The Fort Rock Valley Historical Society, founded in 1984 with eight charter members, conceived the Homestead Village which opened in 1988 with two buildings, the Webster cabin and Dr. Thom's office.  In the ensuing years more land was acquired from the BLM and more buildings were brought in from surrounding homestead sites.  Many of the buildings were considered hazardous to open range cattle and were scheduled to be put to the torch. 

Since that time, several mThe Villageore homes, a church and school have been moved to the village as well as pieces of vintage equipment. As this is an ongoing project, more structures and historical pieces will be added in the future.

Without the dedication and perseverance of the Fort Rock Historical Society's members there would be very little evidence of the life and times of this chapter in Oregon history.

Membership is open to anyone interested in helping to preserve the past of this unique area. Funding for the society and museum comes from membership dues, gifts, donations, book sales and grants.

Where is Fort Rock Valley Homestead Museum?

Fort Rock is located approximately 64 miles southeast of Bend Oregon, just off highway 31.

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Fort Rock Valley Historical Society
 PO Box 84 
Fort Rock, OR 97735

Phone: 541-576-2251
Museum Hours

The Museum will open
for the Summer on
Thursday, May 2nd

Summer Hours
Thursday through Sunday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m .

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