Woodbury Heritage and

Historical Preservation

WCF is partnered with the Woodbury Heritage Society, whose mission is to preserve and document Woodbury’s history and to aid residents of our community in learning and understanding more about Woodbury’s early years. WCF is a Fiscal Sponsor for WHS related funds, and manages Inez Oehlke’s bequest for historical preservation as a Field of Interest Fund.

The Foundation partners with the Woodbury Heritage Society on the following projects for Historical Preservation:

Save the Miller Barn Fund: WCF served as fiscal sponsor for the project to save the historic Miller Barn, which is located at the City of Woodbury’s Valley Creek Park. Learn more about the history of Miller Barn Here.  Funds raised to be used exclusively for ongoing maintenance of the Miller Barn.

Inez Oehlke Bequest for Historical Preservation:  Inez’s legacy plan included a bequest to WCF to establish a Field of Interest Fund that would ensure historical preservation. Funds have been granted to ongoing WHS projects.

Woodbury Heritage Society Fund: WCF holds this investment fund for the WHS, which funds society projects and operations.

Projects Funded Include:

  • Preservation and maintenance of the Miller Barn
  • Woodbury Registry of Historic Landmarks
  • WHS Website development
  • Valley Creek Park Historic Trail Signage
  • Grant Writer for MN Legacy Grant 
  • Storage for historic artifacts at Heritage House
  • Community Events
  • Marketing & Communications on WHS projects
  • WCF’s 10th Anniversary Event

For more information, send an email to heritagesocietywoodbury@gmail.com or visit the Woodbury Heritage Society Website.


Save the Miller Barn

AN ENDANGERED BARN IN WOODBURY The origin of the City of Woodbury can be traced to its early beginnings immediately before the Civil War. From that time until after World

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Inez Oehlke Bequest

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”Winston Churchill. A Woodbury woman Inez Oehlke made an incredible life by being a

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