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Local Attractions Offer Reciprocal Admission to Members in 2018 (Photo) - 12/13/17

Portland, OR -- Back by popular demand, museums and attractions in the Portland metro area and beyond have teamed up to offer a reciprocal membership program in 2018. Created by members of the Portland Attractions Marketing Alliance (PAMA) in 2015, this special promotion was initiated as a way to show appreciation for each attraction's loyal members, as well as to highlight the important role that cultural attractions play in the community.

PAMA is excited to announce the addition of four new attractions to the reciprocal membership program. The Architectural Heritage Center, Clark County Historical Museum, Columbia River Maritime Museum, and Oregon Coast Aquarium join the Oregon Zoo, World Forestry Center, Oregon Historical Society, Lan Su Chinese Garden, Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Washington County Museum, & Deepwood Museum & Gardens in offering its members free admission for up to four people during the months listed below:

January: Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221
oregonzoo.org

February: Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
ohs.org

March: Deepwood Museum & Gardens
1116 Mission Street SE
Salem, OR 97302
Parking on 12th & Lee
deepwoodmuseum.org

April: Lan Su Chinese Garden
239 NW Everett Street
Portland, OR 97209
lansugarden.org

May: Architectural Heritage Center
701 SE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
visitahc.org

June: Columbia River Maritime Museum
1792 Marine Drive
Astoria, OR 97103
crmm.org

July: World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221
worldforestry.org

August: Clark County Historical Museum
1511 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
cchmuseum.org

September: Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals
26385 NW Groveland Drive
Hillsboro, OR 97124
ricenorthwestmuseum.org

October: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way
McMinnville, OR 97128
evergreenmuseum.org

November: Oregon Coast Aquarium
2820 SE Ferry Slip Road
Newport, OR 97365
aquarium.org

December: Washington County Museum
17677 NW Springville Road
Portland, OR 97229
washingtoncountymuseum.org

Members must present a valid membership card from one of the participating organizations to receive free admission. Free admission is valid for up to four individuals, regardless of membership level.



About the Portland Attractions Marketing Alliance

The Portland Attractions Marketing Alliance (PAMA) is a professional organization consisting of marketing representatives from major attractions in Portland and beyond the metro area. The group meets bi-monthly and explores partnership opportunities, ideas for cross-promotion, and collaboration with Travel Portland.

Courtesy Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Courtesy Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Santa's Coming to the Oregon Historical Society! December 9, 10, 16, 17, & 23, Noon to 4pm (Photo) - 12/08/17

Portland, OR -- Santa Claus will be landing his sleigh in Santaland this month at the Oregon Historical Society! All are welcome to visit Santa Claus from 12pm to 4pm on December 9, 10, 16, 17, and 23. Admission to Santaland and to see Santa is free, and visitors are invited to take their own photos with St. Nick.

Items from Meier & Frank's popular Santaland display will be on view at the Oregon Historical Society through December. The display, donated to OHS following the closure of Macy's downtown store this past year, includes Santa's chair, Rudolph, animatronic elves, and a decorated Christmas tree!

As a special holiday gift from the Oregon Historical Society, admission to the museum will also be discounted to $5 for the month of December. Youth (18 and under) will be admitted for free. A visit to one of the Oregon Historical Society's permanent exhibitions is the perfect indoor outing over Winter Break! From the award-winning early Oregon history exhibition Oregon My Oregon to the museum's newest kid-created permanent exhibit, History Hub, there is plenty to explore downtown! Multnomah County residents receive free admission every day to the Oregon Historical Society.



About the Oregon Historical Society

For more than a century, the Oregon Historical Society has served as the state's collective memory, preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, films, and oral histories. Our research library, museum, digital platforms & website (www.ohs.org), educational programming, and historical journal make Oregon's history open and accessible to all. We exist because history is powerful, and because a history as deep and rich as Oregon's cannot be contained within a single story or point of view.

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Meet over 85 local authors at the Oregon Historical Society's 50th annual Holiday Cheer book sale & literary celebration (Photo) - 11/28/17

Portland, OR -- Shop local this holiday season and join the Oregon Historical Society on Sunday, December 3 for Holiday Cheer, a festive book sale & literary celebration! Chat with 85 local authors and make a dent in your holiday shopping by picking up the perfect personalized gift. Holiday Cheer begins at noon at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue, Downtown Portland) and authors will be signing until 4pm. Admission is free to both the book sale and to the museum.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this Portland tradition is a chance to celebrate the rich literary talents in Oregon and marks the start of the holiday season at the Oregon Historical Society. Authors are spread throughout the museum, selling everything from children's books to cookbooks to mysteries to histories! All featured authors have published a book in 2017, though many will also have past titles available.

Notable local authors in attendance include mystery writer April Henry, pioneering Oregon winemaker Susan Sokol Blosser, travel writer Grant McOmie, and the one and only Gerry Frank. At Holiday Cheer, you will find a book for everyone on your shopping list, with guides for hiking, cookbooks featuring local chefs, histories on topics from Oregon State University to Oregon spirits, and even a coloring book featuring all things Oregon! A full list of featured authors can be found at www.ohs.org/holidaycheer.

To add to the holiday cheer, The Dickens Carolers will be strolling through the museum performing lively holiday songs from 1 -- 2pm. Plus, the Oregon Historical Society will be displaying items from Meier & Frank's popular Santaland, including Rudolph, decorated trees, and Santa's throne. Rumor has it Santa will even be making an appearance!

Sip on a holiday beverage and pick up a cookie as you chat with some of Oregon's best and brightest writers! Admission to Holiday Cheer is free, and all museum exhibits will be open from noon to 5pm. For more information and a list of current exhibitions, visit www.ohs.org.



About the Oregon Historical Society

For more than a century, the Oregon Historical Society has served as the state's collective memory, preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, films, and oral histories. Our research library, museum, digital platforms & website (www.ohs.org), educational programming, and historical journal make Oregon's history open and accessible to all. We exist because history is powerful, and because a history as deep and rich as Oregon's cannot be contained within a single story or point of view.