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Our mission at the East County Historical Organization is to preserve and stimulate an interest in the history of the Fairview, Rockwood and Wilkes areas of East Multnomah County, Oregon. Our goal is to ensure that future generations of these three areas do not lose touch with their past.

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Racing to Change

Racing to Change

Racing to Change, presented by the Oregon Black Pioneers, illuminates the Civil Rights Movement in Oregon in the 1960s and 1970s, a time of cultural and social upheaval, conflict, and change. The era brought new militant voices into a clash...
Do you remember Slurpy?

Do you remember Slurpy?

We've been asked to locate a photo from Blue Lake Park in the 1960s. There was an elephant-shaped garbage can that accepted trash in his trunk, which he then appeared to swallow. Our inquiring family called him "Slurpy" and thought...
Adopt a bed!

Adopt a bed!

A great way to enjoy the outdoors during this time is to work in the gardens at the Heslin and/or Zimmerman House! We have an 'adopt-a-bed’ program where you would be responsible for a small section of flower beds. You...
Stay healthy and safe – wash your hands!

Stay healthy and safe – wash your hands!

A few tips from the @Oregon Historical Society's web site: "We ask you all to join us in following the CDC's recommendations of washing hands, covering coughs, and substituting elbow taps for handshakes to prevent illness and help keep our community safe.... With...