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To encourage and promote the study and understanding of the history of the Oregon Country.
The Oregon Historical Society is a museum in Portland that includes impressive exhibits about Oregon history. The journal of record for OHS, Oregon Historical Quarterly , has been published continuously since 1900. Over 150 books on Oregon history, politics and culture, as well as biographies, field guides and exhibit catalogs, have been published by OHS since the OHS Press was established in 1929. The OHS artifacts collection comprises over 85,000 artifacts, including ancient objects from the earliest settlements, and objects that illustrate exploration in the Oregon Country, the growth of business and industry, the development of artwork and crafts, and maritime history, among many other topics. The OHS Research Library contains one of the country's most extensive collections of state history materials. OHS Education Programs include internet resources to supplement classroom curriculum, Folklife cultural programs that focus on the diversity and beauty of arts and traditions, the National History Day in Oregon competition for junior high and high school students, and teacher training and workshops on Oregon history.
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