Current Exhibits

Lane County History Museum is committed to showing multiple high-quality exhibits per year. These exhibits are created with original research from our archives and show artifacts from our collections not available anywhere else. In order to show you the best history possible, we also partner with organizations in our community to create content that will excite and inform!

The Boat the River Built

New Exhibit! Opened: June 2021

View a gorgeous wooden drift boat and learn the story behind the boat.

Equality & Nothing Less: 100 Years of the League of Women Voters

Exhibit: Equality and nothing less: 100 years of the League of Women Voters. Styled as a suffragette banner.

Exhibit Opened: February 2020

In honor of the group’s centenary, this exhibit celebrates and re-evaluates the history of the League of Women Voters. It features a variety of election related artifacts from the past 100 years and a history of women’s suffrage in Lane County. In collaboration with the Lane County LWV chapter.

The Culture of Kitsch

The Culture of Kitsch Promo Image

Exhibit Opened: October 2019

kitsch /kiCH/

  • Noun
    Art, objects, or design considered to be in poor taste because of excessive garishness or sentimentality, but sometimes appreciated in an ironic or knowing way.
  • Adjective
    Considered to be in poor taste but appreciated in an ironic or knowing way.

Lost Towns: Revisited

Lost Towns

Exhibit Opened: June 2021

Main exhibit gallery N. An updated version of one of our most popular exhibits to date, Lost Towns, looks at the technology and culture of logging communities across Lane County.

Projected Lights Illuminated images

Exhibit Opened: January 2019

Trace the history of photographic technology and the history of film in Lane County.