History shapes people’s understanding of who they are as individuals and as members of a civilization. The Oregon Historical Society is a scholarly asset and a public resource dedicated to putting the power of history into everyone’s hands and to advancing knowledge in all corners of the world.
Documents that the official historian of Major League Baseball declared “the Magna Carta of America’s national pastime” are the centerpiece of this new exhibit. This is the first public display of these 1857 papers, which only recently came
July 1 – October 9, 2016Learn More
“Perfectly Fit” aptly describes the 125-year history of the Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club—now known as the MAC. From its earliest years, the club has championed amateur athletics and physical fitness for all ages and genders. The club...
January 28 – July 5, 2016Learn More
Margaret Sanger (1879–1966) was one of the earliest birth control advocates. Her periodical “The Woman Rebel” promoted contraceptive practices and was declared obscene by the U.S. courts in 1914, leading to her exile in England. In the same
June 20 – July 25, 2016Learn More
Winner of a 2005 MUSE Award, Oregon My Oregon occupies an entire floor (7,000 square feet) of the Oregon Historical Society museum, and features some of the most important pieces from the Society's collection of artifacts.
ALL ABOARD for an old-fashioned, all American 4th of July in Prineville, Oregon! This Independence Day,...
The Pacific Northwest has a relationship with hip hop culture that is complex and, on occasion,...
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A beloved advocate, critic, educator, mentor, and historian for the brewing community, Fred Eckhardt has...
The Oregon Historical Society’s Digital History Projects provide the most authoritative and comprehensive online resources on Oregon history. The...
History Near You
An interactive map of Oregon History.
Located in the heart of downtown Portland and overlooking the historic South Park Blocks, the Oregon Historical Society offers the blend of the old, the new and the beautiful, creating a memorable venue for all occasions. The Historical Society is an ideal venue for weddings, receptions, award dinners, lectures, seminars, business meetings, holiday parties and birthday celebrations.