A Celebration of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in our Region and Beyond

The Archaeology Roadshow

The Archaeology Roadshow is a series of public outreach events across Oregon which introduce the public to local heritage and the science of archaeology and instill a sense of stewardship for cultural resources. The events consist of demonstrations and exhibits showcasing archaeology and heritage which are created and hosted by organizations (like tribes, historical societies, federal agencies, school groups). A panel of experts is on hand to analyze and interpret personal treasures visitors bring to the event.

The Archaeology Roadshow strives not only to nurture the public’s natural fascination with archaeology and heritage by showcasing local history and prehistory, but also to forge stronger connections among individuals and organizations in our state who are passionate about heritage, site stewardship and public education.   

The event series started in 2010, created by a group of students in Portland State University's Public Archaeology class, and has grown with help from local agencies, organizations, tribes, student groups and businesses. Events are now hosted in Portland, Bend and Burns/Hines, Oregon with hope to expand in the future.  

Events for 2020 were unfortunately canceled due to the coronavirus, but we look forward to planning future events when it safe to gather together again. 

We are working towards a virtual platform for 2021 - please stay tuned!

Questions? Please reach out at archshow@pdx.edu


Please consider making a donation to the Archaeology Roadshow. Your contribution will help us keep our events free and open to the widest possible audience for years to come!


Archaeology Roadshow