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About Us


The Molalla Area Historical Society is a non-profit corporation. The Molalla Area is defined as any area near Molalla that was included in the school districts past and present that made up Molalla Union High School district including any that consolidated with other elementary schools prior to the organization of the Union High School District.  

Our 501(C)3 non-profit Tax ID: EIN  23-7071983

Our Mission Statement

The objectives of the MAHS shall be to preserve, maintain, and make available to the public a museum that shall house artifacts, records, and other materials relating to the history of the Molalla Area. This history shall include, but not be limited to, First Nation, Pioneer, and Settlement Era items illustrating the daily life of the earlier residents of the locality.  

Our objectives are to preserve and maintain the Dibble House, and the VonderAhe House and Summer Kitchen as rare examples of settlement era vernacular architecture; the Ivor Davies Hall as a memorial to the Molalla Union High School, and the Equipment Shed for housing relics of the past industry of the area. 

In addition, the objectives of the MAHS is to gather, preserve and make available to the public: museum records and other materials relating to the history of the Molalla area; to stimulate an interest in, and knowledge of, the locality’s past. Particularly:


1. To discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the Molalla area, Clackamas County, and/or the State of Oregon, the exploration, settlement, development, and activities in the past or present for future generations.  

2. To provide for the preservation of such material and for its accessibility, as far as may be feasible, to all who wish to examine or study.  

3. To promote the preservation of historical buildings, monuments, markers, corridors,  

objects and archaeological sites of significance or importance to Molalla area history.  

4. To disseminate historical information and arouse interest in the past by publishing  

historical material in books, pamphlets, newspapers, public displays, by holding meetings which would include addresses, lectures, papers, discussions, or by other media, also the marking of historical buildings, sites, and trails.  

5. To update the Molalla historic property inventory and nominate potentially significant  

resources to the listing.  

6. To foster the restoration and preservation of designated historical property under Molalla Area Historical Society jurisdiction.  

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