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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!

Our Location

We are located at the south end of the Polk County Fairgrounds parking lot in Rickreall, Oregon. [Google Maps]

Hours and Days We’re Open

  • 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

Contact Us

  • Phone: (503) 623-6251
  • Email:
  • Mailing Address: P. O. Box 67, Monmouth OR 97361

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