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Success Stories

Saving the Historic Features of the Chateau

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.


Little D Restoration is nearly complete

Little D Before... Progress Little D After The restoration of Little D (Little Diner– a former staff cafeteria) – to become a community, meeting space and classroom,  the first of  the 4 phases of the full historic restoration of this National Historic Landmark Lodge is nearly complete.  Once the full restoration of the Chateau is complete […]


Little D Gets an Upgrade

The Friends’ current project is the rehabilitation of Little D, the former staff dining area, located on the 2nd basement level.  Built to feed the original cave guides, college students who worked here during the summer, Little D has never been available to the public and, since the end of the cave guide program, has essentially been […]


Oregon Caves Chateau - restoration has begun!

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 […]


Trove of Monterey Furniture Discovered and Donated

After a visit to the Oregon Caves, Robert and Jill Wilson were cleaning out the home of Bob's mother after she passed away and realized she had a full bedroom of Monterey furniture including a very rare rocking chair.  Jill said, " It was such a coincidence that I had asked to see a room at […]


Chateau Restoration Campaign Underway

The Friends has launched a comprehensive capmaign to restore the Chateau to its original grandeur.

We will be replacing light fixtures with faithful reproductions, restoring our collection of Monterey Furniture, and finalizing the complete restoration of our model room.

Please read on to find out the details and see giving opportunities for the Campaign.


NPS to Undertake Life, Safety and Accessibility Upgrade at the Chateau

The National Park Service (NPS) has started the Environmental Assessment for the restoration of the Chateau. This is part of a phased planning process for a major Capital Campaign with an official kick off planned in 2013. The common goal is for the NPS to begin their Life, Safety and Accessibility restoration in 2016 at the same time the Friends Partner projects will support the structural restoration, plus the authentic restoration of the lobby, public areas and guest rooms.


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 Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve
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