[Libs-Or] Oregon Historical Society offers two traveling exhibits FREE to Oregon Libraries thanks to a Library Services and Technology Act grant!

Nicole Yasuhara Nicole.Yasuhara at OHS.org
Mon Oct 15 16:47:24 PDT 2012

Grant Funding Allows Oregon Libraries to Host Oregon History Museum Exhibits at

No Cost

Oregon’s Landmark Legislation

Oregon: 150 Years of Statehood, 150 Million Years in the Making

Portland, OR - October 1, 2012 - Oregon libraries are invited to host two Oregon History

Museum traveling exhibits at no cost. The two exhibits, Oregon’s Landmark Legislation,

and Oregon: 150 Years of Statehood, 150 Million Years in the Making, were both made

specifically for exhibit in the Oregon State Capitol.

A grant from the Library Services and Technology Act has underwritten the shipping of

these panel exhibits to any library in the state, so that these rich exhibits can be available to

a wider audience. Libraries are welcome to reserve the full exhibit, or specific panels

within an exhibit, for up to one month. Suggested programming and activities are

available on the Oregon Historical Society website, WWW.OHS.ORG.

Libraries interested in hosting one or both of these exhibits should contact Nicole

Yasuhara at 503.306.5238 or Nicole.Yasuhara at OHS.org. Exhibit hosts are required to

complete an online exhibit evaluation survey at the completion of the exhibit.

About the Exhibits:

Oregon’s Landmark Legislation

Oregon has repeatedly led the nation in creating, revising, and implementing laws

shaping the quality of life of its citizens. While Oregon’s innovations have evoked

controversy, they have charted the course for other states and nations.

The 16 exhibit windows at the State Capitol highlight groundbreaking legislation that

Oregon has passed since Statehood either by Politician, Legislative Action, or Public


Arranged chronologically, the window panels present legislation that focuses on

environmental, social, and land use issues.

View the exhibit panels at http://ohs.org/exhibits/current/oregons‐landmarklegislation.


Oregon: 150 Years of Statehood, 150 Million Years in the Making

In 2009, Oregon celebrated 150 years as a state. Oregon’s landscape has a much longer

history - geological processes have been building the state's landscape for more than 150

million years!

The panels in this traveling exhibit illustrate how geology crafted Oregon’s landscape and

natural resources and continues to shape the land and lives of its citizens. The most iconic

of Oregon’s landscapes - Crater Lake, Multnomah Falls, Newberry Crater, Steens

Mountain, the Painted Hills, and so much more - display Oregon’s geologic splendor.

We invite you to explore these 16 panels into how Oregon's landscape was assembled

during the past 150 million years - and to celebrate those who learned to read the

landscape before and during Oregon’s 150 years of statehood.

View the exhibit panels at http://ohs.org/exhibits/current/oregon‐150‐years‐of‐statehood‐


About the Oregon Historical Society

The Society has served as Oregon’s primary research collection and museum about

Oregon history since 1898. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including

over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents

Oregon’s history through a museum, research library, traveling exhibits, school programs

and website content.

Contact: Nicole Yasuhara, Nicole.Yasuhara at OHS.org, 503.306.5238
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