159 West Lincoln Street (map & directions)
P.O. Box 262
Oregon, WI 53575
Tuesdays: 10am – 4pm
Saturdays: noon – 4pm (June, July, August)
First Saturday of the month: noon – 4pm (September through May)
The purpose of the Oregon Area Historical Society shall be to preserve, advance, and disseminate knowledge of the history of the Oregon area.
The Oregon Area Historical Society was chartered in 1987, the inspiration of a group of local residents who shared an interest in preserving and sharing the history of Oregon and the surrounding area.
Establishing and housing a potential museum was a goal of the charter members. When the Oregon Lumber Company building on West Lincoln Street became available, it was purchased and donated by Florice Paulson in memory of her parents and grandparents. Dedication of the museum was held on May 18, 1991–the year of Oregon’s 150th birthday. The museum opened in October, 1992, while work was still in progress.
Dave Gasner (2010-2016), JoAnn Swenson (2008-2010), Karen Everson (2005-2007), Melissa Destree (2001-2004), Robert Gefke (2000-2001), Norm Champion (1996-2000), Florice Paulson (1993-1996), Eeda Lumley (1987 – 1993)
JoAnn Swenson – 4244 Hwy 138, Oregon WI 53575; 608-835-3043
Dixie Brown – 427 Janesville St., Oregon, WI 53575; 608-279-2577
Lynda Farrar – 298 Waterman St., Oregon, WI 53575; 608-835-3426
Dennis Farrar – 298 Waterman St., Oregon, WI 53575; 608-835-3426
Museum Coordinator/Tuesday Crew:
Melanie Woodworth – 124 Washington St., Oregon, WI 53575; 608-835-0475
Other Board Members:
Dave Gasner – 608-835-8627; firstname.lastname@example.org
Bernard Peterson, Jr. – 1031 Flint Rd., Oregon, WI 53575; 608-873-7655
Kermit Traska – Historic Lincoln Street, Oregon, WI
Loaning Closet Coordinator:
Open position. Please contact the OAHS if you like to contribute your time and talents to volunteer as coordinator for this special program. The OAHS provides costumes to 4th graders in the Oregon School District for their “Pioneer Days.” This activity takes place in March, April and May each year. Primary responsibility is to schedule volunteers at the museum: for fittings and checkout, to check clothes in and the laundry and ironing. Also, need to keep “Loaning Closet” organized.
Ann Morris (Card party at Senior Center) – 4299 Oak Hill Rd., Oregon, WI 53575; 608-835-7095
Jerry Neath (Historic Timeline, Chamber of Commerce, Council on Aging) – 564 Soden Drive, Oregon, WI 53575; 608-835-5028