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.

Meeting Reminder

The next meeting of the Myrtle Creek Historical Society is this Friday, March 24, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Myrtle Creek City Hall Council Chambers.  Meetings are always casual and open to the public.  Anyone interested in history of 97457 area is encouraged to attend.  You do not need to be member of Historical Society to attend.

Among other things, on the agenda will be attempting to identify a number of  vintage photos that we've recently acquired. Can you identify the man in the photo above or the make & year of the car? Photo dated May 16, 1928.


Meeting Reminder


The next meeting of the Myrtle Creek Historical Society is this Friday, October 28th at 1:30 p.m. in the Myrtle Creek City Hall Council Chambers.  Meetings are always casual and open to the public.  Anyone interested in history of 97457 area is encouraged to attend.  You do not need to be member of Historical Society to attend.

Among other things, on the agenda will be researching first families, adopting amended bylaws and selecting a logo for the Historical Society from rough draft of a dozen designs.  A new supply of 2017 calendars (of vintage photos) are available for purchase.



Meeting notice



The next meeting of the Myrtle Creek Historical Society is this Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at Myrtle Creek City Hall in the Council Chambers.

This is the first meeting following the new schedule of holding meetings on the fourth Friday of each month instead of the last Friday.

Agenda topics include writing historical articles, our 2017 calendar, dedication of Rio sign, family history of the first familîes to settle Myrtle Creek (from 1850 to 1900), pioneer cooking, and possibility of a Myrtle Creek Heritage Center.

Meeting tomorrow



The next meeting of the Myrtle Creek Historical Society will be held this Friday, August 26, 2016 at 1:30 PM at Myrtle Creek City Hall.  Everyone is invited to attend.

2017 Calendars Are Here


The annual calendar of vintage photographs published by the Myrtle Creek Historical Society is now available for 2017.  The theme this year is "farming in early years ....prunes, hops and grain". Calendars are $15 each.   Email us with your request or contact Darrell Bangs. Calendars are also available at Historical Society meetings.  The next one is this Friday, August 26 at City Hall [1:30 PM].

There's also a few 2016 calendars left if you need one to complete your collection!

Applegate Trail dedication



May 26th at 2 p.m, ceremony. on sîte (Dole Rd).... dedication of the Applegate Trail section recently acquired for preservation

Meeting this Friday

old postcard

The Myrtle Creek Historical Society meets this Friday, May 20th at 1:30 p.m. in the council chambers. This is a week earlier than normal  meeting time because of the holiday  at the end of the month.