Dates for 2013 meetings:
July 20, Saturday, 10:00 am
October 19, Saturday, 10:00 am
The January and April meetings will be at the Wilson Research Center in Okanogan.
The July summer meeting will be in Pateros at the Pateros School Library. Celebrate the Pateros Centennial with the town!
The October meeting will be at the Grange Building in Malott; it will be a full membership meeting followed by a Trustee meeting and a potluck dinner.
OCHS is sponsoring a series of presentations around the county from June through October, 2013. For details click HERE
When Matsura died, one hundred years ago this year, his funeral was attended by more than three hundred people, both Indians and Whites. OCHS inherited over 700 glass plate negatives. This series of presentations will explore Matsura's work as an artist, photograph, and an observer with a unique perspective.
Field trips for members and guests are planned for the months ahead; call (422-4272) or email (OCHS@ncidata.com) for more information
Volunteer for your local museum!
If you share an interest in Okanogan County history and would like to participate in preserving and sharing that history, there are many ways, big and small, that you can help. Here are just a few:
Catalog and file historic documents: This is an indoor mostly sit-down job that is soothing to the soul. Primary requirement is interest and enthusiasm. Banker's hours. Could involve data entry in our computer database.
Scan and catalog historic photos: Use our state-of-the-art scanner to digitize old photos and then add the information to our database. You never know what you will see in these photographs.
Help man/woman the research facility: Volunteer some time during the week to help our many clients in their pursuit of facts and information on the county's history and on the intrepid pioneer settlers who carved out that history. If enough of you want this quiet and rewarding job we might even be able to extend the hours that we are open!
Call, write, send a pigeon or email to the address below for more elucidating info.
Click on photo to zoom in on poster or click HERE for more information.
Got a history buff in the family? Or parents who already have everything they need but love to talk about the "good ol' days?"
For more details, go to our Services and Publications page.
BOOK DONATIONS WANTED
Help us keep our reference library up-to-date. Currently needed books:
"The Lifeline of the Oregon Country: The Fraser-Columbia Brigade System, 1811-1847" by James R. Gibson, Vancouver, 1997