Portland, OR. This July, the Pittock Mansion is offering a new reason for people of all ages to visit. It is an exhibit called Untold Stories of Pittock Mansion Treasures. The 100 year old mansion has artifacts whose stories are rarely told, like a toy swing Governor Tom McCall played with as a child and a still life painting by Oregon free spirit and activist C.E.S. Wood. In this exhibit, visitors explore lesser known, but equally compelling objects, at the mansion. For more information here’s a link: http://pittockmansion.org/

One of the Pittock Mansion artifacts whose stories are rarely told is a punch bowl purchased as a souvenir from an 1898 trip to a Czech spa town.

Summer camp programs were also very popular.

Here’s a video from OPB with 40 facts about the Pittock Mansion.

Portland pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock built the French Renaissance-style mansion in 1914.

Here’s a photo of Pittock grandchildren on the beach circa 1917.

A vigorous outdoorsman, Henry rode bicycles with the Oregon Riding Club, hiked with the Mazamas, and climbed Mt. Hood four times. Georgiana cherished gardening, and kept a terraced flower garden at the mansion covered with every kind of flower imaginable. She is recognized for originating the tradition of Portland’s annual Rose Festival.

Untold Stories of Pittock Mansion Treasures is on display through November 12th.

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