Oregon Area Historical Society

Oregon Area Historical Society The purpose of the Oregon Area Historical Society shall be to collect, preserve, and spread knowledge The OAHS museum is open every Tuesday from 10-3.
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During the summer (June, July, August) the museum is open each Saturday 9-12. Then from September - May, we are open on the first Saturday of each month, from 9-12

We are open every Tuesday from 10am - 3pm.
01/09/2024

We are open every Tuesday from 10am - 3pm.

Save the date!  Oregon Area Historical Society: Then and Now PresentationWednesday, January 24, 10:45 AM at the Oregon A...
01/09/2024

Save the date!

Oregon Area Historical Society: Then and Now Presentation
Wednesday, January 24, 10:45 AM at the Oregon Area Senior Center.

The Oregon Area Historical Society will present a nostalgic look back at people, places, events, and things from past decades as compared to those of today. Do you recall the days of rotary dial telephones and party-lines? Typewriters vs. computers? Wood stoves all the way to microwaves? Soda fountains in the local drug stores? These and other comparisons will be included in the presentation along with actual items from the museum. We encourage you to bring your memories of the way it was THEN compared to NOW to share!

01/09/2024

Due to the schools being closed and the inclimate weather predicted, the museum will be closed tomorrow. We will see you next week. Stay safe Oregon!

January's book of the month is Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.  An award winning novel centered around Thomas Cromwell, Henr...
01/08/2024

January's book of the month is Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.

An award winning novel centered around Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's cheif minister, during a time of many changes in Tudor England. This is book 1 in a trilogy about the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell.

https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250806710/wolfhall

We are scheduled to be open tomorrow, Tuesday, January 9th from 10-3 BUT with the snow storm coming in tonight, we wante...
01/08/2024

We are scheduled to be open tomorrow, Tuesday, January 9th from 10-3 BUT with the snow storm coming in tonight, we wanted to share our winter weather policy. If the Oregon School District is closed, we will be closed.

Be safe out there tomorrow Oregon!

Happy New Year Oregon!  We hope you had a spectacular holiday season.  We are excited to get back to work at the museum....
01/05/2024

Happy New Year Oregon! We hope you had a spectacular holiday season. We are excited to get back to work at the museum.

Don't forget that we will be open tomorrow, Saturday, January 6th from 9-12.

We are open every Tuesday (starting January 9th) from 10-3 and the first Saturday of the month from 9-12. We are also open for appointments.

We look forward to seeing what 2024 brings!

The Oregon Area Historical Society would like to wish all of our followers a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.   We are very thankfu...
12/25/2023

The Oregon Area Historical Society would like to wish all of our followers a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS. We are very thankful for each and every one of you!

Membership renewal letters should be finding their way to your mailbox this week.  Remember that the museum depends A LO...
12/14/2023

Membership renewal letters should be finding their way to your mailbox this week.

Remember that the museum depends A LOT on you're membership dues. Without them, we wouldn't be able to host events like our Christmas at the Museum or membership meetings. If you are not a member and would like to become one, let us know.

Don't forget we are closed for the holidays.  We will reopen on Saturday, January 6
12/12/2023

Don't forget we are closed for the holidays. We will reopen on Saturday, January 6

Thank you everyone who joined us on Saturday for our 3rd annual Christmas at the Museum!  We hope everyone enjoyed thems...
12/11/2023

Thank you everyone who joined us on Saturday for our 3rd annual Christmas at the Museum! We hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as we did.

Don't forget we are closed until Saturday, January 6th. Happy Holidays Oregon!

Fun decorations today at our Scandinavian Christmas at the Museum.
12/10/2023

Fun decorations today at our Scandinavian Christmas at the Museum.

We will be closed from December 10th to January 5th for the holidays.  Come see us again on Saturday, January 6th from 9...
12/09/2023

We will be closed from December 10th to January 5th for the holidays. Come see us again on Saturday, January 6th from 9-12.

Happy Holidays Oregon!!!

Today's the day!  Christmas at the museum from 10-4.
12/09/2023

Today's the day!
Christmas at the museum from 10-4.

Membership renewal letters are finding their way to your mailboxes.  Don't forget to return those as soon as you can.  M...
12/08/2023

Membership renewal letters are finding their way to your mailboxes. Don't forget to return those as soon as you can.

Membership dues help us with our daily operations so THANK YOU! We appreciate our members. Be on the lookout for information about our Annual Membership Meeting coming up in March.

Don't forget to join us for our 3rd annual Christmas at the Museum!  Our Tuesday Elf Crew has been working hard to get t...
12/07/2023

Don't forget to join us for our 3rd annual Christmas at the Museum! Our Tuesday Elf Crew has been working hard to get the museum s**c and span and in the holiday spirit for you. Visit Saturday, December 9th from 10-4 to learn more about Scandinavian Christmas traditions. Stop in the office to grab a snack, punch or glogg (a traditional Christmas drink in Sweden).

December's historical fiction recommendation is Anthony Doerr's 2014 award-winning novel set during World War II, "All t...
12/07/2023

December's historical fiction recommendation is Anthony Doerr's 2014 award-winning novel set during World War II, "All the Light You Cannot See".

This story is about a blind girl and a German boy whose paths cross while they try to survive the havoc of war. The four-part limited series of this novel can also be seen on Netflix.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18143977-all-the-light-we-cannot-see

A special thank you to Kermit Traska, Luke Heiar, Dan and Jim Griffith, and Bob Block for demoing our old flower bed and...
11/14/2023

A special thank you to Kermit Traska, Luke Heiar, Dan and Jim Griffith, and Bob Block for demoing our old flower bed and putting in a new one! It looks amazing. We can't wait to see it full of new blooms in the spring! Thank you!!!

Join us for our 3rd annual Christmas at the Museum on Saturday, December 9th from 10am-4pm.
11/09/2023

Join us for our 3rd annual Christmas at the Museum on Saturday, December 9th from 10am-4pm.

Just a reminder to set your clocks back tonight!
11/04/2023

Just a reminder to set your clocks back tonight!

Saturday is the first Saturday of the month.  Stop in and see us.
11/03/2023

Saturday is the first Saturday of the month. Stop in and see us.

Happy November Oregon!
11/01/2023

Happy November Oregon!

November's Historical Fiction Recommendation is The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict.  "​THE OTHER EINSTEIN is the story...
11/01/2023

November's Historical Fiction Recommendation is The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict.

"​THE OTHER EINSTEIN is the story of Einstein’s wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight. It offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow."

For more information, head over to Marie Benedict's website: https://www.authormariebenedict.com/the-other-einstein.html

Thank you Oregon for a successful downtown Trick or Treating event.  Thank you to the participating businesses, Torhorst...
10/31/2023

Thank you Oregon for a successful downtown Trick or Treating event. Thank you to the participating businesses, Torhorst Insurance for helping organize, Faith Lutheran Oregon, Wisconsin for advertising and organizing the wagon rides and Klondike Farms for the wagon rides.

Don't forget to stop by and see us at the museum for trick or treating until noon!
10/31/2023

Don't forget to stop by and see us at the museum for trick or treating until noon!

Stay at home parents, grandparents, care givers, day cares, home schoolers!  Don't forget to join the Oregon Area Histor...
10/30/2023

Stay at home parents, grandparents, care givers, day cares, home schoolers! Don't forget to join the Oregon Area Historical Society, Torhorst Insurance and other downtown businesses for our Downtown Trick or Treating from 10-12 on Halloween. Faith Lutheran Oregon, Wisconsin will be hosting a hayride route from the church to the historical society.

Don't forget to join the Oregon Area Historical Society, Torhorst Insurance and several other downtown businesses for Do...
10/24/2023

Don't forget to join the Oregon Area Historical Society, Torhorst Insurance and several other downtown businesses for Downtown Trick or Treating on Tuesday, October 31st from 10-12.

10/17/2023

Friends....Christmas at the Museum is fast approaching. Our theme this year is A Scandinavian Christmas. We are looking for several pieces of Rosemaling to borrow for a Scandinavian display. If anyone would like to do a demonstration of Rosemaling, we would love to talk to you. Any Scandinavian clothing would be lovely (bunads, sweaters, etc) as well.

Thank you to the following community partners for participating in our Community Trick or Treat on Tuesday, October 31st...
10/17/2023

Thank you to the following community partners for participating in our Community Trick or Treat on Tuesday, October 31st from
10am-12pm.

Address

159 W Lincoln Street
Oregon, WI
53575

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 3pm
Saturday 9am - 12pm

Telephone

+16088358961

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