October 9th Presentation: Indigenous People’s Day Celebration

Posted on September 5th, 2017 by
—————— Come Join Us for an Amazing Presentation! The City of Beaverton Human Rights Advisory Commission, with the support of the Beaverton Historical Society, is pleased to welcome you to the City’s first official Indigenous People’s Day event. The community is invited to come and hear David Lewis, historian and professor of Anthropology and Native… View Article

Summer Memories from Beaverton’s Past

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by
One family’s memories from the 1920s to the 1960s By Jeannette Culver Jeannette Culver’s family has lived in Beaverton for generations and here are a few Summer highlights that her and her family members have done over the years. 1925: During the summer, it was fun looking for a good book to read at the… View Article

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
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