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.
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Come and see over a dozen of our favorite vintage hats from the museum's collection. Feathers, flowers and ruffles are just a few of the trimmings used to decorate these hats. Did you know Cottage Grove had at least six millinery shops between 1900 and 1910? The Parlor, a millinery operated in 1910 by Mrs. H.A. Miller was located in the "first house west of the Catholic Church" which is where the museum annex stands today!
Hats Off! runs now through the summer.
Please join us!
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.
The Cottage Grove Museum is located at 147 North H St. in Cottage Grove's Historic Northwest Neighborhood.
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 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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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 BRAND NEW, HISTORICALLY CORRECT ROOF!
Enjoy this bird's eye view thanks to drone video provided by Museum Board Member Dan Hill.