Attention all book-lovers and knowledge-seekers! We are thrilled to announce the opening of a brand new neighborhood tiny library. This delightful little structure, located east on the Willamette Heritage Center grounds, is bursting with books for all ages and crafts for children. The library’s initial offerings focus on history, but the Heritage Center invites donations […]
In 2010, after years of close partnership and shared vision, Mission Mill Museum (established 1964) and the Marion County Historical Society (established 1950) merged to form the Willamette Heritage Center. Today the Center connects generations by preserving and interpreting the history of the Mid-Willamette Valley.
A home older than us
Your house is probably your home. And before that it was somebody else’s home. In a historic neighborhood like Southeast Salem, houses have stories to tell.
An award for Dave MacMillan
SESNA resident Dave MacMillan received the City of Salem ‘At Your Service’ Volunteer Award for 2017. Dave volunteered for the Salem Heritage Neighborhood Subcommittee, focusing on documenting historic buildings in SESNA. He also developed a calendar featuring photos of homes around the neighborhood, sold as a fundraiser. Dave’s work will contribute to coming walking tours […]
At the end of 2015, our neighborhood was designated a Heritage Neighborhood. In celebration, we have created this Heritage Neighborhood calendar. All proceeds from calendar sales will support neighborhood projects. Printing is provided by Fox Blue. Calendars are $15 each.
A Heritage Neighborhood
On November 19, 2015 our neighborhood was designated as Salem’s second Heritage Neighborhood by the Salem Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC). SESNA will participate in the Heritage Neighborhood program through June 2017. This program was established to help encourage Salem neighborhoods to learn about their history and provide them with an opportunity to engage in a […]