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Mobile Museum

The Mobile Museum is a movable exhibit space which currently features Five Oaks Museum’s exhibition This IS Kalapuyan Land and is located at Tigard’s Universal Plaza.

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Collecting Institutions are Not Neutral

In response to the events of 1/6/21. When viewing images of Wednesday’s attempted coup by Trump-loyal extremists who invaded the U.S. Capitol Building and displayed anti-Native, anti-Black and anti-Jewish symbology, we were struck by the layering of narratives between the violent scenes and the artworks on display in the background. The U.S. Capitol actively houses, cares for, and displays cultural resources related to American history. As a collecting institution ourselves, Five Oaks Museum exists in relation to that work.

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Our Values in Action 2020

The museum began this year with a name change, a rebrand, and the adoption of five values: Body, Land, Truth, Justice, and Community. How do health insurance, yard signs and a pandemic closure demonstrate our values in action? We looked back at the highlights and changes of this year to share how Five Oaks Museum enacted each of our five values in 2020. 

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Tigard Outdoor Museum

The Tigard Outdoor Museum showcases history and artworks that shape Tigard’s identity in the heart of downtown Tigard, with interpretive displays contributed by Five Oaks Museum.

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Remote Learning

Five Oaks Museum is excited to share our upcoming learning units and remote learning resources from some of our favorite PDX partners!

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2020-21 FY Values-Driven Budget

When creating our 2020-21 fiscal year budget, Five Oaks Museum put our money behind our ethics by categorizing our expenses by our museum’s five values: Body, Land, Truth, Justice, and Community.

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2019-20 School Year Programs Reach

Despite a tumultuous academic year that included an organizational overhaul (2019) and a global pandemic (2020), our learning programs engaged over 1,400 people before we closed our museum doors on March 14th!

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