On March 23, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order calling for Oregonians to stay home, closing specific retail businesses, and requiring social distancing in most cases, immediately and until further notice. Social gatherings with people from outside of your household are not allowed until further notice.
Wednesday, August 12 at 11:00am to 3:00pm
Thursday, August 13 at 11:00am to 3:00pm
Friday, August 14 at 11:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, August 15 at 11:00am to 3:00pm
Wednesday, August 19 at 11:00am to 3:00pm
Thursday, August 20 at 11:00am to 3:00pm
Friday, August 21 at 11:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, August 22 at 11:00am to 3:00pm
Wednesday, August 26 at 11:00am to 3:00pm
Thursday, August 27 at 11:00am to 3:00pm
Friday, August 28 at 11:00am to 3:00pm
Museum of Natural and Cultural History
1680 E 15th Avenue, Eugene, OR
Beginning August 5, the museum will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In accordance with university and state public health mandates, we will require everyone onsite to wear masks or other face coverings and maintain a distance of six feet from anyone outside their households.*
Racing to Change chronicles the civil rights movement in Eugene, Oregon, during the 1960s and 1970s—a time of great upheaval, conflict, and celebration as new voices clashed with traditional organizations of power. Co-developed by the Museum of Natural and Cultural History and Oregon Black Pioneers, the exhibit illuminates legacies of racism and the unceasing efforts of Oregon's Black communities to bring about change.
Through photographs, recorded interviews, and historical archives, Racing to Change explores how racist policies and attitudes created a pressing need for bold civil rights activism in Eugene. Firsthand accounts from movement organizers, former UO students, elected officials, and other members of Oregon's black communities paint a vivid picture of the area's past, and urge us to take part in building a more just future.
*Public hours and safety protocols are subject to change based on guidance from the University of Oregon and the Oregon Health Authority. Please stay tuned to our COVID-19 Updates page for developing information.