Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill
1313 Mill Street SE Salem, OR  97301
Ph 503 585 7012
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Upcoming Events
Please check back often for new events!

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Information on all events and classes may be obtained by calling The Willamette Heritage Center at 503-585-7012 or by e-mail.
Members receive a discount on most ticket prices. Tickets may be purchased at The Willamette Heritage Center or by calling
503-585-7012. All tickets are non-refundable.


Museum Closed in honor of Independence Day
Saturday, July 4
History Pub
Boosting Morale: Entertaining and Feeding Camp Adair Soldiers during WWII

with John Baker
Thursday, July 9, 2015. 5:30pm 6:30pm $3/WHC members $5 non-members
John Baker, war historian and author of CAMP ADAIR: THE STORY OF A WORLD WAR II CANTONMENT, will discuss the reputation of Salem's restaurant industry and social scene for fortifying the soldiers at the WWII Camp Adair training facility near Corvallis. THis lecture will take place in the Dye House at the WHC.

Compass Gallery Opening Reception
Thursday, July 11, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Free
For more information click here.

History Was Here
Boosting Morale: Entertaining and Feeding Camp Adair Soldiers during WWII

with John Baker
Saturday, July 11, 2015, 10:00 to 4:00

Admission: $7/Adults $6/Seniors $4/Students 6 18, WHC members, Veterans and active military

Discover the drama and sacrifice of the home front in World War II with our family-friendly event. Explore the role of the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill as an essential industry, meet Rosie the Riveter, and learn about Victory Gardens, Civil Defense stations, the Oregon Coast Guard, and more. Period music will put you in the mood for dancing, and the cafe will have some special treats. Kids can train as plane spotters, learn to break codes, and enter our Scrappo contest. Enjoy period cartoons and special displays of military uniforms and vehicles, including a DUK amphibious vehicle. Special speakers will present on Camp Adair, Japanese and Japanese-American mass removal and incarceration, and the Portland shipyards and Vanport.

Sponsored by Virgil T Golden Funeral Service.  


History Pub
Eating Salem: An Eyewitness View of Salem's Rich and Diverse Restaurant History

with Gerry Frank
Thursday, July21, 2015. 5:30pm 6:30pm $3/WHC members $5 non-members
Gerry Frank, fourth-generation native Oregonian with deep roots in the retail, restaurant, political, civic and business of the state, will provide an insider's view of Salem's restaurant history, from Meier and Frank's Oregon Room to the Konditerei. This presentation will take place in the Spinning Room at the WHC.

A.C. Gilbert's Maker Fair
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Join the WHC at the Gilbert House Children's Museum for the Salem Mini Maker Fair. For more information click here.
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Compass Gallery Opening Reception
Thursday, August 13, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Free
For more information click here.
Museum Closed in Observance of Labor Day
Monday, September 7, 2015


Compass Gallery Opening Reception
Thursday, September 10, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Free
For more information click here.
Fleece to Fiber Class for Kids: Wet Felting
Saturday, September 12, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. $25 tuition Pre-registration required by 9/11/2015. Contact Kaylyn, 503-585-7012.

Oregon Trail Live
A live action experience based on the classic computer game

Saturday, September 19, 2015. Competition 12:00-4:00. Competing teams $30 registration fee, signups available August 1, 2015. Spectators $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 ages 3-17.


Docent Training Begins
Thursday, October 1, 2015, 10:00am-noon

This is the first of a four part training series to be held on Thursdays in October. Pre-registration required. Contact Kathleen Schulte (kathleens@willametteheritage.org/503-585-7012) for more information.


Quiltopia
October 2-4, 2015,
For more information click here.

Handweaver's Sale
October 2 .

Fall Gala & Auction
Friday, October 9, 2015. 5:30 - 9:30 PM, $50 per person. Proceeds benefit the Willamette Heritage Center. RSVP 503-585-7012


 
   
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