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

Heritage Book Bash!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Early Opening for AHC Members: 12:00 pm

General Opening: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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Education Programs

 A Workshop

Vocabulary of Architecture and Architectural Styles

Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:00 am – Noon

Members: $8     General Public: $12

 Pre-registration recommended. 

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A Lecture

Community Builders: Fraternal Lodges in America and Portland

Saturday, November 1, 2014
10:00 am – 11:30 am


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Members: $12     General Public: $20

 Pre-registration recommended.


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Click here for information on the November 11th program


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

Annual Youth Art Exhibit 

Featuring 14 Year Old

Owen Grossman

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Upcoming Artist Exhibit


A group exhibit featuring AHC members and artists:

Jeanne Schapp (mixed media, painting, and collage), Julie Salamon Greene (encaustic wax and photography), David Greene (photography). Poetry by David Pickering.

Opening Reception: November 7, 2014    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Free and Open to the public

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