Events

October 2018

EXHIBIT
ON VIEW THROUGH NOVEMBER 11
10AM–4PM

Dining in the Gilded Age

Explore the gadgets used to prepare foods and feasts circa 1900 and the specialized china and silverware used to serve them. As cooks and hostesses responded to a new abundance of tableware, tools, utensils, and foodstuffs, American dining customs reached elaborate new heights, unmatched before or since.

HANDS-ON HISTORY
OFFERED THROUGH NOVEMBER 11
based on volunteer availability

Kitchen Gadgets and Gizmos

Try out the kitchen gadgets that were used to prepare food and feasts circa 1900. With a little help from Play-Doh, visitors will get a feel for what it was like to use some of the innovative tools behind those elaborate Gilded Age dinners.

OCTOBER 13 & 14
1–3PM

free with museum admission

Hands-On Harp Demonstration

The circa 1900 concert harp in the Music Room is a favorite of Pittock Mansion visitors. But what kinds of harps are there, what do they sound like, how do you play them? Join us for a hands-on harp experience with local musician Misty Williams. Visitors will learn about different types of harps, listen to different techniques, and pluck the strings of a harp themselves!

SPECIAL TOUR
OCTOBER 27
Tours run every hour from 10AM to 3PM

Non-members $19
Members $7

The Behind the Scenes Tour is not recommended for children under 14.

Behind the Scenes

Have you ever wondered “What’s behind that door?” while visiting Pittock Mansion?

On Behind the Scenes Tours, tour guides lead small groups through areas of the Mansion not ordinarily open to the public including basement passages, the boiler room, the Otis elevator machine room, third floor servants’ quarters, Henry Pittock’s private den, and more!

Purchase tickets on site or by calling 503.823.3624

November 2018

Victorian woman making a disgusted face

NOVEMBER 1
7–8:30PM

$30 Non-member
$27 Member

Space is limited.

They Ate What?

Many of the ingredients and preparation methods popular during the Gilded Age seem unconventional today—cold-pressed meats; sweet or savory mushes and puddings; and jellied delights of all flavors. Come taste samples of authentic recipes and learn about 19th-century food trends, from the appetizing to the off-putting.

Purchase tickets on site or by calling 503.823.3624

Close up of turret molding.

SPECIAL TOUR
NOVEMBER 10
11:30AM

$14 Non-member
$4 Member

Immerse Yourself in Architecture

Discover the architectural significance of Pittock Mansion inside and out during this one-hour tour. Explore the materials used to build the home, and how the expertise of architect Edward Foulkes helped make Pittock Mansion a traditional yet modern home in 1914.

Purchase tickets on site or by calling 503.823.3624

SPECIAL TOUR
NOVEMBER 10
Tours run every hour from 10AM to 3PM

Non-members $19
Members $7

The Behind the Scenes Tour is not recommended for children under 14.

Behind the Scenes

Have you ever wondered “What’s behind that door?” while visiting Pittock Mansion?

On Behind the Scenes Tours, tour guides lead small groups through areas of the Mansion not ordinarily open to the public including basement passages, the boiler room, the Otis elevator machine room, third floor servants’ quarters, Henry Pittock’s private den, and more!

Purchase tickets on site or by calling 503.823.3624

EXHIBITS

In addition to the permanent collection on display throughout the Mansion and Gate Lodge, Pittock Mansion’s rotating exhibits allow visitors to delve deeper into local history.

Corporate event at Pittock Mansion

Host an Event

As a benefit of Corporate Membership, businesses are allowed to host a one-time event based on availability and subject to approval.