Founded in 1986, the Society's mission is to preserve, promote
and interpret the rich and colorful history of Tualatin

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Heritage Center


Spring 2017 Event Calendar

Knitting and Crochet Workshop
Bring a project or start one. Help is available. All levels welcome.
Fri. 3/10, 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/26, 6/9, 6/23          10-12pm

The Surprising Adventures of George Gibbs on the Oregon Frontier, (1884-1861)
Dr. Stephen Beckham describes little-known George Gibbs who served as secretary and cartographer for the Willamette Valley Treaty Commission in 1851. In 1849 he rode horseback to Oregon and was heavily involved in Indian affairs.  An artist and writer, he wrote fishing-rights treaties for Gov. I.I. Stevens and returned to the East in 1861 where he worked for the Hudsons Bay Claims Commission. Dr. Beckham is a retired history professor from Lewis and Clark College and a popular speaker.

Wed. 3/1   1pm
Donations accepted

Relive the Golden Age of Radio
Old-time radio expert Dick Karman (pictured right) exhibits radios and replays examples of popular programs dating 50-70 years ago. For those over 70, re-live memories of Jack Benny and Superman in this soundtrack of your life.
Thurs. 3/16      7pm

Donations accepted

History of Wilsonville
Wilsonville City Councilor and descendant of early homesteaders, Charlotte Lehan, shares and traces the story of our sister city to the south and our common roots.
Wed. 4/5   1pm
Donations accepted


Survivability of an earthquake in the Lake Missoula Flood Deposits

Geologist Bill Burgel describes what might happen to the soils beneath our feet in the Tualatin
Thurs. 4/20      7pm

Donations accepted


Helicopter Pilot for Presidents
Veteran and Tualatin resident Norb Murray shares anecdotes as Marine One helicopter pilot ferrying presidents and digniatries to and from the White House.
Wed. 5/3   1pm
Donations accepted


New Understandings of Mt. St. Helens
Geology instructor Sheila Alfsen shares research on what we now know about the eruption of Mount St. Helens on this exact date 27 years ago and what’s happening since.
Thurs. 5/18      7pm

Donations accepted



Need a place for your gathering?
Call 503.885.1926 for more information about how to rent this unique facility for your holiday party, anniversaries, reunions, meetings, and weddings.


Engraved Memorial and Honorary Bricks
Bricks are still available for purchase for our heritage garden patio. For the time being,
4 x 8 inch bricks are holding at $50 and will increase to $75 in the future.  They make great gifts.  Pick up an order form at the Heritage Center or request one by email or mail from the Heritage Center by calling 503.885.1926. 






Open Monday-Friday
10 am-2 pm plus
special events

8700 SW Sweek Drive
adjacent to the
Police Station


This website is maintained in loving memory of Shirley Disch, 1928 – 2004

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