**chautauqua: [SHəˈtôkwə] NOUN NORTH AMERICAN an institution that provided popular adult education courses and entertainment in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS, AND JOIN US FOR THE 2023-24 SEASON AT OUR NEW TIME!
March 6, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Preserving Your Family's Legacy by The Family Archivists
Rachel and Morgan Hagar of The Family Archivists specialize in helping families organize, preserve and share their photographs, videos and memorabilia. Rachel has a Master's Degree in Library and Archival Sciences while Morgan has been working as a professional photographer and retoucher for over 20 years. Together they work to help families transform their collection of analog and digital photos and videos into an organized, searchable and shareable family archive. Join them for an introduction into preserving your family’s history.
April 3, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Presentation for LO Reads by TBD
More information coming soon!
May 1, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
All My Love to You, Charlie Boy: A Story from the OHC Archives by Kathryn Sinor
Join the Oswego Heritage Council's Executive Director as she tells you a story newly researched from our archives: the story of an Oswego resident and the 306 letters sent to him from 1919-1921. These letters chronicle stories of multiple women romantically interested in him -- told from their perspectives as they navigate life across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Discover their voices, the hardships they faced, and the love they shared, all the way from Washington logging camps to schools in modern-day Oregon ghost towns. What does this teach us about our lives today?
EARLIER THIS SEASON:
Wednesday, September 6, 2023:
Arirang: Korean Folk Songs on Kayageum by Doyeon Lim
Arirang is a representative Korean folk song and there are about 3,600 variations. Every region in Korea has its own Arirang and each Arirang bears the core emotions of Korean people. You can make your own Arirang naming after your hometown, too. Doyeon will play several Arirang songs on Kayageum introducing the background story and the lyrics.
My Great-Grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Henderson, Pioneer Entrepreneur by Linda Holden
Mrs. Henderson was recognized in The Oregonian in 1914: "She is the pioneer caterer on the (Old) Columbia River Highway. A typical Western woman, one who knows how to overcome difficulties and carve success right out of the wilderness". Born in Portland, OR in 1872, she was raised in Happy Valley. However she made her mark in the Oregon history as a key campaigner for building the (Old) Columbia River Highway (CRH), and providing extraordinary hospitality to travelers at roadhouses she owned and managed along this highway.
Wednesday, November 1, 2023:
Whistle Punks and Misery Whips: Logging the Willamette Valley, 1850 to 1960 by Dr. Stephen Beckham
This illustrated lecture is an overview of logging and lumbering, major enterprises in the Willamette Valley. In 1850 the Oswego sawmills of Albert A. Durham and Socrates Tryon cut lumber for Portland and San Francisco. The presentation covers the evolving technology of log transportation from bull teams to logging trucks as well as river drives, splash dams, and railroads. It includes the proposal in 1923 by the Oswego Log and Booming Company to transform Oswego Lake into a massive log pond with a flume connecting to the Willamette River.
Wednesday, December 6, 2023:
Annual Holiday Marketplace
Join us on Wednesday, December 6th, from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM for a market of holiday cheer! Vendors will be throughout the house with local-made goods available for purchase. Santa Claus will also be visiting from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM for photos, with food donations accepted for the Lake Oswego Food Pantry!
Wednesday, February 7, 2024:
The History and Mystery of Magic by David Charvet
Since 1974, David Charvet has been performing, creating and writing about magic. He has a passion for history that he credits to his father and became interested in magic around age seven through books in his school library and a children’s magic set. Join him and discover the history and mystery of magic from a well-regarded magician!
TOPICS FROM THE LAST SIX YEARS:
Stephen Beckham, Oregon's Backwoods Utopias
Nancy Dunis, Pioneer Women of Lake Oswego
Linda Beutler, Heirloom Clematis in the Garden
Gregory Nokes, Troubled Life of Peter Burnett
Mark Browne, Theresa Truchot: A Jewel of Many Facets
Rachel Verdick/Dorothy Atwood, Historic Preservation and Path to a Sustainable Future
Marge Easley, League of Women Voters History
Dr. Stephen Beckham, NW Indians
Jan Newton Becker, Aurora Colony History
David Charvet, History of Magic and A Performance
Darrell Jabin, Discovering Oregon History through the Blue Book
Mark Browne, Historic Forensics in Collection Preservation
Susanna Kuo, Rediscovering a Lost Oswego Family: Pomeroy
Dr. Stephen Beckham, Theodore Roosevelt
Dr. Stephen Beckham, Studies in Climate Concerns
Cece Otto, Release of WWI album
Angel Ocasio, History of Ukelele and Performance
Zachary Stocks, Oregon's Black History
Paul Lyons, Springbrook Park and its Women
Stephanie Wagner, Tryon Creek
Mike Goodrich, 400 mil yrs of Oswego History (Geology)
Dr. Stephen Beckham, Theodore Roosevelt and TR Library
Kim Hewey, Beginnings of Chautauqua
R. Gregory Nokes, Massacre for Gold
Cece Otto, Songs from America's Past
Nancy Dunis, Eva Emory Dye
Katie Henry, Preserving Your Heritage
Courtney Clements, Local Diaries
Dr. Stephen Beckham, Sewing Seeds for Today and Tomorrow: Oregon Indian Tribal Economies
Charlene Green, If Walls Could Talk
Cece Otto, Prohibition: 90 Years of Temperance, Temptation and Song
Oswego Heritage House and Museum 398 10th St. Lake Oswego, OR 97034 (503) 635-6373
Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Oswego Heritage Council is a 501 (c)(3) EIN # 93-0983947