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Upcoming Events

  • From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry
    From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry
    Tue, Aug 13
    Heritage Museum
    Aug 13, 2024, 10:00 AM – Sep 21, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    Aug 13, 2024, 10:00 AM – Sep 21, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    The traveling banner exhibition and companion website explore some of the processes, problems, and potentials inherent in technologies that use microorganisms for health and commercial purposes.
  • Sept. 24 - Nov 30. Frances Stilwell: Oregon’s Botanical Landscape
    Sept. 24 - Nov 30. Frances Stilwell: Oregon’s Botanical Landscape
    Tue, Sep 24
    Heritage Museum
    Sep 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – Nov 30, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    Sep 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – Nov 30, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    Oregon artist Frances Stilwell (1940–) left a successful career in science to devote herself to art. Working mainly in pastels, she documented Oregon’s native plants in their natural habitats.
  • Apparition Avenue
    Apparition Avenue
    Sat, Oct 05
    Downtown Independence
    Oct 05, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Downtown Independence, Independence, OR, USA
    Oct 05, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Downtown Independence, Independence, OR, USA
    NEW for 2024! Apparition Avenue will highlight some spooky and historic locations that are off the beaten path. Get your map at the Heritage Museum, and find a guide at each spot, ready to share their story.
  • Ghost Walk
    Ghost Walk
    Sat, Oct 05
    Downtown Independence
    Oct 05, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Downtown Independence, Independence, OR, USA
    Oct 05, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Downtown Independence, Independence, OR, USA
    A spooktacular way to learn the history of downtown Independence while ushering in the Halloween season.
  • Albert Clinton Moore Collection Opening Reception
    Albert Clinton Moore Collection Opening Reception
    Sat, Jul 13
    Heritage Museum
    Jul 13, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    Jul 13, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    Join us for the opening reception to view the Albert Clinton Moore Collection
  • July Veteran of the Month: James C. Corr
    July Veteran of the Month: James C. Corr
    Sat, Jul 13
    Heritage Museum
    Jul 13, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    Jul 13, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
  • A Saturday with Bob
    A Saturday with Bob
    Sat, Jun 15
    Heritage Museum
    Jun 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    Jun 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    We are hosting a Saturday with Bob - a day to come learn more about the fluorescent rocks and minerals on display with the expert that helped bring the exhibit to life.
  • June & July: AIDS, Posters & Stories of Public Health
    June & July: AIDS, Posters & Stories of Public Health
    Tue, Jun 04
    Heritage Museum
    Jun 04, 2024, 10:00 AM – Jul 13, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    Jun 04, 2024, 10:00 AM – Jul 13, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    The archive of public health posters about AIDS at the National Library of Medicine is rooted in the cultural output of artists, activists, and community workers.
  • Heritage Museum at Monmouth Has Pride
    Heritage Museum at Monmouth Has Pride
    Sat, Jun 01
    Main Street Park
    Jun 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Main Street Park, Monmouth, OR 97361, USA
    Jun 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Main Street Park, Monmouth, OR 97361, USA
    Monmouth Has Pride is a fun, family-friendly event with lots of food, fun, music, and celebration. The Heritage Museum will be there with a booth and snapping photos to add to the museum's pride quilt.
  • Museum Closed May 11 from 1PM - 4PM
    Museum Closed May 11 from 1PM - 4PM
    Sat, May 11
    Heritage Museum
    May 11, 2024, 1:00 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    May 11, 2024, 1:00 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    The museum is closed in the afternoon for a private event.
  • Ghost Walk: Ghost Host & Event Planning
    Ghost Walk: Ghost Host & Event Planning
    Wed, Apr 24
    Independence
    Apr 24, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Independence, 370 S Main St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    Apr 24, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Independence, 370 S Main St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    Do you LOVE the Ghost Walk? Want to be an event volunteer or Ghost Host? Attend this meeting to learn about what it takes to be part of this iconic downtown event!
  •  Free Autism Community Information Event
     Free Autism Community Information Event
    Thu, Apr 18
    Heritage Museum
    Apr 18, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    Apr 18, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    Community information session is for anyone interested in learning more about autism
  • Radiant Rocks: Unveiling the Hidden Glow of Fluorescent Minerals
    Radiant Rocks: Unveiling the Hidden Glow of Fluorescent Minerals
    Thu, Apr 18
    Heritage Museum
    Apr 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – May 18, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    Apr 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – May 18, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    "Radiant Rocks: Unveiling the Hidden Glow of Fluorescent Minerals" is making its debut at the Heritage Museum. Local rock hound and Clackamette Mineral and Gem club member, Bob Oblack, worked with local carpenter and contractor, Ken Fetters, to bring this exhibit to Independence.
  • Truman Price: Music of the Oregon Trail
    Truman Price: Music of the Oregon Trail
    Sat, Apr 13
    Independence
    Apr 13, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Independence, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    Apr 13, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Independence, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    Truman Price is a life-long violinist/fiddler who has lived near Independence for forty years and has made a special study of music of the Oregon Trail. Come here some tunes!
  • Fiber Arts Demonstration
    Fiber Arts Demonstration
    Sat, Mar 23
    Heritage Museum
    Mar 23, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    Mar 23, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    Peggy Clyne, a local fiber artist, will be at the museum actively spinning and happy to talk about the history of fiber arts, and the current trends.
  • Virtual Author Talk: Maria Smilios
    Virtual Author Talk: Maria Smilios
    Wed, Mar 20
    Heritage Museum
    Mar 20, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    Mar 20, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    In conjunction with the Monmouth Public Library, a zoom conversation will be hosted with the author Maria Smilios, who wrote “The Black Angels: The Untold Story of the Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis.” The book is available for purchase at the Heritage Museum Store.
  • March - April: Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Collection
    March - April: Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Collection
    Tue, Mar 05
    Heritage Museum
    Mar 05, 2024, 10:00 AM – Apr 13, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    Mar 05, 2024, 10:00 AM – Apr 13, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    Nurses and nursing have been the frequent subjects of postcards. These postcard images are informed by cultural values; ideas about women, men, and work; and by attitudes toward class, race, and national differences.
  • March: Spotlight - Margaret Richardson
    March: Spotlight - Margaret Richardson
    Fri, Mar 01
    Heritage Museum
    Mar 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – Mar 30, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    Mar 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – Mar 30, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Heritage Museum, 281 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351, USA
    Spotlighting Margaret Richardson (1872-1937), a local nurse who served in the Spanish-American War. One of Margaret’s nursing outfits, along with some photographs and personal belongings, will be on display.
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