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

19th Annual "Riches of a City" Heritage Auction 

Save the Date to Celebrate:

Neighbors in Preservation

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Melody Ballroom

6:00 - 10:00 pm (Patron Reception at the AHC: 5:00 pm)

Tickets: $75 General / $100 Patron

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Education Programs

 A Workshop

How to Research the History of Your House

Saturday, October 4, 2014        10:00 am - 11:30 am

 Pre-registration recommended. 

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 A Lecture

Older, Smaller, Better:
How Character-Rich Buildings and Blocks Support Great Neighborhoods

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Special Location: St. James Lutheran Church – 1315 SW Park Ave.

All Tickets: $8

 Pre-registration recommended. 

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Walking Tours

The regular 2014 AHC Walking Tour season has ended.

For information about docent training or private group walking tours, please email

info@VisitAHC.org or call 503-231-7264


Current History Exhibits

Old-Growth Architecture: the Art, Craft, and Function of Wood

EXTENDED! On Exhibit Through November 2014

Now Open! 

Logos, Monograms, and Corporate Imagery:

The Fine Ornament of Emblematic Hardware

On exhibit through December 2014

Current Artists Exhibit

Oregon's Painted History 

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Upcoming Artist Exhibit