The Oregon Historical Society presents “Motown: The Sound of Young America,” featuring stage outfits from many of the label’s top performers, interviews with Motown legends and opportunities to get inside the creative process perfected at Motown. Visitors will also experience interactive displays, including a chance to perform the Supremes’ “Stop! In the Name of Love” on stage and learn The Temptations’ signature dance moves.
Some of the iconic pieces on display in the exhibit include the butterfly gowns worn by the Supremes, a harmonica and keyboard played by Stevie Wonder, Ray Parker, Jr.’s, Gretsch guitar, a full set of Jackson 5 outfits, jackets worn by Boyz II Men and an outfit worn by a member of The Temptations. The exhibit will be on view at the Oregon Historical Society in downtown Portland through March 26, sharing the story of the famed record company and the artists who collectively changed the musical direction of the nation.
The Oregon Historical Society’s museum at 1200 S.W. Park Ave., Portland, is open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10, with discounts for students, seniors, teachers and youth. Admission is free every day for OHS members and Multnomah County residents. Learn more and plan a visit at ohs.org/motown.