Historic Sites to Visit

Ample History

Residents of Oakland have embraced their local history and have preserved both the structures and the history of the community since the 1960s. Two not-for-profit organizations took the lead- Oakland Landmarks, Inc. who works to preserve buildings and artifacts, especially those related to Dr. Hiram Rutherford; and the Oakland Historical Foundation specialized in exhibits and programming (it became inactive in 2011). Independence Pioneer Village is the result of one man's love and appreciation for the log structures of yesteryear.