The NVHS Board Meetings for 2020 will normally be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 3pm. Keep your eye on this space for announcements of special speakers and subjects for those meetings. BECAUSE OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ABOUT GATHERING IN GROUPS WHILE COVID-19 IS ACTIVE, BOARD MEETINGS WILL EITHER BE SUSPENDED OR WILL BE HELD BY CONFERENCE CALL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. CONTACT PRESIDENT JAY VERBERG OR VICE PRESIDENT TOM CAMPBELL FOR THE CURRENT STATUS AND FOR INFORMATION REGARDING GAINING ACCESS TO THE CONFERENCE CALL.
The Nehalem Valley Historical Society, in partnership with the City of Nehalem, the City of Manzanita and the State of Oregon leads a cemetery beautification volunteer crew on Wednesdays from 11AM to 2PM. THIS PROGRAM MAY BE AFFECTED OR SUSPENDED WHILE COVID-19 IS ACTIVE. In 2016, from April through November, volunteers contributed 300 hours towards the beautification and preservation of the Historic Nehalem American Legion Cemetery. Over two years, the project has seen a new sign and split rail fence installed. The effort received statewide recognition when Project Coordinator Val Vines Magee was honored with the Sally Donovan Award by the Oregon Heritage Commission.
For more information on working with us, email Program Coordinator Val Magee at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (808) 264-1454.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to volunteer at the cemetery; pruning shrubs, weeding, and spreading wood chips to help preserve sites and monuments. There are many sites and monuments over 100 years old and they require careful maintenance for long term preservation.
No preregistration is required. Bring clippers, garden gloves, hats and drinking water.
VOLUNTEER WORK GROUPS WANTED
If you are associated with a group that would like to participate in this project as a project of you own contact Project Coordinator Val Magee (808) 264-1454 Email: email@example.com. She will work with you to set up times. NVHS is grateful to the City of Nehalem, Nehalem Garden Club & Tillamook County Cultural Coalition for funding support.
Individuals and groups can also support this project by becoming members of the Nehalem Valley Historical Society (NVHS) http://nehalemvalleyhistory.org or contributing a tax deductible donation to NVHS-Cemetery Project.