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About Us

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.

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Presidents

Officers


The Crew


The Board

Joel Olsen (2022-present)

Dave Gasner (2019-2022)

JoAnn Swenson (2017-2018)

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)

President: Joel Olsen
Vice-President: JoAnn Swenson
Treasurer: Luke Heiar
Secretary: Mary Norwell

Dixie Brown (Museum Coord.)
Pete Manderfield
Mary Norwell
Joel Olsen
JoAnn Swenson (Newsletter)
Heather Young (Publicity Coord.)
Carol Wichmann
Kermit Traska
Dennis Farrar (Building)

Deanna Fischer
Gerard Pehler
Bob Block
Kermit Traska

 

Presidents

Joel Olsen (2022-present)

Dave Gasner (2019-2022)

JoAnn Swenson (2017-2018)

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)

Officers

President: Joel Olsen
Vice-President: JoAnn Swenson
Treasurer: Luke Heiar
Secretary: Mary Norwell

The Crew

Deanna Fischer
Gerard Pehler
Bob Block
Kermit Traska

The Board

Deanna Fischer
Gerard Pehler
Bob Block
Kermit Traska

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