Oregon Historical Society, Portland

4.3
#3 of 20 in Museums in Portland
The Oregon Historical Society is dedicated to making Oregon’s long, rich history visible and accessible to all. For more than a century, we have served as the state’s collective memory, gathering and preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, films, manuscripts, books, and oral histories.



Researchers from around the world travel to our library, unearthing information that challenges conventional thinking. Curious individuals come to us to explore their family trees or discover the history of their homes or neighborhoods. Archaeologists, environmentalists, filmmakers, architects, novelists, artists, and others all find their way to us, asking questions, making discoveries, creating knowledge.



We share our vast collection through thought-provoking museum exhibits and robust digital platforms. We bring history directly to Oregon’s students in ways that bridge gaps of time and perspective, and we support lifelong learning through our many public lectures and events. We advance critical inquiry through the Oregon Historical Quarterly, a journal that has sparked conversations throughout our community for over a century.
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  • Great museum that gives you a real feel of the history of the state. Well laid out and interesting for all ages. If you are in Portland then well worth a visit  more »
  • I was meaning to go check this Beatles Exhibit out as soon as I heard about it, How could I pass up something like this about the greatest band that ever was. I have lots of memories linked up with so...  more »
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  • I will be attending the screening of "Priced Out" tomorrow at 7pm and look forward to an excellent public conversation with director Cornelius Swart and Karen Gibson of Portland State University in the question and answer forum after the movie. I am super grateful to the Oregonian Historical Society for hosting this event and have shared the news of timely event on Social Media. *****TEN STARS*****
  • The park bench was a little wet so I had to smoke while pushing my bike,otherwise i would have given it a 5 star!!!

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