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Zimmerman Heritage Farm Wins Oregon Federation of Garden Clubs Award

Published on 06/30/2014 under News
Zimmerman Heritage Farm Wins Oregon Federation of Garden Clubs Award

Sally Thompson, Chair of the Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., presented the 2014 Claire Belsher Historic Preservation Award to the 1874 Zimmerman Heritage Farm at OSFGC’s annual meeting on June 24, 2014.

This award was created in 1977 in response to the National Garden Club’s goal of recognizing projects that celebrate a District’s heritage, and to continue the spirit of patriotism highlighted during the US Bicentennial Celebration. In 1977, a traveling trophy was donated by Mrs. Milton Belsher (Claire), Historic Preservation Chairman, to be awarded by the District.


The Book of Evidence documenting the Zimmerman Heritage Farm’s nomination was submitted by Co-Directors of the Federation’s Portland District.   The Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs has 91 member garden clubs and a total of 2,936 members.


The award was presented at the OSFGC State Convention, at noon, Tuesday June 24, 2014 at the Holiday Inn, Wilsonville, Oregon. For more information about OSFGC, contact OSFGC State President Peggy Olin, 503-666-4083.


The Fairview-Rockwood–Wilkes Historical Society (FRWHS), doing business as ECHO – an East County Historical Organization, was formed in 1987 to stimulate an interest in and preserve the history of the Fairview, Rockwood and Wilkes areas of East Multnomah County, Oregon. ECHOis dedicated to preserving the history of this region through stewardship of two historic structures and museums: the Zimmerman Heritage Farm and the Heslin House. The Zimmerman Heritage Farm is located at 17111 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland OR. During July and August, the Zimmerman House is open every Saturday, 12noon to 3:00pm. During Sept–June, the House is open the 3rd Saturday of each month, 12noon – 4pm.

For more information, or to volunteer, contact ECHO at:, (503-261-8078)