paul Kitagaki, Jr. Courtesy of Paul Kitagaki, Jr.

Upcoming Exhibit

Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Free for Members
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Fernando Carillo and Michael O’Shea, both active with Cascade AIDS Project, are photographed on the Burnside Bridge on World AIDS Day, December 1, circa 1995. Photo courtesy of Gay Monteverde.

Upcoming Exhibit

It’s Not Over: Forty Years of HIV/AIDS in Oregon

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free for Members
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
  • Family-friendly
Members of the Portland Women’s Forum Save the Gorge committee on the trail in front of Latourell Falls in Guy W. Talbot State Park. OHS Research Library, Org. Lot 1284, box 41, 1964-9.

Upcoming Exhibit

A Walk in the Park: Historic Images of Oregon State Parks

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Free for Members
  • Researchers
  • Teachers