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.
She Survived theTitanic
Returns to the Cottage Grove Museum
The coat worn by Cottage Grove resident Marion Wright Woolcott when she was rescued from theTitanic has returned to the Cottage Grove Museum after a two year absence while it was exhibited at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and the National Geographic Museum.
The Cottage Grove Museum's new, expanded exhibit, She Survived the Titanic, tells Marion's remarkable story. On permanent exhibit, year-round in the Museum Annex.
Celebrate Valentine's Day at
Cottage Grove Museum!
See over 50 tokens of love in our exhibit, Expressions of Love: Valentines from the Past.
We've selected 50 of the best of our collection of hundreds of valentines. These beautiful cards range from 1890 through the 1950s. Some are very simple expressions of love while others are ornate designs that fold down to reveal even more intricate details inside.
On exhibit through February 2020.
Call the Midwife: Barbara Kaye
Over 400 babies born in the late 1970s in Cottage Grove were delivered with help from Cottage Grove midwife Barbara Kaye. Barbara donated her collection of photographs of nearly all the babies she delivered here to the museum. We invite you to come take a look at this wonderful photographic collage. Chances are you may know one of these babies!
On exhibit now in the main museum building.
Admission to the Cottage Grove Museum is FREE.
Donations are gladly accepted.
Take our Walking Tour!
The Cottage Grove Museum is located in Cottage Grove's Historic Northwest Neighborhood. We invite you to enjoy our neighborhood, which is full of historic homes, by taking a walking tour.
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The Cottage Grove Museum is located at 147 North H St. in Cottage Grove's Historic Northwest Neighborhood.
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.
Take an up close and personal tour of the Museum's new historically correct roof!
Enjoy this bird's eye view thanks to drone video provided by Museum Board Member Dan Hill.
SUPPORT THE COTTAGE GROVE MUSEUM!
The Cottage Grove Museum is a volunteer organization that depends entirely on donations. We make it easy to show your support! Just click on the donate button below.
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