A conversation with
Kerry Tymchuk, Executive Director
Oregon Historical Society
What is the Oregon Historical Society's Mission?
Founded in 1898, the Oregon Historical Society is dedicated to safeguarding, preserving and illuminating Oregon’s unique history through our exhibits, programs and publications.
How does your partnership with the Oregon Arts Commission benefit your work?
The Oregon Historical Society is grateful for the support it receives from the OAC/Oregon Cultural Trust. This support helps allow us to offer world-class exhibits and to sponsor programs like Oregon History Day, where students from across the state compete in projects that bring history to life.
What are some upcoming events or activities you'd like to share?
It is an exciting summer at the Oregon History Museum. We will continue our Smithsonian-level exhibit on the legacy of Abraham Lincoln (including a very rare signed copy of The Emancipation Proclamation) and our just-opened exhibit “Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine,” which tells the fascinating story of Oregon’s wine industry. Famed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will join us on July 21 for a fascinating lecture on Lincoln. The Vince Lombardi Trophy won by the Seattle Seahawks for winning the 2014 Super Bowl will also be on display on July 10.