Mission: The architectural heritage center inspires people to conserve the art, craft, and context of historic buildings and places to promote our cultural heritage as a vital element of livable, sustainable communities.
Programs: The bosco-milligan foundation/architectural heritage center is the hub for preserving portlands historic architecture and cultural heritage. We accomplish this through education and advocacy. We work to ensure that the thoughtful preservation of our history and built environment is part of critical public discussions about affordability, sustainability, social equity, historic and cultural importance, and other important and urgent issues that portland faces today. A highlight of our activities and accomplishments in 2017:the bosco-milligan foundation/architectural heritage center (ahc) organizes over 120 public programs a year including exhibitions, architecture tours, an annual home tour attended by over 500, and other public events that provide public education on portlands historic architecture and cultural heritage. The ahc maintains a research library and archives on architecture that is accessible to the public and also provides consultation on various issues related to preservation and history. The ahc stewards an important architectural artifact collection. The ahc advocates for sound preservation policies and legislation, and provides testimony on important issues. The ahc owns and maintains a renovated historic building in portlands eastside that is open and accessible to the public and serves as an architecture center.