WHC Calendar

Keep an eye on our calendar to learn about upcoming events and classes at the Willamette Heritage Center.

May
1
Mon
2017
Exhibit: Through Gerry Lewin’s Lens
May 1 – Jun 24 all-day
Exhibit: Through Gerry Lewin's Lens

Focal Point: Through Gerry Lewin’s Lens

A Photo Exhibit at the Willamette Heritage Center
Monday, May 1, 2017 – Saturday, June 17, 2017

For more information click here.

May
27
Sat
2017
Fleece to Fiber: Pioneer Toys @ Willamette Heritage Center
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fleece to Fiber: Pioneer Toys

Saturday, May 27th • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Little House on the Chemeketa Prairie? You bet! This month’s focus will be on pioneer life, specifically the toys that pioneer children created and enjoyed. We’ll examine toys from the Willamette Heritage Center collection and hear the stories of Willamette Valley children who play with them. Then kids will have the option of creating several types of fiber-related toys from classroom supplies.

Fleece to Fiber classes are held at the Willamette Heritage Center and combine the rich historical setting, collections, and textile equipment of our museum with quality instruction in primitive textile craft skills. Class cost is $25 and for kids only (ages 10 and up). Class size is limited to 10 students and require 4 students to carry. To register, use the form at the bottom of www.willametteheritage.org/classes-workshops/ or contact Kaylyn at (503) 585-7012 ext. 257.

Textile Arts: Beginning Spinning with Heather Lawrence @ Willamette Heritage Center
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you interested in creating your own yarn and wanting to learn how to spin? This is the perfect opportunity to learn from a local textile expert with over 15 years of experience, Heather Lawrence. Heather and class participants will discuss the basic types of spindles for hand spinning and the basics of wool and how fibers are prepared.

Students will learn how to draft fiber and spin it into a single yarn and will discuss and explore ways to ply your newly created single and how to finish and set the yarn.

Preregistration is required for this class by Wednesday, January 25th. The class costs $45 for WHC members and $50 for non-members. Visit willametteheritage.org/classes-workshops/ to sign up.

Jun
1
Thu
2017
Volunteer Training
Jun 1 all-day
Jun
6
Tue
2017
Military Historical Maps, Battlefield Archaeology, and Historic Forts in the Willamette Valley @ Willamette Heritage Center
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn about military historical maps, battlefield archaeology, and historic forts in the Willamette Valley from three experts, Mario Ramirez Galán, Matt Huerter, and David Brauner. This presentation is FREE and open to the public, and will be held in the Dye House at the Willamette Heritage Center.

Jun
9
Fri
2017
Boon House Closed for Tours
Jun 9 – Jun 10 all-day

Boon House Closed to Public

Boon House ExteriorThe John D. Boon House will be closed to the public June 9th and 10th for repairs.  We are sorry for the inconvenience!

Jun
15
Thu
2017
History in the News @ Willamette Heritage Center
Jun 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

History in the News

LEEBIBLE by Ron Cooper

Photo by Ron Cooper

Third Thursday of each month through November | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

History in the News is back for a second season of providing historical context to current events. The topic for each month’s discussion will not be announced until one week prior to the event. Tune into our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) or join our mailing list to see the announcement!

History in the News is free and open to the public. Visit willametteheritage.org/history-in-the-news/ to learn more.

Jun
17
Sat
2017
Fleece to Fiber: Wet Felting @ Willamette Heritage Center
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fleece to Fiber: Wet Felting

Saturday, June 17th | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get wet with this popular felting class. We’ll start with the basics – wool, soap, and water – to shape buttons, snakes, geodes and pouches. With a little muscle, patience and cooperation from the weather, we’ll create some beautiful items from colored wool roving for students to take home.

Fleece to Fiber classes are held at the Willamette Heritage Center and combine the rich historical setting, collections, and textile equipment of our museum with quality instruction in primitive textile craft skills. Class cost is $25 and for kids only (age 10 and up). Class size is limited to 10 students and require 4 students to carry. To register, visit www.willametteheritage.org/classes-workshops/ or contact Kaylyn at (503) 585-7012 ext. 257.

Jul
20
Thu
2017
History in the News @ Willamette Heritage Center
Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

History in the News

LEEBIBLE by Ron Cooper

Photo by Ron Cooper

Third Thursday of each month through November | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

History in the News is back for a second season of providing historical context to current events. The topic for each month’s discussion will not be announced until one week prior to the event. Tune into our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) or join our mailing list to see the announcement!

History in the News is free and open to the public. Visit willametteheritage.org/history-in-the-news/ to learn more.

Aug
17
Thu
2017
History in the News @ Willamette Heritage Center
Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

History in the News

LEEBIBLE by Ron Cooper

Photo by Ron Cooper

Third Thursday of each month through November | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

History in the News is back for a second season of providing historical context to current events. The topic for each month’s discussion will not be announced until one week prior to the event. Tune into our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) or join our mailing list to see the announcement!

History in the News is free and open to the public. Visit willametteheritage.org/history-in-the-news/ to learn more.