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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

WFLHAC’s Driving Tour

Our mission is to lead efforts to enhance, assist, and promote the Heritage Area. That area is 56 river miles of attractions from Philip Foster Farm near Estacada, to Willamette Falls, and upriver all the way to Willamette Mission State Park, just north of Salem.  What a terrific place to explore on foot, by car,… Read more ›

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2nd Annual Wolf Meeting- November 14th @10 a.m

2nd Annual Wolf Meeting “After the Pandemic – A Heritage Re-Set” Saturday, November 14th @ 10 a.m. Via ZOOM Sometime in the next year, there will be a time when people travel again with the confidence of health and safety. Because of the pent-up demand for culture, history, and heritage tourism, there will be demand. But… Read more ›

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Take the 2020 Travel Oregon Stakeholder Survey

Our partners at Travel Oregon and Clackamas County Tourism and  Cultural Affairs are hugely supportive of our  Willamette  Falls & Landings Heritage Area Coalition’s Work.  They are a great resource to our organization and to our Heritage and Culture partners.   That is why we need you to help them help us.  Please take  the 2020… Read more ›

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Spirits and Spirits- October 23rd

WFLHAC Invites You to an Evening of  Spirits & Spirits Join WFLHAC for a virtual Heritage Happy Hour Friday, Oct. 23 @ 6 p.m. via ZOOM Warm things up with a specialty cocktail recipe from our Heritage Partner Ewing Young distillery. Gather round for a ghostly encounter with Ewing Young – an iconic Oregon Heritage figure… Read more ›

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Unearthing the past at Oregon’s historic cemeteries- Pleasant View Cemetery

October in Oregon means that it is historic cemeteries month and our very own Charlotte Lehan got to show off the historic Pleasant View Cemetery in Sherwood. Do not worry, Charlotte made sure not to disturb any of the spirits while she was there. https://www.kgw.com/article/entertainment/television/programs/good-stuff/oregon-historic-cemeteries/283-8c0290e4-9130-4cd9-a115-05a832f0f3e1

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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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