Heritage Museum - Independence, Oregon
N 44° 51.170 W 123° 11.258
10T E 485173 N 4966620
Quick Description: Housed in the old First Baptist Church in the historic section of Independence, Oregon, this museum is a fine example of a community preserving it's history.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 8/22/2011 9:05:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMCCJR
First organized in Kings Valley as the First Baptist Church of Kings Valley on April 25,1869, the church was moved several times since then. In October, 1873 it moved to Alexander south of Independence, changing it's name to Antioch Baptist Church. Then to 3rd and B streets in Independence in 1888, changing it's name again to The First Baptist Church of Independence. The congregation built the present church at 1505 Monmouth St. completing it in 1975. This building was acquired by the City of Independence, and the grand opening of the museum was held on July 4,1976. There is no food court, but there are several near-by places to eat. Neither is there a gift shop as such, but there are some publications and one of a kind items for sale. At the present time, the museum is not handicap accessible, but future plans will change that. Hours are limited, but special arrangements can be made by contacting the museum (503-838-4989)or city hall (503-838-1212). Be sure to call well in advance, so that things can be arranged. There is not an admission charge, but donations are appreciated.
Cultural in nature, this museum showcases it's rich past which was agriculture based. This area was a popular destination of those traveling the Oregon Trail.
112 S. 3rd st. The corner of 3rd and B streets Independence, Oregon Telephone 503-838-4989.
Food Court: no
Gift Shop: no
Hours of Operation:
Open Wed 1-5
Cost: 0.00 (listed in local currency)
Museum Size: Small
Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]
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