Address: 1200 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR 97205.
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10 am-5 pm; Sunday: noon-5 pm.
Admission: General admission: $10; seniors/teachers/students: $8; youth (6-18): $5. Children 5 and under, and all Multnomah County residents are free.
Free/Discounted Days: OHS hosts four free Family Day programs each year. Visit ohs.org/events to find out when the next Family Day is scheduled!
Reciprocal Memberships: ohs.org/join/reciprocal-membership.cfm.
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Why Kids ♥ It
With three floors of exhibits featuring ancient artifacts and hands-on activities, the Oregon Historical Society brings history to life for kids of all ages! In our new permanent exhibit, Experience Oregon, kids can touch a beaver pelt, walk through a covered wagon and learn about Oregon history through multiple touch-screen interactive stations.
Why Parents ♥ It
The Oregon Historical Society’s permanent History Hub exhibit tells the stories of the diverse people and events that have shaped Oregon history. It’s designed for kids, by kids, but there’s so much to learn for the history buff of any age!
CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITS
Experience Oregon uses fun interactive elements and more than 300 artifacts to tell the stories of Oregonians of all backgrounds. Play “Stories from the Archives” tablet games and learn how to build a canoe! Permanent exhibit.
Who lives in Oregon? Where did they come from? What are some challenges and choices they have faced? These are some of the questions in this hands-on, highly interactive exhibit created for youth and families. Permanent exhibit.
Nevertheless, They Persisted:The Nineteenth Amendment and Women’s Voting Rights
This original exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of woman suffrage and gives visitors a deeper understanding of the long and complex history of democratic rights in Oregon and nationally, especially relating to equal voting rights. March 13 – November 8, 2020