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

 

 
   
February, March, April 2016 Event Calendar

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

Knitting and Crochet Workshop

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

Fridays, 2/5, 2/26  10-12pm

Free

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.
www.iafi.org/lowercolumbia
Thurs. 2/18      7pm
Donations accepted

A Real Live Homesteader Among Us
Dual U.S.-Canadian citizen Norm Parker, long-time Tualatin resident, will share his
family's pioneer story. Norm's father immigrated from Oregon to the wilderness of B.C.
in 1912 following the call of free land.
Wed. 3/2 1pm
Donations accepted

Knitting and Crochet Workshop
Bring a project or start one. Help is available. All levels welcome.
Fri. 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/29, 5/13, 5/27 10-12pm
Free

Continental Drift & Seafloor Spreading Hypothesis
Initially scorned, the concept of continental drift when combined with sea floor spreading
has resulted in prevailing hypothesis to understand the movement of the continental
plates. Bill Burgel will tell us about fascinating discoveries. $3 suggested donation for
adults.
www.iafi.org/lowercolumbia
Thurs. 3/17 7pm
Donations accepted

Oregon State Parks History
Tim Wood, retired director of Oregon State Parks, reviews the history of how our state's
beautiful and popular parks and historic sites evolved. Tim oversaw creation of Stub
Stewart State Park and others along the Grand Ronde River and near Bandon. Program
sponsored by the Tualatin Historical Society.
Wed. 4/6 1pm
Donations accepted

Where Giant Mammals Roamed
David Ellingson shares the amazing paleontology findings he and students have
discovered in a swale next to Woodburn High School. $3 suggested donation for adults.
www.iafi.org/lowercolumbia
Thurs. 4/21 7pm

Donations accepted

"No Longer Just Books"
Manager Jerianne Thompson will highlight the origins and future of the Tualatin Library.
Monthly program sponsored by the Tualatin Historical Society.
Wed. 5/4 1pm
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.
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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. 

 

 

 


 
 

Open Monday-Friday
10 am-2 pm plus
special events

8700 SW Sweek Drive
adjacent to the
Police Station
503-885-1926


 
     

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

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