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


September, October, November 2015 Event Calendar


Donation Land Claim Descendants Stories
Family members whose relatives were among the first settlers in Tualatin will share records and memories passed down through the generations. Traveling from Kentucky in 1847 where Rachel Bird had been born in Daniel Boone's fort, the Birds settled in the Cipole area. Monthly program sponsored by the Tualatin Historical Society.
Wed. 9/2        1pm
Donations accepted

Knitting and Crochet Workshop
Bring a project or start one. Help is available. All levels welcome.
Fridays, 9/4, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20         10-12pm

Tualatin Historical Society Benefit Wine, Food and Silent Auction Fundraiser
Join us for seventh annual fundraising event, Locally grown…preserving the history of Tualatin. Enjoy the sounds of Scott Denis and Friends, Northwest wines, delicious food, and silent auction. For tickets and information, call 503.885.1926 or email
Friday, September 11        6-9pm
$25 per person, 21 and over only

Real Time Seismic Monitoring
Working with the National Earthquake Information Center, Bill Burgel, 42-year railroad geologist, developed software now used around the world to give train operators at least 5 minutes notification after a major seismic event (earthquakes, slides) which could affect track integrity.
Thurs. 9/17   7pm

Donations accepted

Great Train Robbery of Southern Oregon
Documentary film maker Tom Olsen shares the story of the three DeAutremont brothers who held up a Southern Pacific Train in the Siskiyou Mountains October 11, 1922, killing four crew members in the process. The last brother died in 1984. Monthly program sponsored by the Tualatin Historical Society.
Wed. 10/7      1pm
Donations accepted

Traveling the Ice Age Geologic Trail
Rick Thompson, author of Gigafloods, takes us on a visual tour of the proposed National Park Service trail which will include Tualatin. Presentation moved to Tualatin Library.  $3 suggested donation for adults.
Thurs. 10/15    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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