Museum of the Oregon Territory offers Vamonde Virtual Tours

Clackamas County Historical Society (CCHS) exhibits have moved into the digital world thanks to VAMONDE Travel!

Life and Death in the Oregon Territory

Formerly exhibited on-site at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, “Life and Death in the Oregon Territory” has been converted into a digital exhibit/walking tour that examines the culture surrounding life and death in Oregon between 1840 and 1920. Topics range from 18th and 19th century midwifery to the impact of the Civil War on the funeral industry, and will take you through historic locations in Oregon City.

Note: Due to some of the topics and imagery, we advise those who are sensitive to the subjects of death, infant mortality, and illness to take caution. This exhibit also includes historical images of breastfeeding and deceased persons for the purposes of education. Life and Death in the Oregon Territory may not be suitable for all audiences.

This digital experience can be enjoyed right from your home, but if you’re itching go outside and get some sun “Life & Death” also includes a walking tour that will take you through several historic locations in Oregon City!

The Stevens-Crawford Heritage House

The Stevens-Crawford Heritage House (SCHH) is an American Foursquare home built in 1908 by prominent real estate investors Harley Stevens and his wife, Mary Elizabeth. It remained in the family until 1968 when Mertie Stevens passed away, leaving her family home to the Clackamas County Historical Society. Practical construction and craftsman architecture make this home one of the finer dwellings in the city. The house was restored to much of its original Edwardian splendor through donations of furnishings and textiles. A visit to the Stevens-Crawford Heritage House will transfer you back to Progressive Era inventions and innovations. The second floor features rotating exhibits dedicated to the history of Oregon City and how historical events shaped the community.

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