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Heritage & History

Leading efforts to enhance, assist, and promote the Willamette Falls & Landings Heritage Area

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Latest News

Old Oregon Photos Open House

The Old Oregon Photos Studio will be holding an open house on Saturday, November 26 from 10am to 4pm. This will be a great time to learn more about the collection and the Coalition and get a start on your holiday shopping. Our historic prints make great gifts!  Old Oregon was donated to the Coalition… Read more ›

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Coalition Hires New Executive Assistant

The Willamette Falls and Landings Heritage Coalition is pleased to announce the addition of Brooklyn Robinson as their new executive assistant. Brooklyn brings a wide variety of experience to the position, from classroom teaching to social media management, and will support the Executive Director and Board in daily operations and special projects. Her love of learning… Read more ›

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DirectLink – Half Century Business Club Member

DirectLink Our next addition to the Half Century Business Club is in the communication business, a key part of building community and heritage. Today, people are more connected than ever. Between computers, cell phones, and smartwatches it’s hard to find a time when people can’t be in contact with each other. However, there were times… Read more ›

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Aurora Colony Pub – Half Century Business Club Member

Photo courtesy Aurora Colony Pub The Aurora Colony Pub   The Willamette Falls & Landings Heritage Area includes many communities that showcase the region’s rich heritage and offer residents and visitors plenty of ways to engage with their history. The small town of Aurora, Oregon is a great example of such a community. Many are… Read more ›

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Cameo Theater – Half Century Business Club Member

The Cameo Theater   Entertainment and leisure activities are important elements for any community. They provide recreation and relationship building opportunities for locals and in the case of historic theaters like the Cameo, they can even be a draw for tourists.    For much of its history, Newberg has been a small town, but its… Read more ›

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Half Century Business Club

The Half Century Business Club is Back! The Willamette Falls & Landings Heritage Area Coalition is excited to announce the revival of our Half Century Business Club program! Every five years the Coalition seeks to honor for-profit businesses that have been operational within the Heritage Area for 50 years or more. Some of these businesses… Read more ›

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2021 Year End Updates

Dear Heritage Area Supporter, The Willamette Falls and Landings Heritage Area Coalition is excited to share some of its 2021 accomplishments and our plans for 2022. The Coalition is dedicated to enhancing and promoting a 56 river-mile region of the Willamette River and is made up of a board of directors with public and private… Read more ›

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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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