Exhibits

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This dress was made for the iconic Gracie Hansen shortly after she arrived in Portland in 1965. When Gracie died in 1985, Walter purchased all of Gracie’s dresses that were available and altered them slightly for himself.

Current Exhibit

Many Shades of Being Darcelle:  52 Years of Fashion, 1967 – 2019

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Free for Members
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Press conference at Maple Leaf Center, Toronto, Canada, September 7, 1964. © The Bob Bonis Archive, www.BobBonis.com

Current Exhibit

Ladies and Gentlemen… The Beatles!

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Free for Members
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Wartime color guard ceremony of the 41st Engineers at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Courtesy National Archives.

Current Exhibit

Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Free for Members
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
An early sand cast Timber Toter with the original rectangular logo and brass air horn for steering, 1947. Frank Barnett Photography.

Current Exhibit

The All American Toy Company: An Oregon Original

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free for Members
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Peter Franc, Xuan Chen and Company in Bournonville’s Napoli, Oregon Ballet Theatre. Photo: Jingzi Zhao

Current Exhibit

Wild About Dance: Oregon Ballet  Theatre Celebrates 30 Years

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Free for Members
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
Whale Cove, Oregon, 1932 (detail). Color block print by Norma Bassett Hall

Upcoming Exhibit

Norma Bassett Hall: Color Block Prints in Oregon Collections

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Free for Members
  • Teachers
Caterpillar-drawn flax puller, head on, 1930s, OHS Research Library, Portland Public School Collection

Upcoming Exhibit

Flaxen: From Flax to Linen in the Willamette Valley, Oregon

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Free for Members
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
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Permanent Exhibit

Experience Oregon

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Family-friendly
  • Free for Members
  • Teachers
  • Researchers
Children at Swan Island refugee center set up by the Red Cross after the Vanport Flood, 1948. OrHi 90661. Photographs: Portland - NE Neighborhoods - Vanport [graphic]; Photo file #1689-A; 1948/05

Permanent Exhibit

History Hub

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free for Members
  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
Fight for Beaches Ralley Measure 6, Peter Frost, Cannon Beach, 1968. 207-A OrHI 91802

Permanent Exhibit

Oregon Voices

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free for Members
  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers
Vanport flood recovery. bd001987

Permanent Exhibit

Vanport Interpretive Panels

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

  • Free for Members
  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers