Mission and Vision


The Oregon Historical Society preserves our state's history and makes it accessible to everyone in ways that advance knowledge and inspire curiosity about all the people, places, and events that have shaped Oregon.


We foster a better tomorrow through an Oregon story that is meaningful to all Oregonians.


American Alliance of Museums

The Oregon Historical Society is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Sustainability Policy

Oregon is one of the most beautiful and livable places on the planet, and as stewards of Oregon's history, the Oregon Historical Society is committed to being good environmental stewards of our natural heritage. Sustainability is an ongoing process, and, as such, the OHS Board of Trustees and its staff agree to lead by example by prioritizing the conservation of energy and water use, promoting sustainable purchasing practices, and encouraging the use of alternative transportation.