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Alexander MacKechnie’s Willamette Falls (1893)

The Glenn family, who trace their lineage to Oswego pioneers Waters and Lucretia Gurney Carman through the Carman’s middle daughter Henrietta “Etta” Susanna Carman Magone, recently donated a family treasure to the Oswego Heritage Council. This image of Willamette Falls was painted by Scottish artist Alexander Maxwell David MacKechnie (1855-1893). MacKechnie worked as an art tutor to Etta Magone’s daughters and died tragically attempting to save Francette Magone from drowning in the Tualatin Canal.

This painting had a difficult existence, suffering multiple tears and abrasions and accumulating a layer of dirt and cigarette smoke — but we are working to restore it.

For only $1,750, a preservation specialist has agreed to restore the painting, where it will hang in the Heritage House as an important piece of local history. Please consider donating today, as it is only with your support that we can protect these historical treasures.

Lake Oswego Online History Hub

Have you seen our volunteers hard at work upstairs at the Lake Oswego Public Library? Been wondering what they're up to? 

OHC Archivist Mark Browne has trained several library volunteers in the important work of cataloguing, archiving, storing, and organizing LOPL's historical collection. This extensive work will make it easier to locate items within the library's collection, with the end goal to digitize both the LOPL historical collection AND the OHC historical collection. New photos, documents, and other artifacts will be brought to the light for the first time in our town's history.

Working together, we are able to build on past work by both organizations to create a new, thriving historical hub in Lake Oswego! Both historical collections will be digitized, which will be a resource that will be accessible to anyone, anywhere.

Want to support this work and other projects to preserve our local history? Donate today to our archives projects! 

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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

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