to the Historical Society for Beaverton, Oregon
Tuesday, June 11, 7-8pm: The Tualatin-Yamhill Peoples by David G. Lewis, PhD
David G. Lewis is an enrolled tribal member and Tribal Historian of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. His ancestry is Chinook, Takelma and Santiam Kalapuya.
While in the PhD program in Anthropology at the University of Oregon, he was the Director of the Southwest Oregon Research Project. David completed his PhD in March 2009. His dissertation is “the Termination of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; Community, Politics and Identity”.
His research areas are American Indian History and Culture, Pacific Northwest Coast Ethno History, Indigenous Sovereignty, and the Federal Termination of Oregon Tribes.
David lives in Salem with his wife Donna, and sons Saghaley and Inatye.
The Beaverton Historical Society's Monthly Presentations are held at the Beaverton History Center on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7 - 8pm. They are open to the public and free of charge - donations welcome.
Silent Movie Showings
Saturday, June 29, 11am - 3pm: Beaverton Celebrates the 1920s
We will be showing a selection of Silent Comedy Classics at the Beaverton City Library, main branch, Meeting Rooms A and B. Doors open at 11am. Showtimes: 11:30, 12:30 & 1:30. Movies are each about 15-20 min. in length. No charge, but donations gladly accepted.
May - October, 5-8pm, Downtown Beaverton
We will be participating in Beaverton's First Fridays, presented by the Beaverton Downtown Association. Businesses in Beaverton’s downtown core area will be open until 8 p.m. the first Friday of each month from May through October 2013. The monthly event includes live entertainment, refreshments, art demonstrations, dancing and family-friendly atmosphere until 8 p.m. each night. The Beaverton Historical Society will be hosting/kicking off the event for August.
Beaverton History Center
Home to the Beaverton Historical Society
The BHC provides a place for historical research and education, and showcases some of Beaverton's history with a variety of changing displays.
Located in Historic Downtown Beaverton on a site listed in the 1926 Historic Registry as the Thrifty Market.
12412 SW Broadway Street
Beaverton, OR 97005
Open 12pm - 4pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays
(closed 6/6, 7/4, 8/1, 9/5, 10/3)
(open the 1st Fridays of May-Oct, 5-8pm)
Help Us Preserve Beaverton's History
Become a Member
The Beaverton Historical Society is an all volunteer organization. If you would like to join and support us, please become a member.
Membership form here: Membership Form
The fee for annual membership is:
• Individual $20
• Family $25
• Organization $75
• Student $5
"See Your Name on Broadway"
The Beaverton Historical Society is selling engraved commemorative granite tiles which we will display in the Beaverton History Center entrance.
Honor yourself, family, friends, or beloved pet with a permanent remembrance and become part of a new Beaverton legacy.
To order your own personalized tile, please download our order form here: Tile Order Form
Volunteers are key to our success, so if you see a project that you would like to support (or can think of a project that should be on the list) please become a member and make a difference.
- Staff the History Center
- Serve on Fundraising Committee
- Serve on Membership Committee
- Assist with exhibits
- Plan and staff events
- Participate in Beaverton Celebration Day
- Obtain oral histories
- Create community based education projects
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