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Oregon Historical Society

Oregon Historical Society Review

Impressive eight-story-high trompe l'oeil murals of Lewis and Clark and the Oregon Trail cover two sides of this downtown museum, which follows the state's story from prehistoric times to the present. A pair of 9,000-year-old sagebrush sandals, a covered wagon, and an early chainsaw are displayed in "Oregon My Oregon," a permanent exhibit that provides a comprehensive overview of the state's past. Other spaces host large traveling exhibits and changing regional shows. The center's research library is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday; its bookstore is a good source for maps and publications on Pacific Northwest history. Every month the Oregon Historical Society has a day on which kids are admitted for free. Check the website for dates.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 SW Park Ave., Downtown, Portland, OR 97205 | Map It
  • Phone: 503/222–1741
  • Cost: $11
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Downtown
Updated: 05-20-2013

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