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Brown House Event Center -Santiam Heritage Foundation

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts, Culture & Humanities, Historical Organizations, Human Services, Neighborhood Centers

Mission: The Santiam Heritage Foundation is restoring the historic 1903 Charles & Martha Brown House in Stayton, OR. The house is now ready to be used for community social and cultural events and will provide office space for non-profit organizations.

Results: Over $300,00 has been raised and thousands of volunteer hours have been given to restore the exterior and first floor of the interior. We have begun to offer space to groups who have held meetings, celebrations, exhibits, and concerts for the community. We continue to to raise funds and solicit volunteers for completion of the remainder of the property.

Target demographics: Refurbish the Historic Charles & Martha Brown House as a community meeting place

Direct beneficiaries per year: 500+ members of the public

Geographic areas served: Stayton, OR and surrounding communities

Programs: raising funds for rehabilitation of the house, and offer the space to community groups for social and cultural events.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing work restoring this gem! She’s come a long way over the years. I love that a non-profit is taking the time to do the restorations right and not a private entity looking to “glam” it up just to turn a profit. Older houses can be beautiful without being gaudy or pretentious. This one fits that bill nicely!

Board Member

Rating: 5

My experience with the Santiam Heritage Foundation is wonderful! I've volunteered my time with the board for 9 years and the people are great. The restoration of this house is my main passion, because my family owned the house from 1949 to 1987. The people in this organization have made it easy for me to find my place HERE. If you care about beautiful, old homes, this is the place for you! And, if you don't live close enough to volunteer, please consider donating whatever you can. Every little bit makes a difference.