Displays relics and historical information featuring the Siuslaw River and its pioneers. Home life, farming, fishing, lumbering and transportation are shown in displays and pictures. Wheelchair ramp. Closed Mondays. Closed in December
This interesting museum is located in an old school house. It houses artifacts from mostly former residence. The docent Diane gave a very informative introduction to the history of Florence and surrounding areas. It’s worth a visit.
A pleasant self-guided tour with lots to see
This museum offers a good time-capsule of the Florence, Oregon area. In addition to an insight into pioneer life, there were other interesting things to see throughout the years. I was glad to see that this Florence museum had an exhibit of the famous exploding whale, with a very comprehensive video. There was lots to look at in the museum. The docents were super friendly and it was a pleasant stop.
Located in the “Old Town” area, this former school is now a very interesting museum. Occupying two floors, it is run by volunteers - there is a modest fee to enter. This is a nice representation of the history of the town, and a bygone era in general. It seems there is enough memorabilia to fill a space twice what is available, but they make good use of what space is available. While there, don’t miss seeing a model of a sawmill next door.
If you are even a little bit interested in history, don't miss the museum for historical research about the area. The museum is beautifully presented and well worth the visit. Expect to spend at least 2 hours.
Fascinating little museum
A glimpse into another era! The volunteers on duty were so hospitable and charming. Incredibly well preserved items, giving a well-rounded view into the history of the town. Obviously a lot of love and attention went into this museum. Kids and adults we saw were having a great time. Don’t miss the original telephone switchboard!