October 2016 News

Welcome to our website about historic Garden Home. In the People and Places pages, you’ll find over a hundred stories and over a thousand photos of vintage Garden Home and residents attending our events.

Upcoming Events

November 5, 2016 – Ring that Bell!  Adults and children are invited to ring the historic bell in the Garden Home Thriftway’s bell tower on Saturday, November 5, 10AM to 3PM. This 100 year old bell was first hung in the 1918 Community Church of Garden Home. You will also see historic displays and photos and talk with Garden Home history people. Presented by the Garden Home History Project and hosted by the Garden Home Market staff who will withstand all that bell ringing! Garden Home Market, 7410 SW Oleson Road. Questions: Janice Logan 503-750-9221.

We begin most regular meetings with a 30-minute history presentation at 6:30 pm at the Garden Home Recreation Center, 7475 SW Oleson Rd, on the second Monday of the month. Free. We start and end promptly.

  • November 14, 2016 – Enjoy our favorite vintage photos of early Garden Home on Nov. 14 at 6:30 pm. Aerial photos from 1936 and 1956, the old store, school, church, road ruts, baseball teams, dairy cows, Jack’s burro and more!

New stories on website

We’ve posted a photo gallery and a collection stories collected during the August 13, 2016 Beaverton High and Garden Home School Reunion held on a lovely Saturday at the Garden Home Recreation Center. We estimated about a hundred people joined us for the event.

Our Beaverton High School Chronology story contains excerpts from an extensive chronology of Beaverton High School by Lisa Sandmire, derived from past issues of the Beaverton High newspaper, The Hummer, and other historical sources.

Other News

The Beat Goes On Marching Band

The Beat Goes On Marching Band

From Patti Waitman-Ingebretsen  (Maplewood girl)….Attention Garden Home and Beaverton HS alums – Here is your chance to play your instrument once again with others from your era.  Garden Home Rec Center gym is the location for rehearsals of “The Beat Goes on Marching Band”, ages 18 and older who played in high school, college, military bands.  This is your chance to enjoy our favorite rehearsal venue (Garden Home). We are the one having way too much fun and we invite you to join us. The band also includes color guard, dance and majorettes so we invite all to check out our website and let us know so we can welcome you.  Also, in exchange for allowing TBGO to utilize rehearsal spaces in the building, TBGO band members are volunteers who decorate and serve at Garden Homes\ yearly  December Holiday event. Visit TheBeatGoesOnMB.org for more info.

We have identified Century Homes in Garden Home that were built before 1916. The program is meant to honor and appreciate the older homes in our community and the role they’ve played in our history. The home owners have been notified that they may participate in this program of a small ceremony of placing a Century Home plaque beside the front door and accepting a nice pamphlet with the history of Garden Home and their home. The attractive plaque notes the age of the house and does not affect the sale or any changes in the property.

Patsy VandeVenter, Virginia Vanture, Elaine Shreve, Carole Vranizan

Patsy VandeVenter, Virginia Vanture, Elaine Shreve, Carole Vranizan

Get your Historic Garden Home t-shirt now for just $14 for small to XL. Larger XXL and XXXL sizes are $17. There is an additional charge of $9 to mail your shirt. They’re fun! Available at the Garden Home Market Place.

Historic Garden Home street sign

Historic Garden Home street sign

Historic Garden Home street signs: We currently have about 35 of the Historic Garden Home street sign toppers in our community. Each sign was purchased by a friend or family member to honor their loved one. Click here to view photos of the signs and for information about sponsoring a sign.

Our generous donors permit us to print and mail this newsletter ($140) for our non-e-mail people and for the Garden Home Recreation Center. We also replace the Historic Garden Home street signs once for signs that disappear, current cost for each sign, $60. With our latest order, we’ll have about 35 signs out in our neighborhoods. We also have website costs, printing, paper, plaques and many other costs of an organization. Donor names are listed on our History Bulletin Board at the Recreation Center. Thank you to all of our donors and to all of our volunteers for their time and skills.

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