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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

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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West Linn Historic Society: Virtual Live History Talk

The West Linn Historical Society is proud to present a virtual live history talk this weekend May 17th via ZOOM at 7 P.M. Join local author Dede Montgomery as she shares her great grandfather’s football stories from the early 1890s. Learn about other early Portland footballers, and see early photos of what we now know… Read more ›

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Heritage Happenings from Willamette Falls and Landings

A Home for Heritage Many of you know Willamette Falls & Landings Heritage Area Coalition (WFL) has been working to raise funds and awareness for the renovation of the Historic West Linn City Hall.  Our goal is to transform the vacant building into a Center for Heritage at the Gateway to the  Willamette Falls State… Read more ›

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Take-Out For History

Willamette Falls & Landings Heritage Area Coalition believes in helping all our Heritage Partners.  That is why we’re asking you to be a champion for history this month.   We are members of the Clackamas County Heritage Coalition because we share their mission to work together to preserve, enrich and share Clackamas County’s heritage.  All you… Read more ›

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Thank You Volunteers!

It’s Volunteer Appreciation Week! Join Willamette Falls & Landings Heritage Area Coalition us in thanking our dedicated volunteers! Volunteers provided 480 hours of service to our organization this fiscal year-to-date. Volunteers allowed us to welcome over 1,000 visitors to our event booth at community events from the Clackamas Co. Fair & Rodeo, to the West… Read more ›

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Half Century Business Awards- Change of Date

In the interest of Health & Safety and in keeping with the Governor’s Executive Order banning public gatherings The Half Century Business Awards are Postponed until Spring 2021. If these businesses have lasted 50 plus years we know they will be here in the Spring of 2021. We look forward to celebrating them at that… Read more ›

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Shawash-ili?i: Grand Ronde Connections to the Willamette Valley

On April 28th at 6 p.m. at the Canby public library learn about how the people of Grand Ronde lived throughout western Oregon prior to their relocation. After surviving through the trauma that included relocation and termination, the Confederate Tribes of Grand Ronde are thriving and re-establishing their connections to their homelands. Learn about the… Read more ›

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Lake Missoula Floods: The Ice Age Oregon Trail

Join Rick Thompson at the Canby Public library on March 24th at 6 p.m.  to go on a visual journey with photos, LIDAR, and maps to show us what the pioneers saw as they traveled along the flood channels carved long before they arrived.

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Gathering Lamprey at Willamette Falls

Due to everyone’s health and well being, this event will be canceled until further notice.  Join us 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… 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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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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