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- Oregon Historical Society
- Oregon Museums Association
- Leave a Legacy
- Oregon Cultural Trust
- Oregon Council for the Humanities
- Lane County Cultural Coalition
Local Museums: Eugene and Lane County
Applegate Pioneer Museum
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Located in the old Boots and Sandals Square Dance Barn (The Red Barn), just across from the Bohemia Park. The museum is a living and expanding memorial to all miners, and to the rich history of gold mining activities in the Bohemia Mining District.
Nestled on a wooded hillside along the Ridgeline Trail in South Eugene the CRC is a nature center and wildlife hospital displaying one of the most diverse collections of raptors in the West.
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the cemetery was established in 1859 as the first cemetery for the city of Eugene. The cemetery and mausoleum are the burial sites of many of the area's pioneer leaders. Enjoy a walk through the trails and observe over 100 species of native plants. The Hope Abbey Mausoleum is open the last Sunday of each month (except during December) and Memorial Day Weekend.
With lots of programs, interesting exhibits and a planetarium, this is the only science center in Lane and surrounding counties.
The University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) features engaging exhibitions, significant collections of historic and contemporary art, and exciting educational programs that support the university’s academic mission and the diverse interests of its off-campus communities.
The Lane County History Museum was created to collect, preserve, and interpret Lane County’s rich heritage. It is the only county-wide historical museum in Lane County. Lane County was a destination point for emigrants crossing the Oregon Trail in the mid-1800s. The museum houses collections of national and local significance dating from the early 1800s to the present.
The Center is dedicated to serving the public through major exhibitions, art classes, lectures, workshops, outreach programs, and intimate performances. We provide affordable, on-site co-operative studio space for working artists in the Club Mud Ceramics Studio. Understanding the importance of art education, the Center not only offers classes, workshops, and lectures, but also has internship programs for those interested in the arts and arts administration.
Hike, picnic, and learn about native plants and animals. Explore our riverside trails, a water garden, forested paths, and an oak savannah. Attend our Mushroom and Wildflower Festivals!
The Museum of Natural and Cultural History enhances knowledge of Earth's environments and cultures, inspiring stewardship of our collective past, present, and future.
Explore thousands of years of human history and millions of years of natural history, all under one roof.
Since opening in 1991, the Oregon Air and Space Museum is dedicated to the acquisition and display of various aircraft and artifacts depicting the history aviation and space technology for the education and enjoyment of the people of Oregon and around the world.
A landmark since 1888, the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House invites you to enjoy a guided tour, learn about local history, join our book club, take tea, or attend a lecture.
The Siuslaw Pioneer Museum is the home of historic displays, pictures and other information about the Siuslaw River area, including The Pioneers and the City of Florence.
The Springfield Museum features rotating art and historical exhibits, permanent exhibit displays, and provides additional educational programming for our community throughout the year. As one of Lane County’s FREE museums, our exhibits and programming provide an outstanding value for our community.
Edgewood Farm on Crest Drive was the home of Wayne Morse and his family from 1936 to 1974. Formerly a working cattle and horse farm, it is currently a 26-acre multi-use City of Eugene Park, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house and farm are also supported, in interpretive and preservation efforts, by the Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation.
On the western edge of Eugene, visitors can view wildlife and restored wetlands while they walk trails or ride the Fern Ridge Bicycle path through the West Eugene Wetlands. Join WREN for Wetland Wanders, Family Exploration Days, and other field programs. WREN also offers classroom outreach programs and field trips.