Archived Exhibits

Down to Earth: A Geologist's Perspective

November 6, 2009 - February 28, 2010

The Earth has many faces. Some are smooth and flowing, others rocky and ravaged; all are shaped by dynamic geologic processes. This exhibit showcases snapshots of our ever-changing planet from a geologist’s perspective.


Rock, Water, Fire, Earth, and Sky: Photographs of Oregon and the West by David N Jones

November 7, 2008 - March 1, 2009

David N Jones uses black-and-white photography to convey the mood and soul of the environments he photographs.


Face to Face with Masks from the Museum Collections

April 29, 2011 - February 19, 2012

Masks have been part of the human experience throughout recorded history.

In almost every culture, age, and inhabited region of the world, masks have been used to mark important changes in our personal status and to protect us from forces larger than ourselves. 


Celestial Menagerie: Mixed Media Etchings by Tallmadge Doyle

November 4, 2010 - February 27, 2011

Constellations are an invention of the human imagination.


We Are Still Here: The Cedar Splitting of Don Day

January 16, 2009- June 11, 2010

Don Day is a Grand Ronde tribal elder who is revitalizing the traditional Native American technology of cedar plank splitting.


How Water Speaks To Us: Photographs by Shirley M Collins

March 4 - June 14, 2010

Water inspires us, revives our energy and renews our spirit with a passion for life.


World Harmony—Musical Instruments From Around the World

June 28 –December 2009

Is music a universal language? What is an instrument? What is considered beautiful music?


Coastal Light: Photographs By Bob Sanov

June 25 - November 1, 2009

“I especially love the element of non-reality inherent to the black and white image, along with the poetic and somewhat mystical aura it creates.” — Bob Sanov


Yellowstone to Yukon

Extended! October 1, 2010 - March 27, 2011

This exhibit combines stunning wildlife photography by Florian Schulz with a compelling environmental issue—the need to protect the natural corridors that give wildlife the freedom to move through their traditional ranges and maintain healthy populations.


Stevens Family Cemetery Exhibit

November 2008 - January 2009

This exhibit was made up of objects excavated in 2008 from the William M. Stevens family cemetery site in Springfield. The Stevens are considered the first pioneering family to have settled in the Springfield area.

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