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

Education Programs

Shake, Rattle & Roll: Getting Your House Ready for the "Big One!"

Saturday, May 30, 2015
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Members: $8    General Public: $12

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Walking Tours

Announcing the 2015 AHC Spring Walking Tour Season!!!

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For information about tour docent training or 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

  Through the Lens of India

 A Cynthia Hovind photography exhibit

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 Upcoming Artist Exhibit

  Painting Portland: Cityscapes and Quiet Moments

 A solo exhibit by Stephen Korbich

Opening Reception: Friday, June 5, 2015   6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free and open to the public

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