The collections of Portland Museum play an important role in understanding American life in a particular yet representative place, detailing the history and material culture of Portland, once an independent town at the Falls of the Ohio and now an urban neighborhood of Louisville.

The growing collection includes artifacts, costumes, paintings, drawings, photographs, documents, oral histories, and vernacular objects. The collection is further informed by a body of research.

Research Requests

Unfortunately, the collection is not currently available to the public for research, but the staff will process requests for information on an as-time-allows basis. There is a small fee for this service. To inquire, please fill out the Research Request form below.