These pages are designed to provide teachers, students, and the general public a sense of the diverse people and events that comprise the history of Oregon.
The Oregon Folklife Program mission is to document, present, and encourage the preservation of traditional arts and cultures in communities throughout Oregon.
|Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum |
The Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum presents the nation's top scholars and writers, providing a broad perspective on United States history.
Excerpts from the Oregon Historical Society's Sound Recordings Collection presented by Public Social University.
|Oregon Black History Series|
The Oregon Historical Society is excited to present a year of public programs, exhibits, lectures, and events, focused on showcasing the rich history of Oregon’s black community.
|Oregon History Day|
In 2012, the Oregon Historical Society will host Oregon History Day, part of the nationwide National History Day program. National History Day works to improve the teaching and learning of history in schools. The year long program includes a history competition that begins at the local level and culminates in a national contest at the University of Maryland in June. The competition is open to students in private, public, and home schools.
|Oregon History Project|
An exciting interactive on-line resource for learning about Oregon history. The site contains narratives written by renowned Pacific Northwest historians, historic records including maps, journal entries, photographs, and newspaper accounts from the OHS collections, and an innovative on-line Learning Center for Teachers and Students.
|Oregon History Rocks Billboard Art Competition|
All students in the State of Oregon (Kindergarten through the 12th grade) are invited to participate and submit original artwork to the first Oregon Historical Society and Clear Channel Outdoor billboard competition. We are interested in your version of what rocks about Oregon’s history. The possibilities are nearly endless and limited only by your ability to create a visual representation of “Oregon History Rocks”. Travel back in time…is it a person, place or thing that stands out most to you? We want to see what you think.
|Summer of Citizenship|
Changing definitions of citizenship have been a part of American life from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence through ongoing debates in Congress today. From presidents to protesters, from service members to those serving time, we have struggled to define who can be a citizen and what rights and responsibilities come with that title.
|Teddy Roosevelt’s Oregon Roadshow|
Teddy Roosevelt’s Oregon Roadshow
Service-Learning Curriculum and Resources for Teachers
|Traveling Trunk Program|
The Oregon Historical Society’s Traveling Trunk program examines the history of the Oregon Trail, Lewis and Clark, Great Basin Native American culture, and Portland in a fun, hands-on, interactive way.