13 Hurt in Explosion at Reno Museum

RENO, Nev. — Police say 13 people, including at least nine children, were hurt in a mishap at The Discovery Museum in downtown Reno, Nevada. Emergency crews say they were hurt in the malfunction of an exhibit. It was a smoke tornado machine used as part of a science experiment, producing a “flash” effect. The … Continue reading »

Stolen Museum Coins Recovered

PHILOMATH, Ore. —  About a half-century after someone stole coins from a Corvallis museum, detectives stumbled upon them by chance, and returned them to the museum to once again go up on display. In May, the Benton County Historical Society in Philomath received a surprising phone call. “The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office called us to say … Continue reading »

New Corvallis Museum Campaign

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis couple has presented the Benton County Historical Society with a $1 million challenge: if it raises $1 million in donations by the end of Feb. 2015, the couple will match it. The society is planning to open a new museum in Corvallis by 2017 – but it still needs community support. … Continue reading »

Museum’s Impressive Map Collection

EUGENE, Ore. – If history teaches anything, it’s that change is a constant. With the popularity of computer maps and GPS units, some may have forgotten that directions were once on paper; but here at the Lane County Historical Museum, a new display traces the region’s colorful past, one map at a time. The museum’s … Continue reading »

Intv: Living Legacies Celebrates 80 Yrs

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art opened its new exhibit Monday. The Living Legacies exhibit opened this week to celebrate the museum’s 80th anniversary. It highlights some of the exceptional work in the museum’s collection. Debbie Williamson Smith stopped by KEZI 9 News This Morning to describe what the exhibit has to offer. The Jordan … Continue reading »

UO Museum Gets a Makeover

EUGENE, Ore. — Construction continues at a University of Oregon museum. A major construction project is taking place at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, which will double the exhibition space. The build out began in March and will transform a storage area into exhibit space, adding an extra 2,000-square-feet to the museum. A … Continue reading »

Quilts on Display at Museum

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Historical Museum is playing host to the 37th annual Quilt Exhibition. The event is being run by the Pioneer Quilters of Eugene. Visitors will get the chance to take a close look at some modern day quilts as well as ones with some history, like a Tennessee Star quilt … Continue reading »

Interview: ‘Site Seeing’ Exhibit Opens

EUGENE, Ore. — A new exhibit is giving people a chance to see what life used to be like in Oregon. “Site Seeing” opens Friday, Jan. 18 at the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History. The artifacts on display provide clues as to the people who lived there. Ann Craig, Associate Director … Continue reading »

Free Admission to Museums Saturday

EUGENE, Ore. — Local museums will be opening their doors this Saturday to the public free of charge. In honor of National Museum Day, admission to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History and the Jordan Schnizter Museum of Art at the University of Oregon will be free of charge this Saturday from 11 a.m. … Continue reading »