The chambers number one goal is to create a strong local economy. All of the programs and benefits supported by your membership investment go toward achieving that goal. Your membership is also a commitment to the entire community and a pledge of support for the economic growth and vitality of the Cottage Grove area.
Several mine owners and operators conducting metal mining operations in the Bohemia Mining District organized The Bohemia Mine Owners Association in 1903. In the early years the association’s purpose was primarily that of a sounding board for an exchange of mining information between the 2,000 claim owners in the district. Today the BMOA has over 200 members and is still a sounding board for exchanging mining information among the miners.
Cottage Grove Historical Society
The Cottage Grove Historical Society is a non-profit society of volunteers with membership open to all who meet to learn more about protecting our local cultural heritage. E-Mail: [email protected]
Bohemia Mining Days, celebrates Cottage Grove’s colorful history. The town went all out to celebrate the centennial of Oregon statehood in 1959. In fact, Grovers and their guests had so much fun that year, a group of civic-minded individuals determined there should be an annual celebration highlighting Cottage Grove’s interesting past… and Bohemia Mining Days was born! The family-friendly festival is organized by a board of community minded volunteers who work closely with the Festival throughout the year to ensure this annual summer tradition lives on for future generations to enjoy.
The Lane County Historical Museum was created to collect, preserve and interpret Lane County's rich heritage. It is the only county-wide historical museum in Lane County. Lane County was a destination point for emigrants crossing the Oregon Trail in the mid-1800s. The museum houses collections of national and local significance dating from the early 1800s to the present.
As the steward of Oregon’s history, the Oregon Historical Society educates, informs, and engages the public through collecting, preserving, and interpreting the past . . . in other words, Oregon history matters.
Welcome to the Official website for the City of Cottage Grove Oregon. We are known as the"Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon". Six of the covered bridges in Lane County are located in or around the City of Cottage Grove; Centennial Bridge, Chambers Railroad Bridge (the only remaining covered railroad bridge in Oregon - recently restored), Currin Bridge, Dorena Bridge, Mosby Creek Bridge and Stewart Bridge. Check out our video about our covered bridges. For information regarding these bridges and all covered bridges in Lane County visit the Lane County Covered Bridge web page. The web site contains history, pictures and other information on each bridge.