Opening January 28, 2023. Expand below for more details!


Then and now image of 15 lesbian individuals and couples with photos from when they were young and now, tiled around a quote. Quote text reads: Were there specific joys about being a part of a lesbian community? Linda Long. We were free. Once you're an outlaw, you don't have to follow the rules.

Come discover stories about the Eugene lesbian community from the women who created and sustained it.

Banner reading Grand Opening Celebration Weekend!

Header image reading Member Reception Friday, January 27. Image includes woman standing by VW van

This exclusive event is open and free to all MNCH members and Outliers and Outlaws narrators.

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The event includes:

  • Free appetizers and drinks
  • Special beverages provided by our partner Claim 52
  • Exhibit-themed screen-printing 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. from Threadbare


Header image reading Saturday, January 28. Image includes photo from march in Washington, DC with a sign that reads Victory over Bigotry Oregon and includes the rainbow pride flag.

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

On Saturday, Outliers and Outlaws officially opens! Come to the museum for:

  • Complimentary snacks and warm drinks
  • Exhibit-themed activities
  • Tabling from local queer organizations 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Screen-printing with Threadbare 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Meetup with TikTokers @iamdavefelton and @couplagoofs, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Everyone is welcome!

Banner reading Sunday, January 29. Image includes image of adults and children of many races wearing comfortable clothing in Rainbow Rascals.

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

On Sunday, enjoy a more focused day. Come to the museum for:

  • Refreshments
  • Walk-and-talks through the exhibit at noon and 2:00 p.m.

Everyone is welcome!

In the 1960s – 1990s, hundreds of young women who identified as lesbians came to Eugene. They founded organizations central to the city and provided leadership for community service agencies. They created lesbian magazines, photographs, music, films, dance performances, theater, and art. They influenced Oregon's political landscape and contributed to the larger LGBTQ movement.

The exhibit is a collaboration between the museum, the University of Oregon Libraries Special Collections, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Between 2018 and 2019, Judith Raiskin, associate professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the university, and Linda Long, Curator of Manuscripts, began interviewing dozens of people in what would eventually be the Eugene Lesbian Oral History Project and digital exhibit. Click here to view the full digital exhibit from the University of Oregon.

The exhibit will be on view through 2023.