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Heritage & History

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

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May 2024 Heritage Area Events

  May is a busy month as the weather improves and many of our region’s spring and summer attractions begin to open up for the season. Here is a non-exhaustive list of some of the wonderful programming that our heritage sites and local organizations have planned for the next month! Be sure to follow the… Read more ›

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Legislative Milestone

The Willamette Falls & Landings Heritage Area Coalition (WFLHAC or Coalition) is excited to be leading the effort to establish a National Heritage Area (NHA) along a 56 river-mile portion of the Willamette River. This region of the Willamette Valley, populated for millennia by indigenous people, has a rich history that has shaped not just… Read more ›

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Fall 2023 News

We hope you had a wonderful summer season visiting the many heritage events that took place through the region and that you are looking forward to a festive fall. The Coalition has made great progress towards accomplishing some of our long-term goals, has expanded our understanding of Chinese history in Oregon, and has begun developing… Read more ›

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2022 Year End Update

Season’s Greetings! As 2022 ends we reflect on the year and share some highlights of our Coalition’s work. We also want to thank you for your continued support and interest in our valued Heritage Area. We began the year with the launch of our digital heritage trail. This project was a partnership with Clackamas County… Read more ›

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Old Oregon Photos Open House

The Old Oregon Photos Studio will be holding an open house on Saturday, November 26 from 10am to 4pm. This will be a great time to learn more about the collection and the Coalition and get a start on your holiday shopping. Our historic prints make great gifts!  Old Oregon was donated to the Coalition… Read more ›

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Coalition Hires New Executive Assistant

The Willamette Falls and Landings Heritage Coalition is pleased to announce the addition of Brooklyn Robinson as their new executive assistant. Brooklyn brings a wide variety of experience to the position, from classroom teaching to social media management, and will support the Executive Director and Board in daily operations and special projects. Her love of learning… Read more ›

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DirectLink – Half Century Business Club Member

DirectLink Our next addition to the Half Century Business Club is in the communication business, a key part of building community and heritage. Today, people are more connected than ever. Between computers, cell phones, and smartwatches it’s hard to find a time when people can’t be in contact with each other. However, there were times… Read more ›

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Aurora Colony Pub – Half Century Business Club Member

Photo courtesy Aurora Colony Pub The Aurora Colony Pub   The Willamette Falls & Landings Heritage Area includes many communities that showcase the region’s rich heritage and offer residents and visitors plenty of ways to engage with their history. The small town of Aurora, Oregon is a great example of such a community. Many are… Read more ›

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Cameo Theater – Half Century Business Club Member

The Cameo Theater   Entertainment and leisure activities are important elements for any community. They provide recreation and relationship building opportunities for locals and in the case of historic theaters like the Cameo, they can even be a draw for tourists.    For much of its history, Newberg has been a small town, but its… Read more ›

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Half Century Business Club

The Half Century Business Club is Back! The Willamette Falls & Landings Heritage Area Coalition is excited to announce the revival of our Half Century Business Club program! Every five years the Coalition seeks to honor for-profit businesses that have been operational within the Heritage Area for 50 years or more. Some of these businesses… Read more ›

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2021 Year End Updates

Dear Heritage Area Supporter, The Willamette Falls and Landings Heritage Area Coalition is excited to share some of its 2021 accomplishments and our plans for 2022. The Coalition is dedicated to enhancing and promoting a 56 river-mile region of the Willamette River and is made up of a board of directors with public and private… Read more ›

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Historic City Hall Listed on National Register

The historic West Linn City Hall has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places! This is great news for the Coalition and the community as we continue working to open the building as a cultural center. Listing on the National Register opens funding opportunities that may help with renovation costs and brings us… Read more ›

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