Lane County History Museum

Lane County History Museum The Lane County Historical Museum was created to collect, preserve and interpret Lane County's rich heritage. Adults $5-Seniors $3-Youth $1- 14-under Free
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#PhotoFriday - Whether you'll be shopping, working or relaxing today on #BlackFriday enjoy this look back on Eugene's pa...
11/29/2019

#PhotoFriday - Whether you'll be shopping, working or relaxing today on #BlackFriday enjoy this look back on Eugene's past. This view of West Broadway, looking northwest from Olive Street toward Charnelton Street, March 1956. Nield's Market, bottom left of photograph, was torn down soon after this photo was taken. (GN421)

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Museum Closed Today & Tomorrow for #ThanksgivingDay Open regular hours Saturday 10AM-4PM. This photograph by J.M. Nighsw...
11/28/2019

Museum Closed Today & Tomorrow for #ThanksgivingDay Open regular hours Saturday 10AM-4PM. This photograph by J.M. Nighswander is of an unidentified family on Thanksgiving Day with two cooked birds c. 1900.

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SAVE THE DATE: Annual LCHM Membership Meeting, Saturday, February 8th @ The Lane Events Center. More information to foll...
11/27/2019

SAVE THE DATE: Annual LCHM Membership Meeting, Saturday, February 8th @ The Lane Events Center. More information to follow.

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Know a person or organization involved with local history that deserves recognition for their efforts? Nominate them for...
11/26/2019
Grants and Awards - Lane County History Museum

Know a person or organization involved with local history that deserves recognition for their efforts? Nominate them for the Lane County Historical Society History Excellence Awards. Letters due January 15. More information at:

Grants Since 2014 the LCHS annually has provided modest grants throughout Lane County for projects involving local history. The grants can be made to organizations, individuals and businesses. Preference is first given to other museums within the county.  Geographical spread is also a consideration...

#ArtifactHighlight - This porcelain hairpin holder is part of our collection being cataloged from our vault project is s...
11/25/2019

#ArtifactHighlight - This porcelain hairpin holder is part of our collection being cataloged from our vault project is stamped "Made in Occupied Japan." At the end of WWII in 1945, the United States occupied Japan with the initial intention of preventing the re-militarization of the country through disciplinary actions taken from 1945-1947. From 1947-1950, the occupational government worked to enact a series of reforms with the Japanese government to help revive their economy. Part of this was encouraging Japanese companies to manufacture inexpensive metal and ceramic goods for the export market. These items were usually sold in dime stores.

In return for this economic support, it was required that 50% of all goods made in Japan be stamped "Made in Occupied Japan" in order to be imported into the United States. Part of the intent of this policy was to assure the public, who had boycotted Japanese during the war, that it was not un-American to purchase these items. Another reason was to make Japanese citizens aware at all times of the occupational government.

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#PhotoFriday - Low-Cost Housing In Eugene's History. The Osburn Hotel, previous at 191 East 8th Ave, was recently in soc...
11/22/2019

#PhotoFriday - Low-Cost Housing In Eugene's History. The Osburn Hotel, previous at 191 East 8th Ave, was recently in social media posts suggesting it was used as "affordable housing." LCHM did some preliminary research and could find no evidence of this - it was used as a hotel until demolished in 1963- originally the town's luxury hotel.
Also pictured is the Osburn Apartments, just north of the hotel (lighter-colored building). When the Osburn Apartments were new they were advertised as high-end apartments. However, according to 1960s newspaper articles and an ad taken out by owner Jane Hodes, the apartments catered to lower-income tenants in later years. Hodes asserted that for her tenants, over half she said were widows, to find another similar apartment in the same part of town they would have to pay 50% higher rents. Hodes and tenants fought against the building being included in an Urban Renewal area.
The Eugene City Council did eventually include both the Osburn Hotel and Osburn Apartments in the Urban Renewal Area after deciding there was enough housing within the city for relocation and to meet federal requirements. (CS324)

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11/21/2019

Reminder: Tonight's Reception event is cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. The event will be rescheduled in early 2020.

Lights, Camera, Action - but no sound at the UO. A recent article in the Eugene Weekly discussed a silent movie "Ed's Co...
11/21/2019
UO students in 1929 made a silent movie that we’re still talking about

Lights, Camera, Action - but no sound at the UO. A recent article in the Eugene Weekly discussed a silent movie "Ed's Coed" which is part of our current exhibit "Projected Lights, Illuminated Images."

The University of Oregon was a much different place in the 1920s. Wearing corduroy pants was prohibited, freshmen weren’t allowed to sit on the senior bench under an umbrella and

Museum Will Be Closed - Thursday & Friday, Nov. 28-29 for #Thanksgiving  Regular hours 10AM-4PM on Saturday. Photograph ...
11/20/2019

Museum Will Be Closed - Thursday & Friday, Nov. 28-29 for #Thanksgiving Regular hours 10AM-4PM on Saturday. Photograph of a portion of the Florence Hotel, also known as the Bay View c.1911 to 1914, sited above the Siuslaw River in Florence, Oregon. The newly constructed Siuslaw River bridge can be seen in background, left.

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The LCHM website added a new feature last year - a searchable listing of all 766 of our manuscript collections. The list...
11/19/2019
Lane County History Museum : Online Collections

The LCHM website added a new feature last year - a searchable listing of all 766 of our manuscript collections. The listings include a summary of the materials available in each collection and are searchable by name, business or organization.
For access to the materials contact the LCHM Archives at [email protected] for an appointment and research fee information. We keep fees as low as possible and LCHM Members get a 10% discount.

#ArtifactHighlight - from the vault project is this set of six teaspoons and pink velvet case. The metal seems to have a...
11/18/2019

#ArtifactHighlight - from the vault project is this set of six teaspoons and pink velvet case. The metal seems to have a slight pink color at the handle where the design has been added. (1986.025.007)
The Museum has multiple sets and individual pieces of silverware, but this small spoon set is a staff favorite because of the handle design.

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#PhotoFriday Mining wasn't just in California. Lane County had an active mining industry most notably in the Cottage Gro...
11/15/2019

#PhotoFriday Mining wasn't just in California. Lane County had an active mining industry most notably in the Cottage Grove area. This stock certificate is for the North Fairview Mining Company which operated in the Bohemia mining district southeast of Cottage Grove. This certificate holder was Lord Nelson "L.N." Roney. Roney built many of Lane County's covered bridges.
According to "The Mines Handbook" by Walter Harvey Weed, E.M. published in 1918, the officers for the company were G.W. McQueen, Herbert Leigh and Darwin Bristow. Shares were sold at 10 cents each and all were issued. Roney's certificate shows he purchased 10,000 shares.
Learn more about local mining at the Bohemia Gold Mining Museum at https://buff.ly/2Nf1ma6 or the Bohemia Mining Days Festival.
Bohemia Mining Days

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#ArtifactHighlight - this perfume bottle is another item in our collection being re-packaged as part of our vault projec...
11/14/2019

#ArtifactHighlight - this perfume bottle is another item in our collection being re-packaged as part of our vault project. Sadly its story & who owned it has been lost. Thankfully, modern museum protocol ensures any story & history behind a piece and its owner is collected along with the item. This information allows LCHM to tell a more rich and authentic history of our area. (1967.221)

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Congratulations to our November History Trivia Winners the Ducky Damsels!! It was a hotly contested trivia battle about ...
11/13/2019

Congratulations to our November History Trivia Winners the Ducky Damsels!! It was a hotly contested trivia battle about different towns in Lane County. Next Trivia Night is January 8th at 5th Street Market.
Trivia Nights are always free, always fun and always all ages welcome!

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The leaves are turning and the air cooler - its a great time to come to the Lane County History Museum! Exhibit pictured...
11/12/2019

The leaves are turning and the air cooler - its a great time to come to the Lane County History Museum! Exhibit pictured is "Projected Lights, Illuminated Images" and explores the history of photography and film both in Lane County as well as in a larger context.
Museum Open: Tues-Sat, 10AM-4PM. Admission: $3-Seniors, $5-Adults, $1-Youth(15-17), FREE - children 14 & under and military (active or veteran with proof of service).

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#HappyVeteransDay - Thank you to all veterans who have served. The Lane County History Museum offers free admission to a...
11/11/2019

#HappyVeteransDay - Thank you to all veterans who have served. The Lane County History Museum offers free admission to all veterans all year. This photograph is of the veterans of the 65th Regiment returning to Eugene after WWI on March 1, 1919. The sign over the parade says "Boy ain't it great to be home" (CS157)

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Support History in Junction City. Monday, Nov. 11, 4PM-close, $1 of every beer at the Beer Station, 5th & Holly, Junctio...
11/10/2019

Support History in Junction City. Monday, Nov. 11, 4PM-close, $1 of every beer at the Beer Station, 5th & Holly, Junction City will go to the Junction City Historical Society toward their research to recover the stories of local veterans.
Junction City Beer Station

#PhotoFriday - This photograph of a Standard Oil Company truck used in Cottage Grove after 1918 shows the small tank car...
11/08/2019

#PhotoFriday - This photograph of a Standard Oil Company truck used in Cottage Grove after 1918 shows the small tank carrier advertising "Zerolene" parked in front of fuel storage tanks, circa 1920.
Zerolene was advertised by Standard Oil as their best quality motor oil that even performed when temperatures were at zero - hence the name. (GN3359)

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Nov. 11 @ 7PM-8:30PM History Pub. Dr. Nancy Langston: "A Voyage to Mongolia's Reindeer Herders: Conservation in a Changi...
11/07/2019

Nov. 11 @ 7PM-8:30PM History Pub. Dr. Nancy Langston: "A Voyage to Mongolia's Reindeer Herders: Conservation in a Changing Climate." Location: Viking Braggot Southtowne. Free Talk. Food & Drink available for purchase.
Department of History, University of Oregon

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Don't miss the "Racing to Change" exhibit a the Museum of Natural and Cultural History on the UO campus. It is a local v...
11/06/2019
Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years—The Eugene Story | Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Don't miss the "Racing to Change" exhibit a the Museum of Natural and Cultural History on the UO campus. It is a local version of the OPB exhibit at the Oregon Heritage Society and a collaboration with the Oregon Black Pioneers.
LCHM supported this exhibit by providing access to photographs, documents, reports and news articles specific to the history of African-Americans in Lane County. The exhibit will be on view through May 17, 2020. More information at https://buff.ly/31Xj3Pi
More information on LCHM involvement can be found in our Winter 2019 newsletter at https://buff.ly/2Pr2E34.

On view through May 17, 2020

History Trivia Night - TOMORROW @ 5th Street Public Market Eateries. Free event, all ages welcome. Tables ready at 5:30P...
11/05/2019

History Trivia Night - TOMORROW @ 5th Street Public Market Eateries. Free event, all ages welcome. Tables ready at 5:30PM, Trivia 6-7PM. Theme: Our Town

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#ArtifactHighlight - this small basket was purchased by the donor's mother at the Lane County Piccadilly sometime in the...
11/04/2019

#ArtifactHighlight - this small basket was purchased by the donor's mother at the Lane County Piccadilly sometime in the 1980s. It is a woven reed basket approximately 3 inches high and 7 inches wide and is part of our collection currently being inventoried from our vault storage area. (2008.008.001)

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#PhotoFriday The season of Fall has arrived in Lane County. This photograph of Autumn at the University of Oregon campus...
11/01/2019

#PhotoFriday The season of Fall has arrived in Lane County. This photograph of Autumn at the University of Oregon campus and some of its students was taken in November, 1968. (DH18095)

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#HappyHalloween - this photograph taken by Elizabeth Romane in 1934 is of a girl in costume identified with Joanne Freel...
10/31/2019

#HappyHalloween - this photograph taken by Elizabeth Romane in 1934 is of a girl in costume identified with Joanne Freeland. It is also part of our newest exhibit, "The Culture of Kitsch" on our mezzanine level. (L82-516-9761).

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Our vault inventory, cataloging and re-storage project is still ongoing. In this photograph you can see the back wall wh...
10/30/2019

Our vault inventory, cataloging and re-storage project is still ongoing. In this photograph you can see the back wall where artifacts are properly boxed and labeled and the left wall that is still being inventoried and needs proper storage. This project is funded by a generous grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission, part of the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation.

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History Trivia @ 5th Street Market, Wednesday - November 6! Tables ready at 5:30PM, Trivia 6-7PM. Always Free, always al...
10/29/2019

History Trivia @ 5th Street Market, Wednesday - November 6! Tables ready at 5:30PM, Trivia 6-7PM. Always Free, always all ages.
Theme: Our Town (trivia about towns in Lane County)

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Congratulations to our winners of the Halloween Trivia Night at Dark & Stormy in Springfield. Tied winners were the Duck...
10/24/2019

Congratulations to our winners of the Halloween Trivia Night at Dark & Stormy in Springfield. Tied winners were the Ducky Damsels and Springfield Spookies! Thanks to the Springfield Museum for co-sponsorhip!
Next trivia night is Nov 6 at 5th Street Market Eateries.
Springfield Museum

Don't Miss It! History Trivia in Springfield, NEXT Wednesday - October 23. Free event, food and drink available for purc...
10/16/2019

Don't Miss It! History Trivia in Springfield, NEXT Wednesday - October 23. Free event, food and drink available for purchase.

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#ArtifactHighlight - What could this item be? It was stored in our vault and while staff will be researching its purpose...
10/15/2019

#ArtifactHighlight - What could this item be? It was stored in our vault and while staff will be researching its purpose and classification we're ask our community if anyone recognizes it. Give us your ideas.

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History Pub, October 14, Monday - 7PM-8:30PM, Viking Braggot Southtowne Pub. Interested in the connection between Lincol...
10/14/2019

History Pub, October 14, Monday - 7PM-8:30PM, Viking Braggot Southtowne Pub. Interested in the connection between Lincoln and the state of Oregon? This slide-illustrated presentation captures those connections and tells a cross-continental historical story that needs to be more widely known.
Free Event. Doors open at 6PM, food and drinks available for purchase.
Department of History, University of Oregon

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"Projected Lights, Illuminated Images" has some examples of early photography from our collection. This case includes Am...
10/11/2019

"Projected Lights, Illuminated Images" has some examples of early photography from our collection. This case includes Ambrotypes, Tintypes and Daguerrotypes. Learn more about this technology by visiting the Museum.

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This one should brighten your Wednesday! Young girl with a steer, c 1904. (GN7067)#lanecountyhistorymuseum #lancountyhis...
10/09/2019

This one should brighten your Wednesday! Young girl with a steer, c 1904. (GN7067)

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#PhotoFriday - Have a great weekend Lane County! Photograph of a sunset at the Three Sisters Wilderness area on the Obsi...
09/27/2019

#PhotoFriday - Have a great weekend Lane County! Photograph of a sunset at the Three Sisters Wilderness area on the Obsidian Trail, 1962. (GN2618)

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It might be getting cooler outside, but our exhibit "50 Years of the Oregon Country Fair" is all about music, art, outdo...
09/24/2019

It might be getting cooler outside, but our exhibit "50 Years of the Oregon Country Fair" is all about music, art, outdoors and sunshine. Learn about the interesting origins of this festival and more.
Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-4PM
Seniors $3, Adults $5, Youth (15-17) $1, 14 and under, Members and US military (active or veteran with ID) FREE.

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#ArtifactHighlight - another item from the LCHM vault inventory. This 1940's milk bottle from the Cloverleaf Dairy, prev...
09/23/2019

#ArtifactHighlight - another item from the LCHM vault inventory. This 1940's milk bottle from the Cloverleaf Dairy, previously located on Harlow Road. The writing on the bottle says "Produced and Bottled on the Farm where Cleanliness Prevails, Eugene, Ore."

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740 W 13th Ave
Eugene, OR
97402

We’re easy to find at the Lane County Fairgrounds. If you’re heading east on 13th Avenue, you’ll see our building between Monroe and Jefferson on the right. Look for a sign that says, “Museum Entrance.” There’s plenty of free parking in the lot east of the Museum. Walk through the gates to enter the Fairgrounds. Then walk past the white Clerk’s Building on your right and turn right for the Museum entrance. We're right next to a LTD stop on 13th.

Opening Hours

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

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(541) 682-4242

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