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Upcoming September presentation

You Do Speak English, Don’t You?
A show by Mark and Helena Greathouse

Saturday, September 13, 2013, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Beaverton History Center, 12412 SW Broadway, Beaverton, OR 97005    

Mark and Helena Greathouse, an international husband and wife music duo, present their one hour performance, “You Do Speak English, Don’t You?” as a family friendly, lively cabaret style program. The core part of the show had two successful showings at the Portland Fertile Ground Festival of New Works this last January/February.

The show features Mark’s own songs, as well several familiar songs and parts of instrumental numbers, all interspersed with short, humorous dialogues highlighting challenges Mark and Helena have experienced in their lives.

Mark’s compositions range from love songs to ragtime.  Helena presents a unique blend of expressive dance and song.  Mark accompanies her on the accordion.

Mark is a musician/composer from Portland, and Helena is a singer/actor/dancer originally from Prague, Czech Republic.  The show gives the story of how the two met in Europe and eventually married, moved to the U.S. and made their living here. 

Mark and Helena have performed for many years in the Northwest as well as in several European countries. Each began performing in their youth, Mark with his dad on stage in Portland, and Helena on Czechoslovak National Radio and TV in Prague.  Little did they know then that, following their professional careers, they would once again be performing and having fun at it. Their stage name is ‘GREATHOUSE of Music’ and they have a line of CDs.  Check out their website at:  www.greathouseofmusic.com.

Admission:  $2.00 Suggested donation, members free


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October 4, 2014. You won't want to miss this.

Ticket prices are $20 (VIP), $17 and $15 for seniors. Call or visit The Venetian Theatre, Hillsboro, OR to purchase tickets (503.693.3953).  

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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.

Michael Wong

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

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