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November 2017

Floyd McMullen – Salem’s only firefighter killed in the line of duty

2017-11-20T19:44:15+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Categories: Community Memories, History Tidbits|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Oregon State Capitol on fire April 25, 1935.WHC 2001.3.2 Fire! At 6:43 p.m. on April 25, 1935 the frantic call for help [...]

Boys of Summer: Baseball in the Mid-Willamette Valley

2017-11-14T14:23:35+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Categories: Past Exhibits|Tags: , , , , , , |

Past Exhibit: Boys of Summer: Baseball in the Mid-Willamette Valley This exhibit was on display at the Willamette Heritage Center in the Summer of [...]

Tiger Engine Company No. 2 Membership Rolls

2017-11-09T13:10:45+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Categories: Digital Collections, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Salem Fire Department's Volunteer Company Membership Roll Book. WHC 0084.050.0001. This bound book (WHC 0084.050.0001) contains a series of lists of membership [...]

October 2017

Waller Hall – 150 Years

2017-10-20T10:59:37+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Categories: Historic Buildings, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Waller Hall circa 1890 2007.001.0643 There’s an old historic temple rising grandly through the years Where the oaken hearted fathers drew their [...]

Processing Flax at the Miles Linen Company (L2002-041)

2017-10-17T16:20:55+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Digital Collections|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A copy of this type-written document was found in the Willamette Heritage Center Collections (L2002-041).  Notations on the first page indicate it was originally [...]

Fire: Celebrating 160 Years of the Salem Fire Department

2017-10-10T18:13:43+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Upcoming Exhibits|Tags: , |

An exhibit held in partnership with the Salem Fire Department and the Salem Fire Foundation November 7 - December 23, 2017 In 1857, Salem’s [...]

September 2017

Annual Labor Day Hike from Salem to Portland

2017-08-29T16:40:33+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Archives Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Clipping from the Renska Swart Collection reveals a Labor Day Hike tradition from the late 1920s. Labor Day First Officially Celebrated in Oregon Through [...]