Cottage Grove Museum

    The place to experience Cottage Grove's past

Cottage Grove Museum 147 North H St., Cottage Grove, OR 97424          

Welcome to the Cottage Grove Museum!

The Cottage Grove Museum was built 1897 as Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.  This unique octagonal building was modeled after a small church in Germany.  The stained glass windows are original and were imported from Italy.  When the parish moved in 1961, the building was purchased and deeded to the city of Cottage Grove for use as a museum.  The Cottage Grove Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.                                                             

Directions to the museum 

The Cottage Grove Museum is located at 147 North H St. in Cottage Grove's Historic Northwest Neighborhood.

147 North H St., Cottage Grove, Oregon


Mayhem on Main Street!

Photographs of Animal House 

in Cottage Grove

by John Bauguess

Re-live the famous parade scene from Animal House as seen through the lens of photographer John Bauguess who has generously loaned the museum photographs from his Animal House Collection.  

See if you can spot your friends, relatives or perhaps even yourself among the more than 800 people who lined Main Street during the nine day filming of the closing scene of this iconic college movie as the Cottage Grove Museum celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the filming of Animal House.  Reviewed in the Eugene Weekly! On exhibit now through October.


Swing your Partner! 

Square Dancing outfits from Cottage Grove's Boots and Sandals Square Dance Barn Dancers  

Do-Si-Do your way to the museum to see the beautiful square dancing outfits worn by Cottage Grove's own square dancing couple, Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Jewel.  On exhibit now through September.

The Veley House, located across the street from the museum, houses the administrative offices, photos, and storage.

The Museum Annex, located next to the main museum building, houses exhibits that depict everyday life in early Cottage Grove, including a blacksmith shop, general store, a kitchen and a parlor.


June, July & August:

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 p.m

September thru May:

Saturday & Sunday  

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


Admission to the Cottage Grove Museum is FREE.  Donations are gladly accepted.