18 Year Museum Anniversary18-Year Anniversary

Following its annual winter closure, the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum doors re-open on February 1st! The re-opening coincides with the Museum’s 18th anniversary of when the doors first opened at our Maple Street location.

Former Lutheran Church - 1974In 1974 the museum was located in the Lutheran Church building south of the HWY 101 bridge. Throughout the following years, the goal was for the museum to one day be located closer to, or within Old Town – “where it belonged”. In 2005, the 1905 Florence School building in Old Town became available. Del Phelps, then the Museum’s President, began a monumental effort to acquire the building for the museum. Following a great deal of effort from the museum Board and generosity of the community, the goal was realized. On February 1, 2006, the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum was able to open the doors of its forever home at 278 Maple Street. Visit the Museum Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. The on-site Research Library is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 to 3 p.m.