Architectural Heritage Center, April 1, 2016 - April 1, 2017
"Entrepreneurial Spirit" is a bilingual exhibit at the Portland Mercado, the first Latino public market in the city. It documented the history of the Latinos in Oregon, from Spanish explorers in the 16th Century to the community in the 21st Century. A large focus of the project was Latino-owned businesses and entrepreneurs.
Architectural Heritage Center, January - August 2015
"Strength, Utility, and Beauty: Architectural Metal in the Gilded Age" explored the use of metals in architecture. The focus was on the most popular metals used in buildings constructed between the 1860s and the 1910s – iron, steel, lead, tin, zinc, copper, brass, bronze, and nickel. The artifacts on display included interior and exterior elements from buildings across Portland.
Oregon History Museum,
On June 3, 1889, Portland General Electric made history when it produced the first long-distance transmission of direct current electricity in the United States. The company transmitted electricity a distance of 14 miles, from Willamette Falls in Oregon City to Portland. The early line was the only source of power to the city of Portland, electrifying streetlights, homes, and businesses.
Milwaukie Historical Society
"Community Builders: Fraternal Lodges & Secret Societies in Portland, Oregon"
Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission, traveling exhibit debuted September 12, 2014
Sponsored by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission, "Uprooted" features forty-five images, taken by Farm Security Administration photographer Russell Lee near the communities of Nyssa, Oregon and Rupert, Shelley, and Twin Falls, Idaho in the summer of 1942, three text panels, and a documentary film featuring excerpts from oral history interviews with people who lived in the camps. The exhibit examines farm labor camps during the war and the use of Japanese Americans as a labor source, specifically in the sugar beet industry.
The exhibit debuted September 12, 2014 at the Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario, Oregon and is traveling throughout the United States.
"Farming in Historic Tualatin"
New Seasons Market, Tualatin-Nyberg Rivers Store, permanent exhibit unveiled September 2014
A display at the New Seasons Market Tualatin-Nyberg Rivers branch, "Farming in Historic Tualatin" showcases images of the Nyberg family farm, now the site of the store, and other examples of agriculture in the area. The displays draws from the personal photographic collection of the Nyberg family and from the Tualatin Historical Society.
"A Pictorial History of the Grant Park Neighborhood"
New Seasons Market, Grant Park Store, permanent exhibit unveiled September 2014
"A Pictorial History of the Grant Park Neighborhood" is a historical display at the New Seasons Market Grant Park branch. Drawing from the photographic collections of the City of Portland Archives & Records Center and the Oregon Historical Society, the display highlights neighborhood landmarks including Grant Park, Grant High School, and businesses along NE Broadway.
"Working on the River: A History of Dredging"
Oregon History Museum, May 1 - October 30, 2014
In recognition of the repowering of the Port of Portland's Dredge Oregon, this exhibit explored the history of dredging on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Visitors learned about early local dredging efforts and the involvement of the US Army Corps of Engineers as well as the role of the Port of Portland in shaping the region with its mission of waterway maintenance.
"A Sea Change in Oregon Politics: The 1973 Legislative Session"
Portland State University, Center for Women, Politics & Policy, unveiled April 10, 2014
"A Sea Change in Oregon Politics" celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the 1973 Oregon Legislative Session, one of the most progressive sessions in the history of the state. A bipartisan group of female legislators worked to pass eleven explicitly feminist pieces of legislation. This included the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment as well as legislation centered on civil rights, employment, family planning, and childcare. This exhibit drew from materials in the Oregon Political Leadership Archive, a partnership between the Center for Women, Politics & Policy, Portland State University Library, the Department of History, and the Black Studies Department.
"Shopping & Dining in Historic Albina"
New Seasons Market, N. Williams Store, unveiled August 28, 2013
A permanent display at the New Seasons Market, N. Williams Avenue branch, "Shopping & Dining in Historic Albina" provides a visual glimpse into some of the local businesses that once existed in the North Portland neighborhood. Photographs were drawn from the City of Portland Archives & Records Center, Oregon Historical Society and Historic Photo Archive.
"OHSU: 125 Years of Healing, Teaching, and Discovery"
Oregon History Museum, March 14 - July 8, 2013
This exhibit began to examine the complex history of Oregon Health & Science University. What began as a small medical school in Northwest Portland has evolved into a multi-faceted institution: an academic health center, a nationally prominent research center and a resource for Oregonians’ health.
Through historic photographs and artifacts, the exhibit explored the histories of the schools, programs, hospitals, and centers that comprise OHSU. Visitors also discovered many of the inventions and innovations that have emerged from OHSU faculty, alumni, and staff that have shaped health care delivery in Oregon and beyond.
"Expanding Access: Curated Exhibit of Notable Women Leaders"
Portland State University, Center for Women, Politics & Policy, unveiled November 13, 2012
A partnership of the Center for Women, Politics & Policy, the Portland State University Library and History Department, and the Oregon Political Leadership includes the papers of Eleanor Davis, Avel Gordly, Gretchen Kafoury, Vera Katz, Barbara Roberts, and Betty Roberts. "Expanding Access" is the first of a series of interactive online exhibits that highlights selections from the archive, demonstrating how these women worked throughout their careers to promote equality, fight discrimination, and expand rights to all.
"100 Years of Legacy Emanuel"
Oregon History Museum, July 14 - December 30, 2012
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012. This exhibit explored the history of the institution, from its origins as a Swedish Lutheran hospital to its role in setting national standards for trauma care in the late 20th Century. Through artifacts, uniforms and personal stories, the exhibit examined how Emanuel has shaped medicine in Oregon and beyond.
"Acknowledging the Past, Embracing the Future: A Glimpse into the History of Albina's Eliot Neighborhood"
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, permanent exhibit unveiled October 6, 2012
This permanent exhibit at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center examined the history of the Eliot Neighborhood, within the Albina District in Portland, Oregon. Beginning with the opening of a new hospital building in the neighborhood in 1915, the exhibit highlighted the diversity of Eliot, from immigrant communities in the early 20th Century to a growing African American presence both prior to and following World War II. Much of the exhibit dealt with the affects of urban renewal projects in the neighborhood, with particular emphasis on the Emanuel Hospital Urban Renewal Project and the role that played in forever altering the community in Eliot.
"Diversity in the Health Sciences"
Oregon Health & Science University, permanent exhibit unveiled June 29, 2011
"Soccer City, USA: The Portland Timbers and the NASL Years, 1975‐1982"