Three Oregon organizations have been awarded monies to produce exhibits that will be displayed at the Oregon State Capitol. Funded by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation (OSCF), a 501(c)3 non-profit, the awardees are the Hellenic-American Cultural Center and Museum “Master Penworks of Tom Stefopoulos: The Hellenic Artist of the Lovejoy Columns,” the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture “The Nez Perce in Oregon,” and Nordic Northwest “Swedish Cabins: Legacy of Henry Steiner and Fogelbo.”
Since the historic portion of the Capitol is not accessible due to construction until 2025, awardees will be making their exhibits available virtually during the upcoming year and will be scheduled to bring a physical exhibit to the Capitol when the Galleria exhibit space reopens to the public in 2025.
Exhibits in the Capitol have become more focused on telling stories specific to Oregon history and many have had ties interwoven with democracy or government since the inception of the Capitol History Gateway Program. In 2021, the OSCF offered to support cultural and heritage museums wanting to tell their stories with an exhibit at the Capitol.
The Capitol’s Visitor Services Department produces the CHG Program, including events and exhibits, and administers the funding opportunity. For the next sponsorship cycle, which will open in November 2022, the OSCF will provide funding up to $5,000 per museum or organization, for up to five entities, for a maximum sponsorship total of $25,000.
For details about the funding opportunity, or to view past exhibits, visit
us online here.