Collier Logging Museum, OR 2023
Collier Logging Museum, OR 2023

Collier Logging Museum, OR 2023

Collier Logging Museum, OR 2023

How about a proper trip down memory lane – The Collier Logging Museum might just be the perfect volunteer vacation for the history buffs out there! 

PROJECT PARTNER: Bullards Beach State Park – Oregon State Parks

SESSION DATES: May 14-19 and May 21-26



Project Site Description & History

Welcome to the Collier Logging Museum, one of Oregon State Park’s true gems. If you’re interested in how the railroad intersected with Oregon’s logging industry, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better resource. The rusted giants of last century’s timber industry will be on full display as HistoriCorps volunteers are set to experience a one of kind project. Log repairs, finish carpentry, and potentially some foundational stone work are on the docket this go around, and we invite you to join us for an iconic trip down memory lane. You’ll also be working alongside members of the High Desert Conservation Corps!

Please see Oregon State Park’s brochure for the Collier Logging Museum and visit the park’s website here as well as Oregon Encyclopedia’s write up for more information of the legacy of the museum.

The bridge over Spring Creek is a great representation of the admirable craftsmanship on display throughout the park.

There’s an irony to amount of earl 20th century machinery and automotive history on display at the museum.

The aqua headwaters of Spring Creek flow through the Collier Logging Museum just before they meet the Williamson River.

Location and Logistics

SESSION DATES: May 14-19 and May 21-26.

Please plan to arrive at the campsite no earlier than 5pm and no later than 7pm on the first day of your session.

LOCATION:  Located an hour south of the iconic Crater Lake National Park, there’s plenty of great recreation opportunities in this neck of the woods.

Tents, truck campers, campervans, trailers, and RVs.  Hookups will be available but the ground may not be perfectly level. Showers will be available. We are still waiting to hear back about the allowance of dogs! 

WEATHER:  Anticipate highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s. Weather conditions may be rainy, cloudy, or sunny. Volunteers are responsible for checking weather conditions before their session begins, and packing appropriately.

ABOUT VOLUNTEERING: HistoriCorps projects are free for volunteers! HistoriCorps will provide all meals, tools, training, equipment, and a campsite. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to the campsite, sleeping equipment, work gloves, clothes and boots, and other personal gear.

Scope of Work


HistoriCorps is committed to educating and training volunteers in preservation skills, with an overarching mission of inspiring a preservation ethic in all those involved. Learning and working alongside expert HistoriCorps field staff, volunteers and applying the traditional skills necessary to restore the Collier Logging Museum.

  • Log repairs (50%)
  • Finish Carpentry (50%)
  • Stone Work to be determined.

Please note: Tasks vary by day and by week, depending on a variety of factors including: weather, project priorities, previous groups’ work, and more. Though it is likely you will get to learn and practice most or all of the above tasks, it is not guaranteed. The higher percentage of the scope a particular task is, the more likely you will get to practice it.

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Volunteer Logistics, Policies, and Advice

We’re so glad you’re interested in joining this project! If you’re new to our community, review the Volunteer FAQ first! Please note the following logistics and policies:

  • Volunteering with HistoriCorps is free! We will provide all meals, tools, training, equipment, and a campsite or shared indoor lodging. Dinner is not provided on the first night.
  • Volunteers are responsible for bringing their own gear, work gloves, sturdy work clothes and boots, and appropriate sleeping equipment. Check the average temperatures before you start packing – the nights and mornings may be colder than you anticipate! Then, read this advice about how to stay warm when tent camping in colder places.
  • Campsite accessibility varies by project. Some projects can accommodate tents only; others can accommodate small RVs. Please review the project site description above for more information, and if you’re still not sure, email for help.
  • If this project does not offer showers, you might want to consider bringing a solar shower or research other methods to clean up after the work day.
  • Volunteer crew sizes generally range from 4-8 volunteers, with two HistoriCorps staff that lead and train volunteers in the work.
  • Safety is one of HistoriCorps’ top priorities, and volunteers can contribute to a safe working environment by ensuring their physical fitness is adequate for the work. See above for this project’s scope of work and difficulty level. Please, call us if you are not quite sure if a project is a good fit for your skills or fitness level. We may be able to suggest a project more suitable and enjoyable for you.
  • Hard hats, eye protection, ear protection, gloves are standard personal protection equipment (PPE) required on all projects. Hard hats must be worn at all times on the project site, unless working in a designated safe space. Field staff will train volunteers on correct use of PPE.
  • Dogs are generally allowed to accompany their humans in project campsites (actually, we love having dogs join us around the campfire!). Dogs are not permitted on the job site for everyone's safety. HOWEVER: HistoriCorps also follows the rules and regulations of our project partner. If the project partner does not permit dogs onsite then HistoriCorps is no exception. Please ask HistoriCorps or the project partner directly if you have any questions about whether Fido is welcome.