List of museums in Oregon
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This list of museums in Oregon encompasses museums defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included. Lists of Oregon institutions which are not museums are noted in the "See also" section, below.
|A. C. Gilbert's Discovery Village||Salem||Marion||Willamette Valley||Children's||Hands-on museum that displays several inventions by Alfred Carlton Gilbert inventor of the Erector Set; has world's largest Erector Set tower at 52 feet (16 m)|
|A. R. Bowman Memorial Museum||Prineville||Crook||Central||History - Local||Covers Crook County history, including the City of Prineville Railroad, the local timber industry, and a military exhibit|
|Agness-Illahe Museum||Agness||Curry||Coast||History - Local||Operated seasonally by the Curry Historical Society|
|Albany Historic Carousel and Museum||Albany||Linn||Willamette Valley||Commodity - Carousel||Website, formerly the Dentzel American Carousel Museum, historic Dentzel Carousel Company under restoration, memorabilia|
|Albany Regional Museum||Albany||Linn||Willamette Valley||History - Local||Website; local history museum in an 1887 Italianate Victorian building|
|Alsea Bay Historic Interpretive Center||Waldport||Lincoln||Coast||Transportation||State park with exhibits about the Alsea Bridge and the building of bridges in Oregon, area transportation, Native Americans|
|Anderson Homestead||The Dalles||Wasco||Mt. Hood/
|Historic house||1895 homestead consisting of Swedish log house, granary, and barn; across the street from the Fort Dalles Museum, which provides tours of this homestead|
|Antique Powerland Museums||Brooks||Marion||Willamette Valley||Railroad / Machinery||See "Museums and organizations encompassed by Antique Powerland Museums" section below; Exhibits and demonstrates steam powered equipment, antique farm machinery and implements; includes Oregon Electric Railway Museum and 13 other museums on site|
|Applegate Pioneer Museum||Veneta||Lane||Willamette Valley||History - Local||West Lane history in pictures and memorabilia|
|Applegate Trail Interpretive Center||Sunny Valley||Josephine||Southern||History - Local||Includes pioneer artifacts, impact of gold mining, the stagecoach and railroads|
|The Art Gym||Marylhurst||Clackamas||Portland Metro||Art||Contemporary arts exhibition space at Marylhurst University|
|Asher Car Museum||Fossil||Wheeler||Eastern||Transportation - Automobile||Information; Opened about 1970;, may be closed, no current information|
|Ashland Historic Railroad Museum||Ashland||Jackson||Southern||Railroad|||
|Astoria Children's Museum||Astoria||Clatsop||Coast||Children's||May be closed - no current information|
|Astoria Column||Astoria||Clatsop||Coast||History - Local||125 foot column tower to climb, scenes of Oregon history on its exterior|
|Astoria Riverfront Trolley||Astoria||Clatsop||Coast||Transportation - Trolley|
|Baker Cabin||Carver||Clackamas||Portland Metro||Historic house||Only cantilevered log cabin in state (on National Register of Historic Places listings in Oregon), built 1856, open by appointment; also, 1895 Pioneer Church and antique stage coach|
|Baker Heritage Museum||Baker City||Baker||Eastern||History - Local||Website; rocks and crystals, local history exhibits, the restored Adler House, antique automobiles; formerly the Oregon Trail Regional Museum|
|Baldwin Hotel Museum||Klamath Falls||Klamath||Southern||History - Local||Local history and the studio of photographer Maud Baldwin in a four-story 1906 building; run by Klamath County Museums organization|
|Bandon Historical Society Museum||Bandon||Coos||Coast||History - Local||Website; local history of the area, Native American artifacts, displays on logging, fishing, cranberry farming and the 1936 fire that destroyed the city; maritime room|
|Barn Museum||Troutdale||Multnomah||Portland Metro||History / Farm implements||Displays farm equipment and other artifacts; exhibits on various historical topics; run by the Troutdale Historical Society|
|Beekman House||Jacksonville||Jackson||Southern||Historic house||Operated by the Jacksonville Heritage Society, early 20th-century period Victorian home|
|Benton County Historical Society and Museum||Philomath||Benton||Willamette Valley||History - Local / Natural history||Website; County history; now incorporates 60,000-items related to natural history from the former Oregon State University Horner Museum; research library; art gallery; in the 1867 Philomath College building on the National Register of Historic Places|
|Bohemia Gold Mining Museum||Cottage Grove||Lane||Willamette Valley||Mining||Area's gold mining history|
|Bonneville Dam Visitor Centers||Cascade Locks||Hood River||Portland Metro||Multiple||Tours of the powerhouse, construction of the dam, fish ladder, natural history of the river fish|
|Brooks Depot Museum||Brooks||Marion||Willamette Valley||History - Local||Run by the Brooks Historical Society at Antique Powerland, open the first Saturday of every month|
|Brunk House||Salem/Rickreall at Brunks Corner||Polk||Willamette Valley||Historic house||Operated by the Polk County Historical Society, farmstead of 1861, period furnishings of 1860-1920; occupied by the pioneer Harrison Brunk family|
|Burrows House||Newport||Lincoln||Coast||Local history||website, operated by the Lincoln County Historical Society, Victorian period house with exhibits of local history|
|Bush Barn Art Center||Salem||Marion||Willamette Valley||Art||Located in Bush's Pasture Park, features two contemporary art galleries|
|Bush House Museum||Salem||Marion||Willamette Valley||Historic house||Italianate Victorian residence built in 1877-78; vintage fittings and furnishings, including original wallpapers and ornate marble fireplaces; located in Bush's Pasture Park|
|Camp White Military Museum||White City||Jackson||Southern||Military||Located in the VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinic, history of Camp White, an Army training base in WWII|
|Canby Depot Museum||Canby||Clackamas||Portland Metro||Railroad / History - Local||Area history and railroad history, located in a former train depot, operated by the Canby Historical Society|
|Cannon Beach History Center & Museum||Cannon Beach||Clatsop||Coast||History - Local||Website; collection includes cannon, Tillamook Rock Lighthouse model, Native American longhouse|
|Canyon Life Museum||Mill City||Linn||Willamette Valley||History - Local||Life, logging, mining and railroad history in North Santiam Canyon; photographs; research library; Run by North Santiam Historical Society|
|Cape Blanco Lighthouse||Gold Beach||Curry||Coast||Maritime||Mid 19th-century working lighthouse and museum|
|Cape Meares Light||Cape Meares||Tillamook||Coast||Maritime||Inactive 1890s lighthouse open for tours|
|Caples House Museum||Columbia||Columbia||Portland Metro||Historic house / Toys||Website; 1870 home, including a doctor's office, old-fashioned kitchen and pantry; items include antique furniture, medical instruments, Native American baskets, pioneer tools in the wash house and tool shed; a doll museum in the carriage house has two floors of dolls, toys and clothes|
|Cascade Locks Historical Museum||Cascade Locks||Hood River||Mt. Hood/
|Multiple||Located in a lock tender's house, exhibits include the Cascade Locks and Canal, an Oregon Pony locomotive, Columbia Gorge Native American history and regional history|
|Chetco Valley Museum||Brookings||Curry||Coast||History - Local||Local history including logging, fishing, bulb farming, ranching, Native American artifacts; claims to have the largest Monterey Cypress Tree in Oregon; run by Curry County Historical Society|
|Children's Museum of Klamath Falls||Klamath Falls||Klamath||Southern||Children's|||
|Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon||Pendleton||Umatilla||Eastern||Children's||Website|
|Chinese House Railroad Museum||Echo||Umatilla||Eastern||Ethnic - Chinese American / Railroad||Artifacts of railroad history and of Chinese workers; in an original "China House" for Chinese railroad workers|
|Classic Aircraft Aviation Museum||Hillsboro||Washington||Portland Metro||Aviation||Restored historic aircraft, located at Hillsboro Airport|
|Clatskanie Castle||Clatskanie||Columbia||Portland Metro||Historic house||Also known as Flippin House, Edwardian-style house|
|Clatskanie Historical Museum||Clatskanie||Columbia||Portland Metro||History - Local||Operated by the Clatskanie Historical Society|
|Clatsop County Heritage Museum||Astoria||Clatsop||Coast||History - Local||Local history exhibits; Clatsop County Historical Society archives; Chinook and Clatsop Indian artifacts and crafts; in former Astoria City Hall|
|Collier Logging Museum||Chiloquin||Klamath||Southern||Industry||Located in Collier Memorial State Park, outdoor museum with a large collection of historic logging equipment and railroad|
|Columbia Gorge Discovery Center||The Dalles||Wasco||Mt. Hood/
|Multiple||Website; official interpretive center for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, encompasses Wasco County Historical Museum; local history, natural history, Lewis and Clark Expedition, Ice Age exhibit|
|Columbia River Maritime Museum||Astoria||Clatsop||Coast||Maritime||History of the Columbia River, including four interactive and hands-on exhibits, the Lightship Columbia (a National Historic Landmark), maritime artifacts from the Pacific Northwest|
|Conger Street Clock Museum||Eugene||Lane||Willamette Valley||Horology||Website; hand-made clocks, figures of cars, tractors, trains, cameras, miniature pedal cars|
|Coos Art Museum||Coos Bay||Coos||Coast||Art||State's third oldest art museum; in an Art Deco post office; contemporary art collection; art classes, lectures and events|
|Coos County Fairgrounds Museum||Myrtle Point||Coos||Coast||History - local||Displays include antiques, school items, photos, fine art and photography, located at the Coos County Fairgrounds|
|Coos County Logging Museum||Myrtle Point||Coos||Coast||Industry - Timber||Displays tableaux, pictures and artifacts about 20th-century logging; housed in an onion-shaped, shingled-dome, wooden building from the early 20th century meant to modestly replicate the Mormon Tabernacle|
|Coos History Museum||Coos Bay||Coos||Coast||History - local||Website; south Oregon coast history, logging, area Native Americans, ship construction, operated by the Coos County Historical Society|
|Coquille River Light||Bandon||Coos||Coast||Maritime||Located in Bullards Beach State Park|
|Coquille Valley Museum||Coquille||Coos||Coast||History - local||Operated by the Coquille Valley Historical Society, includes tools, photos, a turn-of-the-century printing press and type, a blacksmith forge|
|Cottage Grove Museum||Cottage Grove||Lane||Willamette Valley||History - Local||Lumbering, mining, agriculture, covered bridges, prints, RMS Titanic displays; in an octagon-shaped former church|
|Crater Lake National Park - Sinnott Memorial Observation Station||Klamath||Southern||Natural history||Geology of Crater Lake National Park|
|Crater Rock Museum||Central Point||Jackson||Southern||Geology||Website, rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, Native American artifacts|
|Creswell Historical Museum||Creswell||Lane||Willamette Valley||History - Local||Operated by the Creswell Area Historical Society in a restored 1889 Methodist Church|
|Crown Point Country Historical Society||Corbett||Multnomah||Portland Metro||History - Local||Website; a large classroom in the Historic Springdale School Community Center|
|Crown Point Vista House||Troutdale||Multnomah||Portland Metro||History - Local||Stone building with views of the Columbia River Gorge, features displays on history and geology of the Gorge and local history; in a 1916 octagonal building designed by Edgar M. Lazarus; run by the Friends of the Vista House, owned and maintained by Oregon State Parks.|
|Curry Historical Society Museum||Gold Beach||Curry||Coast||History - Local / Regional||Local and regional history; run by the Curry County Historical Society|
|Des Chutes Historical Museum||Bend||Deschutes||Central||History - Local||Exhibits include the area's prehistory, Native American tribes, explorers, pioneers, the logging industry, transportation, home life, and the United States Forest Service|
|DeWitt Museum||Prairie City||Grant||Eastern||History - Local / Railroad||Located in a historic train station, includes railroad period rooms displays, local history, rocks, minerals and mining exhibit|
|Dolly Wares Doll Museum||Florence||Lane||Coast||Toy||Collection of more than 3,000 dolls, may be closed|
|Dorris Ranch||Springfield||Lane||Willamette Valley||Living||Website; national historic site, working farm and public park, features 19th-century pioneer village, operated by the Willamalane Park and Recreation District|
|Douglas County Museum||Roseburg||Douglas||Coast||Natural history / History - Local|||
|Lee House Museum||Junction City||Lane||Willamette Valley||History - Local||Medical equipment and items relating to Junction City history; run by the Junction City Historical Society|
|Dufur Historical Society Museum||Dufur||Wasco||Mt. Hood/
|History - local||website, history displays in a historic log cabin, school and museum building|
|Eagle Point Museum||Eagle Point||Jackson||Southern||History - Local|||
|East Linn Museum||Sweet Home||Linn||Willamette Valley||History - Local||Collection includes logging tools, period rooms and farm tools and equipment, photographs|
|Eastern Oregon Fire Museum & Learning Center||La Grande||Union||Eastern||Firefighting||Former (1899–2002) fire station; exhibits on history of firefighting; firehouse culture and advances in technology; vintage fire trucks|
|Eastern Oregon Museum||Haines||Baker||Eastern||History - Local||Logging, mining, cowboy memorabilia, ranching, housewares, period clothing, dolls, toys, a former railroad depot and a former one-room schoolhouse|
|Echo Historical Museum||Echo||Umatilla||Eastern||History - Local|
|Elgin Museum||Elgin||Union||Eastern||History - Local|||
|End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center||Oregon City||Clackamas||Portland Metro||History||Website; Presentations by live history Interpreters in pioneer-period clothing|
|Ermatinger House||Oregon City||Clackamas||Portland Metro||Historic house||1845 house, the oldest in Clackamas County|
|Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum||McMinnville||Yamhill||Willamette Valley||Aviation / Aerospace museum||Home of Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose, includes airplanes, aircraft engines, helicopters, a Titan II ICBM and space technology exhibits|
|E. W. Smith and Bill Edmondson Museum||Butte Falls||Jackson||Southern||Local history||Operated by the Big Butte Historical Society, open by appointment|
|Favell Museum||Klamath Falls||Klamath||Southern||Art - Western / Ethnic - Native American||Website; Western art and Native American artifacts|
|FireHouse Gallery||Grants Pass||Josephine||Southern||Art||Operated by Rogue Community College, works by local, regional, national, and international emerging artists|
|Flavel House Museum||Astoria||Clatsop||Coast||Historic house||1886 Queen Anne style home of Captain George Flavel, river pilot, businessman; original Eastlake-influenced woodwork, period furnishings|
|Floed–Lane House||Roseburg||Douglas||Southern||Historic house||Mid 19th-century house, operated by the Douglas County Historical Society|
|Fort Clatsop National Memorial||Astoria||Clatsop||Coast||Military||Replica of original 1805–1806 winter encampment of the 33-member Lewis and Clark Expedition|
|Fort Dalles Museum||The Dalles||Wasco||Mt. Hood/
|History - Local||Military, pioneer and Native American artifacts, Oregon Trail relics, early vehicles, household items, photographs; listed on the National Register of Historic Places|
|Fort Klamath Museum||Klamath Falls||Klamath||Southern||Fort||Eight-acre site of Fort Klamath (1863–1890), no original buildings remain; replica of the fort guardhouse contains artifacts from the fort; run by Klamath County Museums organization|
|Fort Rock Valley Historical Homestead Museum||Fort Rock||Lake||Southern||Open-air museum||Original pioneer buildings including a church, school, houses, homestead cabins|
|Fort Stevens Historical Area||Warrenton||Clatsop||Coast||Military||In Fort Stevens State Park|
|Fort Vancouver National Historic Site||Oregon City||Clackamas||Portland Metro||Military||Restored fort with living history demonstrations in Washington state, former residence of John McLoughlin in Oregon, Victorian period home, crafts demonstrations|
|Fossil Museum & Pine Creek Schoolhouse||Fossil||Wheeler||Eastern||Natural history / History - Local|||
|Four Rivers Cultural Center||Ontario||Malheur||Eastern||History - Local / Ethnic - Native American||Website; Local history and Native American exhibits; includes the Horace Arment Collection of artifacts from the Sioux, Navajo, Paiute, Haida and earlier Native Americans|
|Frazier Farmstead Museum||Milton-Freewater||Umatilla||Eastern||Historic house - Farmstead||Website; 1892 farmhouse, 1918 barn, a carriage house and several other buildings|
|Garibaldi Museum||Garibaldi||Tillamook||Coast||Maritime||Website; focuses on 18th-century Captain Robert Gray, his historical vessels, the trade with native Americans of the Pacific Northwest, displays include models of his two ships, reproduction of Columbia's figurehead, one wing on local history|
|Gilliam County Historical Museum||Condon||Gilliam||Eastern||Open-air||website, early farm equipment, Union Pacific Railroad caboose, an agricultural-machinery building, 1884 log cabin, 1910 school, 1900 tonsorial parlor, 1905 railroad depot, and early 20th-century jail, operated by the Gilliam County Historical Society|
|Gold Hill Historical Society Museum||Gold Hill||Jackson||Southern||History - Local||Housed in the Beeman-Martin house|
|Gordon House||Silverton||Marion||Willamette Valley||Historic house||Usonian house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright|
|Grant County Historical Museum||Canyon City||Grant||Eastern||History - Local||Website|
|Grants Pass Museum of Art||Grants Pass||Josephine||Southern||Art||Regional artists|
|Gresham History Museum||Gresham||Multnomah||Portland Metro||History - Local||History of Gresham and surrounding area; run by the Gresham Historical Society|
|Hallie Ford Museum of Art||Salem||Marion||Willamette Valley||Art||Part of Willamette University, collection includes Asian, European, Native American, and regional art|
|Hanley Farm Museum||Central Point||Jackson||Southern||Farm||Web page, operated by the Southern Oregon Historical Society, 37-acre working farm that reflects different periods of farm life|
|Hanthorn Cannery Museum||Astoria||Clatsop||Coast||Industry||website, local cannery and fishing industries|
|Harlow House Museum||Troutdale||Multnomah||Portland Metro||Historic house||On the National Register of Historic Places; the grounds are part of the city park system; run by the Troutdale Historical Society|
|Harney County Historical Society Museum||Burns||Harney||Eastern||History - Local||Includes pioneer family items and furniture, Native American artifacts, weapons, clothing|
|Harrisburg Area Museum||Harrisburg||Linn||Willamette Valley||History - Local||Scale models of historic buildings, including Crater Lake Lodge; cameras and buttons; antique farm equipment, steam engine, tractors, engines, blacksmith shop and household items; pictures and biographies of settlers; 1867-era house and household items; Overland automobile; a chapel|
|Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center||Newport||Lincoln||Coast||Natural history - Maritime||Exhibits and programs to explain the role of scientific research in marine natural history as well as the fishing industry|
|Heceta Head Lighthouse||Florence||Lane||Willamette Valley||Maritime||Working lighthouse open for tours|
|Helzer Art Gallery - Portland Community College||Hillsboro||Washington||Portland Metro||Art||website, located in Building 3 of the Rock Creek Campus|
|Heritage Station Museum||Pendleton||Umatilla||Eastern||History - Local||Website; also known as Umatilla County Historical Museum, located in a 1909 depot, grounds include a caboose, 1879 one-room schoolhouse, and 1879 homestead with log cabin|
|Heslin House||Fairview||Multnomah||Portland Metro||Historic house||Operated by the East County Historical Organization, late 19th-century house|
|High Desert Museum||Bend||Deschutes||Central||Multiple||Includes live animals and natural history exhibits, pioneer life and seasonal living history 1880 ranch, early 1860s town, Native American exhibits, antique vehicles, trails|
|Historic Barlow House||Barlow||Clackamas||Portland Metro||Historic house||Open by appointment|
|Historic Deepwood Estate||Salem||Marion||Willamette Valley||Historic house||1894 Queen Anne style Victorian Home on about 4 acres (16,000 m2) of manicured gardens and nature trails|
|Hood River County History Museum||Hood River||Hood River||The Gorge||History - Local||County history|
|Hoover-Minthorn House Museum||Newberg||Yamhill||Willamette Valley||Historic house||Late 19th-century period home, home of President Herbert Hoover from 1885–1889|
|Hutson Museum||Parkdale||Hood River||The Gorge||Natural history / History - Local||Also known as the "Jesse and Winifred Hutson Museum"; rocks, minerals and Native American artifacts, memorabilia, dolls and items related to local history; in a building constructed to match the neighboring Ries-Thompson House; part of a 2-acre (8,100 m2) complex designated a National Historic Site; U.S. Forest Service amphitheater on the site offers lectures and demonstrations.|
|I. O. N. Heritage Museum||Jordan Valley||Malheur||Eastern||History - Local||History of an area encompassing parts of Idaho, Oregon and Nevada (the "I.O.N." in the title)|
|Independence Heritage Museum||Independence||Polk||Willamette Valley||History - Local||Website|
|International Museum of Carousel Art||Hood River||Hood River||Mt. Hood/
|Commodity - Carousel||The museum calls its holdings "world's largest and most comprehensive collection of antique carousel art"; as of May 2008, temporarily closed as museum relocates|
|Jensen Arctic Museum||Monmouth||Polk||Willamette Valley||Natural history - Arctic||Part of Western Oregon University, Arctic culture, art and ecology|
|Jesse H. Settlemier House||Woodburn||Marion||Willamette Valley||Historic house||14-room, Queen Anne style home built in 1892 by Jesse Settlemier, founder of Woodburn|
|John Day Fossil Beds National Monument||Dayville||Grant||Eastern||Natural history||Includes the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center with fossil exhibits, and the Cant Ranch Museum with exhibits about the cultural heritage of the area|
|John Tigard House||Tigard||Washington||Portland Metro||Historic house||1880 Victorian style farm home; on the National Register of Historic Places; run by the Tigard Historical Association|
|Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art||Eugene||Lane||Willamette Valley||Art||Part of the University of Oregon, American and regional art, Korean, Chinese, Japanese and European art, including Russian icons|
|Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum||John Day||Grant||Eastern||Ethnic - Chinese||Perfectly preserved Chinese apothecary and residence highlighting Chinese culture and heritage in Oregon.|
|Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art||Forest Grove||Washington||Portland Metro||Art - Contemporary||Art gallery of Pacific University|
|Kerbyville Museum||Kerby||Josephine||Southern||History - Local||Displays on local history including mining, logging and pioneer history, and Native Americans; Naucke House on the National Register of Historic Places|
|Klamath County Museum||Klamath Falls||Klamath||Southern||History - Local / Natural history||Website; History and natural history; in a 1935 building, formerly a National Guard armory; run by Klamath County Museums organization|
|Lake Creek Historical Society||Lake Creek||Jackson||Southern||Local history|||
|Lake County Museum||Lakeview||Lake||Southern||History - Local|||
|Lane County Historical Museum||Eugene||Lane||Willamette Valley||History - Local||Website; Oregon Trail exhibit, historic vehicles, period rooms, children's exhibits, early crafts, photographs; run by the Lane County Historical Society; includes Lane County Clerk's Building, a National Historic Register site that is the oldest building in the county (built 1853)|
|Latimer Quilt and Textile Center||Tillamook||Tillamook||Coast||Art - Quilts||Website; exhibits on antique and contemporary quilts|
|Linn County Historical Museum||Brownsville||Linn||Willamette Valley||History - Local||Website, located in Brownsville's original railroad depot with railroad displays; lives, work, and cultures of Native People, Oregon Trail immigrants, pioneer settlers, and early families and communities; also known as the Brownsville Historic Pioneer Museum|
|Little Log Church Museum||Yachats||Lincoln||Coast||Multiple||Local historical artifacts, seashell collection, and works of local artists and authors|
|Manuel Museum||Hot Lake||Union||Eastern||Multiple||Located in the Hot Lake Hotel, features Native American artifacts, military memorabilia, pioneer items|
|Marshfield Sun Printing Museum||Coos Bay||Coos||Coast||Media - Newspaper||The weekly Marshfield Sun (1891–1944) newspaper office and job printing shop displaying printing presses, newspaper and photo-related exhibits of Marshfield (now Coos Bay)|
|Maude Kerns Art Center||Eugene||Lane||Willamette Valley||Art||Community visual arts center|
|Milwaukie Museum||Milwaukie||Clackamas||Portland Metro||Historic house||1865 farmhouse; collection includes 1872 Portland Street Railway Co. horse-drawn streetcar|
|Molalla Museum Complex||Molalla||Clackamas||Portland Metro||Multiple||website - includes the historic Dibble House, Vonder Ahe House, Ivor Davies Hall and a farm & logging machinery shed; emphasis on Native Americans, early pioneers, agriculture, timber industry, commerce, schools, genealogy, Wilhoit Mineral Springs, and the Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo|
|Monteith House||Albany||Linn||Willamette Valley||Historic house||1849 restored Pioneer Era home; listed on the National Register of Historic Places|
|Morrow County Agriculture Museum||Heppner||Morrow||Eastern||Agriculture||Area farming, ranching, forestry|
|Morrow County Museum||Heppner||Morrow||Eastern||History - Local||Includes pioneer, homestead, agricultural and rural history artifacts|
|Mount Angel Abbey Museum||Mount Angel||Marion||Willamette Valley||Multiple||Includes natural history dioramas, religious artifacts and Civil War memorabilia|
|Moyer House||Brownsville||Linn||Willamette Valley||Historic house||Late 19th-century Italian-style mansion with period Victorian furnishings|
|Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum||Government Camp||Clackamas||Mt. Hood/
|History - Local||Website; History of Mt. Hood area, encompassing Clackamas, Hood River, Multnomah and Wasco counties, also art and natural history|
|Museum At Warm Springs||Warm Springs||Jefferson||Central||Ethnic - Native American||History and culture of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs|
|Museum of the Oregon Territory||Oregon City||Clackamas||Portland Metro||History||Website, Oregon culture, early photography, Industry, Oregon City & Willamette Falls, operated by the Clackamas County Historical Society|
|National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center||Baker City||Baker||Eastern||History||History, natural history and cultural history of the settlement of the Oregon Trail|
|Newell House Museum||St. Paul||Marion||Willamette Valley||Historic house||Reconstructed home of the first Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives; living history activities, archives, and artifacts from the French Prairie region of the northern Willamette Valley; also known as "Robert Newell House"|
|Newport Visual Arts Center||Newport||Lincoln||Coast||Art||Public art exhibition space, art education programs, maintained by the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts|
|North Lincoln County Historical Museum||Lincoln City||Lincoln||Coast||History - Local||Website; north Lincoln County history, including Native Americans and pioneers|
|Oakland Museum||Oakland||Douglas||Southern||History - Local||Includes historic furniture, a bank exhibit, post office, general store, clothing, toys, photographs, tools and local history|
|Oakridge Museum||Oakridge||Lane||Willamette Valley||History - Local||Farming, logging, railroading, U.S. Forest Service, schools and families; a caboose, trucks Historical artifacts of the upper Willamette River region|
|Old Aurora Colony||Aurora||Marion||Willamette Valley||Open-air||Website; complex includes a museum of local history and a mid-19th-century ox barn, cabin, house, summer kitchen and tie shed, operated by the Aurora Colony Historical Society|
|Old St. Peter's Landmark||The Dalles||Wasco||Mt. Hood/
|Historic building - Church||Former Roman Catholic 1898 Gothic Revival church with Italian Carrara marble altars; Povey Brothers stained glass windows; six-foot rooster weather vane on a 176-foot (54 m) spire|
|Oregon Air and Space Museum||Eugene||Lane||Willamette Valley||Aerospace||Aircraft, artifacts, displays and exhibits on the history of aviation and space exploration; collection includes rare World War II American Eagle aviator uniform and pilot's personal effects|
|Oregon Coast Historical Railway||Coos Bay||Coos||Coast||Railroad||website, heritage railway and museum|
|Oregon Electric Railway Museum||Brooks||Marion||Willamette Valley||Railroad||Electric trolleys, on the grounds of Antique Powerland|
|Oregon Film Museum||Astoria||Clatsop||Coast||Film||History and information on the 300+ movies that have been filmed in Oregon|
|Oregon Fire Service Museum||Brooks||Marion||Willamette Valley||Firefighting||Historical fire records, apparatus, equipment and memorabilia|
|Oregon Military Museum||Clackamas||Clackamas||Portland Metro||Military||The state's official military history repository; has military arms and ordnance, restored military vehicles and aircraft, uniforms and insignia, and military equipment, historic structures, and a library and archives|
|Oregon Paleo Lands Institute Center||Fossil||Wheeler||Eastern||Natural history||website, area geology, fossils, natural history|
|Oregon State Capitol||Salem||Marion||Willamette Valley||History||Tours of the building, exhibits of art, minerals|
|Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health||Salem||Marion||Willamette Valley||Medical||History of the hospital and past practices in treatments|
|Oregon Trail Agricultural Museum||Nyssa||Malheur||Eastern||Agriculture||Collection includes early farm and ranch equipment; restored sheep wagons, historical photographs of Nyssa, Adrian and the surrounding area, Oregon Trail history|
|Original Wasco County Courthouse||The Dalles||Wasco||Mt. Hood/
|History||1859 courthouse with sheriff's office and three jail cells|
|Oswego Heritage Center||Lake Oswego||Clackamas||Portland Metro||Local history||website|
|Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center||Newport||Lincoln||Coast||Maritime||website, operated by the Lincoln County Historical Society, maritime exhibits, local history and art|
|Pacific Northwest Truck Museum||Brooks||Marion||Willamette Valley||Transportation||Located on the grounds of Antique Powerland, vintage trucks, vans, semi-trailers and tractors|
|Pacific University Museum||Forest Grove||Washington||Portland Metro||History - Local||Part of Pacific University, open by appointment only; the history of the university; in Old College Hall, the oldest (1850) building at Pacific University; on the National Register of Historic Places|
|Patrick Hughes House||Sixes||Curry||Coast||Historic house||Built in 1898 by P.J. Lindberg; part of the "Historic Patrick Hughes Ranch"; listed on the National Register of Historic Places; run by Cape Blanco Heritage Society|
|Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame||Pendleton||Umatilla||Eastern||Hall of fame - Rodeo||Cowboy and cowgirl memorabilia, Native American regalia, championship saddles, historical photographs and documents|
|Petersen Rock Garden & Museum||Redmond||Deschutes||Central||Miniature buildings, lagoons, bridges, gardens, churches, castles made of rock. Being substantially deteriorated, it is one of ten entries on the Historic Preservation League of Oregon's Most Endangered Places in Oregon 2011 list.|
|Philip Foster Farm||Eagle Creek||Clackamas||Portland Metro||Farm||Farm of Philip Foster, includes original 19th-century houses and barn, covered wagons, replica blacksmith shop and store, and heritage gardens|
|Phoenix Historical Museum||Phoenix||Jackson||Southern||History - Local||Operated by the Phoenix Historical Society|
|Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin Museum||St. Paul||Marion||Willamette Valley||Historic house||Log cabin with pioneer artifacts, in Champoeg State Heritage Area|
|Pioneer-Indian Museum||Canyonville||Douglas||Southern||History - Local||Operated by the South Umpqua Historical Society, pioneer and Native American artifacts|
|Pitney House Museum||Junction City||Lane||Willamette Valley||Historic house||Run by the Junction City Historical Society, 1870s period home with Danish settler artifacts, also adjacent jail|
|Polk County Museum||Rickreall||Polk||Willamette Valley||History - Local||Website; Includes exhibits on agriculture, logging, and the Kalapuya tribe that occupied Polk County|
|Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum||Port Orford||Curry||Coast||Maritime||Displays about the lifeboat station, in a 1934 building closed in 1970; hiking trails; listed on the National Register of Historic Places|
|Prewitt-Allen Archaeological Museum||Salem||Marion||Willamette Valley||Archaeology||Part of Corban University, archaeological artifacts from the Middle East and Greece|
|Qwest Pioneer Telephone Museum||Eugene||Lane||Willamette Valley||Commodity - Telephone||Replicas of Alexander Graham Bell's original telephone, photographs, telephones and equipment dating from the beginning of the past century. 112 E. 10th Ave, open Thursdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.|
|Rail Depot Museum||Troutdale||Multnomah||Portland Metro||Railroad||In 1894, Coxey's Army, a band of unemployed men, went into the railyard and hijacked a train; the present building was built in 1907, the year the previous one burnt down; a Union Pacific caboose is in the parking lot; in Depot Park; run by the Troutdale Historical Society|
|Railroad Park||Medford||Jackson||Southern||Railroad||website, 49-acre city park with full size railroad cars, a caboose, a hopper car, a locomotive, HO Scale model trains, working telegraph system, museum operated by the Southern Oregon Railway Historical Society|
|Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals||Hillsboro||Washington||Portland Metro||Geology||Claims to have the "largest opal-filled thunderegg in the world", large pieces of crystallized gold, meteorites, dinosaur eggs and fossils|
|Ripley's Believe It Or Not||Newport||Lincoln||Coast||Amusement|
|Rinehart Stone House Museum||Vale||Malheur||Eastern||Oregon Trail / House museum /||Local history items and photographs, exhibits on the Oregon Trail in an 1872 sandstone building that was a wayside stop for travelers until the early 20th century, a shelter for settlers during the Bannock Paiute uprising of 1878, also field headquarters for General O. O. Howard, on the National Register of Historic Places|
|Rogue River Museum||Gold Beach||Curry||Coast||Multiple||Natural history and history of the Rogue River; run by a for-profit boat excursion company; free admission|
|Rogue River Ranch||Curry||Coast||Historic house||Pioneer ranch house complex|
|Rorick House Museum||The Dalles||Wasco||Mt. Hood/
|Historic house||1850 period house operated by the Wasco County Historical Society|
|Santiam Historical Society Museum||Stayton||Marion||Willamette Valley||History - Local|||
|Sandy Historical Museum||Sandy||Clackamas||Portland Metro||History - Local||Website; run by the Sandy Historical Society|
|Schmidt House Museum||Grants Pass||Josephine||Southern||Historic house||Run by the Josephine County Historical Society, early 20th-century period house, includes antique toy collection|
|Schminck Memorial Museum||Lakeview||Lake||Southern||History - Local||Includes Native American and pioneer artifacts, antique household items and furnishings, operated by the Oregon State Daughters of the American Revolution|
|Schneider Museum of Art||Ashland||Jackson||Southern||Art||Website; part of Southern Oregon University|
|Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium||Eugene||Lane||Willamette Valley||Children's / Science - Science center||Hands-on science museum for children|
|Scio Historical Depot Museum||Scio||Linn||Willamette Valley||History - Local||Memorabilia from the area, including clothing, farm implements and household goods; in the original 1890s West Scio railroad depot|
|Seaside Historical Society Museum||Seaside||Clatsop||Coast||History - Local||Website, local history and Native American artifacts, Butterfield Cottage depicts beach cottage and rooming house of 1912|
|Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House||Eugene||Lane||Willamette Valley||Historic house||The "Castle on the Hill," built in 1888, a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion|
|Sherman County Historical Museum||Moro||Sherman||Eastern||History - Local||Website; includes farm machinery, tools, household items, memorabilia from Sherman County’s early settlers, Native American items|
|Sherwood Heritage Center||Sherwood||Washington||Portland Metro||History||website; Museum and living history site in two historical buildings; train exhibit|
|Shedd Museum||Shedd||Linn||Willamette Valley||History - Local||Housed in the former Bank of Shedd, near home of the pioneer Shedd family; community memorabilia, including Civil War and Oregon Trail items|
|Silverton Country Museum||Silverton||Marion||Willamette Valley||History - Local||website; Silverton area history; operated by the Silverton County Historical Society in the 1908 Ames/Warnock House|
|Siuslaw Pioneer Museum||Florence||Lane||Coast||History - Local||Website, Siuslaw River and its pioneers, logging, agriculture, blacksmithing, transportation, Native American artifacts|
|Spray Pioneer Museum||Spray||Wheeler||Eastern||History - Local||Includes pioneer items, photographs and farm implements|
|Springfield Museum||Springfield||Lane||Willamette Valley||History - Local||In the 1911 Oregon Power Company transformer station, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.|
|Stevens-Crawford Heritage House||Oregon City||Clackamas||Portland Metro||Historic house||Website; 1908 period home with original furnishings, oddities, personal belongings, and kitchen utensils of one of the Oregon Territory's earliest families, operated by the Clackamas County Historical Society|
|Sumpter Museum and Public Library||Sumpter||Baker||Eastern||History - Local / Natural history||History and natural history of the Sumpter Valley|
|Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge||Sumpter||Baker||Eastern||Industry - Mining||Historic gold dredge, museum and park|
|Talent Historical Society Museum||Talent||Jackson||Southern||History - Local|||
|Tamastslikt Cultural Institute||Pendleton||Umatilla||Eastern||Ethnic - Native American||Tamastslikt history and culture; associated with the Wildhorse Resort & Casino|
|Think Link Discovery Center||La Grande||Union||Eastern||Children's||Website|
|Thompson's Mills State Heritage Site||Shedd||Linn||Willamette Valley||Industry/ State History||Oregon's oldest water powered mill. Guided tours, self-guided tours, mill operates on water power and electric power. Pioneer orchards and gardens under restoration, heritage turkeys, ducks and chickens, grounds open for picnicing and fishing.|
|Tillamook County Pioneer Museum||Tillamook||Tillamook||Coast||History - Local||Website; North Oregon coastal history and natural history are combined in the former courthouse in downtown Tillamook. Founded in 1935.|
|Tillamook Air Museum||Tillamook||Tillamook||Coast||Aviation||Located in a WW II blimp hangar, includes over 30 War Birds and memorabilia|
|Toledo History Center||Toledo||Lincoln||Coast||History - Local||Logging, railroad, marine industry, boatbuilding and settlement history of the Toledo area|
|Train Mountain Railroad||Chiloquin||Klamath||Southern||Railroad||Miniature hobbyist railroad and museum with antique full size railroad rolling stock and artifacts|
|Traveling Children's Heritage Museum||Greenleaf||Lane||Willamette Valley||Children's / History - Local||Museum run by area teachers that can be moved from location to location in its cargo trailer; has a model covered wagon, canvas lodging tent, historical artifacts, oral histories, late-19th-century photographs|
|Tualatin Heritage Center||Tualatin||Clackamas||Portland Metro||History - Local||Operated by the Tualatin Historical Society|
|Umatilla Museum and Historical Foundation||Umatilla||Umatilla||Eastern||History - Local||Website|
|Umpqua Discovery Center||Reedsport||Douglas||Coast||Natural history / History - Local||Website; Nature exhibits and history exhibits about the Kuuich tribe, fur traders and European settlers of the Lower Umpqua River|
|Umpqua River Lighthouse and Coastal History Museum||Winchester Bay||Douglas||Coast||Maritime||History of the lighthouse, area Coast Guard history and local history; in a working lighthouse and adjacent former Coast Guard Station|
|Union County Museum||Union||Union||Eastern||History - Local||website, cowboys, cattle, natural and cultural history of the Grande Ronde Valle, agriculture, timber, transportation, pioneers, mining|
|University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History||Eugene||Lane||Willamette Valley||Natural history / History||Oregon’s landscapes, climate, and ecosystems, fossils, geology, cultures and ecosystems of the Arctic, culture through archaeological sites,|
|Upper Rogue Historical Society Museum||Trail||Jackson||Southern||History - Local||Artifacts and pictures from the Upper Rogue; in a former tavern, formerly known as the Trail Creek Tavern Museum|
|Uppertown Firefighter's Museum||Astoria||Clatsop||Coast||Fire fighting||Fire-fighting equipment from 1879 to 1963; hand-pulled, horse-drawn, and motorized fire engines; fire fighting memorabilia and photos; operated by the Clatsop County Historical Society|
|U.S. Cavalry and American Indian Museum||Blue River||Lane||Willamette Valley||Multiple||History of the U.S. Cavalry from 1861 to 1943, Native American daily life, spirituality, matriarchal society, tools, clothing, baskets, pottery|
|Vernonia Pioneer Museum||Vernonia||Columbia||Portland Metro||History - Local||Artifacts of local history and Native American artifacts|
|Waldport Heritage Museum||Waldport||Lincoln||Coast||History - Local||website, operated by the Alsi Historical and Genealogical Society|
|Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center||Wallowa||Wallowa||Eastern||Ethnic - Native American||Website; Wallowa Band Nez Perce culture and history|
|Wallowa County Museum||Joseph||Wallowa||Eastern||History - Local|||
|Washington County Museum||Hillsboro||Washington||Portland Metro||History - Local||Downtown Hillsboro at the Civic Center|
|Watts House Pioneer Museum||Scappoose||Columbia||Portland Metro||History - Local||Run by the Scappoose Historical Society, local history and period displays in a 1902 Victorian house|
|Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum||Hood River||Hood River||Mt. Hood/
|Aviation / Automobile||Focus on aircraft from 1903–1941, also light WWII Army, Army Air Corps, and naval aircraft, antique automobiles, military vehicles, aircraft engines.Website|
|Willamette Heritage Center||Salem||Marion||Willamette Valley||Multiple||Former Thomas Kay woolen mill (1889–1962); Jason Lee's Methodist mission to Oregon which settled in the Willamette Valley in 1834; mission houses, Oregon Trail settler's house, historic church and the structures, equipment, and original water-powered turbine of the mill and related artifacts|
|Willamina Museum of Local History||Willamina||Yamhill||Willamette Valley||History - Local|||
|William L. Holmes House at Rose Farm||Oregon City||Clackamas||Portland Metro||Historic house||Oldest American home in Oregon City|
|Wiseman Gallery||Grants Pass||Josephine||Southern||Art||Operated by Rogue Community College, aesthetic, cultural, and social works|
|Woodburn Historical Museum||Woodburn||Marion||Willamette Valley||History - Local|||
|Woodville Museum||Rogue River||Jackson||Southern||History - Local||Operated by the Woodville Historical Society|
|Yamhill Valley Heritage Center||McMinnville||Yamhill||Willamette Valley||Local history||Operated by the Yamhill County Historical Society, includes antique farm equipment, a sawmill, schoolhouse|
|Yamhill County Historical Society Museum||Lafayette||Yamhill||Willamette Valley||Local history||Includes tools, carriages, doctor’s and dentist’s equipment, pioneer bedroom, early 20th-century parlor, dolls, Yamhill County memorabilia, quilts, textiles, Native American baskets and tools|
|Yaquina Bay Light||Newport||Lincoln||Coast||Maritime||Lighthouse and period keeper's quarters rooms|
|Yaquina Head Interpretive Center||Newport||Lincoln||Coast||Maritime||Lighthouse and interpretive center|
|Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society||Toledo||Lincoln||Coast||Railroad||Website; outdoor railroad and logging "Heritage Square"; static display of 1922 Baldwin Steam engine, 1923 railway Post Office car, 1907 caboose, railroad artifacts|
|Yaquina River Museum of Art||Toledo||Lincoln||Coast||Art||Website; paintings by artists inspired by the land and people of the Yaquina River watershed|
|Zimmerman House||Gresham||Multnomah||Portland Metro||Historic house||Turn-of-the-century farmstead house with furnishings spanning over 100 years|
Museums and organizations encompassed by Antique Powerland Museums
Antique Powerland Museums, according to its website, "encompasses 14 additional museums and heritage organizations operating in partnership", which are not listed in the sortable table above (except as noted):
The region designations used in the table above follow the Oregon Museums Association regions (the state tourism authority uses slightly different regions):
- Mount Hood/The Gorge:
- All of Hood River County
- Parts of northern Wasco County, (including communities along Interstate 84), eastern parts of Multnomah and Clackamas counties, including areas east of U.S. Route 26 and communities along Interstate 84 east of Crown Point State Park, including Multnomah Falls and Bonneville.
- Portland Metro:
- Willamette Valley:
Alternate names and changed names
Museums are sometimes known by more than one name, and they sometimes change their names. Here are some known variations of the names of museums in the above list (which uses each museum's most widely known name):
- Gateway to Discovery — the name used by the North Coast Land Conservancy for the Gateway Coastal Natural History Center
- Coos County Historical Society Museum – Coos Historical and Maritime Museum (2004 name change)
- Coos-Curry Museum – later split into what now are the Coos Historical and Maritime Museum and Curry Historical Society Museum
- Deepwood Estate – see Historic Deepwood Estate
- Heritage Museum – see Clatsop County Historical Society Heritage Museum
- Historic Patrick Hughes House – see Patrick Hughes House
- Hughes Historic House – see Patrick Hughes House
- Jordan Valley Owyhee Heritage Council Museum – see I. O. N. Jordan Valley Heritage Museum
- Old College Hall
- Telephone Pioneers Museum – see Qwest Pioneer Telephone Museum
- Tillamook Naval Museum – see Tillamook Naval Air Station
- Wasco County Historical Museum – part of the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
- Yamhill Museum — see Yamhill County Historical Society Museum
- Columbia County Museum, St. Helens, As of March 2007, closed due to litigation
- Horner Museum, at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Oregon, closed 1995
- Jacksonville Museum, closed in 2009
- Sage Museum, Shaniko
- Pacific Northwest Museum of Natural History, Ashland
- Working Wonders Children's Museum, Bend, closed in 2009
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- "Inspired by Nature". Fern RIdge Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- "Official site". Applegate Trail Interpretive Center. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
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- "Official site". Troutdale Historical Society. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "Beekman House". Jacksonville Heritage Society. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Official site". Bohemia Gold Mining Museum. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- "Brunk House". Polk County Historical Society. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "From History Makers to History Keepers". U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. June 20, 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Canyon Life Museum". Linn County, Oregon Genweb. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- "Cascade Locks Historical Museum". Port of Cascade Locks. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Official site". The Children's Museum of Klamath Falls. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- "Chinese House". City of Echo. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "Clatskanie Historical Museum". City of Clatskanie. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Coos County Fairgrounds Museum". Coquillevalley.org. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Coquille Valley Museum". CoquilleValley.org. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Museum & Historical Buildings". Cottage Grove, Oregon. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- "Official site". Creswell Area Historical Society. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- "Dolly Wares Doll Museum". Oregon Museums Association. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- "Official site". Umpqua Valley Museums.
- "Junction City Historical Society". Junction City. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- "Museum". City of Eagle Point. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Facebook site". East Linn Museum. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- "East Linn Museum". Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- "Museums". Union County Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "Facebook site". Eastern Oregon Museum. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
- "Elgin Museum". Museums USA. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "Big Butte Historical Society". Jackson County Heritage Association. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "FireHouse Gallery". Rogue Community College. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
- "Play". City of Fossil. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- "Facebook site". Gold Hill Historical Society. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Gold HIll Historical Society". Jackson County Heritage Association. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Official site". Grants Pass Museum of Art. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
- "Official site". Harney County Historical Society Museum. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Museum". City of Harrisburg. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- "Heslin House". East County Historical Organization. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "Hood River County History Museum". Hood River County, Oregon. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Facebook site". Hutson Museum. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Hutson Museum". Mount Hood, Oregon. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "I.O.N. Heritage Museum". City of Joran Valley. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- "Kerbyville Museum". Cave Junction, Oregon. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
- "Official site". Kid Time!. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Lake Creek Historical SOciety". Jackson County Heritage Association. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Official site". Lake Creek Historical Society. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Lake County Museum". Lake County, Oregon. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- "Little Log Church & Museum". City of Yachats. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- "Marshfield Sun Printing Museum". VIsit the Oregon Coast. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Culture". Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Official site". Milwaukee Museum. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Morrow County Agriculture Museum". Heppner Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "Morrow County Museum". Heppner Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "Newport Visual Arts Center". Oregon Coast Council for the Art. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Attractions". Oakland Economic Development. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Ticket / Calendar: Stage, Museums, Opportunities, Karaoke and DJ dances", Eugene Register-Guard website, October 5, 2007, retrieved May 23, 2008
- "Destinations". City of Oakridge. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- "Official site". Oregon Fire Service Museum, Memorial, and Learning Center. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- "Most Endangered Places 2011 - Petersen Rock Garden". Historic Preservation League of Oregon. 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
- "Facebook site". Phoenix Historical Society. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "History". City of Canyonville. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Resources". Canyonville Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "County Historical Museums". Lane County Historical Museum. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- "Jerry’s Gift Shop & Museum". Jerry's Rogue Jets. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
- "Official site". Santiam Historical Society. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "Schmidt House Museum". Josephine County Historical Society. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
- "http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orossdar/Schminck.htm". Oregon State Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- "Depot Museum, ZCBJ Hall recall Scio's past". Linn County Tourism. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- "Facebook site". Scio Historical Society. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- Ingalls, Cathy, "Lamb & Wool Fair turns 70", article in the Albany Democrat-Herald, May 19, 2005, retrieved May 22, 2008
- "Shedd Museum". Oregon Museums Association. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- "Spray Pioneer Museum". Spray, Oregon. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- "Springfield Museum". Springfield Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- "Official site". Sumpter Museum and Public Library. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
- "Official site". Talent Historical Society. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Toledo History Center". Lincoln County Cultural Coalition. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Official site". Traveling Children's Heritage Museum. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- "Tualatin Heritage Center". Tualatin Historical Society. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Upper Rogue Historical Society". Jackson County Heritage Association. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "U.S. Cavalry and American Indian Museum". Central Cascades Geotourism Project. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "U.S. Cavalry and American Indian Museum now open for visitors". McKenzie River Reflections. July 13, 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "Wallowa County Museum". Wallowa County. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "Official site". Scappoose Historical Society. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
- "Facebook site". Willamina Museum of Local History. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- "Wiseman Gallery". Rogeu Community College. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
- "Woodburn Historical Museum". City of Woodburn. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "Woodville Historical Society". Jackson County Heritage Association. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
- "Official site". Yamhill County Historical Society & Museum. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- "Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society Train Museum". The Whaler. October 19, 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
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The museum was located in various locations on the Oregon State University grounds, until it moved to its final campus location in Gill Coliseum in 1951. In 1995, the 60,000-artifact museum officially closed to the public due to the statewide budget cutbacks resulting from the passage of Oregon Ballot Measure 5 (1990).
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- "Sage Museum". Roadtrippers. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
- "History". Scienceworks. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
In 2001, through a cooperative arrangement with the Kirlin Foundation and Southern Oregon University, ScienceWorks began leasing the 26,000 square foot building previously occupied by the Pacific Northwest Museum of Natural History.
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- Media related to Museums in Oregon at Wikimedia Commons
- Oregon Museums Association
- AllOregon.com list of museums in the state