In order to fulfill its mission, the Willamette Heritage Center has extensive collections documenting the history of the Mid-Willamette Valley. This includes everything from heavy textile machinery to fragile photographs.
The Center’s current holdings are anchored by the materials collected for half a century by its predecessor organizations the Marion County Historical Society (est. 1950) and the Mission Mill Museum (est. 1964). The bulk of the collections are centered around Marion County, Oregon and the greater Salem area. Materials are consistently displayed in our permanent and changing exhibits and are available to researchers through our library and archives.