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Address: 278 Maple St, Florence, OR 97439-9617
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Kind of a neat place

While the place is small, it has two floors of displays. It is housed in an old school building that has a history of its own. The volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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82 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the place is small, it has two floors of displays. It is housed in an old school building that has a history of its own. The volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable, and we learned a lot about the history of the surrounding area. For those that like pioneer history, this place is one you might like to visit.

Thank RoadrunnerBC
Junction City, Oregon
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2016

we had a very good time seeing all of the items on display and information we would recommend to all that are interested in the past

1 Thank Sumner55
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The displays were arranged by type, such as marine, farming, sewing and lumber. The museum was small but had some excellent pieces. We enjoyed the replica sawmill. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. All were locals, some for generations. Worth the time.

1 Thank Donnagay1d
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This museum is well kept and staffed by some truly friendly and knowledgeable folks. The entrance fee is $3 but the time spent here is worth that. The museum is divided into different sections that are easily identified and well maintained. The hosts were welcoming and did not lecture of follow us about but were ready to answer any questions... More 

1 Thank RofLoxley
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234 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I'll be honest, I'm not really interested in museums as a rule, but was with three other people who were interested. The displays are arranged well, there is a lot of local information, there are knowledgeable volunteers on hand. I found the volunteers to be...hmmm, too interested in sharing at times, bordering on hovery or of offering lots of historical... More 

Thank Cherthejoy
Maplewood, Minnesota
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We were not prepared for the amount of history in such a small building. A modest fee of $3.00 ea dollars brought us a slice of local history. I could have spent hours talking to the very knowledgeable people who were only too happy to share their understanding of how the community had developed. Very varied slice of Florence and... More 

1 Thank GeoffandLaura
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Interesting if interested in the history of the area.Lots of items to look at and volunteers to answer questions.Small fee for entrance.

1 Thank I3024WVNomad
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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207 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Inside this historic building is a plethora of nicely displayed and documented memorabilia and artifacts relating to the town and its past residents going back to the early 1900s. The museum and its staff take great pride in the history assembled and displayed in this old schoolhouse. More for adults who appreciate the past and how people lived, worked and... More 

1 Thank Parrot434
Charleston, South Carolina
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250 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Set in an old school building, this small museum has extensive collections of furniture, clothing, military objects, telephones, typewriters, logging memorabilia, and other items that tell the history of the area. You can either wander around on your own or get a tour from one of the volunteer docents. Highly recommended for history lovers.

1 Thank spaqueen_9
Oregon City
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101 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

With the weather precluding a walk on the beach, the nine of us 70-yr-olds enjoyed our 1 1/2 hour visit to this nice collections. Museum volunteered to show us around but I think our sub-groups enjoyed discovering both floors of the old grade school full of exhibits at our own pace.

1 Thank clpb

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