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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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Back to school back in the day

Back to school back in the day

Here is a class photo of approximately 80 students at the Wilkes school from 1927. A lot has changed in the last 93 years (and it seems almost more has changed in the last 6 months) but one thing hasn't changed,...
Thank you Firefighters

Thank you Firefighters

Our thanks to all those in harm's way helping to save lives and property. Our hearts are with all those who have lost loved ones and homes and all those displaced at this time due to these fires. Current Oregon wildfire...
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...
Celebrating the women’s suffrage amendment

Celebrating the women’s suffrage amendment

On Aug. 18, 1920, the United States ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote! "But, while the certification of the women’s suffrage amendment certainly signified a big moment in history, the real story lies in the decades...