980 Chemawa Road NorthEast
The Keizer Heritage Museum officially opened February 2000. Its mission is to preserve and display the culture and history of Keizer, Oregon and surrounding mid-Willamette Valley area.
The Museum, located in the Keizer Heritage Community Center is a wonderful example of Craftsman style architecture. The Museum displays cover a wide range of history from days of the wagon train through the City of Keizer's beginning in 1982 and to the present. A variety of items relate to "The Old School" and its many teachers and students over the years. Many local families have contributed their history to display boards, scrapbooks and display cases.
The Museum has several books on local history for sale. They include Ann Lossner's Looking Back and More Looking Back as well as The Keizur Story, a book compiled by members of the historic Keizur/Keizer family with genealogy included. A recent publication, the first they have published themselves, is One Man's Journey Through Keizer's History, which was compiled from research, interviews and notes from Roger Hawley's Estate.