Welcome to the Athena Public Library's new digital history collections!

Athena Public Library is proud to announce these new digital collections, which currently focus on street scenes and local schools. Please watch this space in 2022 and 2023, as Athena continues to work with the Northwest Digital Heritage project to digitize more collections.

Questions? Please contact the Athena Public Library staff at athenalibrary@cityofathena.com or 541-566-2470.

Athena, Oregon, is an agricultural community of approximately 1,200 residents in the traditional homelands of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla, in what is now Umatilla County. First settled by non-Indigenous in the 1860s as Centerville (being approximately halfway between Pendleton and Walla Walla, Washington), the town's name was changed to Athena in 1889.

For more general information, please see the entry on Athena in the Oregon Encylopedia.