Temporary exhibitions bring into sharp focus people, events, and/or artifacts that deserve special attention. Each new project is designed to share the joy of discovery with our visitors by offering first-hand encounters with real objects.
Not just something with which to keep warm, quilts hold many meanings: community collaborations, keepsakes of special events or people, individual expressions of art, and more. One Of A Kind: Historic Quilts from The History Museum, explores these themes by taking a closer look at unique quilts from their collection. Visitors can admire the incredibly fine details of each quilt and discover the backstory that adds to the richness of these treasured heirlooms. The exhibition runs through December 30th.
A Century of Wonder: 100 Years of Oregon State Parks
On exhibition at The History Museum of Hood River County, July 6-September 30
In celebration of the centennial of the state parks system in 2022, the Oregon Historical Society commissioned photographer Peter Marbach to capture the beauty and geographic diversity of these spaces, some quiet and some bustling with visitors. From Vista House in the Columbia River Gorge to the crashing waves at Shore Acres State Park to climbers ascending a wall at Smith Rock State Park, this exhibition highlights numerous ways that the Oregon State Parks system has preserved natural and historic sites for Oregonians and visitors to appreciate for many years to come. The 60 images Marbach captured for this project, a portion of which are on display in this traveling exhibition, have also been added to the Oregon Historical Society’s permanent collection, furthering future understanding of the past by documenting the present.