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 and historic assets. 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 11am-3pm Saturdays except holidays. Masks are required.
It is also open by appointment for school classes, other group tours.
The museum is available to local groups for meetings. Please contact us for more information.
Preservation Perspectives Blog
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Sundeleaf, Richard W.
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