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Gentle House

Event Center, Garden, & Museum

Gentle House Vision

Historic Gentle House is an event center, garden, and museum. The house is an important landmark for both the community and university. Our vision is to:

  • Continue the tradition created by the Gentle family –using the house as a gathering place.
  • Help you create a unique, joyful, and memorable event experience.
  • Provide students with job experience and skill building opportunities.
  • Engage both student and community volunteers.



Friends of Gentle House’s mission is:

Preserving, sustaining and interpreting Prof. Gentle's 1880s Monmouth home, gardens and educational legacy through gifts of time and resources.


Check out this article from Polk County Itemizer Observer, Western's Hidden Gem.


For a tour call or email

503-838-8673 or


Gentle House 503-838-8673 | or e-mail

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