The Adams Arrow has returned home, and no longer on display in the museum, but will be at our flyins and functions this summer. We have lots of other Oregon aviation history on display come and see us...
Preserving Oregon's aviation history for future generations.
The Oregon Aviation Historical Society incorporated in June 1983 through the efforts of a group of aviation enthusiasts who recognized the need to preserve Oregon's rich aviation heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations. It's purposes are to collect, preserve, restore, and exhibit aviation artifacts; to develop facilities for the restoration and preservation of artifacts, public viewing, and exhibition of the collection; to establish and maintain an Oregon Aviation Hall of Fame, to establish a resource center for Oregon aviation historical research and to disseminate information about Oregon aviation history.
2475 Jim Wright Way
Cottage Grove, OR
The Oregon Aviation History Center is the headquarters of the Oregon Aviation History Society. The History Center serves as a repository for many of the Society's collections and restoration projects. Through the dedication and hard work of many volunteers who care deeply about preserving Oregon's rich aviation heritage, the OAHS has become a resource for anyone interested in learning about our state's exciting aviation past.
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With a museum hangar boasting some of Oregon's oldest home built aircraft and a hangar dedicated to restoration projects, we invite you to come learn about Oregon's wild aviation history! Come hear the stories of how the “Beaverton Outlaws” shaped the history of experimental aircraft and fought for the right to build and fly home built aircraft up into the 1950’s. Stories of Oregon fliers like World Aerobatic Champions Tex Rankin and Dorothy Hester, and the man who ran the “world’s smallest but busiest air field,” Hank Troh.
OAHS also houses the Oregon Aviation Hall of Fame. 20 individuals who contributed great accomplishments to both Oregon’s aviation history and to the world of aviation.
Project 2021: A Century of Oregon Aviation
What is it?
A partnership between OAHS and the State of Oregon Department of Aviation will create a flying exhibit showcasing the “Achievements in Oregon’s Aviation History.” The elements will include several of our heritage home-builts, demonstrations and video displays teaching audiences the unique and intriguing stories of the Oregon flying experience.
When will it occur?
Elements of the 2021 Exhibit are currently in the planning stages now. The process of gathering the stories, photographs and video are occurring while the restoration of the planes is in process. The launch date of this extraordinary travelling exhibit will be in June 2021. Various locations around Oregon will become presentation stops with the entire assembly landing at EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh 2021.
How can you help?
This newsletter and the OAHS website will provide an ongoing report of progress on this ambitious project. It is never too early to start a project of this magnitude. So select your area of interest, whether it be hands-on plane restorations and event participation or financial support for the fuel and materials, you can be an essential part of sharing the Oregon Aviation Story with the rest of the nation.