Who we are
The Lake Oswego Preservation Society is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is: To preserve, protect and advocate for Lake Oswego’s built heritage. Our vision is: A Lake Oswego that embraces the social, economic and environmental benefits of historic preservation.
Your contribution—no matter the amount—makes a difference! The Society does not have paid staff and we don’t own a building so 100 percent of your donation is dedicated to our mission.
The Society has received recognition, both locally and statewide, for our historic preservation advocacy on behalf of Lake Oswego landmarks.
We invite you to visit the Iron Workers Museum located at 40 Wilbur Street. It’s housed in the City of Lake Oswego’s last remaining Iron Company Worker’s Cottage. The circa 1880 building is the oldest house in Lake Oswego that is open to the public.
Displays include City-owned artifacts, which have never before been on public display, as well as items from the Society’s collection.
Admission is Free!
Regular hours are 1-4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and the first Saturday of each month.
Due to Coronavirus and the need for social distancing, the Iron Workers Museum will be closed until further Notice
Preservation Perspectives Blog
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The historic Carman House, the oldest house in Lake Oswego, is to be donated to the Lake Oswego Preservation Society. The Wilmont family, descendants of…
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