Welcome to the Beaverton Historical Society
Plan to attend our exciting August presentation
1917 Hupmobile Model N.
Learn the history of this car and the company that made it.
Speaker: Chris Becker
When: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 7pm - 8:30pm
Where: The Beaverton History Center, 12412 SW Broadway, Beaverton, OR 97005
Chris Becker will bring his 1917 Hupmobile, Model N. See this car and learn all about the history.
Presenter Chris Becker grew up around old car hobbyists. His parents and grandparents have been collecting cars since the 1960s. As a child, Chris worked at Becker’s Model T & A Parts with his Dad. His Dad’s buddies would restore cars in their shop. Later the family started Becker’s Auto Restoration, a Do-It-Yourself auto restoration shop. They provide space and equipment to restore your vintage, antique, classic, rods of all kinds, and custom automobiles in the Portland Metro area.
Admission: $2.00 suggested donation, members free
Downtown Beaverton Association
First Fridays are in full swing
Presenting A Tribute to Johnny Cash, coming soon!
October 4, 2014. You won't want to miss this.
Tickets go on sale in August 1st. Call or visit The Venetian Theatre, Hillsboro, OR to purchase your tickets (503.693.3953).
Spring Survey Update
Thank you to everyone who responded to our Spring Survey!We were happy to see that about half of the responders were not from our membership and that means we have a more broader appeal than our immediate supporters. Now the question becomes “how can we turn those who are interested in the society into new members?” But that’s a question for a different survey.
Saturday hours? Yes! That’s our top priority and the survey results overwhelmingly reflect this (with Friday coming in a distant second). If you know of any capable volunteers with a free Saturday afternoon, please give us a call!
As for the comments, we receive so many ranging from the critical (but well intentioned) to the positive (thanks for your support). And for us it’s the critical ones that mean the most because this is how we will learn, grow and succeed.
Thank you to all who have supported us and continue to support us as we tackle this challenge to bring Beaverton history to the present.
Tribute to James Erickson director of Beaverton High School theatre department on display at the Beaverton History Center, don't miss this one.
Stop by the center and view the wonderful collection of items of theatre productions produced by the famed James Erickson. The exhibit includes many of the original costumes worn during the productions. Also, on display are pictures of the fire that destroyed the Beaverton High School auditorium on March 19, 1979. The display will be on exhibit at the center until after Labor Day, don't miss it.
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Commemorative Tile Program has Ended
The current Commemorative Tile program has ended. Beaverton Historical Society is deeply appreciative for your support. Funds raised through these tributes help us continue our mission to educate and offer programs and exhibits that preserve local heritage.
Watch for an exciting new way to preserve your memories or honor your loved ones. We expect to have details available by mid-June