Lane Co. Historical Society brings A Sense of Place to Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. -- The doors opened to a new exhibit at the Lane County Historical Society Saturday, giving visitors a broad look at the diverse cultural landscape that the county has seen throughout its history.

The aptly-named fixture is called Lane County, A Sense of Place, features photographs, newspaper clippings and stories that help give context to the region that is within the county lines.

There are many historical items also on display, like Eugene Skinner's pocket watch and sketches of some of the area's iconic locales. 

For Bob Hart of the Lane County Historical Society, he thinks that the exhibit makes a large statement on how diversity has affected the region.

"We tend to think of Lane County as not very diverse. What we are trying to suggest is we are more diverse than we think of ourselves and certainly becoming more diverse as time marches on." said Hart.

A Sense of Place will run at the Lane County Historical Center until October of next year.