The Tigard Historical Association
The Tigard Historical Association was established in 1978 to move and restore the 1880 John Tigard House and to preserve the cultural and historical legacy of the Tigard, Oregon area.
Its members have conserved the John Tigard House; built an ever-expanding collection of memorabilia, artifacts and furniture décor; conducted on-going research into the history of the area and its citizens; and held many seasonal events.
The preservation of the John Tigard House and its unique collection are an expression of community pride.
We owe it to the community, the next generation and to the cultural resources themselves to be good conservators.
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Tigard Historical Association Board member "Margaret Doherty has been named as the 2022 recipient of the Tigard’s First Citizen award. This award recognizes someone who has made in-depth, long-term volunteer contributions to the Tigard community over the years."
"The winner is active, involved, interested and enthusiastic about making Tigard a nice place to live and work. This individual excels in any area of unpaid endeavor of education, social services, youth work, and community improvement of public services. This award is given in the spirit of all volunteers who remain unknown. The recipient joins the ranks of those previously honored in continually striving to improve the Tigard Area." - From the Tigard Chamber of Commerce press release.
Curtis was born on April 13,1909 and would have celebrated his 112th birthday on April 13, 2021! Curtis passed from the Earth on July 25th, 2018. He served in WWII and was one of "The Greatest Generation" even though he was shy about the title. He was a man of great character and served all the citizens of Tigard. Photo taken in 2017 (THA).