Welcome to the Beaverton Historical Society
Join us on December 5th for the final First Friday
for 2014 in historic downtown Beaverton
We cordially invite you to an evening of celebrating downtown Beaverton, its historic significance and meeting the people who keep our historic downtown alive and thriving. The Beaverton History Center will be open on Friday, December 5th from 7pm to 9pm. Drop by and share some refreshments and memories of Beaverton. The annual Holiday Showcase will follow the City's Holiday Open House and tree lighting. Visit Santa at Beaverton Kia showroom across the street from us, there will be photos, cookies and cider.
Join us for a down home Christmas Party!
Event: Down Home Christmas Party, Potluck and White Elephant Gift Exchange
Music: Christmas Music
When: Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: The Beaverton History Center, 12412 SW Broadway, Beaverton, OR 97005
Phone: (503) 430-0106
Bring a down home or international dish to share for the potluck. Coffee and cider will be supplied. In addition bring a wrapped item, from your home, for the white elephant gift exchange. We will have Christmas music and a raffle. See you there!_____________________________________________________________________________________
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
Letter containing memories of the 1937 Blizzard in Beaverton
March 6, 2014
Thanks for the news clippings about the 1937 Blizzard. I remember it. I wasn’t allowed out of the house because I had Mastoid infections and draining ears for 8 months in 1936. My father worked in the shipping department of a door factory at S.E. 17th and Holgate in Portland. He couldn’t get to work for three days because of snowdrifts. Your father was out of school for a week. The teacher at McKay School, Mrs. Vose, couldn’t get to school from Oswego because of the snow. Beaverton High School was the only one that used buses then. I don’t have any pictures of any of this because we were too poor to have a camera. Your father got a camera for his sixteenth birthday in July 1941 and HIS DRIVERS LICENSE.
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