THANK YOU for taking a moment to consider supporting the Bush House Museum’s educational mission, restoration or long-term sustainability with your financial contribution. Salem’s Bush House Museum has been a community asset since it opened to visitors in 1953 and has been sustained through earned income, grants and donations. The Bush House Museum is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organizations and all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Annual Giving throughout the year, especially during the Spring Appeal, help fund the annual operations of the Museum. 

The Oppen Restoration Fund provides financial support for Museum restoration projects, acquisitions and other historically appropriate improvement projects. Funds from the Oppen Restoration Fund are typically used as a financial match for grant funding requests for these projects.

The Bush House Museum Endowment supports the long-term sustainability of the Bush House Museum may be achieved through planned giving or legacy gifts to the Bush House Museum Endowment. Annual operating funds are generated through a scheduled distribution of earned interest generated by the endowment’s principle. Donations may be one-time or multiple gifts of cash, stocks, real estate or other financial assets. 

For more information on how you may help sustain the Bush House Museum, please contact; Ross Sutherland, Director, or 503-363-4714.

The Bush House Museum is preserved to explore and interpret Salem’s Bush Family and Bush’s Pasture Park, the cultural diversity of Salem history and the development of early Oregon. Bush House Museum is supported in part by a grant of Transient Occupancy Tax funds from the City of Salem.