Archive for From the Collections

“Doctors, Dentists and Death” Exhibit Opening on September 30

View a display of old dental furniture, surgical tools, a Victorian era wicker casket, an electro-therapy machine, and many other thought-provoking items! Learn how medicine evolved from the simplicity of the pioneer era to the growth of knowledge and specialties, as well as how technology changed the way medicine, dentistry, and funeral work are practiced… Read More

Pioneer Wagon Arrives at the Museum!

We are very happy and grateful to announce the arrival of our long awaited wagon today! Built by Weaver “Pop” Clark for the 1959 Oregon Trail Centennial Celebration trip from Independence, Missouri to Independence, Oregon, the Clark Family has graciously donated this amazing piece for public display in our museum. Also a big thanks to… Read More

Library & Archives Building at PCC Rock Creek Campus NOW OPEN!

Despite the ongoing construction on the parking lot on the west side of our Robert L. Benson Research Library and Archives, we are open by appointment, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. To make an appointment please call 503-645-5353 ext 108. It’s a little different to get to the building entrance while parking lot construction… Read More

Seeking Silence: Photography of Russell J. Young

“Seeking Silence: Photography of Russell J. Young” was created in conjunction with the exhibit “In the Footsteps of David Douglas” to capture the Oregon landscapes that David Douglas might have visited. The exhibit consists of 14 photographic prints on rag paper. Russell J. Young is a self-taught photographer and fine art printer who has a… Read More

Artist Carolyn Cole: Messages

New Works by Local Painter Reinforce Intense Colors, Texture and Presence March 26 – June 1, 2014 Art Walk & Members Opening April 1 – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Free & Open to the Public “While Ms. Cole’s work continues to evolve, we can always count on a lovely symphony of color in each… Read More