A BRIEF HISTORY
The Sandy Historical Museum was completed in 2007, thanks to many volunteers and generous donations. This building is a repository for the artifacts and history of the Sandy area, which encompasses the entire Oregon Trail School District, which includes Sandy, Boring, the Greater Mount Hood area, and other surrounding cities. The Sandy Historical Museum is located across the street from Sandy City Hall. The museum's location borders the exact site of the famous Barlow Road, which was the last leg of the Oregon Trail that brought thousands of pioneers in covered wagons over the Cascade Mountains to Western Oregon from the mid 1840's until the 1870's. The museum is a repository for history from this area and is a great source of pride to the Sandy Historical Society.
The Sandy Historical Society & Museum has been the collector and guardian of the history of the Sandy area since 1926. We are reaching out to Sandy area families, churches, civic organizations & businesses for written historical interest to add to our collections. We will help you refine your histories, copy/restore photos and much more. Please, share your history with us for future generations.
We have an impressive collection of the history of Sandy and the surrounding areas. Looking for a particular book or subject? "Come visit us, and learn about our history!" Our store features a wide selection of books from local and regional authors. All publications featured on this page are available for purchase in the museum store. Also many local unique gift items.