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The Beaverton Historical Society Presents…

Event:  Ellen Crauthers and a living history presentation of a 1860s one room schoolhouse!

When:  Monday, September 14, 2015; 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Where:  The Beaverton Activity Center, 12500 SW Allen Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97005

Admission:  No charge for admission, but donations welcome; Refreshments provided

Web site:  HistoricBeaverton.org

Phone:  (503) 430-0106

Champoeg DAR Museums, including the Newell House, Butteville Academy, and Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin (collectively known as the Newell Pioneer Village) share a part of our rich pioneer history through living history tours to students throughout the school year. This September “Miss Elliott,” dressed in period dress, will be sharing a class similar to the one portrayed at the Butteville Academy.  Attendees will be “students” for our classroom.

Ellen Crauthers, a former homeschool teacher herself, portrays a pioneer teacher (Miss Elliott) for the Butteville Academy. “I have always been interested in 1800’s history and when a good friend suggested that I place an ad in the homeschool letter which I was publishing at the time, I thought that perhaps I would try out for the role myself!”  

Ellen has just finished her seventh year as the schoolmarm.  In the school program, students are introduced to the etiquette of the 1863 school day, learn a little bit about the history of our flag, and work on arithmetic problems from a text actually used during the 1860’s.  Like the other living history interpreters dotting the Champoeg museums, she is enthusiastic about showing and telling history in a way that makes our pioneer history come to life for the many students who experience the school program.


For more information call 503-430-0106 or email info@historicbeaverton.org

Pardon our dust, we are moving...

We are in the process of moving from our current location in downtown Beaverton to a new location. The center will be closed until mid-September (2015) as we disassemble our current displays and relocate them in our new home. Please watch this site for more information and pictures of the new location. Our new location is smaller than our current location, but will allow for exhibits and research but with the reduced overhead, the society plans to be able to focus more on its mission of education and outreach. Our new location is 2 blocks south of our current location. Our new address is 12490 S.W. First (located between Hall and Washington). 

Check back here for more information soon. 

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