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. Once complete, the multi-million dollar capital campaign will transform the Historic Park into a venue of high-quality visitor learning experiences that honor the service, commitment, and history made by Oregon’s service men and women. Their stories will be showcased with two circa 1911 buildings original to Camp Withycombe, and the main Museum building.
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.
- 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, 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, preserving it for future generations.