Social Media Code of Conduct

The Oregon Historical Society’s social media channels aim to promote discussion, discovery, and debate about the many people, places, and events that have shaped Oregon’s history. These communication channels are portals to connect diverse communities with the Oregon Historical Society’s collections, scholarship, digital history projects, programing, and exhibitions as well as offer a space to share and highlight the important work of our community partners.

The views expressed by our fans and followers are not our own and may not represent the views of the Oregon Historical Society, its employees, board of trustees, members, or affiliates. These online communities are important ways for us to connect with our members and fellow history buffs, and to ensure that these remain positive spaces for sharing our mission, we ask you to follow a few guidelines as you interact in these spaces.

Be Respectful and Move the Conversation Forward

The Oregon Historical Society will not tolerate posts including rude, hateful, defamatory, obscene, discriminatory, or harassing comments, images, or videos. Posts containing content that could be offensive to others will be removed and may result in you being banned or blocked.

While we welcome and encourage lively discussion, debate, and diverse viewpoints, comments should move the conversation forward, rather than attack other users and their views. Be respectful, and please keep comments focused on the topic of the original post. Comments that are off-topic, or repeated across various posts, will likely be removed. In that same vein, please avoid making comments that advertise or promote yourself or others, and avoid posting content that may infringe on others’ intellectual property.

Value Privacy

In order to protect the privacy of those using our social channels, please avoid posting any personal information, including email addresses, phone numbers, or physical addresses. Any posts including personal information will be removed.

Replies to Comments and Messages

The Oregon Historical Society aims to reply to comments, messages, and inquiries made through its social media channels as quickly as possible, however, due to limited staffing, we cannot answer all inquiries in a timely manner.

If you would like to provide feedback on a recent visit to the museum or research library, please contact us via email at orhist@ohs.org.

Let’s Be Friends!

The Oregon Historical Society is active on the following social media channels: