Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill
1313 Mill Street SE Salem, OR  97301
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Magic at the Mill
Special Membership Meeting - Thursday, May 1 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm
There will be a light dinner followed by a short business meeting on Thursday, May1st, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Spinning Room.  Then we will honor all of the WHC volunteers and finish with a presentation by Elisabeth Walton Potter titled “At the beginning:  Reflections on a 50-year Museum Enterprise” – in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Mission Mill Museum Association.

Please note:
The Boon House is now closed to the public for capital improvements through 5/09/2014.

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Connecting Generations at the Mill

A visit to the Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill is a stroll through the history of the Willamette Valley. The five-acre campus is home to fourteen historic structures that present the stories and richness of Oregon's past.

Pioneer buildings at the Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill take visitors back to the early settlement of western Oregon. The 1841 Jason Lee House, arguably the oldest standing wooden frame house in Oregon, pre-dates the first wagon trains crossing the Oregon Trail. These structures provide a glimpse into the lives of the missionaries and pioneering families when these early founders were putting down roots in the Valley.

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The 1895 Thomas Kay Woolen Mill, one of the best-preserved Victorian-Age factories in the West and designated an American Treasure by the National Park Service, vividly tells the story of industrialization in the West. See how it was to work in what was once a leading textile factory in Oregon, the legacy of which is continued today by Pendleton Woolen Mills. Changing exhibitions at the Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill explore and highlight the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the Mid-Willamette Valley.

Magic at the Mill