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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

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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Siobhan Taylor

The Willamette Falls & Landings Heritage Area Coalition lost its longest serving Executive Director on August 11, 2021 after a valiant fight with brain cancer. Siobhan served as the Coalition’s Executive Director for ove r five years, including part of 2021, and prior to that she had served several years as a Board member and… Read more ›

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Coalition Hires New Executive Director

The Willamette Falls and Landings Heritage Area Coalition is pleased to announce the appointment of Britta Stewart as their new Executive Director. Britta is skilled in heritage site and non-profit management and has most recently been working as the Director of the Hoover-Minthorn House Museum and as the Associate Director of the Newberg Downtown Coalition…. Read more ›

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This Sunday May 23rd, the city of Lake Oswego wants you to join them in celebrating and honoring Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This event features community speakers and performances from Heart Strings Mandarin, White Lotus Dragon & Lion Dance and Hula Halau.

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West Linn Historical Society Presents: A Virtual Author Talk: Waka T. Brown

On May 16th West Linn Historical Society is hosting a free Virtual Author Talk with West Linn’s very own Waka T. Brown. Join Waka as she discusses her new memoir WHILE I WAS AWAY. This middle grade memoir follows Waka’s journey as a Japanese American who was sent to live in Japan with a grandmother… Read more ›

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Samurai in the Oregon Sky- Friday May 7th at 6:30 p.m.

As part of AAPI Heritage Month, the Lake Oswego Public Library is screening “Samurai in the Sky” along with a Q&A with the Director Ilana Sol via Zoom.  The film is about Japanese pilot Nobuo Fujita, the only pilot to bomb the U.S. mainland during WWII, and his unlikely lifelong friendship with the people of… Read more ›

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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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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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