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Preserving Oregon's
Heritage & History

Leading efforts to enhance, assist and promote the Willamette Falls Heritage Area

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We manage Willamette Falls State Heritage Area

Our vision is to ensure the Heritage Area is a source of pride and prosperity, where visitors and residents experience the places, stories and abundance of culture and history.

Willamette Falls and Landings Heritage Area Coalition is committed to incorporating the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the governance and operations of our organization. We promote equity and diversity because it is our belief, we all grow stronger together when we understand our shared and unique heritage, respect our diverse traditions, cultures, and experiences.

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Explore Willamette Falls Heritage Area

01Learn more about Willamette Falls Heritage Area

The Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition is leading efforts to enhance, assist and promote the Heritage Area.

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02Immerse yourself in the rich history of the Willamette Falls Heritage Area

The story in the Willamette Valley includes places where Native Americans lived, fished and traded.

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04Support Willamette Falls Heritage Area, Make a Donation Today

National Heritage Area status requires time, effort and money. Invest in us. Every gift counts!

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Latest News

Gathering Lamprey at Willamette Falls

Join us on March 19th at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center (1726 Washington St. Oregon City) for a free Heritage Talk with Kamiah Koch and learn about her experience gathering lamprey at Willamette Falls as a Tribal member. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the talk starts at 5:30 p.m. Food and libations… Read more ›

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Preserve our Past: Art and Poetry Contest

Here is a wonderful event helping kick off National Historic Preservation month in May! Calling all Poets and Artists ages 11-18. Here is a chance for you to win $150 and get your art or poetry featured in the Oregon City Trail News. Second place gets $100 and third place gets $50. All you have… Read more ›

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West Linn Lions Club 47th Annual Sausage and Kraut Dinner

On February 15th from 4 -7 :30 PM, the West Linn Lion Club is hosting their annual Sausage and Kraut Dinner at Resurrection Catholic Parish Hall.  There will be live music by the Oregon Polka Beats and lots of Sausage! Dinner for ages 9+ is $14.00 and for youths age 8 and under are free…. Read more ›

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Ignite West Linn: History on Fire and From Petticoats to Poodle Skirts

Coming up January 26, 2020, the West Linn Historical Society will again sponsor “Ignite West Linn: History on Fire”. The event will be held from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Willamette Ale & Cider House. This popular program brings together several presenters who prepare a short 5 minute talk or tell a story with the aide… Read more ›

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Clackamas County Historical Society, Silent Art Auction Collaboration

Clackamas County Historical Society is teaming with Art in Oregon for a special silent art auction event! On Friday, January 17 at 6:30 PM join us for a preview of available art pieces donated by local artists (tickets $25). The silent online bidding process begins at this time. Guests may peruse artwork while enjoying appetizers and a complimentary beverage courtesy of Sugar Street Bakery… Read more ›

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Happy Heritage Holidays!

December is filled with lots of heritage holiday celebrations so why not come celebrate with us. On December 7th, residents and visitors to Oregon City will find heritage sites across the city filled with seasonal cheer. See below for a list of locations, times and events. Stevens Crawford Heritage Open House  The Stevens-Crawford Heritage House… Read more ›

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Tribes to purchase Willamette Falls properties

 Here is exciting news from our Tribal Partner The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Congratulations to them on this Exciting New Venture! Two sections of riverfront property on Oregon City side would together consist of about 40 acres In addition to the nearly 23-acre “sacred” site at Willamette Falls, the coalition of local tribes also… Read more ›

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Live Music on Saturday nights at The Historic Butteville Store

The Historic Butteville Store features live music and dinner service on Saturday nights through September. Three course dinner and live music is $25 per person. Wine and beer available for purchase. Limited reservations available. Dinner seating begins at 6:00 PM. 10767 Butte Street NE, Aurora, OR 97002 View the music schedule here

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Willamette Falls National Heritage Area Feasibility Study

Willamette Falls Heritage Area America’s Western Beginnings – at the End of the Oregon Trail Click on the image to the right to access and read the entire Feasibility Study completed in July 2018

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Caution! High Water! An Archaelogical Investigation of the Champoeg Townsite

A Lecture with Cayla Hill May 18, 2019 1:00 – 2:30 pm Champoeg Park Visitor Center 8239 Champoeg Rd. NE St. Paul In 1861, the town of Champoeg disappeared in one night. We know what happened from recorded stories of townspeople and artifacts found in archaeological digs. Visiting Professor of Archaeology at Willamette University, Cayla… Read more ›

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The Uncertain Fate of the Canby Ferry

The Canby Ferry is not only a valuable commuter asset it is also a heritage asset. Willamette Falls Heritage Area urges all our friends to encourage Clackamas County to Continue to operate the Ferry for both its transportation and its heritage value. As we approach our National Heritage Area designation the Ferry is an integral… Read more ›

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Philip Foster Farm looking for History Buffs!

Wanted: History Buffs! Maintenance Staff: Do you have skills for lawn, garden, and building maintenance, and the ability to work cheerfully around guests? Philip Foster Farm seeks to hire a part-time, seasonal worker to maintain our site. Flexible hours. Volunteers: Age 12 and up (younger with parent). Choose your days/hours and come be a pioneer… Read more ›

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Upcoming Events

From Petticoats to Poodle Skirts, A Historical Fashion Tea

Feb 22, 2020 to Feb 22, 2020

On Saturday, February 22, 2020, the West Linn Historical Society, proudly presents the 3rd annual: “From Petticoats to Poodle Skirts, A Historical Fashion Tea”. Come and enjoy delicious treats at the lovely, warm, and inviting setting of West Linn’s historic McLean House, all while experiencing a most unique historical fashion show.

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Art Makes History” Silent Art Auction at MOOT

Feb 29, 2020 to Feb 29, 2020

Clackamas County Historical Society is teaming with Art in Oregon for a special silent art auction event! On Saturday, February 29 at 6:00 PM as we announce the winners of the silent auction and hold additional sales (tickets $65). A buffet and open bar will be available, provided by Sugar Street Bakery & Bistro. The auction and associated events benefit both… Read more ›

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Gathering Lamprey at Willamette Falls A Tribal Experience

Mar 19, 2020 to Mar 19, 2020

Join us at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center on March 19th at 5:30 for a FREE Heritage Talk with Kamiah Koch and learn about her experience gathering lamprey at Willamette Falls as a Tribal member.

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