Oregon Historical Society Ready For State's Birthday Celebration


Photo: Andrea Lonas Photography

February 14, 2022, will mark Oregon’s 163rd birthday, and OHS is celebrating this milestone by offering free museum admission Saturday, February 12 through Monday, February 14, courtesy of Reser’s Fine Foods.

Children are invited to take part in a special ten-question scavenger hunt through OHS’s cornerstone exhibition, Experience Oregon. Any child who completes the hunt will be entered into a drawing at 5pm on Oregon’s birthday, and the first three entries selected that have all of the answers correct will win a gift certificate to The Cakery!

“I know that everyone who visits the Oregon Historical Society this weekend joins me in thanking Reser’s Fine Foods — one of the most iconic and respected companies in Oregon — for the gift of free admission,” said OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk.

With the Winter Olympics underway, visitors can learn about Oregon Olympians in Freeze the Day! A History of Winter Sports in Oregon. This original exhibition celebrates the history of outdoor recreation in Oregon, sharing stories that illustrate the emotional draw of winter sports, highlighting champion athletes and innovators, and honoring Oregon’s natural resources and beauty. For those who are eager for spring, view over 80 stunning works of art in Frances Stilwell: Oregon’s Botanical Landscape. These colorful works, all preserved in OHS’s museum collection, document Oregon’s native plants in their natural habitats.

Visitors are also invited to stop by OHS’s museum store to pick up a special something to help show your love for Oregon. New in stock are custom “I Heart Oregon History” graphic tote bags as well as a brand-new catalog for OHS’s award-winning permanent exhibition, Experience Oregon (retail price $9.95). This 72-page illustrated companion, printed in vibrant color, provides a brief overview of Oregon’s history since time immemorial and a glimpse at priceless objects, breathtaking images, and unforgettable stories of the individuals who have made and changed history. 

Museum hours are Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Sunday, 12pm – 5pm; and Monday, 10am – 5pm. 

Source: Oregon Historical Society


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