Welcome to the Beaverton Historical Society
Join us for our March Presentation
Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beaverton Historical Center
12412 SW Broadway
Major Mike Tamerius will be presenting an exciting talk on The Civil War, This Country's Most Devastating War. Mike Tamerius is a founding member of the 4th US Cavalry Company A, and board member of the Northwest Civil War Council. He currently holds the rank of Majoras theFederal (Union) Cavalry Commander. In this position he commands the mounted and dismounted cavalry troops at four annual re-enacting events as well as a number of parades including the Starlight and Albany Veteran's Day. The Northwest Civil War Council re-enacting events are a time travel glimpse into both civilian and military life in the mid-19th century. nwcwc.org.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 7:00 PM • Beaverton Historical Center building, 12412 SW Broadway, Beaverton, OR
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 7:00 PM • Elsie Stuhr Center, Manzanita Room, 5550 SW Hall Blvd Beaverton, OR 97005
Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:00 AM • Beaverton Historical Center, 12412 SW Broadway, Beaverton, OR
Still time to respond and give us your feedback on the BHSoc
First of all, we want to thank everyone who has taken the time to complete our recent online survey asking for feedback on the Beaverton Historical Center. The survey will be closing soon, so we would like to encourage anyone who has feedback and not yet completed the survey to do so before March 15th.
We are encouraged by the feedback and participation in the survey to date. We are now looking at some changes to the BHS Center based on the information we received so far.
Following is the link to the online survey, and remember that your responses are anonymous. The survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete.
Beaverton Historical Center staff
Featured Donation from Local Resident
Pictured above is the Kloppel bobbin lace (14" outside diameter) recently donated to the BHSoc.
Kloppel bobbin lace was one of several laces created from the 16th century to the early 20th century for adorning fashions and evolved to doilies and other applications. (The Kloppel Knot” also is referenced among old fishermen’s knots.) The doilie donated to BHS was given to Katherine Swenson Ling Wolf when she was seven years old living with her family in Orenco in 1936. A neighbor known as “Grandma Loslie” gave the doilie to Katherine who cherished it. Years later October 2001 Kathryn and her family came in contact with the great granddaughter of Grandma Loslie, Leslie Pugmeyer Trout in Astoria where she was working for the local newspaper.
The Beaverton Historical Society would like send our heartfelt thanks to Katherine Swenson Ling Wolf for donating this wonderful piece of history. Watch for it soon at the BHSoc historical center.
A Brief History of Children’s Blocks
It is believed that the first blocks appeared as early as 1693. Philosopher John Locke pointed out that ‘dice and play-things, with letters on them to teach children the alphabet by playing would make learning to read a more pleasurable experience. Several decades later, Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel, a museum curator know to have pioneered kindergarten, introduced geometric solids carved from wood. They were known as Froebel’s ‘gifts’ and soon led to
alphabet blocks. In the last century blocks became commonplace in American preschools and homes. In the early 1900’s toy manufacturers produced brightly colored chromolithograph images on paper-covered blocks. Blocks are still common today and help children recognize shapes of letters and improve hand-eye coordination.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9:25 PM •