Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill
1313 Mill Street SE Salem, OR  97301
Ph 503 585 7012
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Magic at the Mill
Come raise a pint with us and celebrate the rich history of baseball in the Pacific Northwest!
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Thursdays from July 17 through August 14, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
$3 WHC members, $5 non-WHC members. Beer and food will be available.  Beer only for those 21 and older, with valid ID. The History Pub Series is sponsored by the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes and Venti’s Cafe.
July 17: Volcanoes Baseball – Built on a Successful Public-Private Partnership
with Tom Leip, President/Business Operations of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
Built less than a year after the announcement that the team would be moving to Oregon, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Stadium was not only a state-of-the-art (design-winning) facility but a monument to the power of a community driven, public-private partnership.

  NEW! Our WHC Story: as told by Amy Vandegrift and Kylie Pine on YouTube. Click to view:
Amy Vandegrift,
Development Director
Kylie Pine, Curator

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Connecting Generations at the Willamette Heritage Center

A visit to the Willamette Heritage Center is a stroll through the history of the Willamette Valley. The five-acre campus is home to fourteen historic structures that present the stories and richness of Oregon's past.

Pioneer buildings at the Willamette Heritage Centertake visitors back to the early settlement of western Oregon. The 1841 Jason Lee House, arguably the oldest standing wooden frame house in Oregon, pre-dates the first wagon trains crossing the Oregon Trail. These structures provide a glimpse into the lives of the missionaries and pioneering families when these early founders were putting down roots in the Valley.

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The 1895 Thomas Kay Woolen Mill, one of the best-preserved Victorian-Age factories in the West and designated an American Treasure by the National Park Service, vividly tells the story of industrialization in the West. See how it was to work in what was once a leading textile factory in Oregon, the legacy of which is continued today by Pendleton Woolen Mills. Changing exhibitions at the Willamette Heritage Center explore and highlight the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the Mid-Willamette Valley.

Magic at the Mill