Oregon Secretary of State


History Organizations

artillery at Fort Stevens State Park
Artillery at Fort Stevens State Park. Fort Stevens was shelled by a Japanese submarine during World War II. (Oregon State Archives Scenic Image 20150928-7062​)
These organizations are dedicated to various aspects of Oregon history. 

Oregon State Archives

Address: 800 Summer St. NE, Salem 97310
Telephone: 503-373-0701
Web: sos.oregon.gov/archives

Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest

Address: PO Box 3646, Portland 97208

Genealogical Forum of Oregon

Address: 2505 SE 11th Ave., Suite B18, Portland 97202
Phone: 503-963-1932
Web: gfo.org

Japanese American Museum of Oregon

Address: 411 NW Flanders St., Portland 97209
Phone: 503-224-1458

National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

Sarah Sherman, Project Manager
Address: 22267 OR Hwy. 86, Baker City 97814
Phone: 541-523-1843

Nordic Northwest

Jodi Lippert, Executive Director
Address: 8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland 97223
Phone: 503-977-0275 

Oregon Black Pioneers

Zachary Stocks, Executive Director
Address: 117 Commercial St. NE., Suite 210, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-540-4063

Oregon Geographic Names Board

Bruce J. Fisher, Board President
Address: 1200 SW Park Ave., Portland 97205
Phone: 503-319-1714

Oregon Heritage Commission

Katie Henry, Coordinator
Address: 725 Summer St. NE, Suite C, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-986-0671
Web: oregon.gov/oprd/OH/Pages/Commissions.aspx​

Oregon State Historic Preservation Office

Christine Curran, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer
Address: 725 Summer St. NE, Suite C, Salem 97301​
Phone: 503-986-0684

Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries

Kuri Gill, Coordinator
Address: 725 Summer St. NE, Suite C, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-986-0685

Oregon Historical Society

Kerry Tymchuk, Executive Director
Address: 1200 SW Park Ave., Portland 97205
Phone: 503-222-1741; TDD: 503-306-5194
Web: ohs.org 

Oregon Health & Sciences University Historical Collections & Archives

Maria Cunningham, Director of Special Collections
Address: 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd., Portland 97239
Phone: 503-494-5587

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

Judy Margles, Executive Director
Address: 724 NW Davis St. Portland 97209
Phone: 503-226-3600

Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation

Renee Deveraux, Executive Director
Address: 2250 SE Water Ave., Portland 97214
Phone: 503-233-1156

Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health

Address: 2600 Center St. NE, Salem 97301
Phone: 971-599-1674

Portland Japanese Garden

Stephen D. Bloom, Chief Executive Officer
Address: 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland 97205
Phone:  503-223-1321 

Restore Oregon

Nicole Possert, Executive Director
Address: 1327 SE Tacoma St. #114, Portland 97202
Phone: 503-243-1923

Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

Stephanie Hatch, Museum Director
Address: 1600 Air Museum Rd., Hood River 97301
Phone: 541-308-1600

see also Oregon Museums Association

Address: PO Box 8604, Portland 97207

Tribal Historical, Cultural and Heritage Organizations

Chachalu Museum and Cultural Center

Address: 8270 Grand Ronde Road, Grand Ronde, 97347
Phone: 503 879-2226

Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws

Luhui Whitebear, Center Director
Address: 311 SW 26th St., Corvallis, 97331
Phone: 541-737-2738

The Museum at Warm Springs

Address: 2189 Hwy 26, Warm Springs 97761
Phone: 541-553-3331

Tamástslikt Cultural Institute

Roberta Conner, Director
Address: 47106 Wildhorse Blvd., Pendleton 97801
Phone: 541-429-7700
Web: tamastslikt.org​

Regional Historical Societies