Upcoming Events/News

NVHS Guest Speaker Programs.

Saturday, March14, 2020 3:00pm. CANCELED.
“The Orphan Tsunami”. Because our area was largely populated by Indigenous People, the Tsunami that hit the coast of Oregon in 1700 was not well documented. Brian Atwater will address the event as it was recorded in Japan, where it was well documented. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED BECAUSE OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ABOUT GATHERING IN GROUPS WHILE THE CORONAVIRUS IS ACTIVE.  WE HOPE TO RE-SCHEDULE THE SPEAKER.

Saturday, April 11, 2020 3:00pm.  CANCELED.                                                         Chris Dewey from the Maritime Archeological Society will speak on shipwrecks along the Oregon Coast. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED BECAUSE OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ABOUT GATHERING IN GROUPS WHILE THE CORONAVIRUS IS ACTIVE.  WE HOPE TO RE-SCHEDULE THE SPEAKER.

Saturday, May 9, 2020 3:00pm.  CANCELED.                                                         Board President Jay Verberg will provide a fascinating view on our “Haunted” Oregon Coast. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED BECAUSE OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ABOUT GATHERING IN GROUPS WHILE THE CORONAVIRUS IS ACTIVE.  WE HOPE TO RE-SCHEDULE THE SPEAKER.

NVHS Board Meeting

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 THE CORONAVIRUS IS ACTIVE, ALL BOARD MEETINGS WILL BE HELD BY CONFERENCE CALL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. CONTACT PRESIDENT JAY VERBEG OR VICE PRESIDENT TOM CAMPBELL FOR INFORMATION REGARDING GAINING ACCESS TO THE CALL.

Projects

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.  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 vinesmagee@gmail.com, 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: vinesmagee@gmail.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.