• Museum Closed

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    The OAHS museum will be temporarily closed to the public effective immediately.
    We want to keep everyone safe during this challenging time.

    Please visit our Facebook Page to stay in touch.
    We will respond to inquiries.
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  • March Timeline

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    Each month, the Historic Timeline, written by Jerry Neath, examines important events that happened 10, 25, 50, and 100 years ago.

    Do you remember what restaurant was remodeled 25 years ago? Click 'Read More' to find out.
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  • February Timeline

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    Each month, the Historic Timeline, written by Jerry Neath, examines important events that happened 10, 25, 50, and 100 years ago.

    25 years ago, the First Presbyterian Church celebrated their Anniversary of How Many Years? Click 'Read More' to find out.
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Our Purpose

The purpose of the Oregon Area Historical Society shall be to preserve, advance, and disseminate knowledge of the history of the Oregon area.

Our History
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.

For more information, please see our informational brochure or visit our About Us page.

We are currently in need of making updates to our building,
and would be grateful for donations of any size. Can you help us out?
Mail your Check or Money Order to:
Oregon Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 262
Oregon, WI 53575

or donate online:



 

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This Oregon Town basketball team from 1947-1948 included: First row; William Lyons, David Mandt, Lester Dalsoren, Bernard Martin, and Robert Dreher; Row 2: Steve Madsen, Lyman Anderson, Jack Sheil, Robert Gefke, Robert Devine, Lawrence Mandt, and Gilmore Olsen.

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