East (Mult.) Co. Historical Org. (ECHO)
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News Releases
Zimmerman House: New Exhibits (Photo) - 04/05/19

The historic Zimmerman House was built in 1874 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family.  Their furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home, with nine rooms open to the public.  

We are open the third Saturday of every month – including April 20th, from noon-4pm at 17111 NE Sandy Blvd., Gresham. 

We have two, new special exhibits:

  • Isobel Zimmerman was born 120 years ago this July, and we are celebrating her life through photos, text, and more.
  • We’ll explore the contents of a traveling trunk found in the house, which belonged to Isobel’s uncle, Andrew McCall.                                    

Admission is free, with donations welcome and appreciated.

For more information, please visit echohistory.org, call 503-618-0946 or email info@echohistory.org

Attached Media Files: Isobel , Andrew's Trunk , Zimmerman House
ECHO's Annual Meeting: Speaker is Michael McCloskey (Photo) - 03/28/19

The annual meeting of an East County Historical Organization (ECHO) is Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Our guest speaker is Michael McCloskey, author of A Glimpse Into History: What Famous People Have Said About Oregon and the Need to Conserve It

In A Glimpse into History, award-winning author Michael McCloskey revisits the words of prominent figures in Oregon’s history who called for the conservation of nature in this beautiful green state.

A Glimpse into History is a winner of the Great Northwest Book Festival and the Independent Booksellers Association’s top awards. It features the words of over ninety figures who turned Oregon into the premier “green” state. They were explorers, pioneers, settlers, ministers, climbers, scientists, poets, politicians, writers, ranchers, activists, lawyers, and businessmen. They shaped the culture that saw value in nature and triggered demands for policies to protect it. Through their inspiring words, their presence is still felt. Oregon was blessed in being shaped by such talented, passionate people.

About the Author:

Earning degrees at Harvard (B.A.) and from the University of Oregon (J.D.), Michael McCloskey led the Sierra Club as executive director and chairman during pivotal phases of getting framework laws enacted nationally to protect the environment. After a forty-year career with the Sierra Club, he chaired Portland’s Heritage Trees program for eight years. He still lives in Portland and recently authored the award-winning Conserving Oregon’s Environment: Breakthroughs That Made History and Oregon: A State that Stands Out.

Mr.McCloskey will have copies of this book available for purchase at $24.95 each.

The meeting is at 1pm, at the Quail Hollow Clubhouse: 21100 NE Sandy Blvd., Fairview.  There is free parking and the TriMet Bus #21-Sandy/223rd stops nearby.  The Clubhouse is handicapped accessible.

Light refreshments will be served, and the meeting is open to the public.

For more information, call 503-618-0946, email info@echohistory.org or visit www.echohistory.org.

Attached Media Files: M.McCloskey , Book cover