Clackamas County Historical Society
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HISTORY IS OUR TERRITORY

From the creation of the majestic Willamette Falls, to the Native American peoples that called this land home, to the industrial marvels that brought power to Portland, discover the beginning of all things Oregon.

 
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ON EXHIBIT NOW

ON EXHIBIT AT MOOT

“Exposing the Past through Oregon City Photography” is a three-part exhibit focusing on the history of photography through the lens of Oregon City photographers, a “Then & Now” walk through Oregon City’s Main Street, and a textile display showcasing historic photo studio fashion.

This exhibit will be on display in the Museum of the Oregon Territory's Murdock Gallery until December 2019.

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TUMWATER BALLROOM

 
 
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Looking for a place to hold your wedding, meeting, celebration of life, or other events? Look no further. In addition to our museum, the Museum of the Oregon Territory building also contains the Tumwater Ballroom, a spacious event space with a scenic view of the Willamette Falls. In some cases you may even be able to rent out use of the Museum for all of your guests during your event! Click the button below to be transferred to the Tumwater Ballroom website and begin planning for your next big gathering.

 

EVENTS

 
 

SPIRITS ON SIXTH STREET

Clackamas County Historical Society has teamed with Northwest Ghost Tours for two nights of terror. Participate in a paranormal investigation of the 1908 Stevens-Crawford Heritage House with experienced Ghost Hunters who will guide you through any eerie encounters. Buy your tickets online or at the Museum of the Oregon Territory.

$25 per person. Free drink included with ticket (to be enjoyed following investigation). All ages welcome. Portion of proceeds benefit CCHS. Additional McLoughlin Promenade walking tour available through NW Ghost Tours. Tickets in limited supply. TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE SOLD OUT.

FRI OCTOBER 18 & 25
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
STEVENS-CRAWFORD HERITAGE HOUSE
603 6TH ST. OREGON CITY, OR

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SCHH HISTORY BOOK CLUB

Join Clackamas County Historical Society volunteers as we launch a new history oriented book club. Memoirs, autobiographies, biographies, and historical novels will be on our reading list.

If you love history and would like to discuss books with like-minded people, this is the club for you. The first organizational meeting will be held at the Stevens-Crawford Heritage House (603 6th st. Oregon City, Oregon, 97045) on Wednesday, October 23rd, at 6:00 PM.

WED OCTOBER 23
6:00 PM
STEVENS-CRAWFORD HERITAGE HOUSE
603 6TH ST. OREGON CITY, OR, 97045

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MURDOCK TALKS: THE FALLS

In 1842, early Oregon settler Dr. Elijah White took a census of settlers in the Oregon Territory, most living in Wailatpu (near today’s Walla Walla) and the Willamette Valley. The census lists people in “neighborhood” order, including those living at The Falls, or present-day Oregon City. During this presentation learn about Chloe Clarke and William Willson, among a handful of others living at The Falls at that time: where did they come from and why did they come? What did they do, and where did they go? What ideas and misperceptions might they have had, and what legacies and challenges did they leave? As we travel back in time you’ll meet this earliest Methodist Missionary teacher and carpenter, discuss “Beaver Money” and better understand why the author who later wrote the book The White-Headed Eagle did so. Emanating through this presentation, brought to us by author Dede Montgomery, is the essence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, critical for travel and livelihood, then and now.

WED NOVEMBER 13
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
MURDOCK GALLERY OF THE MUSEUM OF THE OREGON TERRITORY
603 6TH ST. OREGON CITY, OR, 97045

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AN EVENING OF THANKS & GIVING

Join us for an evening of celebration, thanks, and music from renowned musician Michael Allen Harrison at the historic Canby Pioneer Chapel. Inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame as of October 12th, 2019, Michael Allen Harrison is a skilled pianist and composer with a dedication for helping his local community. Mr. Harrison has graciously donated his time and skills for one spectacular evening, with all proceeds benefiting the Clackamas County Historical Society.

FRI NOVEMBER 15
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
ONLY AT THE CANBY PIONEER CHAPEL
508 NW 3RD AVE. CANBY, OR 97013
LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE

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SCHH CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE: “AN EDWARDIAN CHRISTMAS”

Join Clackamas County Historical Society volunteers as we launch a new history oriented book club. Memoirs, autobiographies, biographies, and historical novels will be on our reading list.

If you love history and would like to discuss books with like-minded people, this is the club for you. The first organizational meeting will be held at the Stevens-Crawford Heritage House (603 6th st. Oregon City, Oregon, 97045) on Wednesday, October 23rd, at 6:00 PM.

SAT DECEMBER 7
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
STEVENS-CRAWFORD HERITAGE HOUSE
603 6TH ST. OREGON CITY, OR, 97045

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