Congratulations to Courtney Clements, this year's recipient of the C. Herald Campbell Award! This award is gifted to someone who has made important contributions to the Oswego Heritage Council's mission to preserve and promote the history of Lake Oswego. Myself and Board President Jeff Gudman presented the award to Courtney at the Chamber of Commerce's Community Awards event on Tuesday.
Courtney has been a volunteer at the Heritage House for just over a year, but she jumped right into researching our collection. Some of her accomplishments include:
Transcribing and conducting research on Theresa Truchot’s war time diaries
Publishing a new edition of the 1898 diary of Clara and Cora Wilmot with additional research and a new introduction
Writing an article entitled Flirting by fruit box: A look at an early 20th century dating app. This article, based on letters written to local resident Lucy Pollard, will be published in the June issue of the Genealogical Forum of Oregon’s Quarterly Bulletin
We could not exist without the incredible work of our volunteers, and we are incredibly humbled that they choose to spend their time contributing to the archival research of our collection.
If you see Courtney, make sure to congratulate her!!
Thank you,Kathryn Sinor
NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON!
We have been hard at work behind the scenes to create a new website! This new website will allow guests to better explore our archives, have special members-only content, and better support history sleuths around the world so that they can discover more about the fascinating world of Lake Oswego.
The banner above is the first glimpse of our new website. We hope that it will prove to be a more useful tool in preserving and promoting the history of Lake Oswego.
The website launch will happen in the next month!