In addition to the research files and photographs that are archived for public use in our museum library, the historical society actively encourages research into aspects of colony history.
Numerous student and scholarly papers have been published about the colony and these have been presented in a variety of conference and public venues.
Research Available for Download
While the vast majority of research material requires a visit to the library, some examples of completed research are available for download.
- An Eyewitness Account by Charles Nordhoff (PDF)
- Bethel by Charles Nordhoff (PDF)
- Willapa by Jack Fosmark (PDF)
Access Additional Aurora Colony Research
ACHS maintains active Family History Files with colony descendants including correspondence, family related research, photography files and lists of museum artifact donations. These files are open to qualified researchers by emailing the Curator or calling 503-678-5754.