At this month’s meeting, Kuri Gill of the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office came in and gave a terrific presentation on historical districts. Among other things, she discussed what some cities around the state have been doing with their historic districts and various public education options, such as walking tour brochures, phone apps, and interactive maps. She also commented that she had noticed on her drive to the meeting that Gladstone has a large number of historic buildings.
There was a nice turnout at this meeting, including a few members of the original Gladstone Historical Society and at least one new member. It was great to see so many interested faces around the table and to hear so many ideas. Everyone had something to contribute, whether an idea or some background knowledge.
Bill Osburn unveiled the new letterhead for the Society, which will be used for all correspondence. He also unfurled the new banner to hang above our booth at events, the old banner having been lost. This new banner features an old-fashioned design framing our name. It will make its debut at the Arbor Day Celebration, Saturday April 28, 2018 at the Gladstone Nature Park, from 10 am - 1 pm. Don’t forget to come see us! Gladstone History Books will be available for sale.
Tami Stempel shared that the city is currently in a feasibility study to replace the old trolley bridge, which crossed the Clackamas River at the foot of Portland Avenue and collapsed in 2014. This bridge had been built in 1896 and held many fond memories for local residents.
The group discussed launching a contest to design banners to decorate Portland Avenue. We are still ironing out the details, so stay tuned for more information.
At our next meeting, May 10, Kuri Gill of the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office will visit us and speak on the subject of historic districts.
Kim Huey shared some of her research on Gladstone history for an upcoming book. She had some fascinating stories to tell.
Susan Liston is continuing her project of digitizing all three volumes of the History of Gladstone books by Herb Beals. Thank you, Susan, for all your hard work.
Visit the Gladstone Historical Society's booth at the Arbor Day Celebration, Saturday April 28, 2018 at the Gladstone Nature Park. Hours: 10 am - 1 pm. Gladstone History Books will be available for sale.
Our latest project is to make a digitized copy of all three volumes of our History of Gladstone books by Herb Beals. These digitized books will be presented as gifts to the Gladstone Library.
Thank-you to Susan Liston for taking charge of this project.
Bill Osburn will host a Gladstone Historical Society table at the Arbor Day Celebration, Saturday April 28, 2018 at the Gladstone Nature Park. Hours: 10 am - 1 pm. Gladstone History Books will be available for sale.