Investigating the Past... with the
OAK LODGE HISTORY DETECTIVES
We are curious about local history —
and we think you are too!
EVENTS CALENDAR 2011
Past Events from 2011
Old House Spotting: Walk the Trolley Trail from Concord to old Oak Grove (or Courtney, time allowing)
Guided by information from the Clackamas County Historic Inventory, we'll walk a newly paved stretch of the Trolley Trail to identify/photograph/locate (using GPS) and generally learn more about historic houses on either side of the double-Aristas-- from Concord to old Oak Grove. Wear comfortable shoes plus light rain gear, if needed. (Walk will be postponed in the event of heavy rains.) Rides will be available back to the starting place where Concord crosses the trail.
Please note: This "working outing" is the first step of many to develop/publish walking guides identifying historic/notable landmarks along or near the Trolley Trail (which is due to be completed in 2012).
October 16, 2011
IT'S FALL !!
Summer is over, and the fall season is upon us.
As the weather changes and our outdoor activities gradually subside we begin to enter the seasons most suited ( at least in the Pacific Northwest ) to the pursuit and preservation of history. Visits to archives and repositories, educational presentations and interviews of long time residents are a lot more fun when we know that the lawn is just too soggy to try to be mowing.
Mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct. 13th for the next Oak Lodge History Detectives meeting at 7:00 p.m. This month we'll meet at the Oak Grove Fire Station.
Our last meeting was cut short somewhat due to a power outage which left the Bomber Museum in the dark, and forced us to meet outdoors in an unlit area. When we could no longer see each other it was time to call it quits! So we'll try for a re-do of portions of that meeting, as well as address new business. Please join us.
October 13, 2011
2930 SE Oak Grove Blvd
The Oak Lodge History Detectives
Invite you to Come Join Us
We will be gathering again to reflect on our accomplishments of the last two months, Including our recent Architectural Styles Workshop, and the progress of our Resident Interviews Project with Clackamas Community College.
Learn about what feedback we received as a result of the Architectural Styles Workshop, and what we've been learning from the twelve Resident Interviews that will have been completed by the time of our meeting. You'll also find out about some of the unexpected bonuses we have benefited from as a result of those interviews. You can help us discuss how we should structure the interviews we'll be doing from this point on, and present the information we're learning to the community.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU
May 12, 2011
13515 SE McLoughlin Blvd
"Tracking Local History Through Architecture"
Presented by Jane Morrison
Despite our record breaking bad weather the OLHD photography team has been doing an incredible job of gathering loads of terrific images of distinctive older homes in our neighborhood for Thursday's presentation.
Their efforts have been met with an amazing and enthusiastic response from dozens of our neighbors who were eager to have their homes showcased.
( We do apologize to that one homeowner for a misunderstanding )
If you're at all interested in history or architecture we're sure you'll enjoy the program.
We hope to see you then.
April 14, 2011
2930 SE Oak Grove Blvd
This month's community workshop and meeting will feature a 1 hour presentation by Dr. Jackie Flowers, History Professor at Clackamas Community College, speaking about Oral History.
Join us as Dr. Flowers defines Oral History for us, and teaches us about the techniques involved in interviewing people to record their life experiences.
Our featured presentation will be followed by our regular monthly meeting. Attendees are invited and encouraged to stick around and find out what projects the Oak Lodge History Detectives are currently involved in, including local resident interviews, and our upcoming Oak Grove Architectural Styles workshop on April 14th.
March 10, 2011
13515 SE McLoughkin Blvd.
North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District, Clackamas County, Metro and other partners are working together to build the future Trolley Trail. The Trolley Trail is an approximately six-mile bike and pedestrian trail that connects neighborhoods from downtown Milwaukie to the City of Gladstone and beyond.
The trail, beginning construction now, will follow the historic streetcar right of way that ran in the area from 1893 until 1968. Construction is expected to be completed by late fall.
You are invited to a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday, March 22, at 11 a.m. at Stringfield Family Park, the main trailhead, 3614 SE Naef Road.
See you at the grand opening this fall!
March 22, 2011
The main trailhead
3614 SE Naef Road