Here is a list of organizations we respect and work with. Please understand our site is under construction and we have a long list of sites to add. This will take a little while to update so please hang in there with us and by all means send us sites and partners to add by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
We will be telling stories and tales, some of them Tall, here at TVT! One of our over-arching goals is to connect our readers with all of the great work already being done in the Tualatin Valley by historic groups, sites, and organizations. History is something that is best shared openly. Many of us toil away in our own silos of information and share it with those who come into our realm. It takes hours, weeks, months, and a lifetime to be good at telling stories. It takes even longer to be a good researcher or resource to do it right. We hope this site becomes a gateway to direct you readers to as many resources as you need in your personal journies.
I admit here and now that I will hang onto some facts and run with them. My preference is the story-telling aspects of it. My historical hero of the Oregon Territotry and its settlement is no doubt Colonel Joseph Lafayette Meek and his stories often ran into the land of the fantastic. Thus my love for him. Many of the better historians and sites listed below should be consulted for anything needing detail and accuracy. We will do our best to support them all and promote their hard and most wonderful works.
MUSEUMS & Historcial Societies
Walking& Driving Tour Sites
- Historic Orenco Walking Tour-
- Historic Hillsboro Walking Tour-
Websites of Groups
The Orenco Neighborhood Organization
Historian Hall of Fame- Tualatin Valley, Oregon
This wall is dedicated to any person who has researched, written about, or been an active part in preserving the history of the Tualatin Valley, the Tualatin Plains. Washington County, or the lands closely adjacent to it. This list is a partial list and is based upon our personal interactions to date. The list will be constantly updated and we are constantly looking for people doing this great work which so often goes unappreciated!