New Natural History Museum Exhibit Opens

EUGENE, Ore. — Five recently excavated sites are providing a new picture of Oregonians from immigrants to pioneers.

“Site Seeing”–a new exhibit is opening at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History.

One of the sites highlighted is Stevens Cemetery in Springfield. Another is a Portland privy–an outhouse where trash was also dumped in mid-1800s.

The artifacts provide clues as to the people who lived there, as well as their social and economic status.

“As we uncover these sites and the stories reveal themselves and tell us a lot more collectively as Oregonians who we are and also a larger story about humanity,” said Ann Craig, Associate Director of Public Programs at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History.

The exhibit opens Friday. The formal reception, where you can meet the archaeologists, is Jan. 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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