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Five Oaks Museum is proud to be a valued local resource for educational materials based in community voices for K-12, college, and adult learners. View our Values-Based Learning Philosophy here.

The museum building is currently closed during the ongoing pandemic and all field trips, group tours, and class visits at the museum are unavailable during the 2021-22 school year. These visits are one of our greatest joys and we look forward to the day we can welcome learners to the museum again. In the meantime, check out our downloadable learning materials, virtual class visits, Museum at (Our Place) mini exhibitions, and adult presentations.

Learning Materials

Bring the community voices from our guest curated exhibitions into your classroom (or living room!) setting with our downloadable learning materials. All materials are offered on a sliding scale cost.

#StandUpFg Teaching Posters

Explore how Latinx youth activism led Oregon to become the first state to require Ethnic Studies, in these teaching posters for middle, high school and college students.

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DISplace Teaching Posters

Follow the stories of Hawaiians in the Pacific Northwest, from early travelers to contemporary artists, in these teaching posters for middle, high school and college students. Elementary educators may select sections of these materials to include Hawaiian perspectives in their Oregon history studies. Available in English and Spanish.

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This spring, we’re pleased to offer virtual presentations for the This IS Kalapuyan Land exhibition by curator Steph Littlebird. Presentations last one hour and the cost is $300 for unlimited participant numbers. Registration dates for this round of presentations will last from March 1st through March 20th for dates from March through May. We hope to provide summer and fall presentations later this year, and we’ll be announcing those, as well as all our learning offerings, in our newsletter.


Museum at (Our Place)

Museum at (Our Place) is an opportunity to bring an outdoor mini-exhibition to your school or neighborhood as a set of 10 colorful, waterproof yard signs.

Each M(OP) kit is available for $300. Reduced cost and free options are available as needed. Contact learning@fiveoaksmuseum.org to get your M(OP) kit.

M(OP): #StandUpFG

On May 19, 2016, over 1,000 students staged a walkout in response to racially-charged incidents at Forest Grove High School in Oregon. A new chapter in the history of Ethnic Studies may well have started at Forest Grove High School. Museo Ambulante /Museum at (Our Place) Kits include 10 yard signs with QR codes to learn more about the artwork and images.

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M(OP): DISplace

Shining light on the communities that flow between Hawai’i and the Pacific Northwest through artworks and historic and contemporary images.

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Community Gallery

The Community Gallery highlights exciting, ongoing work of regional students and educators in interpreting history, culture, and art. We welcome proposals for student-curated exhibitions and displays of student work which investigate the implications, ethics, and methods of how history, culture, and/or art is interpreted. Contact learning@fiveoaksmuseum.org to learn more.

Imagining into the Museum

Community Gallery, July – August 2022

Portland State University students imagine and draw toys in Five Oaks Museum’s collection based solely on the artifact label.

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Alaska Native Art

Community Gallery, November – December 2021

PCC instructor Renea Perry brings together four Alaska Native artists to highlight Alaska Native ways of being and knowing through stories of transformation, and connections to land and culture.

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Seasonal Rounds

Community Gallery, July – September 2021

Seasonal rounds created by Oregon State University students illustrate how all tribal lifeways are inherently connected to their land.

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What Makes a Place?

Community Gallery, May-June 2021

In Winter 2021, Portland State University students created imaginative graphic design approaches to interpreting the Five Oaks Historic Site.

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