Exhibits

Through engaging interpretation and presentation of objects and research the Exhibits program strives to serve as an academic and cultural resource for the community - enhancing awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the natural and cultural history of Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and the broader world.

From a nineteenth-century working-class family in Portland to a Chinese mining community in Jacksonville, this exhibit tells the stories of five historical sites recently excavated by museum archaeologists.

Oregon - Where Past is Present

Experience 15,000 years of Northwest cultural history and 200 million years of geology. Realistic environmental displays portray four geographic regions of Oregon, each a different time in history and a different season of the year.

MNCH, in collaboration with Oregon Folklife Network (OFN), showcases the work of two awardees from the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program: cornhusk weaver Kelli Palmer and her apprentice, Joy Ramirez.  The Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, initiated by OFN, supports the sharing of traditional arts betwee

The students in this course explored geology by examining rock types, bedding features, cooling fractures, fault zones, features of weathering and coastal erosion, and more. At the same time they learned the mechanics of shooting good photographs, from depth of field and composition to basic tools of post-processing.

Telling the story of the world’s first national park

Think like a scientist! Explore an interactive laboratory that offers hands-on science-based activities for visitors of all ages.