Klamath County Museum’s Photo of the Week for January 13, 2019, shows a steam-powered tractor making its way along Spring Street near the Southern Pacific train station in Klamath Falls.Read More
Klamath County Museum’s first Photo of the Week for 2019 shows the view that most travelers would have seen as they arrived by stagecoach or wagon at Klamath Falls in the late 1800s and early 1900s, as they crested over the hill south of town on the Keno Road (now Riverside Drive). Most freight wagons making deliveries to Klamath Falls came by the same route, up Topsy Grade in the Klamath River canyon and through Keno.Read More
The Klamath County Museum has received the donation of a 1928 Buick automobile from Alan and Carol Eberlein of Klamath Falls.
The fully restored and operable vehicle becomes the fifth antique auto owned by the museum.
“This beautiful car has a long history in Klamath Falls, and we’re looking forward to displaying it for many years to come,” said museum manager Todd Kepple. “We’re very grateful to the Eberleins to entrusting its care to us.”Read More
The Klamath County Museum has received the donation of a 1915 Ford Model T automobile from John Wilcynski of Susanville, Calif. The fully restored and operable vehicle becomes the fourth antique auto owned by the museum.Read More
Locals were encouraged to take advantage of numerous alternative skating locations, including private ponds around the community and even the A Canal. In 1940 the city acquired land on the south shore of Upper Klamath Lake and created a lagoon that doubled as a boat harbor in summer and an ice rink in winter. Then in 1948 the city leveled a parcel of ground at Moore Park on the south side of Lakeshore Drive for an ice rink.Read More
Currin’s for Drugs at the corner of Ninth and Main streets is seen in the Klamath County Museum’s Photo of the Week for Dec. 16, 2018. The drug store opened May 27, 1922 in the corner space of the new Central Hotel building, and remained at the same address until about 1970, when it moved a few doors down Main.Read More
A model train show carrying a holiday theme opens Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Klamath County Museum, 1451 Main Street. A variety of train layouts, including N, O, HO and G-scale model sets, will be displayed by the Klamath Rails model railroad club.Read More
The Klamath County Museum’s 12th annual History Fitness hike has been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8. Registration deadline for the event is Thursday, Dec. 6. The hike was postponed from the past weekend due to weather. The event is designed to encourage outdoor exercise while exploring local history. The hike is free, but a donation is requested to defray expenses.Read More
Klamath County Museum’s Photo of the Week for Nov. 11, 2018, shows the Klamath Falls Gospel Mission at 823 Walnut Street in about 1965. A sign on the building reads, “If you haven’t a friend in this world you will find one here.”Read More
A walking history tour of the North Ridge Estates subdivision will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, by the Klamath County Museum.
The event is free and open to anyone interested. In the event of inclement weather, the tour will be postponed.Read More
Klamath County Museum’s Photo of the Week for Nov. 4, 2018, shows the Weyerhaeuser Company mill near Klamath Falls not long after it opened in 1929. With four headrigs (large saws for cutting old-growth timber), the plant was described as the largest yellow pine sawmill in the western United States.Read More
A program on traditional Klamath and Modoc songs will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Klamath County Museum.
Museum Curator Niles Reynolds will examine samples of Native American music obtained by anthropologists at various points in time. The program is the third in a series of Klamath anthropological presentations by Reynolds at the museum.Read More
Klamath County Museum’s Photo of the Week for Oct. 28, 2018, shows the 800 block of Main Street in this photo taken in August 1965.
Herman’s Men’s Wear and PayLess Drugs were fixtures in the 800 block of Main Street for many years. Sandwiched between the two was Karl’s Shoes. Found in the next block down Main was U.S. Bank, the Pelican Restaurant, Western Union, the Gun Store and the Tog Shop.Read More
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A guided history hike in the Klamath River Canyon on Saturday, Nov. 3, will explore early wagon roads that were among the earliest transportation routes in Klamath County.
The hike, rated as difficult, is cosponsored by the Klamath County Museum, the Bureau of Land Management Klamath Falls Resource Area, and the Klamath River Four Wheel Drive Association.Read More
A workshop on promoting heritage tourism in the Klamath Basin and surrounding region will be offered Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Klamath County Museum, 1451 Main St. in Klamath Falls. The workshop is free and open to anyone connected to the tourism industry. It will run from 9 a.m. to noon.Read More
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath County Museum is seeking information on the history of Hispanic individuals and families who have lived or worked in the Klamath Basin in years past.
Three bilingual volunteers are working with the museum to gather information from past or present Hispanic residents of the area. They are particularly interested in gathering information from the 1960s or earlier.Read More
The Klamath County Museum will offer free admission and “back room” tours on Wednesday, Oct. 17, in celebration of Klamath County’s birthday.
Klamath County was established as a new Oregon county on Oct. 17, 1882, having been partitioned from Lake County.
Special museum hours on Wednesday will run from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tours of the museum’s archive conservation spaces and storage rooms will be offered at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.Read More
This photo is relatively easy to date because of three large brick or stone masonry buildings that were erected that year. The Baldwin Hotel (originally a retail/office building) stood four stories above Main Street, making it the tallest commercial building in Southern Oregon at that time. Only the top two floors can be seen in this image. The Lakeside Inn blocks a view of the lower two floors of the Baldwin.Read More
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A walking history tour of Link River will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, by the Klamath County Museum.
The walk will focus on river bed features exposed by the low water level of Upper Klamath Lake at this time of year.Read More