Contact

Recent Events: 2013 - 2012

Curtis Tigard's 105th Birthday Party!
Curtis turned 105 on Sunday, April 13th and there was a celebration hosted by the Tigard Public Library.  The Tigard Historical Association provided displays from the John Tigard House and music was provided by the Tualatin Valley Community Band. (Click on the pictures below to see the entire album and then hit "Full Screen" on the new page for a slide show.)

Curtis Tigard's 105th Birthday Party!



John Tigard House - February 2014 Snow Storm!
The John Tigard House is covered with about 3 inches of snow! (Click on the pictures below to see the entire album and then hit "Full Screen" on the new page for a slide show.)

John Tigard House Snow Storm


John Tigard House - Christmas Lights December 2013
The John Tigard House is tastefully lit during the holidays. (Click on the pictures below to see the entire album and then hit "Full Screen" on the new page for a slide show.)

John Tigard House Christmas Lights



Victorian Christmas - December 7, 2013
On a very cold December Saturday, over 80 loyal patrons stopped by to see Santa, have warm drinks and cookies and see the fully decorated John Tigard House.  Santa did a great job and we thank all who braved the 20 degree temperatures to spend time in the warm John Tigard House! (Click on the pictures below to see the entire album and then hit "Full Screen" on the new page for a slide show.)

Victorian Christmas


Ice Cream Social - July 20, 2013
A large crowd turned out on a perfect summer day for ice cream, raspberry and apple pie (courtesy Davidson's) at the John Tigard House Click on the pictures below to see the entire album and then hit "Full Screen" on the new page for a slide show.

Beaverton High School 63rd Golden Grads Reunion - June 19, 2013
Curtis Tigard, class of 1926, was honored as the oldest Beaverton High School graduate! Curtis is a very spry 104! Steve Dunn, KATU TV, and Frans Bome made the presentation honoring Curtis. Quilt made by Dr. Elisabeth Hampton-Gray.  Click here to see the KATU video. Click on the pictures below to see the entire album and then hit "Full Screen" on the new page for a slide show.

THA Annual Meeting at John Tigard House - June 8, 2013
Beautiful weather for the THA annual meeting.  Curtis Tigard was the elder spokesman at 104!  Click on the pictures below to see the entire album and then hit "Full Screen" on the new page for a slide show.
East Butte Heritage Park Dedication - April 25, 2013
Mayor John Cook, State Representative Margaret Doherty, Curtis Tigard, Tigard Historical Association members and a large group of Tigard residents joined in the dedication of East Butte Park on 103rd, adjacent to the John Tigard House.  Click on the pictures below to see the entire album and then hit "Full Screen" on the new page for a slide show.

Curtis Tigard's 104th Birthday and Barb Peterson Book Signing
On Saturday, April 13, 2013 over 120 guests visited the John Tigard House to wish Curtis Tigard "Happy Birthday!"  Noted historian Barb Peterson PhD and Curtis signed her recently published book "Images of America: Tigard" containing a visual history of Tigard; "an elegant farming community on the Tualatin Plains in the Northern Willamette Valley."  Click on the pictures below to see the entire album and then hit "Full Screen" on the new page for a slide show.
 
Victorian Christmas!
Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the John Tigard House. A number of Tigard residents stopped by to meet Santa and learn about Tigard's history in a warm and decorated Victorian house.  Tigard Historical Association members provided the history along with hot cider and cookies. Click on the pictures below to see the entire album and then hit "Full Screen" on the new page for a slide show.
Apple Harvest!
Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the John Tigard House
Click on the pictures below to see the entire album and then hit "Full Screen" on the new page for a slide show.
 
Ice Cream Social - Honoring Our Nation's Veterans
Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the John Tigard House
Click on the pictures below to see the entire album and then hit "Full Screen" on the new page for a slide show.
 
Curtis Tigard Turns 103! 
Curtis was in top form at this birthday celebration at the John Tigard House.  He ordered a beautful spring day and more than 112 Tigard area citizens helped Curtis celebrate!  Just click on the pictures below to see the entire album and then click on "Full Screen" on the left above the thumbnails to start a slideshow!
Mary Feller, THA President, to Receive Tigard's Exemplary Citizen Award!
Mary will be receive the award from the Tigard City Council at the Tigard Chamber of Commerce's annual Shining Stars Community Awards banquet on Friday, April 27, at 6 p.m. at Embassy Suites, 9000 S.W. Washington Square Road, in Tigard.
 
From the Tigard Times Click to Times Story
"Feller, who is serving in her fifth term as association president, has spent a lifetime thinking about culture and history.

A lifelong history buff, Feller first got involved with the association in the early 1980s when the John Tigard House Museum – originally owned by the son of city founder Wilson Tigard – was saved from demolition and moved to its current home on Canterbury Lane.

“For years I would drive by the John Tigard House when it was down on Pacific Highway, and when I realized it was being moved, I wanted to be involved,” she said.

But the early days of the association offered few events or ways to share the city’s history, Feller said. “Inside (the house) was just a shell,” she said. In the 1990s, Feller opened the house to special events and exhibits.

“I borrowed people’s antique clothing, and we did an exhibit about antique hats. And, we were flabbergasted – the line was out the door, and we had couple hundred people show up.”  Today, the John Tigard House is open for tours and the association hosts several get-togethers throughout the year.

“I think our organization is quite unique,” Feller said. “Our goal has always been to try to preserve Tigard’s history in as many ways as we can.”  Feller helped start a video interview project, recording the stories of long-time Tigard residents to preserve their local history.

“The world is becoming more and more difficult to navigate,” she said. “To know the history of your area is way that you can stay grounded. That’s why THA does our events, so that people can drop in and be attached to their community. It might be a temporary connection, but it’s a way for this community of 50,000 people to see how we used to live, how simple life used to be compared to now, and it should help you feel centered. At least, we hope.”

Comments