Preserving Oregon's Heritage & History
Leading efforts to enhance, assist and promote the Willamette Falls Heritage Area
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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03Latest News & Events around the Willamette Falls Heritage Area
There is plenty happening in our Heritage Area.
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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
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
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
Tonko, McKinley Introduce Bill to Strengthen National Heritage Areas System
Bipartisan legislation backed by 60+ members establishes process for designating, evaluating and maintaining National Heritage Areas across the U.S. WASHINGTON – Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY) and David McKinley (R-WV) announced today that they have introduced the National Heritage Area Act of 2019, backed by a bipartisan group of 60 total cosponsors. This bill establishes, for… Read more ›
Old City Hall tour with WFHAC and staff from City of West Linn
It takes a village. Staff from the City of West Linn and members of Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition took a joint walk through the Old West Linn City Hall. As you can see from the original windows and woodwork this place has great bones! Thanks to the City Council snd all of your support… Read more ›
Work begins for future waterfront cultural center
Jon Gustafson (left) President of the Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition signs the Letter of Intent with John Williams (right) Deputy City Manager/Community Development Director for the City of West Linn. The City and Coalition are committed to sharing resources to establish a Cultural Center for Arts, Heritage & Tourism at the site. West Linn… Read more ›
Ignite West Linn: History on Fire
Jan 26, 2020 to Jan 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 of 20 auto advancing slides…. Read more ›
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.
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 ›