About Oregon Aviation Historical Society

This museum offers visitors a chance to experience Oregon's colorful history in aviation. Here you will learn about aviation pioneers, the planes they built and flew, and the stories they left behind. From the Hedberg Resource Library to the many displays, you are invited to visit and gain a new perspective on the history you thought you knew.

The 2021 Commemorative License Plates are Here!

Be sure to check out our items for sale page for a limited chance to get one of these license plates made to honor Oregon’s Aviation Pioneers.

2021 marks A Century of the Oregon Department of Aviation (1921-1021) and you can be among the first to own these collectible commemorative plates.

Just donate a $100 gift to the museum and we’ll send you one of these limited edition license plates.

Come, Take a Journey to Historic Bernard’s Field

Experience the excitement of the dawn of man’s first attempts to soar, free, high above the earth! Hear their stories told by the people who lived it. Feel the comradery and pioneering spirit that compelled Oregons’ adventurers to take to the air in planes they fashioned out of materials at hand.

Take a virtual trip back in time to when daring adventurers journeyed to Bernard’s field, learned from each other and built a craft that enabled them to fly. This is one of the magnificent stories collected and shared by the Oregon Aviation Historical Society. Our mission is “Preserving Oregon’s Aviation Heritage for Future Generations.” We want to share with everyone who seeks to learn about these amazing pioneers and the machines they created. Come join us in this adventure.

Check This Out! OAHS News!

The museum is excited and happy to announce
the donation of the Smith Biplane!

This plane was built in the early 30s by Elmer Smith of Eugene, OR and it flew under State License (with a metal license plate) and it now becomes the 12th heritage homebuilt plane in the OAHS collection!

We’re Looking for This Plane…..Have you seen it?