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Brigadier General James B. Thayer Oregon Military Museum

 

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Organization
Brigadier General James B. Thayer Oregon Military Museum
Contact Phone
503-683-5359
Physical Address
Building 6101 Camp Withycombe/15300 SE Minuteman Way
Physcial Address: City
Clackamas
Physical Address: State
OR
Physical Address: Zip
97015
Description
The award-winning Oregon Military Museum is closed temporarily during construction and renovation to its new home, the 1954 Clackamas Armory Building at the Oregon National Guard's Camp Withycombe. The Oregon Military Museum’s multi-million dollar capital campaign is renovating three key areas within the multi-acre site: the Historic Park containing two circa 1911 buildings, the Main Plaza, and the main Museum building.

We are transforming into a venue of high-quality visitor learning experiences that honor the service, commitment, and history made by Oregon’s service men and women.

OUR TRANSFORMATION GOALS:
* Become a regionally significant museum with an expanded audience and better defined character.
* Create new educational exhibits and enhance the public’s access to meaningful learning experiences.
* Prepare, protect, and preserve military artifacts and library material.
* Enhance visitor experience and visitor services.
* Support historic military research and study.
* Upgrade and modernize building systems.

Originally established in 1975 by the Oregon Military Department as the state's official military history repository, the Museum honors, preserves and showcases this remarkable history through exhibits, outreach activities, and educational programs, an annual Living History Day event, and through outstanding artifact, library and archives collections. Its collection of irreplaceable treasures defines Oregon’s military legacy and preserves it for future generations.

The Museum's re-opening will be announced at a later date.

Event Requests: Major Stephen Bomar phone: 503-584-3885
Curator: Tracy Thoennes phone: 503-683-5359 or museuminfo@oregonmilitarymuseum.org
Hours of Operation
The Oregon Military Museum is temporarily closed to the public for renovation.
Admission
Admission: Free, donations accepted
(Museum currently closed for renovation.)
Region
  • Portland Metro
  • Willamette Valley
Type of Museum/Specialty
  • Military Museum
Programs and Services
  • Special Events
Facilities and Services
  • Available by appointment
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