Forest Grove Oregon Museums
The Prehistoric Gardens on the southern Oregon coast are an attraction not to be missed on either side of US 101. Located in the heart of Forest Grove, Oregon, south of Portland, it is actually a multi-acre complex that now houses 17 different museums and conservation companies, most of which revolve around the transportation industry. Not all of them are unique to the Oregon Coast and are left to the state - as a place for sideshows and curiosities.
More specialty and trendy stores to pass the time on a rainy day in downtown Portland or look for the latest vintage clothing, accessories and accessories from around the world.
Visit the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals on the way to Forest Grove or visit some of the downtown shops (see above). Bebe, a specialty store recommended by various people as a good place to browse. Visit the Friends of Historic Forest Collections and leave a message on their Facebook page to donate items to the exhibition.
Located in the historic Belmont Firehouse, the museum houses a variety of artifacts from the city's history as well as the history of Forest Grove itself. This Portland museum is not just for die-hard history fans, so check out the website for current temporary exhibits that might interest you.
The tasting room is very nice and the St. Joseph Winery is scenic even on a rainy day, but note that although we have been to the Wells Fargo History Museum before, this one seems to be a bit better than most. The collection focuses primarily on the period from 1869 to 1939 and includes a variety of artifacts from the town of Forest Grove and other parts of the state. Some of these artifacts are exhibited in the Main Museum and include a collection of historical documents such as maps, maps and other historical artifacts. This collection contains artifacts from various historical events and events throughout the history of Forest Grove.
It includes more than 200 local artists who work in various styles such as ceramics, painting, sculpture, photography and other arts and crafts. It is one of the largest art collections in Oregon and the second largest collection of its kind in Oregon, and is exhibited in both the Main Museum and the Forest Grove Museum of Art and Art Gallery.
Located at the end of the Barlow Trail, it welcomed new arrivals to Oregon, providing them with a much-needed resting place and place to stay and where they could be arrested. The collection includes many documents and artifacts donated to the museum over its 118-year history, which is more than any other museum in the state of Oregon and the second largest collection of its kind in Oregon. Oregon Historical Society was founded specifically to preserve Oregon's history as it has lived, directly from its original sources.
In the 1870s, rail traffic came to spur development, and Carnation was named "Carnation" after the South Forest Grove, after the Pacific Coast Condensed Milk Company opened the state's largest condensed milk factory in 1902. In 1906, the tram was introduced from the Grove depot, but it was soon lost to cars and the company built a station a mile south of the city. ForestGrove residents refused to pay $30,000 to Willamette Valley Railroad for the depot, so the tracks were demolished in 1911. In 1908, the Oregon Electric Railroad came to Forest the Grove, followed by the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1912.
The Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation shows the locomotives at the Forest Grove Museum, Southern Pacific Railway Museum and Oregon Electric Railroad Museum in Portland, and displays locomotives from the Pacific Coast Condensed Milk Company, Willamette Valley Railroad and other railroad companies.
In 1900, Washington County had 2,302 farms, most of them in Forest Grove and Hillsboro, and about 3,000 people lived there, mostly farmers and ranchers. The Society preserves the area where the town of Tualatin was first plated, as well as other historical sites. My home town is at the foot of the Iron Mountain, where despite the clanking steel and the melting stone dug deep into the mountain, the great old trees still smoke.
There is no better place to get an idea of what life was like on the Oregon Trail than Forest Grove. It is home to a sea lion that has attracted generations of visitors since 1931, and it is the site of the first Oregon State Park.
With over 1300 objects from 1937, the Museum of Contemporary Crafts presents the Pacific Northwest American crafts movement. The Nikkei Legacy Center in Oregon, located in the Japanese laundry in Portland's Old Town, has the world's largest collection of Oregon Trail-era Japanese-American artifacts.
The Gresham Historical Society is located in the Old Library building in downtown G Resham and preserves the history of the city through a series of changing exhibitions and guided tours. The Beaverton Historical Society maintains a collection of over 2,000 Oregon Trail-era artifacts. The museum is located on the second floor of the old courthouse on the corner of NE 3rd and Main Streets in Beavertown, Oregon. It houses a variety of historical and cultural exhibits.