- Dec. 21, 2011
Between April 15-September 4, 2011, the Oregon Historical Society featured an exhibit devoted to the Portland Timbers’ North American Soccer League era: 1975-82. The exhibit was visited by Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber, filmed by local television stations and frequented by Timbers staff and alumni.
FC Media is proud to have created, designed, collected and curated the exhibit for OHS. Working with former players and long-time fans, FC Media assembled a vast array of physical artifacts and photographs, many of which had never before been showcased. From match-worn kits, autographed balls, fan ephemera and trophies, the collection was a chance to peer into the world of the NASL Timbers.
Additionally, FC Media designed and wrote text panels explaining various themes throughout the club’s history. The indoor league, an examination of kits, remembering mascots and a history of the stadium were among the topics given textual treatment. This context gave viewers a chance to experience the NASL era in several ways.
While creating the exhibit, FC Media was able to index the items and develop relationships with donors to make future displays and exhibits more quickly accomplished. Though the exhibit came down after five months, the experience has set in motion possibilities for additional exhibits on these and related subjects.