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
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.

Current 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.

Current 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
“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
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.

Current 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
Proponents of Oregon’s 1953 Public Accommodations Act pose for posterity. OHS Research Library, OrHi 44402

Current Exhibit,Traveling Exhibit

Oregon Voices Traveling Exhibit

Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center
103 N. Main Street
Joseph, Oregon 97846

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
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Current Exhibit,Traveling Exhibit

What If Heroes Were Not Welcome Home?

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

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
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
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Upcoming Exhibit,Traveling Exhibit

Oregon's Landmark Legislation

Deschutes Historical Museum
129 NW Idaho Ave
Bend, Oregon 97703

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
Governor Mark Hatfield and Antoinette Hatfield celebrate at his campaign headquarters after winning the governorship, November 7. 1962. OHS Research Library, bb011059.

Upcoming Exhibit,Traveling Exhibit

The Call of Public Service: The Life and Legacy of Mark O. Hatfield

OHSU Mark O. Hatfield Research Center
3251 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, Oregon 97239

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Photo of Margaret Howe with Oregon shield during woman suffrage march in Washington, D.C., March 1913, Library of Congress, LC-B2- 2668-6 [P&P], Bain News Service Photograph collection

Online Exhibit

Nevertheless, They Persisted: Women’s Voting Rights and the 19th Amendment

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Black United Front leader, Ron Herndon, stands on a desk at a School Board protest against the closure of Harriet Tubman Middle School, March 30, 1982. Steve Nehl, Oregon Journal. OrHi 95005 ba018353

Online Exhibit

Racing to Change: Oregon’s Civil Rights Years

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
Portland Sunset 2, 2020. Copyright James Foley.

Online Exhibit

The View From Here

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
windows on america online exhibit

Online Exhibit

Windows on America

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
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Online Exhibit

“A Symbol of Home”: The Environmental and Political Legacy of Tom McCall in Oregon

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Caterpillar-drawn flax puller, head on, 1930s, OHS Research Library, Portland Public School Collection

Online Exhibit

Flaxen: From Flax to Linen in the Willamette Valley, Oregon

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Scans from the KOIN and the KPTV 16mm News Film Collections

Online Exhibit

Frames Per Second: Selections from the OHS 16mm News Film Collection, 1969-1981

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Broadway at night during Portland Rose Festival, ca. 1916. OHS Research Library, Portland General Electric Photograph Collection; Org. Lot 151; Box 8; PGE 138-50

Online Exhibit

Harnessing the Power of Photography: Selections from the OHS Portland General Electric Collections, 1895-1979

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Main Dinning Room, Hotel Portland, Portland, ORE.

Online Exhibit

Lost Portland

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
  • Researchers
Oregon Journal Photograph Collection, Org. Lot 1368, 371N2965

Online Exhibit

Mirror on the Modern Woman: Selected Images from the Oregon Journal, 1927–1932

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Portland, June, 1858. 5488

Online Exhibit

Portland: A Lot of People Have Lived Here

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Valley of the Willamette River 1845 HJ Warre OrHi 49030

Online Exhibit

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Fred Meyer poses for an advertisement photo checking out groceries,  circa 1950. Ackroyd-Marks Studio Coll 199 b7.f2 ba026202

Online Exhibit

The Fred Meyer Story

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
  • Researchers
Bobby Robinson, 1928, Oregana 1929, UO Special Collections and University Archives, Eugene, Oregon

Traveling Exhibit

Black Athletes Disrupting White Supremacy in Oregon

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
Special Olympics Oregon athletes practice for an 880-yard run, 1980. OHS Research Library, 023701.

Traveling Exhibit

Brave in the Attempt: Celebrating 50 years of Special Olympics Oregon

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Vineyard Mehama ca1900 Ray L Stout #434

Traveling Exhibit

Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
  • Researchers
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.

Traveling Exhibit

Many Happy Returns: 50 Years of the Oregon Bottle Bill

  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Klamath man overlooks giiwas (Crater Lake) Curtis Collection Photo provided by Taylor R. David, Klamath Tribes News Dept.

Traveling Exhibit

Oregon Is Indian Country

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
The Three Sisters, John Yeon Lantern Slide Collection

Traveling Exhibit

Oregon: 150 Years of Statehood; 150 Million Years in the Making

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers