Polk County Historical Society

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  • Explore our unique historic map that locates the nearly 600 claims of the Donation Land Act (Homesteads) in Polk County
  • Learn more about the native Kalapuya tribe that originally occupied Polk County
  • Enjoy extensive exhibits of agriculture and logging through the years
  • Explore exhibits showcasing 28 townsites that were in Polk County, Oregon, at one time
  • Our large collection includes physical, pictorial, and written artifacts from the era of 1842 to 1943
  • Our Research Library is well used by historians, writers, family researchers, and genealogists, with knowledgeable staff available to help you
  • The Museum is a non-profit organization
  • We are funded entirely by memberships, donations, and fundraisers
  • We are 100% volunteer staffed with local history buffs and professionals, alike!

We are located at 560 S. Pacific Highway West, Rickreall OR 97371,  at the south end of the Polk County Fairgrounds parking lot.

Hours:   1:00-5:00 p.m., Monday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday-Saturday; closed Sunday and Tuesday

Holiday Closures: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day


Adult (18-61), $5.00, 

Senior (62+), $4.00

Student (6-18 with ID card), $1.00

Child (under 6), Free

Centenarians, Free

Phone:   503-623-6251

Email:   PCHSOregon@gmail.com

Mailing Address:   P. O. Box 67, Monmouth OR 97361

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