The Biggest One Yet!

Jan 14, 2016 | 1 comment

2016 Community Historians (1)

2016 Community Historians

Year four of the Community Historian project began yesterday with the largest class ever. Eighteen community members gathered at the Heritage Museum for an orientation meeting and a luncheon with past participants. Already connections are being made, information exchanged, and our history better understood!

At least a third of the participants are ‘repeat offenders’ – eager to continue this learning journey for, as all history students soon learn, there is always another layer to uncover and another surprise in store. Some folks are embarking on new projects; some are doing more exploration on a familiar topic; some are still considering the possibilities.

In the Research Library

Consultation in the Research Library

Another four or five folks are from Oregon – two from as far away as Portland! Each of the Oregon members have at least one foot in Pacific County, as in owning homes or with ancestral roots on this side of the river. I salute them for their commitment to the next several months of long commutes. I hope the weather on Wednesdays cooperates!

I can’t express how gratifying it is to see the cadre of community historians growing into a viable network of ‘experts’ on Pacific County History. No one of us can claim to ‘know it all’ but with enough of us researching one facet or another, we are beginning to attain an impressive body of collective knowledge.  What a treat to be involved in a journey that delves into the past with every step forward! My kind of fun for sure!

1 Comment

  1. Stephanie Frieze

    Sorry that I am missing another year, but happy that the project is so successful!

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