Heritage Museum Society

Heritage Museum Society

Polk Co-op History Project

Not sure where to find Historical Information about the area? 

The Pathfinder to the History of Polk County, Oregon is a good place to start.

This was a cooperative project of the libraries and museums in Polk County, and was funded by the Library Services and Technology Act, a Federal grant program from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Oregon State Library.

Volunteer Info

Oregon Involved

Oregon Involved is a statewide effort to make it easy to get involved and make a difference in every community in Oregon.

Volunteer and Mentor Center of the Mid-Willamette Valley

The Volunteer and Mentor Center refers volunteers to agencies that fit the volunteer’s skills, schedules and desires.  The agencies benefit by streamlining the process of volunteer recruitment, record keeping and recognition.

Non Profit Resources

NonProfit Association of Oregon

NAO supports Oregon’s 13,851 public benefit nonprofit organizations by addressing common issues, providing access to resources, and developing policy documents that strengthen the entire sector. Oregonians in communities from Brookings to Portland, and La Grande to Burns, count on local nonprofits to provide essential services that improve their quality of life. NAO is there to help those organizations succeed.

Cultural Partners

Oregon Cultural Trust

The Cultural Trust is a statewide cultural plan to raise significant new funds to invest in Oregon’s arts, humanities and heritage. Funds will be distributed to local communities to support their cultural priorities, through competitive grants for projects of regional and statewide significance, and through grants to Oregon’s statewide cultural agencies to support their ongoing efforts.

Oregon Heritage Mentorcorps

Get the skills you need to care for your stuff. It’s tough caring for your collections when you feel you don’t have the right tools. That’s where the Oregon Heritage MentorCorps and this website can help.
The MentorCorps is a trained group of volunteers with professional experience in collections care and emergency management. Its members are ready to help your organization get the training and tools it needs to get the job done.
Oh, and it’s completely free. Visit Oregon Heritage Mentorcorps to learn more!

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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