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


Fall 2017 Event Calendar

Knitting and Crochet Workshop
Bring a project or start one. Help is available. All levels welcome.
Fri.  10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17   10am-noon

“When the Tualatin River Ran Backwards” Loyce Martinazzi
Martinazzi and Galbreath family patriarchs were part of a little known historic battle between Oswego and Tualatin river farmers at the turn of the 19th century.  Descendant Loyce Martinazzi will recount this brutal battle for survival which involved loggers, working men, farmers and Oregon Iron and Steel Company. Loyce promised her father this story of a double murder and a fight about damming the Tualatin River would not be forgotten.  This monthly meeting of Tualatin Historical Society is open to the public. Research for this program is attributed to Martinazzi and Galbreath family members and Susanna Kuo from the Oswego Preservation Society & Oregon State Archives.
Wed. 10/4         1pm

Donations accepted

 "Talking Dirt:
No Longer Simple"

Scott George Serrill, 22-year soils specialist, describes
how mineral amendments are changing the ways we grow plants and enhance the
earth around us for the mutual benefit. Suggested donation of $3 per adult. Monthly program
co-sponsored by Ice Age Flood Institute Columbia Chapter and the Tualatin Heritage Center. For information, call Sylvia Thompson at 503.257.0144.
Thurs. 10/19 7pm
Donations accepted

THS Antique Appraisal
Ever wondered what Aunt Martha's prize vase might be worth?  Find out by coming to Tualatin's version of the Antique Road Show featuring Sherwood antique dealer Charles Harbick.  The event will be held at the new Marquis Community Center, site of former Tualatin Elementary School, 19945 SW Boones Ferry. Up to 3 items can be appraised at $3 each.  Marquis Deli will be open for lunch, snacks, beer, wine and coffee for purchase.
Sunday 11/12
1 pm Registration, 2 pm Appraisal -5 pm     $5 entry,   $3/item
Marquis Community Center

“An In-Depth Look at Snow”
What is the main ingredient for an ice age?  Snow, lots of snow. Sylvia Thompson will present a
PowerPoint talk about snow and snowflakes. Each one is unique, but how are snowflakes created?  Who were the researchers who helped us understand what snowflakes look like?  What color is snow?  Join us for this in-depth look answering questions about snow.  Sylvia Thompson is Secretary of the Lower Columbia Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute and works with her husband, Rick Thompson, researching and writing about the Lake Missoula Flood features that can be seen in Northwest Oregon.
11/16   7 p.m
$3 Suggested Donation 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. 






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10 am-2 pm plus
special events

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adjacent to the
Police Station


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