Hidden Gems Exhibit at Heritage Center

Hidden Gems: A Mid-Valley Heritage Invitational Extravaganza! gives 18 Mid-Valley heritage, cultural and history museums and organizations the opportunity to bring their most unique, interesting and/or important treasures together in one show!
The exhibition is at The Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill (formerly known as the Mission Mill Museum), 1313 Mill Street. Willamette students will receive free admission with current Willamette I.D.
Throughout the exhibition’s run, visitors can take a walk through history as they view a wide array of local, regional and nationally important objects. Hidden Gems encourages the preservation and appreciation of our local organizations that do so much every day to foster understanding and enjoyment of our community’s heritage.

Dr. Frederick Bowersox medical case
This medical case belonged to Dr. Frederick Bowersox, a graduate of Willamette University’s College of Medicine.

The Willamette University Archives are one of the participating organizations, featuring a medical case from an 1899 Willamette graduate (see right).
Other participating organizations include: Antique Powerland Museum Association, Aurora Colony Historical Society, Bush House Museum, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Forest History Center, Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House, Historic Deepwood Estate, Hoover-Minthorn House, Independence Heritage Museum, Jensen Arctic Museum, Keizer Heritage Museum, Linfield Anthropology Museum, Oregon Northwest Black Pioneers, Oregon State Hospital Museum, Settlemier House, Silverton Country Historical Museum, St. Paul Mission Historical Society and Yamhill County Historical Society.