Portland, Ore. – Looking for ways to entertain your kids during spring break? The Oregon History Museum will be offering family activities March 25-29 from 10 AM – Noon. Stop by the museum to make your own corn husk doll, and explore our exhibits in a daily scavenger hunt. Listen to Oregon history come alive with stories from the Oregon Trail and an artifact show and tell.
Admission is $5 for children 17 and under, and is free for all residents of Multnomah County. Regular adult admission is $11. Exhibits on display at the Oregon History Museum include:
All Aboard: Railroading and Portland’s Black Community
On exhibit through April 21
This new exhibit by the Oregon Black Pioneers focuses on the lives of African American railroad workers in Portland in the late 1800s to 1940s and the community that grew up around Union Station during that period.
Tough by Nature: Portraits of Cowgirls and Ranch Women of the American West
On exhibit through March 31
In Tough by Nature, visitors will be exposed to the daily lives of American ranch women through the artistic talents of Lynda Lanker. Paintings, lithographs, and sketches tell the stories of women from over thirteen western states who gain their sustenance and livelihood from the land.
Always on display are our two Oregon history exhibits, Oregon My Oregon and Oregon Voices. Oregon My Oregon is an award-winning exhibit that tells Oregon’s story from the region’s earliest inhabitants, through the Oregon Trail, and onward to early settlements and industries. Oregon Voices: Change and Challenge in Modern Oregon History, combines the technology of today with stories from the past. This interactive exhibit gives visitors a chance to explore the issues and events that shaped Oregon from 1950 forward.
The Oregon History Museum at the Oregon Historical Society is located at 1200 SW Park Avenue in downtown Portland. Museum hours are Monday – Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM and Sunday from Noon – 5 PM. Visitor information and a list of current exhibits can be found at WWW.OHS.ORG.
About the Oregon Historical Society
The Society has served as Oregon’s primary research collection and museum about Oregon history since 1898. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon’s history through a museum, research library, traveling exhibits, school programs and website content.
News Release from: Oregon Historical Society