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Oregon Area
Country Schools

Lake Harriet School

A book featuring one-room country schools is available at the OAHS Museum.
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Historical Oregon
Photo Archive

Unknown woman David Stluka Photography has posted many new images from the OAHS collection. Click here to view

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Cold Weather Brings Memories of Ice Cutting Men cutting ice
Ice cutting was a winter occupation on Lake Harriet near Oregon. Ice was collected from the surface of the lake and kept in storage in an ice house. Ice was then sold in the community. People often put a sign out showing the amount of ice needed. Kept insulated, the ice was preserved for all-year delivery to residential and commercial customers for their cold storage in ice boxes. We donít have an ice ordering sign from Oregon, but these are examples of one. Ice needed poster  Another ice poster
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Recollection Wisconsin is an expanding digital collection featuring thousands of historic photos, postcards, maps, letters, diaries, books, artifacts, oral histories and other digital collections from dozens of Wisconsin libraries, archives, museums and historical societies. Users can search across all content, browse sub-collections based on subject categories and types of material, or explore a map of content contributors.
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Downtown Oregon Early History of Oregon:
A Photographic Journey through Oregon's Past

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Early Oregon Settlers:

N. Ames
Learn about the area's history with these biographies.
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Blacksmith shop photo on postcard POSTCARDS
Historic Oregon images - now available on postcards.
You can find them
at the OAHS Museum.
Mark Your Calendars...
Calendar Old House Social Group
Meeting & Tour
of Larson's Acres

Thurs, Feb. 26 6:30 pm
18218 W. Highway 59, Evansville Sponsored by the Evansville Grove Society

Oregon Area Historical Society
Annual Membership Meeting

Sunday, Mar. 8 4:00 pm
Oregon Senior Center
219 Park St., Oregon
Members supper
to follow the meeting
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159 W. Lincoln Street
10am-4pm Every Tuesday
Open first Sat. of month
September through May
Every Sat in summer (June-Aug)
and by appointment
New graphicSaturday hours now 12-4
Phone 835-8961
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In Memory of
Florice A. Paulson

Florice Paulson August 28, 1917 -
June 11, 2013
A Remembrance

The OAHS is trying to collect a complete set yearbooks.  Can you help?
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Rutland Center Church Agri-View newspaper story:
Rutland Center Church restoration draws community interest
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Paulson Project
Yields Historic Cap

Confederate kepi Society members organizing material contributed by Florice Paulson have discovered a rare Confederate
kepi or cap.
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