Winter Operating Hours
Our Galleries are now closed for the winter to undergo maintenance and upgrades. Our Gift Shop and Administrative office is open Monday-Friday 9 am- 5pm for all your membership and gift shop needs.
December has been so exciting with the festive decorations, lights, and the carolers in the halls. We are honored to be the new home of the community Christmas tree, and hope that you all are enjoying seeing it as you drive by each day. It is the perfect place to stop and take holiday photos. We enjoyed having everyone here during the downtown stroll and we are especially appreciative of the members of the PHS choirs who took time out of their day to stop in and sing for everyone. It is that time of year when we look at our list of projects and exhibits and close our galleries so we can focus on bringing you new and exciting displays and events for the upcoming year. Our galleries will be open for the last time in 2019 on Saturday December 14th. The gift shop will remain open whenever our staff is in the office. Stop by Monday-Friday from 10-4 and we will gladly help you with purchases and membership needs. We wish you all a wonderful holiday season and we will see you all in the new year!
Keeping Busy in November!
November has been full of exciting events! Our Terrific Tuesday featured Rick Steber, discussing his work and the process of writing western novels. Our fully restored Signal House Gallery opened with its first exhibit “A Tribute to Military”. Part of our ribbon cutting ceremony included a Quilt of Valor presentation, two veterans received quilts from EOQOV representative Anita Zimmerly. We rounded out the month with the East Oregonian book launch of Umatilla County Memories. This book is a beautiful collection of photos from around the county, many, not seen elsewhere. As we look to the end of the year December will round out our year in a big way, we hope you all will join us!
It's getting spooky around here! Heritage Haunt 2019
It’s hard to believe that October is halfway over, but it also means that we are just a few weeks away from our first ever heritage Haunt!!! Our outdoor village area will be transformed into a Spooktacular trick or treat, visit our ghost conductor at the caboose and take a tour of his spooky rail car, look for our witch who has taken up residence at the old Fix Family cabin. Visit her neighbors for candy treats, watch out for monsters along the path they like to sit on benches and blend in with the crowd. Stop the family at our amphitheater for a photo at the pumpkin and hay bales, then head over to the maze and check out our mystery boxes to see if you can figure out what is inside! There will be various sponsors on site with heir own booths full of photo spots, candy, and fun!
Mark your calendars for the grand opening of the Signal House!
The signal house restoration is complete, and we have been hard at work over the last 2 weeks moving the exhibit items and displays into the new gallery. Over the next few weeks we will be working on signage and putting the final touches on our newest exhibit “A Military Tribute”. The exhibit will celebrate all branches of the military and all conflicts over the course of the next few years. It will be a changing exhibit, so you will want to visit it every so often to see what has been added. Our Grand Opening will be held on Saturday November 9th, with a ribbon cutting and Quilt of Valor presentation at noon. We hope to make this a memorable day for many who have been involved in this process. Keep an eye on our Facebook events and page for updates to the activities in the museum that day.
Round- Up Hours
It's that time of year again! Our hours the week of Round-Up will be adjusted due to the carnival. Have a great week everyone, Let' Er Buck!
The Oinkari Basque Dancers
The Oinkari Basque Dancers will be here Sunday August 4th from 1pm-3pm. This dance group travels the world performing and sharing their culture and heritage through dance. Their mission according to their official website is “Through the art of traditional Basque dance, we, the Oinkari Basque Dancers of Boise, Idaho, share our culture with our local and global community while continuing to preserve our unique heritage for future generations.” We are very excited to have the opportunity to host the Oinkari here at Heritage Station and share their history with the community. Local favorite, Mario’s Basque BBQ will also be here cooking up Solomo sandwiches (included in the ticket price) for the adults and hot dogs for the kids. Join us for a few hours of music and fun. Tickets on sale now at the museum gift shop or by phone, call or stop by today!
Umatilla Gold Enters It's Next Phase!
Putting together a new exhibit is a big project, there is so much that goes into it behind the scenes. So much in fact that when we entered this new phase of the project this morning, we all got a bit excited. Everything we have seen on paper will now come to life before our eyes. The Heritage Gallery is now getting some repairs and new paint, this is just the first step in prepping the gallery. The project is scheduled to be completed in the Fall, we plan to give updates and hope that everyone is excited as we are to see the final product!
Signal House Restoration Update!
The Signal House project is in its final stages of restoration! Once complete the new exhibit will move in and our goal is to open to the public in early summer. This has been an exciting project, one which has allowed us to preserve and utilize an existing building on the property. The Signal House can be dated back to 1914, this information was gained from maps of the area. It is thought that it once housed an administrative railroad office until it was later turned in to a storage building. To preserve the building UCHS, with the help of Eastern Oregon Business Source, was able to fundraise over $60,000 that was earmarked solely for the Signal House project. Contributions came from various sources $12,000 alone was community contributions. It was clear this was a project the community believed in as well. Three local businesses donated to the project $5000 from both Hill Meat and CHI St. Anthony, and $3000from Umatilla Electric Cooperative. UCHS also applied for grants with the help of Eastern Oregon Business Source and received approval for all. Those grants came from Umatilla County Economic and Community Development ($10,000), Pendleton Foundation Trust ($10,000), and the Wildhorse Foundation ($15,000). Construction began on the Signal House Last Summer and is due to end this summer. In one year much as been achieved. We are very excited for the public to see the restoration and experience the World War II Exhibit.
This Week at the Museum- WWII Display
With the end of the remodel on the Signal House in sight, a small display has been added as a preview of what's to come. The Museum received three new display cases from EOCI last week and this morning Anthony Bowman and Joe Ford stopped by to put the finishing touches on a small WWII exhibit located inside those cases. This is a sampling of the items that will soon be housed in the 1914 Signal House on the property. The restoration and repairs are almost complete, and an impressive collection of World War II items will find their new permanent home inside. Look for more details over the next month as we finish work on this exciting new exhibit space. In the meantime, stop by and check out some of the wonderful photos, uniform items, and even a German mine, on display now at the museum.
Happy National Volunteer Week!!!!
Its National Volunteer week!!!! We want to say a HUGE thank you to the people who come in each month to help us out. The museum is grateful for the hour's volunteers give us each month. Some of our volunteers have been here for 30 years! Heritage Station Museum is currently in need of volunteers, particularly out at the admissions desk. These are the folks that welcome guests and are often the face of the museum for the public. Shifts are three hours-- 10am-1pm or 1-4pm-- and can be once a month, bi-weekly, or every week. We can also use substitute volunteers who can fill in when the regular volunteer can't make it, or in the event of an open shift. For more information, or to volunteer, please call Melody our Volunteer Coordinator in the office (541) 276-0012 or email her at email@example.com
Round Up 2017
Heritage Station Museum will be open during Round Up week, but with modified hours. Instead of the usual Tuesday-Saturday, we will be open Monday-Thursday, 10am-4pm. We've got some great Round Up related items in the gift shop (like the book pictured here), including books, CDs, and some western-style jewelry from local artisan Vickie Foster. Be sure to stop in and see us behind the carnival, and LET 'ER BUCK!
UCCC Grant Helps Students Visit Their Heritage!
Thanks to the generous grant from the Umatilla County Cultural Coalition, Heritage Station Museum was able to offer tours of the museum exhibits to fourth grade classes throughout the county at no cost to the schools! For more information about the Umatilla County Cultural Coalition, check out their website at www.umatillacountyculture.org
Old Iron Show 2017
Don't miss out on the 14th Annual Old Iron Show! This FREE event is open to all ages, and will be at Roy Raley Park June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Join us for a fun day out in the park, looking around at old automobiles, engines, farm equipment, and more!
Closing for the Season
Today is our last day open to the public in 2016! We will be here, exhibits and gift shop open, until 3pm, so come on down and see us!
Round Up Hours!
Heritage Station Museum will be open during Round Up week, but with modified hours. Instead of the usual Tuesday-Saturday, we will be open Monday-Thursday, 10am-4pm. Come check us out behind the carnival, and Let 'er Buck!
This Weekend is Old Iron Show Time!!
This weekend is the 13th Annual Old Iron Show! The event will be held June 3rd-5th at Roy Raley Park next to the Pendleton Round Up grounds. An interesting, family-friendly event, the Old Iron Show is FREE to guests, and will display some very neat items from yesteryear. Displays range from old automobiles to corn shellers, from engines to cannons and more! Come on down and check it out!
The Old Iron Show is from 8am-dusk Friday and Saturday, and from 8am-1pm on Sunday.
We Need a Hero (or several)!!
Heritage Station Museum is in need of volunteers, particularly out at the admissions desk. These are the folks that welcome guests, and are often the face of the museum for the public. Shifts are three hours-- 10am-1pm or 1-4pm-- and can be once a month, bi-weekly, or every week. We can also use substitute volunteers who can fill in when the regular volunteer can't make it, or in the event of an open shift.
For more information, or to volunteer, please call Rebecca in the office (541) 276-0012 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trivia Games 2016 Goes To...
Trivia Games 2016 was an exciting event! We had 11 teams compete with each other to see who would reign supreme! This year's winning team was The East Oregonians with 21 points, followed by The Grizzlies with 19! It was a close game all night, and fun was had by all.
Congratulations to The East Oregonians, the winners of the first annual Trivia Games!
After a few months of work by Rod Johnson of Spellman Systems and the staff at Heritage Station, we are ready to bring you the new and improved look of the website!
We've got information about what you'll see when you come to visit us, easier site navigation, a more streamlined and updated look, and even an online store! If you are a current member, you can register for an online account, which will save you the 10% in the online store!