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


July 2014 Event Calendar

Bonners Ferry Landslide 1998
Thursday, July 17, 7:00pm
Donations accepted

Awakened one night from a deep sleep, I received a frantic phone in early October 1998 from Union Pacific’s contractor who was responsible for cleaning up their derailments.  “Bill, get dressed and head for Bonners Ferry. The mainline is out-of-service because of a massive landslide.”  His words bolted me out of bed and I asked, “Landslide?  In October?  And, it’s been a dry summer…what gives?”  I soon found out. Bill Bugel, recently retired in the railroad industry in both engineering and operations positions after 42 years will talk about the Bonners Ferry Landslide. He blended his knowledge of rail engineering and operations plus that of geology to deal with the continual challenges faced by operating a major railroad. Overlaps between the railroad industry and geology include:  slope stability, bank erosion constraints, tunneling, earthquake notification, as well as the day-to-day maintenance issues such as keeping the ballast section clear of fines, dealing with run-off and so forth. Program co-sponsored by the Ice Age Institute and the Tualatin Heritage Center.

Knitting and Crochet Workshop
Fridays, July 18 & 25, 10:00am to Noon

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


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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special events

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

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