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Explore Oregon
The Explore Oregon exhibit hall opened in May 2014, representing a major expansion of the museum's public exhibition space and its coverage of the Pacific Northwest's natural history. Learn about the exhibit - and the inspiration behind it - through this short video.

The Kelp Highway
Coastal archaeologist and MNCH executive director Jon Erlandson takes us on an ancient maritime journey in this short film by student filmmaker Alex Wowra. 

Explore Oregon with the Duck!
Join the University of Oregon Duck for a fun-filled romp through the Explore Oregon exhibit hall.

Roadside Geology of Oregon
Learn about Oregon's diverse geological provinces with Dr. Marli Miller, author of the second edition of Roadside Geology of Oregon, and curator of the Road Trip! exhibit.

Luther Cressman: Quest for First People
In the 1930s, archaeologist Luther Cressman made a series of discoveries that shocked the scientific world. They included a cache of 75 sagebrush sandals that proved to be the oldest shoes ever found. He believed people were in the Americas far earlier than most researchers thought possible. Today, modern science may finally prove him right. In 2014, Oregon Public Broadcasting produced a special Oregon Experience episode devoted to Cressman. 

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.

Archaeology Lecture Series
The museum presents its Archaeology Lecture Series during the fall, bringing notable scholars from around the country to present on topics in prehistory, historical archaeology, zooarchaeology, and more.

Visit the museum's YouTube channel for more! 

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