|Rare photo showing both bridges on South Umpqua in 1922|
The goal of the Historical Society is to preserve the history of the City of Myrtle Creek and the surrounding communities in the 97457 Zip Code area.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Monday, December 2, 2013
The Myrtle Creek Historical Society's 2014 calendar of vintage photos is available for purchase just in time for holiday gift-giving. The theme for the 2014 calendar is the timber industry in and around Myrtle Creek. Included are photos of vintage log trucks, landings and equipment, of the mill that was once located where Millsite Park is now and of Green Valley Lumber in full operation.
Calendars are available for purchase by contacting any Historical Society member or, for mail order, by emailing your order request to Historical Society at firstname.lastname@example.org . Calendars are $15* each plus $5 priority mail postage. Click here for printable mail order form.
Calendars will also be available at Myrtle Creek City Hall and a few businesses around town. Also, on
Sunday, December 8th at the Douglas County Historical Society Christmas Open House (Lane House) and on Friday, December 13th at the Myrtle Creek Grange Christmas Craft Fair.
*Anyone purchasing a calendar along with the book "Images of America: Myrtle Creek" can get both for $30 (plus postage). There is also a discount for members of Historical Society and large quantity orders. Please email for more information.
Friday, September 20, 2013
More illustrations can be seen at ORWW.org (Oregon Websites and Watersheds Project).
The full title of Walling's book is "History of southern Oregon, comprising Jackson, Josephine, Douglas, Curry and Coos countries, comp. from the most authentic sources (p,1884), Author: A.G. Walling and is available, for free, to read at Open Library.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Dan Oliver, author of "The Dust of Old Dole Road", will be at Ye Olde Art Shoppe on July 3rd from 1pm to 3pm for a book signing session. Dan was raised in Myrtle Creek and is a local celebrity. Stop by Ye Olde Art Shoppe on Oak St to meet Dan and say hello.
Visit this link at Amazon for a book preview.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
The Myrtle Creek Historical Society will host a guided tour on July 27th during the Summer Festival. A number of years back we had a walking tour of downtown area but this year we're reviving the tradition with a BUS TOUR instead of walking! An air-conditioned bus! Arrive early to secure a seat! We meet at 1PM at City Hall!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Myrtle Creek Historical Society will hold it's regular meeting tomorrow, Friday, April 26th, at 1:30 PM in the Council Chambers, Myrtle Creek City Hall. Meeting is open to the public and all interested parties are invited to attend.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
We have a new shipment of 2013 calendars if you missed getting yours! This year the historic photo calendar is filled with photos we really liked but were unable to include in our recently published book due to lack of space. The 13 photos cover the eras between the 1850's and the 1960's. Calendars are spiral bound and printed on premium glossy cardstock. $15* each. 8 1/2"x11"
You can contact us by email with an inquiry or contact Darrell Bangs personally. He's in charge of calendar distribution. All proceeds from calendar sales will be used for preservation of historic photos and documents.
*price does not include postage