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Join Us

We are always looking for people with the skills needed to help promote and build CHEC into a first class museum and education center. Thank you for volunteering to promote The Curtis Heritage Education Center (CHEC) which was established in 2013.

Almost everyone will agree that it just feels great to participate in creating a wonderful legacy. There are so many ways anyone can take part in establishing this amazing community resource and support the proposed non-profit CHEC 501(c)(3) efforts. This is an all volunteer group, evey dollar and hour goes directly to creating and operating the new museum and learning center.

Volunteer To Be Part of the CHEC Team

Take programs into the community with fun events like bringing historic vehicles to school programs, taking part in community gatherings or interfacing with the media and businesses.

For in-kind donations of building materials, labor, information or volunteer opportunities, email: Tim McCann or call 503-701-8215.

Building Materials and Labor

Your skills and resources for building materials contribute to creation of true living history and a learning center of national significance.

Donate to CHEC with Fred Meyer Rewards


Donate to CHEC with Smile Amazon

To sign up for AmazonSmile go to and follow these instructions:

    On your first visit to AmazonSmile (

    You will be prompted to select a charitable organization from the list of eligible organizations. CHEC is a registered AmazonSmile non-profit

    There is no cost to you. Amazon will donate a percentage of your AmazonSmile purchase to CHEC.

    You can change your selection at any time.

Donate to CHEC with the Oregon Cultural Trust


To sign up for the Oregon Cultural Trust:

How to Make a Donation to the Trust

    Donate to your favorite cultural organization(s). (any amount you choose)

    If they're one of our 1,400 qualified cultural nonprofits, donate that same amount to the Cultural Trust. CHEC is a registered Cultural Trust non-profit organization

    Take that same amount off your state taxes. That's right. Your donation to the Trust comes back to you as a tax credit. Culture across our great state thrives, and financially you don't miss a beat

    If you donate $100 to CHEC and $100 to the Oregon Cultural Trust, your actual out of pocket expense is only $41. Win-win.

Facts, Details and Trivia

    Individuals can get a tax credit up to $500. Couples, up to $1000, and Class C corporations up to $2,500

    A state tax credit is an amount of money taken off the top of your final tax bill

    You might be surprised to find your favorite organization is one of our 1,400 cultural partners

    Your donation is dispersed over all 98,000 square miles of Oregon to help keep old and new cultural opportunities available for all Oregonians

    Part of your donation goes into the permanent fund that provides interest for the Trust to disperse as part of its annual granting

    You can make a donation with stock rather than cash. Legacy gifts are also gladly accepted

    No other state in the union has this incredible benefit. Lucky Oregonians!

CHEC Lapel Buttons

Every donation receives a fun lapel button depicting various vehicles from the Famous Curtis Collection. Pick your favorite or collect them all.

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