Museums: Portland

Learn how Wells Fargo connected Oregon communities by stagecoach and steamboats on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Enjoy the museum on your own, or set up a free guided tour.

Exhibits include

  • An 1854 Concord Coach
  • Stagecoach driver’s seat
  • A working telegraph

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Education Programs

  • Take a family portrait in front of the stagecoach
  • Send a telegram
  • Solve puzzles
  • Pan for gold – by appointment only (503-886-1102)
  • Treasure hunt
  • Financial literacy program
  • Hands on Banking
  • Pony Express for Kids
  • Rock to pocket tour
  • Student Curators – How to create student exhibits
  • Treasure hunt
  • Getting Around pre-school program
  • Storytime at the Stagecoach
  • Crime Scene Investigation: Officers in Pursuit
  • Diversity presentations
  • Riding the Rails with Wells Fargo
  • Wells Fargo and Steamers thru Oregon
  • Wells Fargo and the Gold Rush
  • Wells Fargo and the Pony Express
  • Wells Fargo in Oregon

New Exhibit

Wells Fargo and the Asian Pacific Community: a valued relationship.

On display through 2017, this exhibit explores Wells Fargo’s history serving the Asian Pacific community in Oregon and beyond. The exhibit features images and artifacts from Wells Fargo Corporate Archives, the Oregon Historical Society, and the Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site.
Portland Museum Asian Pacific Community Exhibit Case 1Portland Museum Asian Pacific Community Exhibit Case 2

Events

Hispanic Heritage Month

Friday, October 6 from 11 am – 2 pm

Drop by the museum and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. We will share history, treats, and a fun activity making papel picado banner decorations.

Courtesy of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University

Girl Scouts Day in the Museum

Friday, October 13, 2017

Earn financial literacy and stagecoach patches by participating in our education programs. Call the museum to complete your registration - 503-886-1102.

9:30 am – 10:30 am Education program for Brownies and Daisies
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Education program for Juniors and Cadets
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Education program for Juniors and above
The Oregon History Museum and the Wells Fargo History Museum

Educator's Night

Monday, October 23, 2017 at the Oregon History Museum
1200 SW Park Avenue
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Learn about the educational programs at the Oregon History Museum and the Wells Fargo History Museum.

Educators' Night includes:

  • Free admission to all OHS exhibits including the award-winning kids’ exhibit, History Hub
  • Mini tours of the OHS Research Library and Archives
  • Information about school tours at OHS and the Wells Fargo History Museum
  • OHS’ Traveling Trunks — see and touch replica objects
  • National History Day — learn how to get involved!

For more information, please contact education@ohs.org. RSVPs are not required — and you are welcome to bring a colleague or friend!

pumpkin

Halloween

Tuesday, October 31 from 10 am – 4 pm

Bring your children to the museum for activities, treats, and games.

stagecoach-decorated

Holiday Reception

Tuesday, December 5 from 11 am-1 pm

Ring in the holidays with cheer and refreshments at our annual holiday reception.

Book a Tour

Thank you for your interest in a guided tour!
Please be aware that if you wish to visit us at your own leisure, without a guide, you are welcome to do that anytime without an appointment. We are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed on bank holidays). Admission is free.



Ready to book?
Please call (503) 886-1102

Wells Fargo Online Museum Store

Group II Communications is the approved supplier for Wells Fargo Online History Museum gifts and collectibles.

Shop a curated assortment of Wells Fargo branded merchandise. Merchandise on this website may not be available in Wells Fargo History Museum store locations throughout the U.S.

Learn more about the Wells Fargo Museum Store.

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