4th of July in Beaverton, 1912

Posted on July 12th, 2017 by
Celebrating with parade, sports, picnic, speeches, and more! By Ann Koppy, BHSoc Historian One hundred years ago, Beaverton was a small farming community with a population of about 400. The 1912 4 of July celebration exemplified the spirit of rural America: parade, sports, picnic, speeches, and buildings embellished by flags, streamers, and bunting. Independence Day… View Article

Jesse Nathan Griffith, 1852-1942

Posted on July 12th, 2017 by
Griffith Park and Griffith Drive are named after this intriguing person By Ann Koppy, BHSoc His name is memorialized by a Beaverton street and park. The Perkins-Kennedy school debate was held on the porch of his store. He married three times, fathered nine children, moved frequently, and found employment in an assortment of occupations. Early… View Article

Next Presentation will be in September

Posted on July 12th, 2017 by
This is a friendly reminder that there will be no presentations for June, July and August. Here are the upcoming presentations: September 12 – Ellen Crauthers, “One-room Schoolhouse” October 10 – Richard Thompson, “History of The Trolley” November 14 – Sharon Thorne (Oregon Historical Society), “The Story of Abigail Scott Duniway” Please be sure to… View Article

May Presentation: History of Portland

Posted on April 29th, 2017 by
When:  May 9, 2017; 7:00 PM Where:  Elsie Stuhr Senior Center, 5550 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97005 Event:  Oregon Historical Society’s Sharon Thorne will present the history of Portland from its early days. Event is Free, Donations are Welcome Sharon Thorne is an eleven year volunteer at the Oregon Historical Society.  Most of that… View Article

April Presentation: History of Lake Oswego

Posted on March 31st, 2017 by
Nancy Niland, Executive Director of Oswego Heritage Council and Dr. Mark Browne, Board Director and Collections Manager will present an abbreviated history of Lake Oswego, Oregon from early Native Americans to the 1950s. Of special interest will be the discussion of the archival project undertaken this past year, as well as the Oswego Heritage Museum…. View Article
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