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


December 2015, January & February 2016 Event Calendar

Tualatin Families Celebrate The Holidays
Bring examples of your own traditions for an hour of stories, music and treats that will be enjoyed in many Tualatin homes during the holidays. Learn how those practices evolved and what they mean for persons whose family roots stretch around the world. Monthly program sponsored by the Tualatin Historical Society.
Wed. 12/2      1pm
Donations accepted

Tualatin’s First People: The Atfalati Indians
Washington County Museum brings artifacts and stories of Washington County’s first residents: the Atfalati Band of the Kalapuya Indians who called this area home. Learn how these original Tualatin Valley families lived and dressed in an interactive presentation. Their descendants today are part of the Grand Ronde Confederated Tribe. Monthly program sponsored by the Tualatin Historical Society.
Wed. 1/6        1pm
Donations accepted

Is the New Yorker Magazine Right?
Dr. Scott Burns, THS member, retired geology professor and frequent commentator on TV when the earth moves, will review the latest perspectives on the recent news about a major earthquake in the Cascadia Subduction Zone. $3 suggested donation for adults.
Thurs. 1/21      7pm
Donations accepted

Breaking Chains: Slavery on the Oregon Trail
Author R. Gregory Nokes returns to the Heritage Center to describe his research on the only slavery case adjudicated in Oregon courts in 1853. Missouri slaves Robin and Polly Holmes were brought to the Willamette Valley in 1844 and kept in bondage until the issue landed in court. This program coincides with Black History Month. Monthly program sponsored by the Tualatin Historical Society.
Wed. 2/3        1pm
Donations accepted

Willamette Falls Heritage Area
Alice Norris, former Oregon City Mayor and past president of the Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition, will describe how leaders are working to expand this natural resource from a state designation to a national heritage area. Discover the many “firsts” that occurred just downstream from Tualatin. $3 suggested donation for adults.
Thurs. 2/18      7pm
Donations accepted

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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