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The Siuslaw Pioneer Museum’s collection includes items and artifacts of local pioneer families, their descendants and long-time residents. The Museum is unique, in that exhibits showcase only historical items of the Siuslaw Valley and its surrounding areas. Many of the artifacts were made or used in the every day life of our pioneers. Visit our museum Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
Searchable online indexes of Family Names and Subject Files are available as a source for your research or view the indexes and files at the on-site William Kyle Research Library. The library is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 to 3 p.m. Call the library at (541) 997-7884, ext.1 for more information.
A Rotating Exhibit is located in the museum lobby and is replaced with a new exhibit approximately every two months. The current display features the Siuslaw High School class of 1963, THROUGH THE YEARS (grade school, Jr High and Senior years). Our Then and Now on-line Photo Gallery features historical images of a location alongside a contrasting image recently taken at the same location.
Enjoy stories? The Oral History Project includes interviews and stories of descendants from pioneer families and long-term residents. Stories include surviving a shipwreck, being among the first white settlers to live on the North Fork, a sawmill career, and more. Life was about attending a one-room school, growing up in a Civil Conservation Corp camp, working in a sawmill or a story of pitching the first no-hitter baseball game for Siuslaw High School. Read these Stories Here or view our audio and transcribed interviews at the Kyle Research Library (open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
We welcome your visit to discover and experience the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum! The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
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