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WHC Calendar

Keep an eye on our calendar to learn about upcoming events and classes at the Willamette Heritage Center.

Jul
14
Fri
2017
Exhibit – Courage and Compassion @ Willamette Heritage Center
Jul 14 – Sep 23 all-day
Exhibit - Courage and Compassion @ Willamette Heritage Center | Salem | Oregon | United States

The exhibit will chronicle the story of the Japanese American experience during WWII, and feature local stories of bravery and tolerance from the Willamette Valley.  For more information click here.

Jul
28
Fri
2017
Caboose #507 Welcome Party @ Willamette Heritage Center
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Caboose #507 Welcome Party

Friday, July 28th • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm • FREE ADMISSION ALL DAY!

After nearly two years of preparation, Oregon & California Caboose #507 is finally ready to make the trek to its new home!

Join us on Friday, July 28th, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm to watch a live feed of the move, and observe the once in a lifetime transportation of a massive 1909 artifact in the Mid-Willamette Valley. The Caboose will be lifted onto a large flatbed trailer by a crane at its current resting point near Eugene, and will then make its way up I-5 to the WHC. A second crane will lift the Caboose onto the tracks that have been set on the WHC grounds, and then the exciting restoration process will begin.

WHC admission will be FREE all day, a live feed of the move as well as an informative interview will be on display in the theatre, fun train-related children's activities will be available, and refreshments will be available.

Learn more about O&C Caboose #507 at www.willametteheritage.org/caboose-507/.

Jul
29
Sat
2017
Urban Homesteaders: The Art of Pickling @ Willamette Heritage Center
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Urban Homesteaders: The Art of Pickling

Saturday, July 29th • 9:00 am to 11:00 am

The art of pickling predates recorded history. Green beans, asparagus, carrots, and other vegetables can be safely canned by pickling them. Learn how to select safe pickling recipes, proper acidity levels of vinegars, and how to process jars to ensure safety. This class is taught by Oregon State University Master Preserver Tonya Johnson.

Preregistration is required by Wednesday, July 26th at 5:00 pm. Use the form at www.willametteheritage.org/classes-workshops/ to sign up. Registration for all of our adult classes costs $45 for WHC members and $50 for non-members.

Planning to take several classes? Save money and enjoy a host of other exclusive benefits by becoming a member today!

Aug
17
Thu
2017
History in the News @ Willamette Heritage Center
Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

History in the News

LEEBIBLE by Ron Cooper

Photo by Ron Cooper

Third Thursday of each month through November | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

History in the News is back for a second season of providing historical context to current events. The topic for each month's discussion will not be announced until one week prior to the event. Tune into our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) or join our mailing list to see the announcement!

History in the News is free and open to the public. Visit willametteheritage.org/history-in-the-news/ to learn more.

Sep
9
Sat
2017
Oregon Trail Live™ @ Willamette Heritage Center
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Oregon Trail Live™

Saturday, September 9th • 12:00 to 5:00

Remember getting a pass from math class to play the classic computer game, "Oregon Trail"? The WHC is proud to bring the game (but not math class) to life in our competitive event, Oregon Trail Live! OTL challenges teams of contestants to confront the difficulties of the Oregon Trail (as portrayed by the video game), from carrying 200 pounds of meat to running the rapids. Winner of the Outstanding Museum Educator Award from the Oregon and California Trails Association and supported by the computer game's developer, Oregon Trail Live provides a unique and fun way to learn about the Oregon Trail - while avoiding that dreaded fate of death by dysentery!

Teams registrations open on Tuesday, August 1st, so start circling your wagons now! Teams can consist of two to five individuals of any age. Register prior to September 9th for $20 per team. Registration at the gate costs $25. Visit www.willametteheritage.org/oregon-trail-live/ to for details and registration.

Sep
21
Thu
2017
History in the News @ Willamette Heritage Center
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

History in the News

LEEBIBLE by Ron Cooper

Photo by Ron Cooper

Third Thursday of each month through November | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

History in the News is back for a second season of providing historical context to current events. The topic for each month's discussion will not be announced until one week prior to the event. Tune into our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) or join our mailing list to see the announcement!

History in the News is free and open to the public. Visit willametteheritage.org/history-in-the-news/ to learn more.

Sep
30
Sat
2017
Wedding & Event Show at the Willamette Heritage Center @ Willamette Heritage Center
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Yellow and orange lanterns SRPlanning a wedding, reception, or another event? The Wedding & Event Show at the Willamette Heritage Center is the perfect opportunity to explore a wide-variety of vendors in one convenient location in Downtown Salem. Venues, photographers, caterers, planners and so much more will be represented all over the WHC site. We’ll have gift bags, a fashion show, raffles, giveaways, and more.

Your $5 admission fee includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win a FREE wedding rental in the Dye House at the Willamette Heritage Center. Additional tickets will be available for purchase.

Interested in becoming a vendor? Contact our event sales team at (503) 585-7012. Call soon! Spaces are filling fast.

The Wedding & Event Show at the Willamette Heritage Center is sponsored by Fiesta Event Insurance.

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Oct
18
Wed
2017
Exhibit – Yesterdayland: Innovations of the Past @ Changing Exhibit Gallery
Oct 18 – Dec 29 all-day
Exhibit - Yesterdayland: Innovations of the Past @ Changing Exhibit Gallery | Salem | Oregon | United States

Technological advancements in last 50 years have exceeded even the big imagination of Walt Disney when he envisioned his Tommorrowland® and what the future would bring.  Through this exhibit we’ll look back at the earthshattering, daily life altering innovations of the early 20th century and how these machines influenced our community.

Oct
19
Thu
2017
History in the News @ Willamette Heritage Center
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

History in the News

LEEBIBLE by Ron Cooper

Photo by Ron Cooper

Third Thursday of each month through November | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

History in the News is back for a second season of providing historical context to current events. The topic for each month's discussion will not be announced until one week prior to the event. Tune into our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) or join our mailing list to see the announcement!

History in the News is free and open to the public. Visit willametteheritage.org/history-in-the-news/ to learn more.