Oregon Historical Society

Memory Blanket

Experience Oregon is a new 7,000 square foot permanent exhibition and educational space at the Oregon Historical Society. Upswell created the exhibit’s capstone experience — a digital interpretation of a memory blanket that allows visitors to reflect on the most memorable artifacts from the exhibit and design a digital “takeaway.’

Presented with a ready-to-fill canvas, visitors choose from a menu of exhibit artifact images and Pendleton-inspired fabric patterns to create a personalized digital memory blanket — a memento of their own experience. Visitors may browse a gallery of completed blankets and download their creation online.

The memory blanket station offers visitors a moment to reflect on what they saw at the end of exhibit and create a digital takeaway from their experience.


  • Experience Oregon


  • Portland, OR


  • 2019