Oregon My Oregon
World War II: A World at War, A State Transformed
June 26 – December 7, 2015

Join us as we honor the Greatest Generation through an original exhibition, opening 70 years following the end of World War II. In World War II: A World at War, A State Transformed, artifacts and manuscripts from the premier Mark Family Collection illustrate this massive conflict, from the battlefields in North Africa to the home fronts in America. Letters, historic documents, and military uniforms provide a sense of place and give visitors a lens into the many events of World War II, including prominent battles and critical political decisions.

The First Unitarian Church of Portland: 150 Years of Activism
June 15 – December 14, 2015

Rooted in a theology that believes in love and in radical interconnectedness that requires community action, the church's ministers and congregants have been involved in creating some of Portland's most enduring charitable institutions, civic improvements, and reforms. This exhibit chronicles the wide range of public contributions First Unitarian has made to the region's history over the last 150 years.

The Art of War: Propaganda Posters of World Wars I and II
February 28 – November 15, 2015

Guns, bombs, planes, tanks, ships, and submarines were the major weapons of World Wars I and II, but the persuasive powers of words and images were critically important in gaining and galvanizing the support of the American public. This sampling of posters from the Mark Family Collection provide a unique glimpse into an era before television and internet when artists and marketers were challenged to communicate to the general public in a way that would simply and enduringly convey important messages.

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.