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Oregon My Oregon exhibit to close after 14 years; free admission Saturday

The 7,000 square foot Experience Oregon exhibit will welcome visitors with a 180 degree intro theater. From there, visitors can walk through a covered wagon. Construction begins May 1 with opening planned for February 14, 2019. (OHS)

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Oregon My Oregon exhibition at the Oregon Historical Society closes this week after a 14-year run so construction can begin on the new Experience Oregon permanent exhibit.

Admission to Oregon My Oregon will be free Saturday, April 28. The exhibit's final day on view is Sunday, April 29. | PHOTO GALLERY

Hundreds of thousands of visitors have toured Oregon My Oregon since the exhibit opened in 2004, according to the Historical Society.

“One of the many privileges of serving as Executive Director is the opportunity to tag along on guided tours of our showcase Oregon My Oregon exhibition,” said Kerry Tymchuk. “While I will miss Oregon My Oregon, I know that it will be replaced by an even more fascinating and relevant narrative.”

The 7,000 square foot Experience Oregon exhibit will welcome visitors with a 180 degree intro theater.

From there, visitors can walk through a covered wagon. | PHOTO GALLERY

Construction begins May 1 with opening planned for February 14, 2019.

Central themes like water, land, and home span the exhibition’s timeline, inviting viewers to think about how Oregonians have defined our state. By showcasing new and much-loved artifacts, along with diverse voices representing Oregon’s many cultures and geographies, this re-imagined exhibition will engage visitors in the experience of Oregon and its history.

The Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, is open 7 days a week, Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission is $11, with discounts available for students, seniors and youth. Admission is free for society members and Multnomah County residents.

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