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Dying through the Eyes of Oswego's Early Families

Families in early Oswego dealt with the cycle of life on an intimate level, as had every generation prior to them. Birth was at home, as was the gruesome process of dying and death, but the difficulty was ameliorated by community involvement.  Following a few key families in Oswego, this exhibit traces the changing customs around death and explores complex questions about grieving, dying, and how we treat our dead. 

What does it mean to have "A Good Death"?


This exhibit features a collection of historic photographs from our archives. Meet the men and women who worked in 19th and 20th century Oswego. From the early iron industry to agriculture to logging to railroad, Oswego aimed to be the "Pittsburgh of the West." 

Oswego Heritage House and Museum
398 10th St.
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
(503) 635-6373

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Oswego Heritage Council is a  501 (c)(3)
EIN # 93-0983947

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