Welcome to the Architectural Heritage Center

The Architectural Heritage Center is a non-profit resource for historic preservation owned and operated by the Bosco-Milligan Foundation. As “home base” for heritage conservation in the Portland, Oregon metro area, the AHC hosts dozens of programs, tours, and exhibits each year which help people appreciate and preserve older and historic buildings, neighborhoods, and traditional commercial areas. The AHC is also steward of one of the largest collections of architectural artifacts in the United States, maintains a research library, and hosts art exhibits which honor the historic and creative legacy of its founders, Jerry Bosco and Ben Milligan. The work of the AHC is made possible only through contributions from a community of members who support preservation of our historic building traditions, and the craftsmanship, culture, and environmental sustainability they represent. About 82% of the organization’s budget is given by individuals. The AHC thanks them, and invites you to join or contribute now!

701 SE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

Museum Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Office Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Entry:   Free to Members        General Public $3.00
Contact Us: 503-231-7264 or
info@VisitAHC.org


20th Annual "Riches of a City" Heritage Auction

Saturday, October 17, 2015

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Melody Ballroom

Save the date to celebrate community preservation and support "Saving Your City" at the 20th annual event.

Click here to see the auction catalog and buy tickets

Find a donation form here

 


Education Programs


How to Research the History of Your House

Saturday, September 19, 2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Members: $8    General Public: $12

Click here for more information

 


Walking Tours


The 2015 AHC Walking Tour Season is in Full Swing!

Click here for a full list of upcoming events

For information about private group walking tours please contact us
via email info@VisitAHC.org or call (503) 231-7264

 


Current History Exhibits


Strength, Utility, and Beauty: Architectural Metal in the Gilded Age
On exhibit through September 2015


Logos, Monograms, and Corporate Imagery:

The Fine Ornament of Emblematic Hardware

On exhibit through August 2015

 


Current Artist Exhibit


  Painting Portland: Cityscapes and Quiet Moments

 A solo exhibit by Stephen Korbich

Click here for more information


 Upcoming Artist Exhibit


Urban PDX

 A solo exhibit by Gary Buhler

Opening Reception August 7, 2015

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Click here for more information