Founded in 1986, the Society's mission is to preserve, promote
and interpret the rich and colorful history of Tualatin

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Heritage Center


May & June 2015 Event Calendar

Knitting and Crochet Workshop
Fridays, 6/5, 6/19, 7/17, 7/31, 8/7, 8/21 10:00-12:00pm

Bring a project or start one. Help is available. All levels welcome.

“History of Oregon Forestry”
Wednesday, May 6, 1:00pm

Mke Cafferata of the Oregon State Forestry Department presents the history of forestry in Oregon. Monthly program sponsored by the Tualatin Historical Society. For information, call 503.885.1926.

The Missoula Floods:A-Transformation of the Pacific Northwest
Thursday, May 21, 7:00 pm
Donations accepted

Follow these giant floods from their inception in Western Montana all the way to the Pacific Ocean with pictures and information that help define the huge impact they had then and still have today. Bob Setterberg is a long-time volunteer docent at the Oregon History Museum. He is a lifelong resident of Oregon and a graduate of Portland State University earning a BS in Education with a focus on US History. Bob’s interest in the Missoula Floods began about three years ago when he attended the monthly meeting of the Lower Columbia Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute. Suggested donation of $3 per adult. Monthly program co-sponsored by Ice Age Flood Institute Columbia Chapter and the Tualatin Heritage Center. For information, call Sylvia Thompson at 503.257.0144.

1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition
Wednesday, June 3, 1:00 pm
Donations accepted

The Exposition opened in June 1905. During its four month run, it attracted over 1.6 million visitors - more than three times Oregon’s population at the time! Portland grew from 161,000 to 270,000 residents between 1905 and 1910, a spurt that has been attributed to the exposition. Dr. Carl Abbott, PSU history and urban planning professor, who wrote the definitive history of one of the most critical happenings from Oregon’s past, gives his unique perspective of this event. Monthly program sponsored by the Tualatin Historical Society.

Casting of Fossils
Thursday, June 18, 7:00 pm
Donations accepted

Join us when Mike Full, founder of the Willamette Valley Pleistocene Project talks about the casting of Ice Age artifacts. Extensively involved in the ongoing Tualatin Ice Age Trails project, Mike will highlight recent finds throughout the valley as well as work done to repair, restore, mold, cast and finish a number of our fossils for public display.

We hope to see you at one of our programs and events.
These events are sponsored by the Tualatin Historical Society. We welcome you to join us!



Need a place for your gathering?
Call 503.885.1926 for more information about how to rent this unique facility for your holiday party, anniversaries, reunions, meetings, and weddings.

Engraved Memorial and Honorary Bricks
Bricks are still available for purchase for our heritage garden patio. For the time being,
4 x 8 inch bricks are holding at $50 and will increase to $75 in the future.  They make great gifts.  Pick up an order form at the Heritage Center or request one by email or mail from the Heritage Center by calling 503.885.1926. 





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10 am-2 pm plus
special events

8700 SW Sweek Drive
adjacent to the
Police Station


This website is maintained in loving memory of Shirley Disch, 1928 – 2004

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