Historical Society Hosts Annual Heritage Evening Fundraiser

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For a pleasant evening under the stars, accompanied by Tualatin’s own harpist Robert Dexter, join another Heritage Evening Friday, September 9, from 5:30 to 8:30. The popular event once again features NW food, wine and beer favorites and plenty of congenial conversation. The entry fee is $50 per person and $60 at the door.  

Oregon’s Cowboy Poet Tom Swearingen – also a Tualatin resident – will once again MC the oral auction. The auction features items such as a complete set of THS books and DVDs; a week’s stay at a coastal home in Manzanita; a custom watercolor by Carlos Horcos, who interpreted the historic photos of Tualatin over the decades for the city’s Centennial; lunch for two at a Tualatin venue with Mayor Frank Bubenik; custom photography by Tualatin photographer Al Stewart (and you receive all photos from the shoot); up to a full day rental of Tualatin Heritage Center; and engraved bricks in the Heritage Center sidewalk. 

Cash prizes of $500, $250, and $100 will be given to three winners holding lucky $10 raffle tickets now on sale. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win. Gift cards to area venues and mystery wines can also be purchased that evening. All proceeds of the evening help the Society continue preserving and interpreting Tualatin’s rich and colorful history.

Our harpist, Robert Dexter, started playing the harp by first building one from a kit and then finding a teacher. He has been studying the historic stringed instrument for over 25 years and plays both solo and with other harpists. Bob and his wife, Cathy, raised their family in the Davis house listed on the THS guide to historic places.

All tickets are available for sale that evening and on the Society’s website at www.tualatinhistory.org. For more details, call Tualatin Heritage Center at 503-885-1926 or email ask@tualatinhistory.org.

The Tualatin Heritage Center is located at 8700 SW Sweek adjacent to the Police Station.