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Willamette Heritage Center, Salem

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The Willamette Heritage Center is a non-profit museum located in Salem, Oregon. Formed from the merger of two established historical organizations (the Mission Mill Museum and the Marion County Historical Society) the WHC collects, cares for, interprets, showcases, and promotes understanding of an education about the history of the Mid-Willamette Valley region, including Marion County and the greater Salem area. It is anchored by the historic early settlement buildings dating to the 1840s, the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill and its archival and library holdings.
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  • This is an excellent museum of the Willamette history and Oregon history. There are a lot of personal family stories of the settlers that came to the region from the east coast.  more »
  • I had been once before with my friend and I was excited to bring my husband to see this. There are neat old buildings that are important to Oregon history that have been saved and moved her very cool!...  more »
  • I took my parents to see the museum. We were impressed with the exhibits and the varied history presented. We plan on returning soon as we missed few sites.  more »
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  • The history is beautiful and tour the 1st houses build here in oregon the mill was interesting but i love the houses more
  • This is a beautiful site with amazing historical buildings. So much history to learn and share with family and friends. They have special family fun events though-out the year. This site provides beautiful event venues for special occasions or meetings.
  • Beautiful and historical place. I love to attend events there.
  • Great venue for the wedding. We did our ceremony and reception in the spinning room and it worked out great. We had no complaints and had a great time!
  • WOW, so much history here! I loved seeing the looms and workings of the wool mill. The guide told so much about the families and workers. I will go repeatedly!