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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 Executive Director Search

The Willamette Falls & Landings Heritage Area Coalition (WFLHAC) is excited to announce the search for a new Executive Director.  Do you know someone who might be a good fit for our organization and its vision?  If so, please share this posting and help us continue our valuable work. We are looking for a vibrant… Read more ›

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A letter from our Executive Director

Feb.  22, 2021 Willamette Falls & Landings Heritage Area Coalition Board of Directors P.O. Bo 387 Marylhurst, OR 97036 Dear Board Members: After five productive and joy filled years as Executive Director it is time to submit my resignation, effective March 15, 2021.  As you know I am facing a serious health challenge. And, that… Read more ›

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Rewriting History and Chairwoman Cheryle Kennedy’s Response.

Click on the images on the right to read Rewriting History: An Analysis of the “Traditional Use Study of Willamette Falls and the Lower Columbia River by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation” (2020) as well as the Grand Ronde’s Chairwoman Cheryle Kennedy’s response.

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Latino Heritage Preservation April 29 8:30 a.m.

Latino history in Oregon is long and deep. People of Latin American descent have impacted what Oregon has become through labor, community development, entrepreneurship, and more. Yet, this important history has been overlooked, under documented, and excluded from the shared narrative. Now many heritage organizations are working to change that. The goal of the event… Read more ›

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Letter Regarding County Commissioner Mark Shull Comments

February 25th 2021 Clackamas County Commission 2051 Kaen Rd. Oregon City, OR 97045   Dear Chair Smith and County Commissioners,   The Willamette Falls & Landings Heritage Area Coalition (WFLHAC) is an Oregon Non-Profit Corporation, with a large board of directors representing key stakeholders and experienced professionals in government, business, industry, tourism, arts, heritage, and… Read more ›

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Newberg Area Historical Society- Ewing Young Day Celebration

Join the Newberg Area Historical Society online February 8-12, 2021 for a Ewing Young Day celebration that will last all week. Throughout the week historical articles, photos, and challenges will be posted to help you engage with Ewing Young’s history. Be sure to follow the Newberg Area Historical Society on Facebook, Instagram, and watch their blog to… Read more ›

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Pamplin Media: West Linn council considers lease deal for historic City Hall

Holly Bartholomew  January 20th, 2021 At third meeting of year, leaders discuss old building, Airbnbs, racial tolerance education WEST LINN — After its relationship with the Willamette Falls and Landings Heritage Area Coalition (WFLHAC) seemed to sour last summer, the city of West Linn may be on track to renew that partnership and plans to… Read more ›

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Speak Out on West Linn City Council

It’s been two years since we began our work to transform Historic West Linn City Hall into a multi-cultural center for Arts, Heritage and Culture at the Gateway to our proposed National Heritage Area:  Willamette Falls. Thanks to your support we’ve helped craft MOU’s, won grants for the project, enlisted huge community support and finally saw… Read more ›

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New End of the Oregon Trail Videos

As a Heritage Organization Willamette Falls & Landings is committed to supporting the work and cheering on the success of our partners.  Here are some exciting developments from our friends at the End of the Oregon Trail in Historic Oregon City The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center has had the opportunity to create… Read more ›

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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

The Willamette Riverkeepers is hosting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. This year the event, like many others, is online and that means ANYONE can buy a purchase a ticket and join on Thursday December 3rd. If you are interested, you can find more information and purchase a ticket on the Willamette RiverKeepers website!  And,… 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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