What You’ll See
Admission to the museum gives you access to exhibits in nine historic structures on our five-acre site. A self-guided tour map is available at the front desk to guide your journey through the museum.
Permanent exhibits in the 1840s homes explore the experiences of Native Americans in the Valley and early European settlement of Oregon including Jason Lee and the Methodist Mission to Oregon and the Oregon Trail.
The Thomas Kay Woolen Mill buildings provide an in-depth look at industrialization and the woolen industry in Oregon. Our special exhibit gallery provides a focused look on seasonal and topical aspects of the heritage of the Mid-Willamette Valley. Click here for more information about our current special exhibits. Additionally, admission grants visitors access to the Research Library and archives which is open Tuesday-Friday 12-4.