Museum & Theater

 

The Museum is currently closed for the installation of four new exhibits, funded in part by the Oregon Heritage Grant!
We will announce our grand re-opening date shortly!

Please enjoy exploring our large collection of historical photos: Click here to visit our software database and check out our historical photograph collection! Please bear with us as uploading collection images is a work in progress.

 

The Woodburn Historical Museum was founded in 1986 by a group of citizens interested in preserving and promoting the heritage of Woodburn.  Some of the key volunteers were Red Eaden, Paul Graham, Vance Yoder,  Lou Jane Cornwell, Gene Stoller, Paul Serres, Tom Pantle, Gail Wengenroth, Kathy Figley, Ed Murphy, Nevin Holly and Hazel Smith. 

The group leased and eventually purchased a historic storefront building in downtown turning the narrow 2000 square foot facility, plus the adjoining historic Bungalow Theater, into a tribute to Woodburn's heritage. 

While the City of Woodburn became steward of the museum in 2000, some of the original founders of the institution are still involved as volunteer docents.  The City currently manages the Museum and Theater with the support of many local volunteers.

The Museum is open January – December on Saturdays & Sundays from 11am – 3pm and is located at 455 N. Front Street in Woodburn. 

Interested in volunteering with the Museum? Take a look at two new volunteer opportunities:

Museum Docent

Museum Student Intern

Bungalow Theater

The Bungalow Theater has been a fixture of Woodburn since 1911 and was the town's first movie theater. It is currently part of the Berry Museum and includes many of the original fixtures and old-time movie memorabilia.We would like the Bungalow Theater to once again be a gathering place for the community to put on plays, see presentations, watch movies, and socialize. Our vision is that the Bungalow Theater will once again be a hub for community activity.

Please like the Friends of the Bungalow Theater Facebook page and visit their GoFundMe page to help fund the restoration!