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  1. Mission Statement The Yamhill County Historical Society (YCHS) is a not-for-profit educational and public service organization engaged to protect, preserve and share the history and heritage of Yamhill County. Vision Statement YCHS provides residents of surrounding communities the opportunity to play an enthusiastic and informed role in activities that result in an appreciation of local history and an on-going dialog about current issues. https://www.yamhillcountyhistory.org/ YCHS Museum 605 Market Street P.O. Box 484 Lafayette, OR 97127 Call us at 503.864.2308 For more information on events and activities please email events@yamhillcountyhistory.org or call 503.472.2842 View full record
  2. The Klamath County Historical Society was created and incorporated on May 28, 1946 by people who loved the Klamath Basin and its history. Its goal was to create a museum to preserve the stories, pictures, and artifacts about the basin's history. http://klamathcountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Mail the Klamath County Museum 1451 Main Street Klamath Falls, OR 97601 View full record
  3. The Tualatin Historical Society began in 1986, 29 years ago. Co-founders Loyce Martinazzi and the late Karen Lafky Nygaard thought their interest in Tualatin's early days might be shared by others. They were correct. Early programs, held in the then-new Senior Center and built around a theme--early schools, Oregon Trail settlers, covered bridges--drew good crowds. Many activities and publications followed, fulfilling the mission "to preserve, promote and interpret the rich and colorful history of Tualatin." http://www.tualatinhistoricalsociety.org/ Contact Us Mailing Address: Tualatin Historical Society P.O. Box 1055 Tualatin, OR 97062 View full record
  4. The Southern Oregon Historical Society is committed to preserving the rich heritage of this seven-county region, spanning from Curry County, which touches the Pacific Ocean, to Malheur County, which borders Idaho. Our exceptional collections tell stories about early settlers and their encounters with the Native people who populated the area; railroads and the commerce they brought with them; the pear orchard industry that still lays claim to being the area's biggest business; the more recent evolution of wineries; and the personal stories of the thousands of people who call this region home. The Society has undergone great change over the past 5 years - becoming more modern in our ambitions. The Society currently operates the historic Hanley Farm near Central Point and the Research Library in downtown Medford. http://www.sohs.org/ 106 N. Central Avenue Medford, OR 97501 (541) 734-6536 info@sohs.org View full record
  5. These long time citizens of the community had a strong insight and mission to gather and preserve materials relating to the history of Canby, Oregon. Within a year, the society received notice of its designation as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Canby Historical Society continues as an active civic organization and its members collect artifacts, photographs and stories on behalf of the society. https://www.canbyhistoricalsociety.org/ Canby Historical Society 888 N.E. 4th Ave P.O. Box 160 (mailing) Canby, Oregon 97013 Phone: 503-266-6712 DepotMuseum@Canby.com View full record
  6. It is the mission of the Curry Historical Society To encourage and promote the study and understanding of the history, primarily of Curry County, but also the impact of neighboring counties and the State of Oregon as they relate to Curry County. http://www.curryhistory.com/ Visitor Hours: Sunday CLOSED Monday CLOSED Tuesday 10 AM to 4 PM Wednesday 10 AM to 4 PM Thursday 10 AM to 4 PM Friday 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM We would be pleased to hear from you Please give us a call at 541-247-9396 or drop us an email 29419 Ellensburg | P.O. Box 1598 Gold Beach Oregon 97444 View full record
  7. Cottage Grove Historical Society is a non-profit society of volunteers with membership open to all who meet to learn more about protecting our local cultural heritage. Mission The mission of the Cottage Grove Historical Society is to preserve and celebrate the history and heritage of the Cottage Grove area and to stimulate interest and knowledge for generations to come. http://www.cottagegrovehistoricalsociety.com/ MeetingsMonthly meetings are held at 10 a.m. the third Saturday of the month at the Community Center on Gibbs Avenue (Cottage Grove Public Library). View full record
  8. The Deschutes Historical Society is an organization “to gather, preserve and make available museum, library and other historical material relating to the history of Central Oregon…”. It was incorporated August 4, 1975. When plans were being made for the National Bicentennial Celebration in 1975 it was felt that Deschutes County needed a historical society, so the Bend Chapter of the American Association of University Women sponsored the organization. https://www.deschuteshistory.org/ 129 NW Idaho Ave. Bend OR 97703 (541) 389-1813 View full record
  9. The Society’s goal is to make history available to people through tangible items, and also through the online archive. It is a place where history will be protected. When we know where we came from we can step forward into the future with confidence. Services of the Nehalem Valley Historical Society Protect and preserve history Generate original source material through oral-history interviews with locals Offer exhibits Maintain an online archive to make materials available to everyone Act as a repository for family items that might otherwise be lost to history http://nehalemvalleyhistory.org/ 225 Laneda Avenue Manzanita, Oregon 97130 (503)368-7460 Mailing address: P.O. Box 704, Manzanita, OR 97130. Open many weekdays and most weekends. info@nehalemvalleyhistory.org View full record
  10. In the late 1940s, when proposals were made to demolish both the building that housed Oregon's capitol at statehood and Marion County's 80-year-old courthouse, many people became upset at the loss of Salem's heritage. Eventually, in 1950, they formed the Marion County Historical Society. Led by its first president, David Duniway, the society promoted historic preservation in Marion County as well as held educational programs and published booklets of Marion County history. It led preservation efforts for historic buildings such as the Jason Lee House, the Thomas B. Kay Woolen Mill and Historic Deepwood Estate. It also briefly operated a museum in Gervis in the early 1970s. About 1980, the society began a museum in a small room of Mission Mill Museum. This effort expanded in 1984 when the society purchased the mill's old retail store and converted it into a museum, in which the society's headquarters were still located in 2002. The society has expanded its services and activities over the years. It is the only full-service historical organization in the county providing a museum and research library, educational programs, publications, and heritage tree program. In 1999, it received a certificate of commendation (one of less than 100 awarded) from the American Association for State and Local History, and the NonProfit Member of the Year Award from the Salem Convention and Visitors Association. http://www.salemhistory.net/places/marion_county_historical_society.htm The society's museum is located on the northwest corner of Mission Mill Museum at 260 12th St. SE. Its hours are noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, phone (503) 364-2128 View full record
  11. The Oregon Historical Society is dedicated to making Oregon's long, rich history visible and accessible to all. For more than a century, the Oregon Historical Society has served as the state's collective memory, preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, films, and oral histories. Our research library, museum, digital platform, educational programming, and historical journal make Oregon's history open and accessible to all. We exist because history is powerful, and because a history as deep and rich as Oregon's cannot be contained within a single story or point of view. http://www.ohs.org/ Oregon Historical Society 1200 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 (503) 222-1741 orhist@ohs.org
  12. The Beaverton Historical Society is a 501c3 non-profit organization (EIN# 26-2940921) dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and celebration of our city’s history. As an all-volunteer organization, any gift or donation large or small will be greatly appreciated and help us as we promote our cultural heritage through presentations, education and events. Goals To collect and preserve photographs, artifacts and documents that relate to the city. To make Beaverton history accessible to the community both online and through exhibits, educational programs, publications and events. http://www.historicbeaverton.org/ 12490 SW First, Beaverton, OR 97005 503-430-0106 View full record
  13. So why join us? Glad you asked! Membership includes: Free admission to all our museums! Free or discounted admission to all partner museums (Baker Cabin Historical Society, End of the Oregon Train Interpretive Center, Lake Oswego Preservation Society, McLoughlin Memorial Association, Mount Hood Museum & Cultural Center, Oswego Heritage House, Sandy Historical Society, Philip Foster Farm, William F. Holmes at Rose Farm) Discounted tickets to all of the museum of the Oregon Territory special events 10% discount on all gift shop items http://clackamashistory.org/ Address 603 6th St, Oregon City, OR Hours Friday – Saturday, 12:00pm - 4:00pm Tours run every hour starting at noon. Groups with over 5 members should schedule tours ahead of time. View full record
  14. Our mission at the Troutdale Historical Society is to gather, preserve and make available material relating to the history of the community of Troutdale, the Sandy River, the Columbia River Gorge and nearby areas. We are committed to stimulating interest in, and knowledge of, our past. http://www.troutdalehistory.org/ If you have any questions, please contact us at 503-661-2164 or info@troutdalehistory.org. Our office is open Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm. View full record
  15. The Society focuses on the same goals established early by its members: to preserve, publish, and educate. The Society maintains two historic structures, the Burrows House and the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center on Newport’s historic Bayfront, as well as the Log Cabin Research Library. The Society preserves the state’s largest collection of artifacts from Oregon’s central coast. For more information, call 541-265-7509. https://oregoncoasthistory.org/ Both Museums are open Thursday thru Sunday, 11am to 4pm. The Research Library is open Wednesday thru Friday, 11am to 4pm by appointment. Admission to the Burrows House is by donation. Admission to the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center is $5 for adults, kids under 12 get in free. Members receive tickets for free admission. Onsite parking is available at both museums, and all Historical Society buildings are wheelchair accessible. Lincoln County Historical Society 541-265-7509 View full record
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