History and Highlights

Oregon's history is filled with major changes that happened because a small group of people—or sometimes just one person—took action. The Capitol History Gateway, a program at the Capitol which includes exhibits and events, is designed to illustrate how ordinary citizens made positive changes, and how you can do the same. On these pages you can start your journey of discovery by reading stories of citizens who improved our state by exploring Oregon’s unique legislative accomplishments, you can unearth the tumultuous history of the State Capitol, and learn more about history near you.