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. We are working hard to stay operational and have committed to continue public operations until later this fall. At that point we hope to share positive news about our situation going forward. More information is available in our newsletters—become a member or join our mailing list to be sure you get your copy! And please donate, ask your friends and family to become members. We are eager to continue serving our community.

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.

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.

Artifact Donations

Please see for information on artifact and archive donations.

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.

You can also help support us in your day-to-day with Amazon Smile!

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