Oregon Archaeology Celebration
Each year from mid-September through mid-October, professional and amateur archaeologists, concerned citizens, and American Indians volunteer their time and talents to celebrate Oregon's rich and diverse history. For more information, visit the Oregon Archaeological Society's Web site at:
The Oregon Historical Society
The Oregon Historical Society hosts a number of educational events throughout the year. For more information, call 503-222-1741, or visit its Web site at:
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry offers classes at different locations during spring break and in the summer. These classes cover a variety of topics including archaeology and paleontology. There are also exhibits on paleontology and a science center for children and programs for families and home-schooled children. For more information about the museum, call 800-955-6674. Find out about the museum and its programs on the web at
The University of Oregon Museum of Natural History
The Museum of Natural History at the University of Oregon features exhibits on archaeology, geology, and Oregon native cultures. The museum is home to a pair of 10,000-year-old sagebrush sandals from Fort Rock Cave in Central Oregon—the oldest shoes in the world. Museum archaeologists also discovered evidence of the oldest house in North America, a structure buried deep under the ash of the volcanic explosion that created Crater Lake 7,500 years ago.
Special group tours of permanent and featured exhibits for preschoolers, elementary-school children, and middle- and high-school students are available with a two-week notice. For more information, call 541-346-3024, or visit its Web site at: natural-history.uoregon.edu.
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