The Historic Rose Garden is in bloom, and so are exciting things at OHC!
Our new website has launched (more about that below), and some exciting projects are taking root at the Heritage House!
We have begun Phase One of a multi-year project with the Lake Oswego Public Library. Archivist Mark Browne is leading a team to properly preserve, organize, catalogue, and eventually digitize the library's vast historical collection. The new cataloguing system builds on the one already in place at the library but will make it more effective for people wanting to view the archives from anywhere in the world.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT, KATHRYN?
With this project's completion, you'll be able to browse the library's website and find an online archives of 7,000 photographs -- some of which our team at OHC have never seen before, and most of which are currently unavailable. We will be able to add our own collection to this database, meaning that we are increasing access to two important community hubs for history.
This is one important step on making sure that the history of Lake Oswego is accessible to anyone, anywhere, any time. We are incredibly grateful to be able to do this work and would be unable to provided these services if it wasn't for our wonderful members supporting us!
NEW WEBSITE HAS ARRIVED!
If you haven't gotten the opportunity, go check out our new website! It's at the same URL as the previous one (www.oswegoheritage.org), but you may notice it has a completely new look. Explore information on exhibits and programs, event pages, and our blog.
We have an additional feature available just for members! Members can login to the website using the red square at the top right, above the banner, on any page. Use the email address this has been sent to, and if you can't access it, please reset your password.
Members gain additional access to past exhibits and our quarterly historic journals, which will continue in August. We're excited to provide some new benefits to those who have supported our organization!
The Lake Oswego Arts Council wants your feedback!
Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey about the future of public art in Lake Oswego. They want to hear from the people that support OHC, so let's make sure they hear our voice on important topics like:
What kinds of art?
Where to place it?
This survey closes July 1st. Please provide your feedback here:
We would be deeply grateful!