Life in the Territory explores how our predecessors lived and worked the land.

Farm wagons were used for sowing fields, transporting goods, and everyday maintenance within the territory. 

Farm wagons were used for sowing fields, transporting goods, and everyday maintenance within the territory. 

Filed in Oregon City in 1850, we have the last surviving copy of the original Plat Map of San Francisco.   

Filed in Oregon City in 1850, we have the last surviving copy of the original Plat Map of San Francisco.   

Style choices in the 1850s are illustrated by this dress reproduction: a collar, cinched waist, and multiple skirt layers were all popular. 

Style choices in the 1850s are illustrated by this dress reproduction: a collar, cinched waist, and multiple skirt layers were all popular.