After nearly four months closed, the Oregon Historical Society museum will reopen Saturday, July 11, at 10 a.m. The museum and store be operating under new hours:
Wednesdays – Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sundays: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Mondays and Tuesdays: Closed
The OHS Research Library remains closed for renovations that began in January 2020. More information on library services that are available during the renovation can be found at ohs.org/libraryreno.
Following the guidance and requirements of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) for cultural attractions and museums, the Oregon Historical Society has implemented important safety protocols for the health of our staff and visitors.
Other Safety Precautions Include:
For full details on enhanced health and safety protocols, visit ohs.org/reopening.
When the Oregon Historical Society closed on Saturday, March 14, the museum was about to debut a new original exhibition, Nevertheless, They Persisted: Women’s Voting Rights and the 19th Amendment, which chronicles the complicated history of voting rights and profiles the brave activists who fought for woman suffrage.
Now extended through mid-2021, this exhibit shows the many ways Oregon history connects to the national history of woman suffrage and to the complex history of American democracy.
“In this election year, Nevertheless, They Persisted will prompt visitors to reflect on voting rights and the many ways that activists have fought to universalize this basic right of citizenship,” said OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk. “We were excited to open this exhibition in March, and four months later, the important messages of the power of activism shared in Nevertheless, They Persisted feel even more relevant today.”
Learn more about the exhibition online.