Archives Month 2021

This October, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is joining other archives around the state to celebrate Oregon Archives Month 2021. 

The Collections Department is hosting special events throughout the month celebrating the stories hidden in our archives. Through virtual tours, we will take you behind the scenes to highlight critical parts of our collection, including female aviators, Black veterans, and the spectacular Hughes Flying Boat, Spruce Goose.

Explore the depths of our collection with our upcoming events and videos below.  


Dive Into Our Archive

Tour our extensive collection of aerospace history, military textiles, and veterans stories through our three virtual tours below. 

The Textile Collections

Discover our textile collection, which comprises one-third of our entire archive, with artifacts ranging from patches to backpacks to military jackets. 

 

The Hughes Archive

In 1992, more than one million pieces of paper accompanied the historic Howard Hughes Flying Boat, Spruce Goose, to McMinnville, Oregon. Learn about our efforts to preserve this critical collection of aviation history.

 

The Veterans Collection

Evergreen Museum and Veterans' Legacy are teaming up to preserve the stories of all veterans. Explore our efforts to track down the stories of Black Veterans in the 41st division.  


Special Events

Japanese American Veterans Speaker Event

Join us on Saturday, October 16, for a full day of programming focused on World War II and the Japanese American experience in Oregon during those times.

Programming includes:

  • A speaker event with published author Linda Tamura
  • A showing of OPB's Oregon's Japanese Americans documentary
  • Presentations by our docents and Collections Department

Learn More

 

Annual Book Sale

Begins October 2, 9 am- 5 pm, until books are gone. 

Discover books and posters retired from our archives focused on a range of topics from aviation, space, veterans’ stories, military, and more. 

 

Learn More

 

Collections Project Capital Campaign

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is embarking on a Collections Project to care for our extensive and rare collections. 

We are building a new visible storage space where visitors from our community and worldwide can experience history in action and preserve veterans' tales for future generations. 

Donate to help us make this dream a reality.

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