Investigating the Past... with the

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Past Events from 2009

Get Acquainted with Our Own History Hot Spots

After meeting in September at Broetje House, the Detectives will gather at the Oak Lodge area's only bona fide museum -- this one, celebrating the contributions of a fast shrinking generation of men and women who served the country in World War II. On the agenda: we'll meet museum owner Punky Scott, peruse interesting exhibits + consider OLHD goals for the year ahead.

Nov 12, 2009
7-9 pm
The Bomber WWII Wings of Freedom Museum
The Bomber Complex
13515 SE McLoughlin Blvd
Oak Grove
Cracking the Code: Using Early Survey Maps & Field Notes as Source Materials

Life-long history buff Blaine Schmeer, now retired, will share his expertise as a 33 year employee of the Clackamas County Surveyors Office, placing early surveys in context and showing how to read survey maps as well as how and where to access survey materials easily. Park along River Rd or in the Rose Villa lot across from the facility.

Nov 11, 2009
7-9 pm
Fellowship Hall
Rose Villa Retirement Center
13505 SE River Rd
Oak Grove
Stop by the Spirit Market Place

Visit our display table and those of other history-interested groups in Clackamas County as Oregon City celebrates its very rich past! Then hop on a trolley to see and experience that past for yourself, courtesy of the Spirit of Oregon City Mobile Tour & Theatre. Check for tour fee info.

Oct 24, 2009
5:30-9 pm
Pioneer Center
615 Fifth St (south of the old Fire Station)
Oregon City
The Ground We Stand On: Geology of the Oak Lodge Area

With hands-on maps and slides, popular earth sciences professor John Snively will discuss the origins, nature and influence of soil, rocks and water formed eons ago on the places we call home today. Free Parking. Arrive early to assure a seat.

Oct 8, 2009
7-9 pm
Room 164 Pauling Hall
Clackamas Community College
19600 South Molalla Ave, Oregon City
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