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Lake Oswego Preservation Society

40 Wilbur Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
+1 503-481-2479
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Quaint Museum with Immense local history.

I really enjoyed my visit to the Iron Workers Cottage in Lake Oswego. The space, although small... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Yamhill, Oregon
Great things come in small packages

Wonderful little museum housing history and artifacts from the early days of "Old Town" Lake... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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This ADA accessible, 700 square foot museum is housed in the last remaining 19th century iron worker's cottage. Rotating exhibits feature Lake Oswego's rich history. Regular open hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays plus the first Saturday of each month from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The museum, which includes a gift shop, is also open by appointment.
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40 Wilbur Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
+1 503-481-2479
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I really enjoyed my visit to the Iron Workers Cottage in Lake Oswego. The space, although small, is in a historical cottage and has offers very accurate, educational exhibits and panels explaining the history of the first Iron Furnace in our area. The museum is...More

1  Thank utaplants
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Wonderful little museum housing history and artifacts from the early days of "Old Town" Lake Oswego. Before Lake Oswego became the "tony resort community" to Portland, it was a hardscrabble innovator in turn of the century industry. Sawmills then, the first iron furnace on the...More

1  Thank Seriously007
Reviewed 13 August 2017

1867–2017 Oregon’s Iron Jubilee: Celebrating the First Iron Furnace on the Pacific Coast is the title of this insightful and well researched exhibit in the new History Center and Museum in the historic Iron Workers Cottage in Lake Oswego. Thanks to the commitment of the...More

2  Thank AudiA3girl
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I encourage you to visit the Iron Workers Cottage in Lake Oswego--it's free and fun! The cottage is an historical building that once was home to iron company workers. In fact, it's the last remaining iron company worker’s cottage in the city. The cottage contains...More

1  Thank gblairm
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

What a gem for both locals and visitors to Lake Oswego! A meticulously restored 1870's Iron Workers Cottage, from Oswego's early "company town" days. Their inaugural exhibit about Oregon's iron heritage is both comprehensive and impressive. There's a unique gift shop too. Simply loved it!

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Spend about 30 minutes exploring a Lake Oswego past you never heard about before! Tour guide Mary Lou was wonderful with so much information to share. She knows a lot about local history, the town's evolution from a company-owned iron mining town to a perfect...More

3  Thank Mary Jo W
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