Albany Regional Museum

Albany Regional Museum To preserve, exhibit, and encourage knowledge of the history and culture of the Albany, Oregon area.

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Mission: To preserve, exhibit, and encourage knowledge of the history and culture of the Albany, Oregon area.

Lots of work this week on our Fire Department exhibit. We have amazing community partners and staff putting this togethe...
01/13/2019

Lots of work this week on our Fire Department exhibit. We have amazing community partners and staff putting this together. Take a peek at a couple of objects we are borrowing from the Albany Fire Department.

#wheretheressmoke #AlbanyOR #history #150years #ARMuseum

01/01/2019

Happy New Year!
Welcome 2019!
The Museum is closed today,January 1st, and will reopen as normal tomorrow.

The Museum will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th. Regular hours will resume on Wednesday the 26th.
12/21/2018

The Museum will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th. Regular hours will resume on Wednesday the 26th.

The panorama doesn't do it justice, but here is a peak at our latest photo display in our community room. Stop by the Mu...
12/05/2018

The panorama doesn't do it justice, but here is a peak at our latest photo display in our community room. Stop by the Museum to see some of the history on Albany's Victorian Houses!

11/19/2018

This week the Museum will be open Tues./Wed. as normal. We will be closed Thurs. the 22 - Sat. 24. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

History Bites on SAGE America's Defense happening now!
11/14/2018

History Bites on SAGE America's Defense happening now!

Day 12 of #NovemberGratitude! The Museum is thankful for the Albany Downtown Association. They do so much to keep our hi...
11/13/2018
Explore Albany, Oregon - Albany Downtown Association

Day 12 of #NovemberGratitude! The Museum is thankful for the Albany Downtown Association. They do so much to keep our historic downtown both beautiful and happening!

#ARMuseum #thankful #AlbanyOR

Beautiful Downtown Albany developed on the Willamette River, with steamboats bringing commerce to a thriving waterfront. Today Downtown Albany is designated a National Register Historic District, known for it's historic buildings, food, shopping & fun!

11/13/2018

Day 11 of #NovemberGratitude! The Museum is thankful for our 2018 interns; Isabella Bangs, Ariel Peasley, Chase Sublette, and Jade Warriner. All of these folks have given 50+ hours to working with the Museums collection, helping us on our path of continuous improvement.

#ARMuseum #thankful #AlbanyOR

Day 10 of #NovemberGratitude! Today the Museum could be thankful for nothing other than our Nation's Veterans. Albany is...
11/10/2018

Day 10 of #NovemberGratitude! Today the Museum could be thankful for nothing other than our Nation's Veterans. Albany is an amazing town for the depth the community cares about these heroes. We thank all of our Veterans for their service.

#ARMuseum #thankful

11/10/2018

The Veterans parade has begun! The Museum is open with hot coffee and cookies. Stop on by while you are out showing your support and appreciation of our Veterans!

#Veteransday #AlbanyOR

11/10/2018

Day 9 of #NovemberGratitude! The Museum is thankful for our event volunteers. We would never pull off our History Bites, tours, or other community events, without the many folks who give their time and energy for our busy schedule.

#ARMuseum #thankful

Day 8 of #NovemberGratitude! The Museum is thankful for the Albany Democrat-Herald and the support they provide by shari...
11/08/2018
Albany Democrat-Herald - Historical Newspapers

Day 8 of #NovemberGratitude! The Museum is thankful for the Albany Democrat-Herald and the support they provide by sharing our programs and achievements with the community.

And if you have a subscription to them you can look up archived copies to research our communities history! Thank you for all you do!

#ARMuseum #thankful

Find historical newspapers from Albany Democrat-Herald.

11/08/2018

Day 7 of #NovemberGratitude! The Museum is thankful for Springhill Cellars Winery and the great wines they provided at our 2018 Farm-to-Table Dinner!

Day 6 of #NovemberGratitude! The Museum is thankful for Peggy Kowal and all the work she has done over the last decade! ...
11/07/2018

Day 6 of #NovemberGratitude! The Museum is thankful for Peggy Kowal and all the work she has done over the last decade! Peggy continues her great work as our Volunteer Coordinator and institutional memory!

11/06/2018

Day 5 of #NovemberGratitude! The Museum is thankful to Rocketship Graphic Design for all the work they did for our latest Specialty Metals exhibit!

#armuseum #thankful #AlbanyOR

Day 4 of #NovemberGratitude! The Museum is thankful for Cathy Ingalls and her monthly history articles! Read them all on...
11/06/2018
Articles

Day 4 of #NovemberGratitude! The Museum is thankful for Cathy Ingalls and her monthly history articles! Read them all on our website!

October 29, 2018 Albany Regional Museum Albany a Primer October 29, 2018 Albany Regional Museum By Cathy Ingalls, Albany Regional Museum board memberYou live in Albany or you reside elsewhere and commute here for work but how much attention have you paid to the city’s history, geography, demograph...

11/03/2018

Day 3 of #NovemberGratitude! The Museum is thankful for Sybaris Restaurant! We are so grateful for all they did during our 2018 Farm-to Table dinner. They are amazing supporters of our whole community. If you haven't had dinner with them go soon!

#ARMuseum #thankful

11/03/2018

Day 2 of #NovemberGratitude! The Museum is thankful for all the speakers who come out for History Bites and our other great programming.

#ARMuseum #thankful

November is a month to give thanks. For the next 30 days we will be posting what we are grateful for.Day 1. We are thank...
11/02/2018
Board & Staff

November is a month to give thanks. For the next 30 days we will be posting what we are grateful for.

Day 1. We are thankful for our hard-working board members!

Darrel Tedisch, ChairKristen Schuttpelz, Vice ChairLinda Collins, SecretaryJim Jansen, TreasurerRuth Alderson                                                     Kitty BuchnerJason DarlingDavid FallerCathy Ingalls                ....

Take a peak at the Museums window displays for Veterans Day.
10/28/2018

Take a peak at the Museums window displays for Veterans Day.

History Bites with Jeff Davis, discussing haunted and weird Oregon. Happening now at the Museum!
10/10/2018

History Bites with Jeff Davis, discussing haunted and weird Oregon. Happening now at the Museum!

Our friends at the Monteith House have a new retaining wall. Make a day trip into down town some Friday or Saturday to v...
09/28/2018

Our friends at the Monteith House have a new retaining wall. Make a day trip into down town some Friday or Saturday to visit them and the Albany Regional Museum! Experience Albany's great history!

#ARMuseum #AlbanyOR #history #FridayFun

Our new retaining wall is complete and creates a safe walkway up to the house. We're open this season from 12-4pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Come on by and check it out!

Just posted the latest research article by board member Cathy Ingalls. Enjoy this fun little history of "Old Charlie"!#A...
09/19/2018
Old Charlie

Just posted the latest research article by board member Cathy Ingalls. Enjoy this fun little history of "Old Charlie"!

#ARMuseum #AlbanyOR #history #funhistory #streetcar #horsehistory

By Cathy Ingalls, Albany Regional Museum board member Old Charlie, the whitish horse that pulled a streetcar in Albany for years, was quite the town fixture, yet not much is known about his early years or what eventually happened to him.

Be sure to stop by the Museum this Friday then enjoy the many other Downtown Businesses open late! #albanydowntown #Firs...
09/05/2018

Be sure to stop by the Museum this Friday then enjoy the many other Downtown Businesses open late!
#albanydowntown #Firstfriday #AlbanyOR

Join Gallery Calapooia and all these other Ablany businesses for First Friday on September 7 from 6 - 8 pm!

Did you see us in the Albany City Bridges Newsletter? We had another great article, from Board Member Cathy Ingalls, go ...
09/04/2018
Need a history question answered? Look no further

Did you see us in the Albany City Bridges Newsletter? We had another great article, from Board Member Cathy Ingalls, go out in it! The article is also available through our website.

Wondering who lived in your house before you did? Want to find out if a family will was recorded in Linn County between 1893 and 1978, or do you want to know why Camp Adair was built? The answers to those questions and others that might be on your mind about our area or the people who lived here co

09/03/2018
ECHO - East County Historical Organization

Some interesting history on Labor Day from our friends at ECHO - East County Historical Organization. Happy Labor Day Albany!

Did you know that Oregon became the first state to enact an official recognition of Labor Day on February 21, 1887? The first initiatives began through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. Four more states followed Oregon’s lead that year.

By 1890 twenty-three additional states adopted the holiday. The U.S. Congress established the first Monday in September of each year as a national holiday.

In honor of all the hard working men and women, here is a look back at the Bridge of the Gods construction over the Columbia River during the late 1920’s.

https://youtu.be/JGGdVhWc82I

The Museum owes a big "Thank You!" to the Albany Visitors Association for the support of our 2018 Farm-to-Table Dinner. ...
08/31/2018

The Museum owes a big "Thank You!" to the Albany Visitors Association for the support of our 2018 Farm-to-Table Dinner. The event was quite the success with over 50 people in attendance and bringing in over $3000 for the Museum! The AVA helped to start the Linn-Benton Farm to Table Dinner series in 2017 and we are grateful for being asked to join in.

(*Images provided by Knoher Photos and Katie Knower.)

The Museum would like to express its gratitude to Springhill Cellars Winery for the support of our 2018 Farm-to-Table Di...
08/31/2018

The Museum would like to express its gratitude to Springhill Cellars Winery for the support of our 2018 Farm-to-Table Dinner. The event was quite the success with over 50 people in attendance and bringing in over $3000 for the Museum! Thank you to Conner McLain in particular for his excellent service and pairings.

(*Images provided by Knoher Photos and Katie Knower.)

The Museum owes a big "Thank You!" to Sybaris Restaurant for the support of our 2018 Farm-to-Table Dinner. The event was...
08/30/2018

The Museum owes a big "Thank You!" to Sybaris Restaurant for the support of our 2018 Farm-to-Table Dinner. The event was quite the success with over 50 people in attendance and bringing in over $3000 for the Museum! We give our gratitude to the whole Sybaris team, and Matt & Janel in particular, for all the effort they put in to provide exceptional food and a wonderful experience for all.

(*Images provided by Knoher Photos and Katie Knower.)

Only 6 seats left for our Farm-to-Table Dinner this Sunday the 19th. Take a look at the great menu Chef Matt Bennett, of...
08/15/2018

Only 6 seats left for our Farm-to-Table Dinner this Sunday the 19th. Take a look at the great menu Chef Matt Bennett, of Sybaris, has put together.

If you are free from 4-7 on the 19th join us for this unique dining experience on the historic Albany 8th Street Canal. We have closed one block between Broadalbin & Ferry for this unique event. Reserve by calling the Museum at 541-967-7122 or visiting our website armuseum.com Price is $100 per person,

Extra, extra! Last week we received a donation of the Linn County Republican from April, 11 1898 with the very latest te...
08/14/2018

Extra, extra! Last week we received a donation of the Linn County Republican from April, 11 1898 with the very latest telegraphic news from Portland!

Thank you Monteith House for loaning us this amazing civil war flyover tent for our member appreciation event! A piece o...
08/04/2018

Thank you Monteith House for loaning us this amazing civil war flyover tent for our member appreciation event! A piece of history AND it keeps us cool? What a sweet treat for our ice cream social!

We have new objects coming to the Museum all the time. Here is a sneak peak at a recent item added to the collection. An...
08/02/2018

We have new objects coming to the Museum all the time. Here is a sneak peak at a recent item added to the collection. An Albany High School Record ledger.

Are you attending Older Americans Day at Mennonite Village Senior Living? Well stop by and say hi at the Museums booth! ...
07/27/2018

Are you attending Older Americans Day at Mennonite Village Senior Living? Well stop by and say hi at the Museums booth! Looking forward to a fun day here.

Our 2nd Annual Farm-to-Table Dinner is happening on August 19th at 4pm! Experience fine dining on the 8th Street Canal b...
07/26/2018
Albany Regional Museum

Our 2nd Annual Farm-to-Table Dinner is happening on August 19th at 4pm! Experience fine dining on the 8th Street Canal by Chef Matt Bennett, from Sybaris Bistro. Enjoy Cajun Creole cuisine in the spirit of New Orleans. Wines provided by Springhill Cellars Winery. Price to attend is $100 each and all proceeds benefit the Museum.

Click the link, call, or visit the Museum to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

To preserve, exhibit and encourage knowledge of the history and culture of the Albany Oregon area.

Did you know that Abigail Scott Duniway, considered to be Oregon’s “mother of suffrage,” spent about six years in ...
07/24/2018
Oregon's "Mother of Suffrage"

Did you know that Abigail Scott Duniway, considered to be Oregon’s “mother of suffrage,” spent about six years in Albany, where she was the family’s primary breadwinner because of an injury that left her husband unable to work.

Read more about Abigail Scott Duniway in our latest history article from Cathy Ingalls.

#history #AlbanyOR #womensrights #ARMuseum

Abigail Scott Duniway, considered to be Oregon’s “mother of suffrage,” spent about six years in Albany, where she was the family’s primary breadwinner because of an injury that left her husband unable to work. Duniway and her family moved to Albany, some records say in 1865 while others stat...

Thank you to the Albany Democrat-Herald for the great article on the upcoming History Through Headstones tour. In one we...
07/18/2018
Albany Democrat-Herald

Thank you to the Albany Democrat-Herald for the great article on the upcoming History Through Headstones tour. In one week join us out at the Albany Hebrew Cemetery (Waverly Jewish) and Houston Cemetery for the 12th annual tour.

The First Albany Hebrew Cemetery, with the Houston Cemetery across the street, will be the focus of the 12th annual "History Through Headstones" tour this month, sponsored by the Albany Regional Museum.

The tour is scheduled from 7 p.m. to dusk Wednesday, July 25. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Thank you to Center for Nonprofit Stewardship for choosing to host their Learn@Lunch series at the Museum. We hope the a...
07/17/2018
[email protected] Nonprofit Training

Thank you to Center for Nonprofit Stewardship for choosing to host their [email protected] series at the Museum. We hope the attendees enjoy our community room space. If you ever have a meeting or event and are looking for a unique venue consider using us! We have great rates and can accommodate a variety of group sizes.

Bring your lunch and learn with us! Please select one or more sessions of our [email protected]: Albany series. Each session is from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

History Bites happening now on Albany's Metal Men. Another fantastic crowd!
07/11/2018

History Bites happening now on Albany's Metal Men. Another fantastic crowd!

The Museum will be CLOSED on July 4th but will return to normal business hours on the 5th. We want to wish everyone a ha...
07/03/2018
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The Museum will be CLOSED on July 4th but will return to normal business hours on the 5th. We want to wish everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July.
To tide you over during our closure here is a photo looking back at the Timber Carnival. For over 60 years this celebration was a mainstay of Albany's Fourth of July celebrations.

The Museum owes a big THANK YOU to ATI - Allegheny Technologies Incorporated they matched the donations of our other spo...
06/21/2018

The Museum owes a big THANK YOU to ATI - Allegheny Technologies Incorporated they matched the donations of our other sponsors and provided objects for our latest exhibit on #AlbanySpecialtyMetals.

THANK YOU to Central Willamette Credit Union for their sponsorship of our upcoming #AlbanySpecialtyMetals Exhibit. Witho...
06/21/2018

THANK YOU to Central Willamette Credit Union for their sponsorship of our upcoming #AlbanySpecialtyMetals Exhibit. Without support like this from the community we could not produce new exhibits or programs.

A big THANK YOU to exhibit sponsor Rotary Club of Albany they provided the funds for our new hands on boxes and microsco...
06/20/2018

A big THANK YOU to exhibit sponsor Rotary Club of Albany they provided the funds for our new hands on boxes and microscopes!

06/20/2018
Albany Specialty Metals Story

Get excited for our next exhibit. #AlbanySpecialtyMetals Opening this Friday June 22, 2018. THANK YOU to Rocketship Graphic Design for this trailer and their work on the graphics in the upcoming exhibit.

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136 Lyon St S
Albany, OR
97321

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Open Tuesday - Friday 11-4pm, Saturday 10am-2pm

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Tuesday 11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00

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