Heritage Museum Society

Heritage Museum Society

Explore Independence History

Did you know Independence was once known as the “Hop Capitol of the World”? Or that this Oregon Trail pioneer settlement is a “Preserve America” Historic Town?

Visit us in the heart of the Independence National Historic District, at the corner of Third and B Streets where we are telling stories, inspiring memories and preserving local history.

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The Independence Connection to Helmick Park

For a wonderful article by Cathy Ingalls on the history of Sarah and Henry… read more »

Digital History Project

By Peggy Smith, Curator

One afternoon about two years ago, Mike Jager, an… read more »

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Hours & Admission

1 - 5 pm Wed - Sat
1 - 4 pm Occasional Sundays (Call ahead to check)

$3 per person suggested donation.

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Heritage Museum

Site Address: 112 South 3rd Street
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7
Independence, OR 97351
Phone: (503) 838-4989
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