Experience Oregon History
Life on the Home Front: Oregon Responds to World War II
Explore the experiences of Oregonians before, during and after the war.
Oregon at War: World War I and the Oregon Experience
Experience life on the battlefront and home front.
Crafting the Oregon Constitution: Framework for a New State
The making of the 1857 constitution and issues before, during and after the convention.
Showcasing the people, events and symbolism crucial to this cause.
Learn why and how towns grew and what forces contributed to their decline.
Black in Oregon, 1840-1870
Showing the courage and resilience of black pioneers who built lives for themselves and their families in Oregon.
Historic Columbia River Highway: One Hundred Years of the Poem in Stone
A look back at the shaping of the historic Columbia River Highway which began
construction in 1913.
Learn about people sent to the Oregon State Penitentiary on Prohibition charges.
A 1940 Journey Across Oregon
Travel across time with this exhibit matching state tourism photographs with colorful descriptions of an adventure from Ontario to Astoria.
A 1940 Oregon Coast Tour
Journey through historic Oregon with this
exhibit blending tourism photographs and vintage WPA tour text about Oregon's striking coastline.
Echoes of Oregon
Educational resource featuring documents from the Oregon territorial period.
Sold in Oregon: Historical Oregon Trademarks
Oregon's most interesting trademarks from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Cooperative Projects and Events
Oregon Archives Month
Celebrate a month of special events at archives and special collections across the state of Oregon.
Search thousands of Oregon images in this cooperative project of the Oregon State Archives, Salem Public Library and Marion County Historical Society.