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Empowering Oregon's museums to thrive

Welcome to the Oregon Museums Association

Founded in 1978, the Oregon Museums Association (OMA) is a nonprofit organization that provides resources and services to over 250 museums, cultural institutions and associated professionals throughout Oregon.

Mission: The Oregon Museums Association empowers Oregon's museums to thrive. Valuing inclusion and friendship, OMA strengthens connections throughout the Oregon museum community through:

  • Lively discussion and networking at in-person events and via online media;
  • Insightful programming and training at our annual conference and workshops;
  • Targeted advocacy to advance the museum field.

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Join us for our first in-person meet up in almost three years!

Sunday, June 12, 2022, 3-5 pm
Cascade Locks Historical Museum

Please join us in person for a meet up at beautiful Cascade Locks Historical Museum, overlooking the Columbia River. Bring your family, friends, pets and make a day of it.

The meet up will take place outdoors, and the museum will be open for visitors.

This event is free to attend, but please register to receive details about the meet up, and suggestions for places to eat and fun things to do before or after the meet up!

Hosted by OMA board member and Executive Director of the Cascade Locks Historical Museum, Janice Crane.

In-person workshop: Designing outdoor programs for youth

Saturday, July 16, 2022, 11 am - 1 pm PDT
Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, Astoria, OR

Interested in creating outdoor interpretive experiences for kids and teens? Join museum professional and National Park Service Park Ranger Zachary Stocks for a workshop on best practices for creating engaging outdoor programming.

This program will be offered while hiking a portion of the Fort to Sea Trail at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park.

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Looking for new Board of Directors members

OMA is looking for a member to join our Board of Directors. We are prioritizing members from  Eastern Oregon.

"OMA fulfills an important niche in strengthening relationships across the state."

"This was a great conference, I'm excited for years to come!"

"The OMA board demonstrates passion, professionalism, and kindness."

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8604, Portland, OR 97207
Contact: connect@oregonmuseums.org 
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