Historical Society Resource Center


Oregon Historical Societies, Centers and Museums

Cannon Beach History Center and Museum - www.cbhistory.org  

Cedar Mill History - www.cedarmill.org  

Clark County Historical Society and Museum - www.cchmuseum.org  

Friends of Historic Forest Grove - www.historicforestgrove.org  

Garden Home History Project - www.gardenhomehistory.com  

Hillsboro Historical Society - www.hillsborohistorical.org  

Sherwood Historical Society - www.sherwoodhistoricalsociety.com  

The Oregon Historical Society - www.ohs.org  

Tigard Historical Association - www.tigardhistorical.org  

Tualatin Historical Society - www.tualatinhistoricalsociety.org  

Washington County Heritage Online - www.washingtoncountyheritage.org  

Washington County Museum - www.washingtoncountymuseum.org  


Publications on Local History


  • Cedar Mill History, by Linda Brody and Nancy Olson, (1978)
  • Creek With No Name: How the West Was Won (and Lost) in Gaston, Oregon, by Ken Bilderback, (2011)
  • Forest Grove (Images of America Series), by Lisa Amato, (2010)
  • Geography and History of Tigard, by Ann McKee, (1976)
  • Hillsboro (Images of America Series), by Kimberli Fitzgerald and Deborah Raber, (2009)
  • Memories of Metzger, by Mary Ann Hulquist, (n/a)
  • Scholls Ferry Tales, by Margaret Hesse, (1994)
  • Tigard (History of Historical Buildings), author n/a, (1984)
  • Traces of the Past: Beaverton, Fanno Creek, Garden Home, McKay, Progress, Whitford, by Jill MacWilliam and Virginia Mapes, (1984)


  • Chakeipi "The Place of the Beaver", by Virginia Mapes, (1993)
  • David Hill, Founder of Hillsboro, Oregon, by May Lepschat, (1975)
  • The World of the Kalapuya: A Native People of Western Oregon, by Judy Juntunen, (2005)


  • School Days: A History of Public Schools in and Around Beaverton Oregon 1856-2000, by Gerald Varner, (2000)


  • A Test of Time: History of St. Mary's Home 1889-1989, by Wilfred Schoenberg, (1989)
  • History of the First United Methodist Church, Beaverton, Oregon, by Ted Prusia and Pat Tervooren, (1985)
  • Roots and Wings: An Informal History of the First Methodist Church of Beaverton, by William Walker, (2005)
  • St. Anthony's Parish: 1910-1985, Tigard, Oregon, author n/a, (1985)
  • The Methodist Church, Eighth and Lincoln, Hillsboro, Oregon, by Lester Mooberry, (1959)



  • In Search of Western Oregon, by Ralph Friedman, (several editions)
  • Land of Tuality, by Washington County Historical Society, (multiple years)
  • Oregon Historical Society Quarterly, by Oregon Historical Society, (multiple years)
  • This Far-Off Sunset Land, A Pictorial History of Washington County, Oregon, by Carolyn Buan (1999)
  • Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue (Images of America Series), by Ray Pitz, (2012)