Capitol History Gateway Exhibit Sponsorship Program
This program, funded by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation, allows organizations to tell more stories and share them with the community.
The Capitol History Gateway Exhibit Sponsorship Program supports Oregon public and nonprofit museums and organizations to produce an exhibit that meets one or both of the following goals:
1.) Increase participation in Oregon’s democracy, and/or
2.) Increase interest in Oregon’s history, and especially in the history of government.
Application Cycle Closes January 31
Awards in the next cycle are for virtual exhibits programmed between July 2023 to June 2024, and displayed physically at the Capitol 2025-2026.
- Capitol History Gateway Exhibit Sponsorship Guidelines – Please read these before preparing an application.
- Application Instructions – Please read and download these before using the online application form, so you can have forms ready for upload.
- Please download and fill out the Estimated Project Finances form to upload in the application (link below.)
- Once you have read and completed the documents above, proceed to the 2022/2023 CHG Exhibit Program Application.
- Review and Award Process – This document will tell you the next steps after we receive your application.
- To get a better idea of the Galleria space, where your exhibit will be located, please watch the short video below. It shows the path a guest would take when arriving to the Capitol to see your exhibit.
Awardees: If you are awarded a sponsorship by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation, you will be responsible for filling out the status reports below:
- Progress Report: 120 Days Out from Exhibiting
- Marketing Report: 60 Days Out from Exhibiting
- Before you bring your exhibit to the Capitol, please download and fill out the Final Exhibit Status Report, which can be uploaded in the Reconciliation Report link below. And please bring the Oregon State Capitol Loan Agreement with on date of installation.
- Reconciliation Report: Due on Exhibit Date
First Round Sponsorship Winners (2022) and Upcoming Exhibits:
- “Swedish Cabins: Legacy of Henry Steiner and Fogelbo,” Nordic Northwest
- “Master Penworks of Tom Stefopoulos: The Hellenic Artist of the Lovejoy Columns,” Hellenic-American Cultural Center and Museum
- “The Nez Perce in Oregon,” Josephy Center for Arts and Culture
Here is a list of exhibitors showcased at the Capitol 2018 through 2020:
Racing to Change, Oregon Black Pioneers
Timber Culture, Maxville Interpretive Center
150th Anniversary Exhibit, Oregon State University
Uniform Exhibit, VFW #661
World War I – An Oregon Experience, Oregon Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Oregon State Constitution Exhibit, Oregon State Archives
Hoover Minthorn House Exhibit
Feathering the Hat, National Hat Museum
The Second World War – An Oregon Perspective, Oregon Jewish Museum
Woman Suffrage – More than Just The Vote, Oregon Secretary of State