Established 1978 - Gladstone, Oregon USA
Gladstone, Oregon holds the distinction of being the site of the third largest permanent Chautauqua (1874-1927) in the USA.
This 1901 photo taken in Gladstone Park shows Chautauqua attendees departing the main auditorium, which was affectionately known as "The Beehive". This building was used from 1895-1917. Photo courtesy John Hammond, Jr.
to the Historical Society of Gladstone, Oregon.
Our society is dedicated to the enjoyment, research, documentation, preservation and public enrichment of the heritage of Gladstone, Oregon and the surrounding local area.
The society holds regular monthly meetings that include business of the society and an historically themed programs or discussions.
Throughout the year, the society also plans various projects and activities of particular historical interest. The society participates in the city's summer celebration of Chautauqua, during which members create historical displays and host narrated bus tours of old town Gladstone.
Since 1992, the society has been actively engaged in the publication of a three-volume, in-depth history of Gladstone. Visit our Gift Shop.
Visitors are welcome to attend all of the society's functions. Our current happenings are announced regularly in the Gladstone City Hall News Briefs, the Gladstone Senior Center News, and on our website Meeting page.
Please visit our website often to learn more about us, what we've got planned and how you can become involved.
Site copyrighted 2006 by Gladstone Historical Society of Gladstone, Oregon USA - Last update 11/2013