Special exhibits are presented in the Flagstaff Gallery to explore a variety of themes related to the Oregon Trail, westward migration, and settlement.
2015 Special Exhibit Schedule
Wagons Ho! An Interactive Oregon Trail Experience
February 12-July 6, 2015
This popular hands-on exhibit returns! Test your pioneering skills by packing a full-scale replica wagon and see what you look like in a pioneer's clothes. Spin the Wagon Wheel of Fortune and see how you would fare by walking the Oregon Trail, write some pioneer poetry or see what you look like in a pioneer's clothes. An interactive experience for visitors of all ages.
Cargo for a Continental Crossing
July 16-October 13, 2015
What necessities and luxuries, treasures and trash did the pioneers bring with them across the plains? This exhibit will explore clothing, cookware, tools, equipment, recreational items, furnishings, and other material culture of the mid-1800s westward trek, and investigate the why and what of their choices.
Oregon Trail Discovery Room
Opens October 26, 2015
An eclectic mix of artifacts, exhibits and interactive displays to learn about the Oregon Trail and early settlement in Oregon.
Find the full text and audio from the 2013 special exhibit here.