|Windows on America|
June 15 - October 31, 2013
This summer, the Oregon History Museum is proud to showcase a world-class collection of presidential history, never before seen to the public. Carefully acquired over more than fifty years, the Mark Family Collection, consisting of over 100 artifacts and documents, focuses on American presidential leadership and major turning points in the history of the United States. Inspired by the ways in which these great leaders communicated their views, persuaded and cajoled others, and responded to crisis, the collection consists of documents, images, and objects that gives unique perspective to more than two centuries of American history. This exhibition, opening to the public on June 15, 2013, opens windows into the hearts, minds, and councils of the most influential leaders of our nation.
|For All the World to See|
June 16 - August 11, 2013
For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, a nationally touring exhibition from NEH on the Road, opens June 16 at the Oregon History Museum. Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters, and historic artifacts, the exhibition traces how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement and jolted Americans, both black and white, out of a state of denial or complacency.
|American Heroes: World War II Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal|
August 24 - September 29, 2013
The Oregon History Museum and Oregon Nikkei Endowment are proud to be one of seven hosts of the Congressional Gold Medal, awarded to Japanese-American World War II veterans. The Medal was awarded in 2011 by the United States Congress to the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and the Military Intelligence Service in recognition of their exceptional service, sacrifice, and loyalty to America, even while many of their parents and other family members were held in internment camps.
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