More than 50 separate displays tell the Oregon story with artifacts, artwork, photographs, documents, audio/visual presentations, and hands-on displays. The 12 distinctive sections of Oregon My Oregon cover every aspect of Oregon's known history, from the earliest settlements to current issues.
- Native languages and culture
- Oregon Trail
- 20th century immigration
- The growth of Oregon industries
Oregon My Oregon features the most important pieces from the Society's collection of artifacts. Look for a 9,000-year-old sagebrush sandal found at Fort Rock and the lunch counter from Newberry's, salvaged when the downtown Portland store closed in the 1990s.
Winner of a 2005 MUSE Award
The American Association of Museums has awarded the Modern Oregon Issues segment of Oregon My Oregon a Silver 2005 MUSE Award in the History and Culture category. The visitor-controlled display plays video narratives of current events in Oregon. The unique interface is themed on Portland's famous Newberry's lunch counter and its countertop jukeboxes. Selecting a topic from a jukebox initiates a presentation featuring real Oregonians discussing the issue. Find out more about the AAM MUSE Awards.