News and Press

Stay up to date on the latest news from the Oregon Historical Society by browsing recent media coverage and news releases. 

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Rachel Randles
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Press Releases

Meet over 85 local authors at annual Holiday Cheer book sale

November 28, 2016

Shop local this holiday season and join the Oregon Historical Society on Sunday, December 4 for Holiday Cheer, a festive book sale & literary celebration! Chat with 85 local authors and make a dent in your holiday shopping by picking up the perfect personalized gift. Holiday Cheer begins at noon at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue, Downtown Portland) and authors will be signing until 4pm. Admission is free to both the book sale and to the museum.

Oregon Historical Society Free for Veterans, Active Duty Military, and their Families Saturday & Sunday November 12 & 13

November 7, 2016

In honor of Veterans’ Day, the Oregon Historical Society will offer free admission to all veterans, active duty military, and their families on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13. The OHS museum and research library are open Saturday from 10am – 5pm and the museum is open on Sunday from 12pm – 5pm. The Oregon Historical Society will be closed on Veterans’ Day, Friday, November 11.

Oregon Historical Society Unveils New Permanent Exhibition for K-12 Grade Students

October 27, 2016

On November 1, the Oregon Historical Society will open History Hub, a new permanent exhibition where youth, students, and families can explore the topic of diversity through fun, hands-on interactives, objects, and pictures. Developed in partnership with an advisory committee of students, teachers, cultural organizations, and museums, History Hub tells the stories of people who live in Oregon, today and in the past. The content of History Hub spans grades K-12 with a focus on 4th – 8th grades.

Oregon Historical Society & Newspace Center for Photography Announce Residency & Exhibition Opportunity

October 6, 2016

The Oregon Historical Society and Newspace Center for Photography are partnering to offer a low artist residency and exhibition opportunity in support of one image-based project that critically examines issues pertinent to Oregon, with a focus on collective histories, identity formation, and the politics of place. The project will connect historic imagery with contemporary culture, demonstrating the ways in which collective and personal identities in Oregon have been shaped by photography and other media. The deadline for proposals is Monday, November 7, 2016 by 6pm.

Baseball Fans, Rejoice! Baseball’s Magna Carta Exhibit Goes “Extra Innings” – Extended through Sunday, October 16

October 4, 2016

The Oregon Historical Society is pleased to announce that due to popular demand its exhibition of Baseball’s Magna Carta has been extended one week, with its final day on view being Sunday, October 16, 2016. Located in downtown Portland, the Oregon Historical Society is the first and only venue to share this rare piece of sports history with the public.

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Julie Keefe's Photos Show Beauty And Heartbreak Of Northeast Portland

November 25, 2016

By Aaron Scott, OPB. Few Portland artists can claim deeper ties to the city than Julie Keefe. She’s shot for everyone from the Oregonian to the New York Times; she’s done major community engagement projects like Hello, Neighbor, where kids in North Portland interview elders about how the neighborhood has changed; and she’s wrapping up four years as Portland’s first creative laureate.

On the Go with Joe at Comic City, USA

August 18, 2016

By FOX 12 Staff, FOX 12 Oregon. Joe V. was in downtown Portland at the Oregon Historical Society, checking out Comic City, USA. To celebrate Oregon’s thriving comic industry, the historical society will be displaying several popular comic book artists and cartoonists. Guests can flip through comics and enjoy other interactive experiences at the museum. Comic City, USA is located at 1200 SW Park Avenue and is open seven days a week.

Trice, Maxville showered with recognition, opportunities

August 16, 2016

By Kathleen Ellyn, Wallowa County Chieftain. Gwen Trice, director of Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center, just returned from giving a speech at the Association of African American Museums (AAAM) Conference in Riverside, Calif., with yet more good news for the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center. The Smithsonian Institution, in conjunction with the AAAM, invited Trice to be part of a panel on “Saving Black Spaces and Places.” She was recommended by one of the curators of a Seattle museum. Because Wallowa County is very remote and most histories are taken from more urban settings “none of them had ever heard of black loggers,” Trice said. While Trice was at the conference she was asked to contribute to the Smithsonian by Paul Gardullo, Museum Curator, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution Capital Gallery.

Oregon’s Been a Comics Capital for Longer Than You Think (Like, Waaaay Longer)

August 11, 2016

By Lisa Dunn, Portland Monthly. It’s no secret that Oregon is a hotbed of cartoon-and-comic talent. The Beaver State calls itself home to the likes of juggernauts Dark Horse and Milkfed, Oni Press and Top Shelf Productions, not to mention individuals such as David Walker, the man behind Marvel’s Power Man and Iron Fist series, and Erika Moen of Oh Joy Sex Toy fame. But Oregon’s graphic history stretches far beyond the late 1980s revolution that brought powerhouse Dark Horse to the forefront of indie comics publishing. In fact, our history of comics and cartoon artists stretches back well over a century, with Oregon artists creating everything from political cartoons to now-famous comic adaptations of movies such as Star Wars and Alien.

Ever seen the Magna Carta? It’s in Portland

July 29, 2016

By KOIN 6 News Staff, KOIN-TV. The blueprints of American democracy — printings and engravings of The Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Monroe Doctrine and the Magna Carta — are coming to the Oregon Historical Society. The Magna Carta, written in 1215, was the first document to reign in the power of a monarch and is widely regarded as the basis upon which Western democracy was formed. The engraving on display in Portland was made in 1733 and includes the original Latin text.

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Oregon Historical Society Logos

The following logos are available for OHS partners to download and use in promotional materials that have been approved through the OHS Marketing Department. The Oregon Historical Society horizontal logo is preferred in marketing materials, but the vertical logo can be used when necessary to fit within a particular layout.

OHS logos with black and white typefaces are both available. The black typeface should be used on materials with a white or light colored background. The white typeface should be used on materials with a black or dark colored background. The OHS logo should never be printed with a white box surrounding it, and the full color logo should always be used unless prior permission has been received from the OHS Marketing Department to use a black and white version of the logo.

Black Typeface
  • Horizontal JPEG
  • Horizontal EPS
  • Vertical JPEG
  • Vertical EPS
White Typeface
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All of these logos can be downloaded in the following zip archive:

OHS Logos (ZIP, 4.5 MB)

If you have any questions regarding the use of the Oregon Historical Society logo, or if you need an alternative file type, please contact Rachel Randles, Communications & Marketing Manager.

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For more than a century, the Oregon Historical Society has served as the state's collective memory, preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, films, and oral histories. Our research library, museum, digital platforms & website (, educational programming, and historical journal make Oregon's history open and accessible to all. We exist because history is powerful, and because a history as deep and rich as Oregon's cannot be contained within a single story or point of view.

For an expanded biography on OHS, please visit our About Us page.

For more information or additional materials, please contact:

Rachel Randles
Communications & Marketing Manager

(503) 306-5221