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Monthly Memo: September 2023

09/01/2023 9:34 AM | Anonymous

Monthly Memo for September 2023: a note from the Director, museum hours, LO Review c. 1930s, upcoming events, from the archives, membership changes. Photo to the right of winner of an award at the Car and Boat Show with her cream-colored Thunderbird. Follow us online @oswegoheritage

From the desk of your Executive Director. Photo to the right of a crowd of people walking around the Car and Boat Show

Thank you to all those who attended the 2023 Collector Car & Classic Boat Show! We had an amazing turnout of volunteers and guests, as well as wonderful support from the Car & Boat Show Committee. The Car & Boat Show is the largest event that OHC hosts and is one of our major fundraisers. Because of the support that goes into the show, we are able to fund new exhibits, archival projects, and education programs. 

Did you have a favorite car at the show? 

You'll be able to see photos from the event soon on our website, including winners of the sponsor trophies and more information about the booths, sponsors, and participants that made it out to the event. 

We'll see you next year on August 25, 2024, for another great show! 

Kathryn Sinor
Executive Director

Oswego Heritage Museum hours: the museum is closed from September 6-12. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you visit soon! Contact, @oswegoheritage, 503.635.6373

We will be open for Chautauqua on Wednesday, Sept. 6th, and rental events, but the museum's normal hours will be closed for a few days. Staff will be attending conferences in order to better the Heritage House's community engagement, educational programs, and exhibit protocol. We look forward to sharing what we've learned!

Circa 1930s+ LO Review, approximately 150 bound copies. Thank you to Carissa Barrett, Mark Browne, Brian Monihan, Pamplin Media Group. "The Diary of the Town" Two photos: one of shelves filled with bound copies of the newspapers on their side and one of Carissa Barrett showing off the piles with a flourish of her hand.

Something exciting has recently come into the possession of the Heritage House: approximately 150 bound copies of the LO Review, which Archivist Mark Browne calls "the diary of the town." These historic newspapers chronicle a changing Lake Oswego and will be available for research by request. 

We would not have been able to accept this donation from Pamplin Media Group without the support of Carissa Barrett, the Technology/Adult Services Librarian at the Lake Oswego Public Library. Carissa is a fervent supporter of the history of Lake Oswego, having contributed to the creation of the Barrett Family Archive Room at the Oswego Heritage House. 


This project has been made possible thanks to
invaluable community members like you! 

List of upcoming events, including September Chautauqua, LO Farmers' Market, Stafford Hamlet Family Fest, and Centenarian Celebration

September 6, Wednesday, First Wednesday Chautauqua, Oswego Heritage Council. Arirang: Korean Folk Songs on Kayageum by Doyeon Lim. Free to attend, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Oswego Heritage House, refreshments at 5:00 PM. Photo of historic Korean painting of a woman playing the kayageum.

From the archives... Black and white photo of five young people on a car, c. 1920s

OHC volunteers have been hard at work scanning and cataloguing over 2,000 photographs as part of our new Vose Family Collection. These photographs chronicle a prominent family through 20th century Oswego. While the family has kept the original photographs, Sharon Gustafson has allowed us to make scans of the historic photographs for our archives.


Do you have photographs or documents you've considered donating but don't want to let go of yet? We can do the same for you! Preserve a small piece of history by keeping a copy of your historic photographs or documents in our archives. 

If YOU have something you would like scanned and preserved, please fill out this form. We'd love to reach out and discuss more with you. 

Membership changes coming your way!

If your membership renewal is coming due, you'll soon notice some changes: simplified tiered levels that have new benefits. We hope that these new levels will provide better opportunities to engage with the exciting work being down at the Heritage House and takes into consideration the feedback received on our membership survey earlier this year.

It is a way to show our appreciation of your support every time you hit "renew." These changes will be on our website this month but will not affect our current members until their next renewal.

Thank you!

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
Free entrance

The Oswego Heritage Council is a  501 (c)(3)
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