Oregon Aviation Historical Society & Museum

We’re open for free tours! Come visit us Tuesdays- Fridays 10:00am to 4:00pm. To arrange a tour outside those hours, please call or text us at 541-543-1068 or send an email to oregonaviation.org@gmail.com. There is no charge for admission! We’re always happy to accept donations. We look forward to seeing you!

Myron Buswell / Wimpy

Our Heritage is Our Future

Visit our museum to learn the story of Oregon aviation: ordinary people achieving the extraordinary! See the original, restored planes that show the origins of experimental aircraft. Hear the stories of the Beaverton Outlaws and how their brave, ingenious efforts paved the way for modern homebuilders. Look at the plane aerobatic pilots Tex Rankin and Dorothy Hester won records in.  All of this and so much more!

Founded in 1983, the goal of the Oregon Aviation Historical Society is to collect, preserve, and restore aviation artifacts for interpretive and educational displays and to ensure the preservation of Oregon’s rich aviation heritage for future generations. 

You Can Make History!

We’re expanding! Through the efforts of a dedicated crew of volunteers, the museum has just completed restoration of six additional heritage aircraft that tell the incredible story of Oregon’s daring aviators. But we can’t fit this much history in our current hangar, so we’re fundraising for a 100’ x 100’ hangar next to the existing museum.

You can have a part by leaving a tax-deductible donation using the PayPal link at the bottom of this page. All funds generated will be used to preserve the pioneering builders’ and pilots’ legacy and to share their stories.

Wimpy, once owned by “Beaverton Outlaw” Myron Buswell, whose story is told at OAHS.

Crowded OAHS Museum Hangar

Come for a visit! We are open Tuesdays through Fridays, 10-4. We are also available for private tours available at other times with advance notice.

We’re located at 2475 Jim Wright Way in Cottage Grove, OR, adjacent to Jim Wright Field Cottage Grove State Airport (K61S). We’re just east of Row River Rd on the south side of Jim Wright Way, just before the Cottage Theatre. For pilots, the airport has a lovely Welcome Center and loaner vehicle.


©2012 Oregon Aviation Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) corporation.
EIN: 93-0863957

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