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.