Black History Month Opens with Salem Museum Curator
Wednesday, February 5, 1:00pm
Tualatin Heritage Center
Gwen Carr, a leader in the upcoming Oregon African-American Museum in Salem, will highlight selected roles and contributions persons of African descent have made in Oregon history dating as far back as 1744. Close to Tualatin, for example, was John Livingstone, who grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, and was a childhood friend of Mark Twain. A child of slaves, Livingstone remained loyal to his master who brought him West in a wagon with John hiding some of the time in a big box to escape Union soldiers’ attention. They arrived in Clackamas County in 1864 where Livingstone eventually took over his former master’s ranch, accumulated more farm lands in Oregon, and was a prominent member of the State Grange.
For more information about this program, call 503.885.1926.
Knitting and Crochet Workshop
Fridays, February14 & 28, 10:00 am-Noon
Bring a project or start one.
Help is available. All levels welcome
"A Power-ful Story That Continues Today"
Thursday, February 20, 7:00pm
Location: Tualatin Heritage Center
PGE traces the history of how the falls at Oregon City became the first hub for regional power generation and manufacturing that employed hundreds of Oregonians for generations. PSU geology professor Scott Burns and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde often cite the unique history of the Falls that is still evolving today. The site is now protected as a national heritage area. Suggested $3 donation for adults. For more information, call 503.257.0144.
Bird and Nature Walk
Thursday, February, 9:00am (Call 503.885.1926 for date)
Join us for a bird walk at Hedges Creek Marsh. This 1 1/2 hour walk around Sweek Pond is led by the Wetlands Conservancy. For information, call 503.227.0778.
Creating Your Own Family History Book
Wednesday, March 5, 1:00 pm
THS member Jerry Larsen will describe how he used free software to create a print-ready book of Larsen family history including photos. Jerry will provide a step-by-step set of guidelines on how to create the narrative and other tips and techniques he learned by doing it himself. He made copies for relatives and also created a website for the book and is willing to help others as well. Come learn how to be a family historian from one of our own members!
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.