Can you guess this Lake Oswego street, c. 1890?
Stay tuned to the end of the newsletter to find out!
We hope everyone has stayed safe during the January ice storm! While the Heritage House remained untouched, in large part due to Board Member Scott Havens taking care of dangerous tree limbs two weeks before the storm, things got a little too close for comfort when a large tree fell across A Avenue -- and directly in front of the house. We know that not everyone was lucky, and the amount of damage to houses, businesses, and the community is something weighing heavy in Lake Oswego.
On social media, we had shared some photos of the big storm that passed through Lake Oswego in 1962, which sparked some great conversation about where people were, what they were doing, and what came from the storm. It was a good reminder of the power these storms have to hurt a community -- and how important it is to come together afterwards. The power of history!
In February, we're moving forward with our Annual Member Meeting on Saturday, Feb. 17th, and hope you'll join us! We will be unveiling one incredible piece of Lake Oswego history, freshly mounted by Chrisman Framing. Can you guess the item in the photo before its big reveal?
Stay safe out there, and enjoy the glimpses of sunny weather this weekend is bringing!
The theme for our new photo exhibit was chosen by museum supporters like you! Touching on some of the major industries in Oswego during the 19th and 20th centuries, OSWEGO INDUSTRY will allow guests to explore what work was prevalent in a growing community. This photo exhibit will be in our meeting space area and will be on display through 2024, beginning in mid-February.
We hope you'll check it out!
Join us on Saturday, February 17th, from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM for our annual meeting! Discover how the Oswego Heritage Council did in 2023, learn more about our archival projects, and engage with your fellow community members at this event.
There will be treats and coffee available for a brief social hour, beginning at 9:30 AM. A special unveiling will occur at the conclusion of the meeting.
Go behind-the-scenes with Oswego Heritage Council in an interview between our Executive Director, Kathryn, and the host of Preservation Oaks, Sean.
Preservation Oaks highlights Museums, Cultural and Heritage Institutions, Historical and Genealogical Societies, and history focused Media Creators across the United States. In this episode, discover more about one of Lake Oswego's historical gems!
NEW DATE FOR THE WARDROBE WISH LIST!
FEBRUARY 24TH, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Can you see the similarities to the Lake Oswego street, from 1890 to today?
The street was A avenue (E view toward the river and between 1st and 2nd Street)!