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Powering Oregon: 125 Years of PGE
December 13, 2014 – May 1, 2015


Explore 125 years of Portland General Electric. In 1889, PGE produced the first long distance transmission of electricity in the country. Learn about PGE’s involvement in Oregon’s iconic 20th century events like the Lewis & Clark Exposition and the Portland Rose Festival. From hydropower to wind power, discover PGE’s role in powering the state. Travel back to the streetcar era and look ahead to electric cars through PGE’s involvement in evolving transportation in Oregon.

Place: Framing the Oregon Landscape
November 8, 2014 – May 17, 2015


Place: Framing the Oregon Landscape brings together an impressive collection of artists currently working to capture and interpret the landscape of Oregon through the medium of photography. The dramatic beauty of this region’s landscapes has inspired generations of artists, and these contemporary photographers carry forward the innately human aspiration to depict the relationship between their own existence and nature’s elegance. This exhibition will feature the stirring works of ten contemporary landscape photographers and draw from the Oregon Historical Society’s extensive collections to foster a contextual examination of the land, its people, and the artists’ negotiation of that duality.

Plastics Unwrapped
October 14, 2014 – January 1, 2015


Only 50 years ago, we hardly used plastics. How did they go from being rare to being everywhere? Plastics Unwrapped, explores how material culture was changed―rapidly and perhaps permanently―by plastics. Learn what life was like before plastics, how they are made, why they are so convenient to use, and what happens after we throw them away. Explore how this "material of the future" has impacted our daily lives, as well as the long term impacts that plastics have on our environment. Plastics Unwrapped is a traveling exhibit organized by the Burke Museum, University of Washington, and the national tour is sponsored by Boeing and the University of Washington.

Oregon: 150 Years of Statehood; 150 Million Years in the Making
The windows in this exhibit illustrate how geology crafted Oregon's landscape and natural resources and continues to shape the land and lives of its citizens.
Oregon My Oregon
Winner of a 2005 MUSE Award, Oregon My Oregon features the most important pieces from the Society's collection of artifacts.
Oregon Voices: Change and Challenge in Modern Oregon History
With Oregon Voices, a new permanent exhibit, the Oregon History Museum combines the technology of today with stories from the past. This interactive exhibit gives visitors a chance to explore the issues and events that shaped Oregon from 1950 forward.
 
 

Clink! A Mini-Taste of Oregon Wine

Due to the popularity of Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine, the exhibit’s “Tasting Room” (Hayes Gallery) has been held over and a portion of the exhibit highlighting the history of the Oregon wine industry is currently on display in the space. Learn about the early days of Oregon wine through colorful graphics with photos and text, view vintage bottles from the OHS collection, or relax in comfy chairs while paging through photo books featuring some of Oregon’s most celebrated vineyards.

 

Clink-Hayes-Gallery

Want more Oregon wine? See where the traveling version of Clink! is headed next!