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


Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 Event Calendar

Knitting and Crochet Workshop
Bring a project or start one. Help is available. All levels welcome.
Fri. 9/2, 9/23, 10/7, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18 10-12pm

Chop Suey for All: Chinese Cooks in Oregon
Author Richard H. Engeman describes how early Chinese workers in Tualatin and around Oregon brought us exotic tastes that are still popular today. Program sponsored by Oregon Historical Society and Washington County Museum where Chinese history exhibits are featured.
Wed. 9/7 1pm
Donations accepted

Annual Tualatin Historical Society Benefit Wine, Food and Silent Auction Fundraiser
Join us for eighth 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 information, call 503.885.1926
Fri. 9/9 6-9pm
$30 per person, 21 and over only

"Relive the Golden Age of Radio" with Dave Karman
The way radio was. For many THS members this presentation will be the soundtrack of their lives. Mr. Karman will share with you a live “scrapbook” from the Golden days of Radio. He will not only bring along some of those great old radios, he also will share audio and visuals of great memories like the Jack Benny Show, Have Gun Will Travel, I Love a Mystery and One Man’s Family. Return to those thrilling days of the Adventures of Superman and Captain Midnight. Sing along with Tex Beneke; Croon with Bing Crosby; and work the Swing Shift with Glen Miller and Artie Shaw. Remember products that used to be household words like Fitch Shampoo, Gillette Blue Blades and Sal Hipatica! You are going to hear radio you have not heard for 70 years. Dick Karman has studied the history of radio for 50 years. From his library of over 22,000 broadcast he will bring just the best to share with us—as he has done scores of times all over the Northwest.
Wed. 10/5 1pm
Donations accepted

The Politics of Sand
Tom McCall and #39's beach bill in the 1970s illustrated the power of a people who wanted to protect this major natural resource for Oregon. Tom Olsen, a Portland videographer instructor and producer of documentaries, will screen parts of his film & The Politics of Sand.
Thurs. 10/20 7pm
Donations accepted

Columbia Gorge: 50 Million Years of Geologic Tumult
Lloyd DeKay, geologist, shares a place we now see as a peaceful, idyllic Columbia River Gorge and retreat that is the exceptional product of over 50 million years of violent volcanic activity, immense floods of lava and raging iceberg­laden waters.
Thurs. 11/17 7pm
Donations accepted

Winter Calendar 2016-17

Knitting and Crochet Workshop
Bring a project or start one. Help is available. All levels welcome.
Fri.  12/2, 12/16, 1/6, 1/20, 2/3, 2/17          10-12pm

Did You Know?
Oregon author Ken Bilderback provides little-known information on how our local Atfaliti Indians were pushed to today's Wapato Lake near Gaston as settlers invaded their homelands. He will also reveal some uncovered facts about an infamous murder in Tualatin.
 Wed. 12/7   1pm
Donations accepted

“The Good Old Days” in Tualatin
Tualatin Historical Society co-founder Loyce Martinazzi moderates a discussion among old-timers who remember the ways things were during the years they worked or lived with their families here. 
Wed. 1/4   1pm
Donations accepted

New Technologies Meet Ancient Fossils
Julian Gray, CEO of the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals in Hillsboro, explores how micro-photography and new software can open up our eyes even more to the world of small gems, minerals, and fossils. He will focus on Pleistocene artifacts at the museum.
Thurs. 1/19      7pm

Donations accepted

Treasures in the THS Attic
Members of Tualatin Historical Society will show and describe various artifacts from the Society's collection that help define our city's past. Some of these treasures are seldom displayed.
Wed. 2/1   1pm
Donations accepted

Marine One – Presidential Helicopters
Norb Murray, former Marine helicopter pilot in SE Asia, shares what it was like to be part of the presidential helicopter squadron flying dignitaries and special missions. Focus will include types of helicopters used as Marines served our nation in this unique way. Norb calls Tualatin home in retirement.
Thurs. 2/16   7pm
Donations accepted


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

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