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OLHD Resumes In-Person Meetings!

Thursday Oct. 13, 20227:00 P.M.Historic Concord School3811 SE Concord Rd. (Upper floor, N.W. corner) FINALLY!  After 2 ½ years of hiatus due to the Covid pandemic the Oak Lodge History Detectives will again be meeting IN PERSON. The North Clackamas … Continue reading

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OLHD Resumes In-person Meetings!

Greetings! SAVE THE DATE!  Oct. 13, 2022 After a 2 year hiatus of no in-person OLHD meetings because of Covid, OLHD will FINALLY be meeting again on Oct. 13th, 2022 – – – at the historic Concord School. As the … Continue reading

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“Taking Pride In Home Stewardship”

Greetings! The link below will take you to the “Preservation: Three Perspectives” presentation I was asked to participate in on June 1st. It was hosted by the Milwaukie Ledding Library, Milwaukie Historical Society, and City of Milwaukie as part of … Continue reading

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Save the Date: Ledding Library Lecture Series on June 1st

Change happens every day in our lives, our community, and in the universe. Without change life would be boring or even nonexistent. But our past, like historic buildings, help tell our story of where we began and what to either … Continue reading

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Before Fred Meyer: An Oak Grove Chronicle

Long before Fred Meyer established its presence in Oak Grove the property that it now occupies was owned by two separate land claim holders: Orrin Kellogg’s 1851 Donation Land Claim and George Crow’s 1850 Donation Land Claim.  As a result … Continue reading

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In Memory of Enid Briggs

OLHD is saddened to have learned of the passing of Enid Briggs, an avid supporter and volunteer for the Milwaukie Museum along with her sister Adele Wilder. OLHD had the pleasure of interviewing the two sisters in 2011, which is … Continue reading

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Abstracts of Title – A Property Researcher’s Gold Mine

The most frequently asked question received by OLHD is “can you tell me the history of my house?”.  Unfortunately, our most frequent answer is “sorry, but no”.  Only a handful of the thousands of older homes in the Oak Lodge … Continue reading

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“The Lands We Live On” Presentation

Greetings! UPDATE: new date! January 8, 2022 at Noon If you’re interested in the history of Oak Lodge’s indigenous population prior to the arrival of the Europeans you may be interested in this online zoom presentation – sponsored by the … Continue reading

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Researching Your House History Course

Greetings! For those interested in researching their house’s history:  The Architectural Heritage Center is holding a four hour class on that topic on Saturday, Nov. 13th at 10:00 a.m.  The cost is $10 for non-members of the Architectural Heritage Center.  This … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, history DOES matter!

There is an old adage that says, “You can’t really know where you are going until you know where you have been”.  This applies to some degree to a recent event that occurred in the Fair Oaks neighborhood in Oak … Continue reading

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