Keizer Heritage Foundation
Where the history of Keizer celebrates
the spirit of Community, Culture and Art.
980 Chemawa Rd. N.E. · P.O. Box 20845, Keizer, OR 97307
Phone: (503) 393-9660 Fax: (503) 393-0209
Keizer Heritage Museum
The Keizer Heritage Museum officially opened February 2000. Its mission is to preserve and display the culture and history of Keizer, Oregon and surrounding mid-Willamette Valley area.
The Museum, located in the Keizer Heritage Center (the restored 1916 Keizer School), is a wonderful example of Craftsman style architecture. The Museum displays cover a wide range of history from days of the wagon train through the City of Keizerís beginning in 1982 and to the present. A variety of items relate to "The Old School" and its many teachers and students over the years. Many local families have contributed their history to display boards, scrapbooks and display cases.
The Museum has several books on local history for sale. They include Ann Lossner's Looking Back and More Looking Back as well as The Keizur Story, a book compiled by members of the historic Keizur/Keizer family with genealogy included. A recent publication, the first they have published themselves, is One Man's Journey Through Keizer's History, which was compiled from research, interviews and notes from Roger Hawley's Estate.
Every other month, the Museum has a special exhibit to show a specific part of Keizerís history or something of public interest. Special exhibits thus far have included Keizer Volunteer Fire Department, Keizerís 30 years of Little League baseball, Asian History Month, Chemawa Indian Schoolís History and Daughters of the American Revolutionís U.S. History.
Visit the Museum Photo Gallery for pictures of past museum displays.
The Museum is owned and operated by Keizer Heritage Foundation, Inc., an Oregon non-profit corporation. It is funded by member dues, donations of money, and fundraisers by Keizer Heritage. It is operated by volunteers with a love for the Keizer Community. Admission to the Museum is free although donations are gratefully accepted.
The Museum hours are currently as follows:
Tuesday and Thursday: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Appointments and special tours can be arranged by calling (503) 393-9660.
© 2003 Keizer Heritage Foundation, Inc.