If we lose our history, we lose our sense of who we are
You can be a part of helping the Lake Oswego Preservation Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, achieve its mission: To preserve, protect and advocate on behalf of Lake Oswego’s built heritage.
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.
Together we will make a difference!
Please send a check, made out to the Lake Oswego Preservation Society, or use the secure PayPal option to make your donation with a credit or debit card. There is also an option for setting up monthly giving via PayPal.
Our mailing address is:
Lake Oswego Preservation Society
PO Box 502
Marylhurst, OR 97036
Become a Lake Oswego History Hero!
Your gift of $1,000 or more will transform you into a Lake Oswego Preservation Society History Hero. No phone booth required!
On April 8, 2017, the Society opened the doors of Lake Oswego’s newest museum in the City-owned Iron Worker’s Cottage located at 40 Wilbur Street in the Old Town Neighborhood. To fund the ongoing work of the History Center and Museum, such as creating rotating exhibits, we are looking for help from our community. Although we operate a City-owned facility, we receive no funding from the City.
The first exhibit entitled: Oregon’s Iron Jubilee 1867 – 2017: Celebrating the First Iron Furnace on the Pacific Coast showcases the 19th-century industry, which transformed the small village of Oswego into a bustling, iron manufacturing company town and it features artifacts that have never been on public display. This well-curated exhibit and the ones to follow will entice students, residents, and out-of-town visitors.
The History Center and Museum also include a gift shop of the Society’s unique, local history-related merchandise. Members receive a 10% discount on merchandise.
Every donor to our new History Center and Museum, at the $1,000 level or more, will be permanently honored on a plaque as a History Hero and you will be given a special keepsake commemorating the occasion. Of course, donations of any amount are appreciated and they will make a difference.
Our History Heroes include:
John & Diane Bradshaw
Stephen & Nancy Dudley
Gerald Morgan in memory of Phil & Peg Morgan
Nancy, Susan, & Mary Jane Headlee
Leon Drennan in memory of Leon Bullier, Consuelo Bullier, & Margot B. Dewart
Aase Maja Besson
Francine & Joe Smith
Erin O’Rourke- Meadors & Gregory Meadors in memory of Florenceann O’Rourke
Bonnie Allen & Quinn Walsdorf
Kasey & Steve Holwerda
Frank Kuo in memory of C. Herald & Virginia Campbell
J. J. Walsdorf in honor of Emily & Alison Walsdorf
Official Oregon Cultural Trust Partner
The Lake Oswego Preservation Society is an official Oregon Cultural Trust partner.
In Oregon, we have the unique opportunity to receive a tax credit when we support culture. Just make a donation to the Lake Oswego Preservation Society, one of 1400+ qualified cultural groups across the state, then match it with a gift to the Cultural Trust. Come tax time, you’ll receive a tax credit for your donation to the Cultural Trust.
You double the impact of your donation for free. No other state in the union rewards its citizens for investing in culture! Find out more at CulturalTrust.org.