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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

Cultural Trust Grant Recipients

Dear Willamette Falls & Landings Heritage Area Coalition supporter: I am  pleased to share some good news. Our Coalition is the recipient of a Corona Virus Relief Support grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust.  The amount of our award is $54,813. COVID-19 has taken a toll on our small nonprofits working to promote Arts, Heritage, and Culture. … Read more ›

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West Linn Historical Society Presents Author Talk with Deborah Hopkinson

Whether you’re looking for ways to share your love of history with others, have questions about how to turn your ideas into a manuscript, or just like to read, please join the West Linn Historical Society for a fun evening with local Portland area author, Deborah Hopkinson. She’ll share with us how she mines history… Read more ›

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Hispanic Heritage Month

The Willamette Falls and Landings Heritage Area invites you to join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.  Celebrated each year from September 15 to October 15, this tradition started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period.  During this… Read more ›

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West Linn Tidings: Willamette Falls Heritage Area group considers new site for multicultural center

“Willamette Falls heritage area group considers new site for multicultural center” West Linn Tidings- September 12th 2020 by Holly Bartholomew After the relationship between the Willamette Falls and Landings Heritage Area Coalition (WFLHAC) and the majority of the West Linn City Council seemed to sour last month over a disputed agreement to turn West Linn’s… Read more ›

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Pamplin Media: West Linn historic city hall plans turn contentious

Holly Bartholomew  Sunday, August 09, 2020 City partners for cultural center plans lambast councilors for going back on commitment Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Tribal Council Secretary Jon George compared the West Linn city government to white settlers making empty promises to Native Americans at an Aug. 3 meeting of the West Linn City Council,… Read more ›

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Living Legends: Yvonne Addington

So proud of our incredible board member Yvonne Addington. Thank you for serving on our board. Be sure to read about Yvonne Addington’s life and incredible work as Tualatin’s  first city manager, municipal court judge, and her work in the community. Click on  Tualatin Life -Living Legends: Yvonne Addington.

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Historic City Hall in Jeoprady

West Linn Council Fails to Renew Letter of Commitment A tremendous amount of misinformation is being circulated regarding Willamette Falls & Landings Heritage Area Coalition (WFLHAC) and the signed Letter of Commitment (LOC) with the City of West Linn. WFLHAC is committed to preserving our reputation and clarifying the facts of the situation. It is… Read more ›

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Oregon’s Cultural Trust- Coronavirus Relief Fund Cultural Support

The Oregon Cultural Trust’s  Coronavirus Relief Fund Cultural Support (CRF) applications are now live and open through August 24th. The CRF is intended to provide financial assistance to cultural nonprofit organizations and community venues that have lost funding due to Covid-19. “All Oregon cultural nonprofits and community venues are welcome to apply. Eligible grant recipients… Read more ›

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West Linn Historical Society: History Without Walls Engages Community While Embracing Social Distancing

Join the West Linn Historical Society for two events this June. Provided by the West Linn Historic Society Take A Selfie With A Suffragette!  Suffrage Exhibit Schedule at West Linn Parks June 14th from 9-4 at Willamette Park Centennial Path June 21st from 9-4 at Mary S Young Park path in the woods June 28th… Read more ›

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Lower Columbia Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute presents: “Lake Missoula Flood in northwest Oregon & southwest Washington”

Join Rick Thompson (president of the Lower Columbia chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute) on June 18th at 7 p.m. for a virtual ZOOM meeting on the Lake Missoula Flood in northwest Oregon & southwest Washington. “At the end of the Ice Age a deluge of 540 cubic miles of water burst through an… Read more ›

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The Tualatin Historical Society is looking for Tualatin residents past and present who served in the Armed Forces

The city of Tualatin is researching possible locations for a veteran’s memorial. They are looking for Tualatin residents to who have served or perhaps know a friend or family member from Tualatin who has. Below is the link for the survey. Results will be stored in the Tualatin Historical Society Archives. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VQV5WD5 Take this survey… Read more ›

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Local mill still turning out the paper

Below is a link to a wonderful article from Pamplin Media about the Willamette Falls Paper Co. continuing to work despite the pandemic. https://pamplinmedia.com/wlt/95-news/462608-375371-local-mill-still-turning-out-the-paper?fbclid=IwAR2kCT4FeogOPN2ty5N7VRViLGBNPdf68vJ4w7zOIoWuFhSgde1A3p_ctf8&wallit_nosession=1

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