Welcome to the Beaverton Historical Society

Coming soon, our July Event: 

Event:  The Oregon Trail’s Story by Sherry Johnston, Oregon Historical Society

When:  Tuesday, July 14, 2015; 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Where:  The Beaverton Activity Center, 12500 SW Allen Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97005

Admission:  No charge for admission

Phone:  (503) 430-0106

The Oregon Trail’s story speaks to the 500,000 immigrants' voices who traveled from east of the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean in a span of over 30 years.  Oregon Country, like the temptress sitting on a rock in the sea, lured folk who longed for a better life.  This “Northwest Eden” promised land, health, freedom, adventure, and opportunities to those who dared the risks. Farming families, craftspeople, professionals, and the ambitious sold what they had, outfitted and headed west on the 2,000+ mile trail, which could take four to six months.

Sherry Johnston, a member of the Oregon Historical Society, will explore the many layers and challenges of America’s most major movement west. The OHS, founded in 1898, provides Oregonians with a state of the art historical museum, world’s largest collection on Oregon research library, educational resource for our statewide schools, and notable speakers. 

For more information call 503-430-0106 or email info@historicbeaverton.org


Pardon our dust, we are moving...

We are in the process of moving from our current location in downtown Beaverton to a new location. The center will be closed from April 15 - June (TBD) as we disassemble our current displays and relocate them in our new home. Please watch this site for more information and pictures of the new location. Our new location is smaller than our current location, but will allow for exhibits and research but with the reduced overhead, the society plans to be able to focus more on its mission of education and outreach. Our new location is 2 blocks south of our current location. Our new address is 12490 S.W. First (located between Hall and Washington). 

Check back here for more information soon. 






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