OAHS Building Oregon Area Historical Society

            159 W. Lincoln,   Oregon, WI   53575   608-835-8961    

Library scene at the Historical Society
Pioneer Clothing project

Boy in pioneer clothing

Military display at OAHS
The OAHS "Loaning Closet"

Three pioneer kids The Oregon Area Historical Society supports students in the Oregon Wisconsin School District by providing pioneer clothing for their "pioneer days" projects and studies.  Fourth grade students and teachers are outfitted with pioneer costumes made and maintained by OAHS volunteers. Pioneer boy

Clothing is also made available for other historically-related activities of the Oregon schools and our community.  We are currently expanding and adding more clothing to our collection for the fifth grader's "wax museum" presentations and other portrayals of historical figures.

About 400 students per year have been outfitted with pioneer costumes.  We are always in need of volunteers for sewing projects and assisting in outfitting the students.

Loaning Closet Slide Show
OAHS Loaning Closet Clothing Coordinator:
Amanda Wallisch

The Loaning Closet includes: Pioneer Clothing for 4th graders,
and costumes for the "wax museum" 5th graders

*** Appointments are to be made with your school coordinator ***

2016 - "WAX MUSEUM"
Teachers should inform the OAHS when they plan their “Wax Museum” events.
Appointments for historic costumes are to be made with OAHS coordinator:
Amanda Wallisch

Teachers should inform the OAHS when the"Pioneer Days are scheduled.

IMPORTANT! You will make your appointment for costumes
with your school--your teacher, or school coordinator.
Teachers will provide the appointment list to the OAHS museum.
Schools must get appointment list to the OAHS a week prior to the event.

OAHS Museum volunteers will be available to help with costume fittings the week prior to each “Pioneer Day” event:
  • Saturday 10-2
  • Tuesday 3:30-6:30
  • Wednesday 3:30-6:30

FITTINGS will take place at the MUSEUM (lower level) – 159 W. Lincoln Street.

DONATIONS are greatly appreciated to help us sustain this volunteer program.

About Us: Mission | Background | Board Members | Contact Us | Become a Member
The Museum: Location | Our Building | Tours | Displays | Research Materials | Gift Shop |
OAHS Projects: Pioneer Clothing | Rural School House | Summer Fest Parade | Ice Cream Social | Card Parties |
Oregon History: History | Photos | Street Names | Early Settlers | Cemetery Records |

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Updated: January 18, 2016