The Capitol currently displays rotating exhibits in the Galleria area throughout the year. Many topics and stories of Oregon have been explored through the exhibits, which come from museums and organizations from across the state. This sponsorship program, funded by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation, allows us to help organizations tell more stories and share them with the Capitol community.
The Capitol History Gateway Exhibit Sponsorship Program supports Oregon, public and nonprofit, museums and organizations to produce an exhibit that meets one or both of the following goals: 1.) Increase participation in Oregon's democracy, 2.) Increase interest in Oregon's history, and especially in the history of government.
Next Application Cycle to Open: November 2022
Awards in the next cycle are for virtual exhibits displayed July 2023 to June 2024. And physically at the Capitol in 2025-2026.
Awardees: If you are awarded a sponsorship by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation, you will be responsible for filling out the status reports below:
First Round Sponsorship Winners (2022) and Upcoming Exhibits:
"Swedish Cabins: Legacy of Henry Steiner and Fogelbo," Nordic Northwest
"Master Penworks of Tom Stefopoulos: The Hellenic Artist of the Lovejoy Columns," Hellenic-American Cultural Center and Museum
"The Nez Perce in Oregon," Josephy Center for Arts and Culture
Here is a list of exhibitors during 2018-2020:
Racing to Change, Oregon Black Pioneers
Timber Culture, Maxville Interpretive Center
150th Anniversary Exhibit, Oregon State University
Uniform Exhibit, VFW #661
This Place Matters, City of Salem
World War I – An Oregon Experience, Oregon Department of Veteran's Affairs
Oregon State Constitution Exhibit, Oregon State Archives
Hoover Minthorn House Exhibit
Feathering the Hat, National Hat Museum
The Second World War – An Oregon Perspective, Oregon Jewish Museum
Woman Suffrage – More than Just The Vote, Oregon Secretary of State