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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Independence, Oregon 1945-1950

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Buena Vista Pottery

Amedee M. Smith, raised on the Iowa frontier, started for the west coast in… read more »

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Hours & Admission

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

$3 admission for adults, children FREE
Everyone FREE second Saturday of the month

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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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