The Beaverton Chautauqua Festival

Posted on September 1st, 2016 by
By Ann Koppy, BHSoc Historian Chautauqua (roughly pronounced ‘je-taw-kwa’) was a popular national movement that fused education and entertainment. Its origins lie in educational gatherings at Lake Chautauqua, New York in 1874 and organized by businessman Lewis Miller and religious educator John Heyl Vincent. Their objective: train Sunday school teachers in a pleasant summer setting…. View Article

Remembering the Santa Clara

Posted on August 11th, 2016 by
By Ann Koppy, BHSoc Historian Oregon’s most tragic maritime disaster happened in 1915 Shipwrecks occurred with alarming frequency in our early coastal seafaring history. Violent storms, heavy seas and hidden reefs plagued sea captains as they brought vessels across the mouths of rivers and into port. One of the most tragic and documented maritime disasters… View Article

Words and Phrases We Seldom Hear Anymore

Posted on August 11th, 2016 by
By Ann Koppy, BHSoc Historian Heavens to Murgatroyd, Don’t Touch That Dial! Every generation has phrases and slang words that are popular for a few years, then disappear as language evolves. Their origins are often murky and imprecise. Each, however, tells a story and enriches the way we communicate. Here are a few gleaned from… View Article

Summer Memories: One family’s memories from the 1920s to the 1960s

Posted on August 11th, 2016 by
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 Beaverton Library which was located in the city’s first… View Article

September Presentation: Virtual Japanese Garden Tour

Posted on August 11th, 2016 by
On Sept. 20, 2016, Catherine Adinolfi, Tour and Volunteer Manager for the Japanese Garden will lead you through a virtual tour of the garden! When:  September 20, 2016, 7:00 PM Where:  Elsie Stuhr Senior Center, 5550 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton, OR Event is Free. Donations are welcome. For more information email us at   or 503-430-0106
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