Museum in the News

Features from The Oregon Observer

Historical Society Celebrates 20 years September 6, 2007: It was a little more than 20 years ago that Eeda Lumley got the idea to form a local historical society when she saw construction crews tearing down Sarbacher’s Blacksmith shop on Main Street, where Pizza Pit is today.
Historical Society Celebrates 25 years September 20, 2012: The Historical Society is celebrating a quarter-century of keeping the Oregon area’s history Sunday with an open house and commemorative plaque ceremony at the society’s museum, 159 W. Lincoln St.
Historical Society display reminds Oregon of age-old tradition February 7, 2013: Whether you think it’s a made-up holiday or a reason to make a dramatic love gesture, we all have some type of Valentine’s Day memory.
Museum Finds Unexpected Treasures in Paulson Estate October 17, 2013: The kepi is just one example of the time capsule that members of the Historical Society discovered at the home of Paulson, who died June 11 at the age of 95.
Historical Society’s closet helps students get 1800s-era experience May 15, 2014: “Pioneer Days” first came to Oregon through Brooklyn Elementary School, where it began in 1978 In the 1990s, it spread to the Oregon School District’s other schools and became a tradition for the fourth-grade classes to take part in.
Saving Marvel: Donated 1925 yearbook a window to Oregon’s past August 20, 2015: Frankly, Betty Nowak was just there to find an item or two to help turn a buck, as she browsed an estate sale in suburban Phoenix, Ariz. She wasn’t planning on saving an irreplaceable treasure trove of Oregon High School history from the trash bin.
Brochure: Walk, bike around Oregon: Chamber, historical society collaborate to foster tourism October 8, 2015: A recent collaboration between several village groups came together to create a new “Explore Oregon” brochure. The idea is to highlight some of the village’s historic attractions, as well as recent additions like the newly completed bike trail.
Hotel would not be the first, Oregon’s first establishment built in 1845 July 28, 2016: A proposed 52-room Sleep Inn and Suites hotel on Oregon’s south side has garnered some excitement as an addition, but the village first had several hotels in the mid-1800s.