Today at the Lane County History Museum:

Remote research services are available!

The Museum is glad to continue offering research possibilities to the public throughout building closure.

While the doors are closed, Lane County History Museum has not gone dark. Museum staff are safely at work continuing our commitment to collect, preserve, research, publish and exhibit Our Stories. As things continue to change for our community, we are making Museum resources available to you in new ways that will serve you now, and into the future.

Lane County History Museum is funded with money from County tourism. Along with local tourist and hospitality businesses, the Museum has been hit by the break in public commerce. On July 15th , the Museum will cease public operations until further notice. More information will be published in the Summer Artifact newsletter—become a member or join our mailing list to be sure you get your copy!

During the unpredictable unfolding of events, watch this page to stay up to speed with our progress, and what services we are currently offering.

Museum Services Currently Available:

Museum Building and Exhibits Closed to the Public

For your health and safety, the Museum building is closed to the public. In accordance with health authority recommendations we’re doing our part to flatten the curve of pandemic spread. More information:
Flattening the Curve (NPR)
Center for Disease Control
Oregon Health Authority
Lane County Public Health

Museum Research and Photo Order Services are Available:

Research Requests are being accepted at this time. We are limited in the number and scope of requests we can work with remotely, so there is a wait time for each request. Please review the general research guidelines here and contact the LCHM Archives Library at to make your request. Archives and
Library Research operations will continue through July 15, 2020.

Digital Photo Orders are available. Make your photo order in the usual way, outlined here The Digital Lab is running on a longer-than-usual timeline. Please contact the LCHM Digital Lab at to work out the details of your order. Digital Lab/operations will continue through July 15, 2020.

Not Accepting Donations

The museum is not accepting artifact and archive donations at this time.

Support the Present and Future of the Museum

Support the Museum by donating, becoming a member, or renewing your membership. Thank you for your support during this time. Make your payments with PayPal. It is free, secure, effective.

A Little Something from Lane County History Museum: have fun with our original LCHM print-at-home coloring books below!