News and Media

For more information or media inquiries, contact Kristin Strommer at 541-346-5083 or

In the News...

  • The Register-Guard and the Daily Emerald covered the recent Climate Change Resarch Symposium, co-sposored by the museum and the UO Climate Change Research Group.
  • Crosscut features the work of museum archaeologist Dennis Jenkins, whose Paisley Caves research has redefined theories about Oregon's first human communities.
  • The Statesman Journal reports on MNCH's adoption of the Jensen Arctic Collection.
  • A study by UO researcher Nicholas A. Famoso and MNCH paleontologist Edward B. Davis suggests that evolutionary changes in equine teeth are likely attributable to a changing climate. Read about it in the Equine Chronicle or in New Zealand's HorseTalk
  • Tripadvisor's vacation rental site, FlipKey, recently selected the MNCH as one of the Top Museums Worth Traveling For in the U.S.
  • National Geographic reports on a 13,000-year-old infant burial - with input from MNCH archaeologist Dennis Jenkins - and what it reveals about the First Americans.
  • MNCH scientist generates a three-dimensional printout of a rare sabertoothed salmon fossil, and Oregon Public Broadcasting covers the story. You can also listen to Northwest Public Radio's broadcast about the printout, or read about it in Library Journal.
  • The Register-Guard reports on the museum's 2013 Dig It! Fall Family Day.
  • Artist Ray Troll painted two large-scale murals in the new Explore Oregon! exhibit hall, and KVAL News was here to cover the story.  


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Photo Gallery

Oregon Outback Tour 2012

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History is more than its exhibits or collections; it's more than the ground-breaking research being conducted by our staff or the educational programming it offers to students. This museum is a community - and an amazing one at that.  Take a look at our new photo gallery and you'll see some of the wonderful people that make MNCH such an incredible place to be!

75th Anniversary Video

In 2010 the museum celebrated its 75th anniversary. A video was commissioned to mark the occasion. It also provides a wonderful introduction to the museum.