WHC Calendar

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

Jan
20
Fri
2017
Exhibit: Nature and Community @ Changing Exhibit Gallery
Jan 20 – Apr 15 all-day

Nature and Community: Heritage Invitational Exhibit

Fri. January 20, 2017 – Sat. May 15, 2017
The Mid-Willamette Valley possesses myriad complex ecological systems and natural characteristics.  Water, soil, forests, wildlife and minerals have shaped the economies, settlement patterns, leisure activities, and identities of the communities in the region.  Humans in the valley have also been shaping the natural landscape to meet their needs and ideals since time immemorial.  Native agriculture and burning practices sculpted the valley’s iconic oak savanna, power development and flood controls in our cities have dammed and shaped our waterways, and the current trend in urbanization is transforming agricultural regions into cityscapes.  This exhibit and subsequent programming will look at the relationship between humans and their natural environment in the Mid-Willamette Valley.

This exhibit is included in regular admission to the Willamette Heritage Center. It is free for WHC Members and members of participating organizations.

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Mar
16
Thu
2017
History in the News @ Willamette Heritage Center
Mar 16 @ 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.

Apr
7
Fri
2017
25th Annual Heritage Awards @ Willamette Heritage Center
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The WHC is proud to host the 25th Annual Heritage Awards, which recognize and honor our community’s leaders and organizations who have contributed significantly to the preservation and interpretation of our heritage. The celebration includes a cocktail hour, dinner, a special program for the enjoyment of history enthusiasts and all lovers of the past and the stories we tell about it.

This year’s program, Headlining History, features the work of Gerry Lewin, a renowned photojournalist who served the Salem community for decades while working for the Capital Journal and the Statesman Journal. The evening will include a presentation by Lewin following the conclusion of the awards.

Tickets will be available beginning March 1st. Nominations are open through February 28th. Visit willametteheritage.org/heritage-awards/ to learn more, submit nominations, and purchase tickets!

Apr
20
Thu
2017
History in the News @ Willamette Heritage Center
Apr 20 @ 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.

May
13
Sat
2017
32nd Annual Sheep to Shawl Festival @ Willamette Heritage Center
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Karen Spinning

For the past 32 years, Sheep to Shawl has provided a fun, free, and educational experience to the Salem community. Guests of all ages come and enjoy a variety of activities, including sheep shearing demonstrations, textile arts demonstrations, live music, children’s activities, live animals, and so much more. Sheep to Shawl guides visitors through the wool-making process, celebrating the long and important history of the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill. Stay tuned for more details about the 32nd Annual Sheep to Shawl festival!

May
18
Thu
2017
History in the News @ Willamette Heritage Center
May 18 @ 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.

Jun
15
Thu
2017
History in the News @ Willamette Heritage Center
Jun 15 @ 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.

Jul
20
Thu
2017
History in the News @ Willamette Heritage Center
Jul 20 @ 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.

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
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.