Most Endangered Places – 2017, Restore Oregon

The Oregon Caves Historic District is a complex of significant rustic buildings built between 1922 and 1942 to accommodate guests and operations at the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve. While the buildings retain their character and unique integrity, the historic district needs a strong commitment of funding from private donors and foundations to show Read More »

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Help restore the Third Great Lodge

Your support has helped us to build needed expertise and to strengthen the organization. As we begin planning for the first phase of the Capital Campaign, we will continue to depend on you. We strive to continue to earn your support.

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Birthplace of the View Master – purchase a Commemorative Set…..

Invented at the Oregon Caves – The Friends of the Oregon Caves and Chateau have created a Commemorative set of 3D reels and viewer. Buy yours here: The three reels show  the interior of the Oregon Caves, historic and current photos of the National Historic Landmark Lodge –  Oregon Caves Chateau, and photos of the nearly 4000 Read More »

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Help us tell the story of the Oregon Caves

An important part of our work is to gather and share memories and experiences of the Oregon Caves and Chateau.

Please send us photos and stories of you and your family’s visits to the Caves. Or if you worked here, were a part of the CCC camp or the Oregon Caves Company, please share those memories.

These are very important recollections for us!

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The Friends of the Oregon Caves and Chateau, was formed in 2008 in cooperation with the National Park Service to preserve, protect and improve the cultural and natural resources of the monument.  The first major project the Friends will undertake is to restore the Oregon Caves Chateau. However, there is much more to do!  Below, you will find more information about all the restoration projects that the Friends will undertake.

Please join us in helping to fulfill our mission to “preserve the cultural resources of the Oregon Caves National Monument”.