Siuslaw Pioneer Museum

See the history

Moving back to the landing, visitors entering the large room on the west side of the upper floor will find many artifacts of Native American origin. They include arrowhead displays, basketry, mortars & pedestals, clothing, and some photographs. A large display of photographs of Florence and surrounding areas are also on display in this area. Other miscellaneous artifacts, including a large shell collection, are also to be found in this area. During the annual Rhododendron Festival this area and the Military Room house a display that features the history, photographs, stories and remembrances of the event. This space is also used as a general meeting room. On the last Friday of each month, February through October, the Museum presents Story time. Descendants of pioneer families, authors, and others present stories about the history, anecdotes and lives of the folks who lived, died, worked, and played in greater Siuslaw River Basin area.