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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.

Halloween Night

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” awaits you at the Heslin House on Halloween.

Celebrate the Holiday Season!

“Celebrate the Holiday Season” with us! We have decorated every room for you to enjoy!

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Tours Third Saturday Each Month

Tours Third Saturday Each Month

Come visit the Historic Heslin House and Fairview Jail as well as the Zimmerman House from noon until 4pm. Free admission! Donations welcome.    Heslin House and Fairview JailAfter 17 years of dedication and perseverance by many volunteers and gracious...
Antique Doll Exhibit

Antique Doll Exhibit

Event Recap by ECHO ECHO was thrilled to host members from the Antique Doll Study Club of Oregon at the Zimmerman House on tour day, September 21, 2019.  They put together a very special and unique display of antique dolls...
Jessie and Tom’s Anniversary

Jessie and Tom’s Anniversary

Jessie Zimmerman married Tom Millar on September 12, 1906 at the Zimmerman House. Jessie was the first child born to George and Jessie Zimmerman. Jessie and Tom would farm nearby and did not have children. Read more about the Zimmerman...
George Zimmerman’s Birthday

George Zimmerman’s Birthday

George Zimmerman was born September 7, 1852. Most historical records say George was born in Oregon, but a few say the Washington Territory. George was the fourth of five children born to Jacob and Lena Zimmerman. At the age of...