Oregon Experience

Recipient of a 2015 Northwest Regional Emmy Award

From historical biographies to issues and events that have shaped our state, “Oregon Experience” is an exciting television series co-produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Oregon Historical Society. The series explores Oregon’s rich past and helps all of us — from natives to newcomers — gain a better understanding of the historical, social and political fabric of our state.

Each show brings to life fascinating characters — both familiar and forgotten — who’ve played key roles in building our state into the unique place we call home.

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OHS preserves and provides a vast collection of archival film, photographs and images from its vaults. Librarians and archivists work with OPB producers to find and make available these materials for use in the documentaries. Indeed, some of the materials showcased on Oregon Experience have never before been seen by the public.

OPB producers and editors, in turn, have the expertise to weave the components together into award winning documentaries that bring Oregon’s history to life.

Oregon Experience will engage and entertain you with stories about people and places - both familiar and forgotten – while building awareness of issues that have shaped Oregon in the past and continue to define its future.

We invite you to explore Oregon’s rich history through this unique partnership.