Student stand in front of the 1917 Sunset School House (Courtesy Clackamas County Historical Society)

About Us

The West Linn Historical Society (WLHS) was incorporated in the State of Oregon in 2014. We are a federal 501c3 public charity. Our Federal EIN is 46-4507187


The mission of the West Linn Historical Society (WLHS) is to provide education to the community about the cultural heritage of West Linn, Oregon. The organization engages in research, interpretation, celebration, and preservation of our collective histories.

Current Volunteer Board of Directors

Co-President - Roger Shepherd

Co-President - Beth Smolens

Vice President - Danny Schreiber

Secretary - Mark Hamilton

Treasurer - Pam Krecklow

At-large - Cheri Weaver

At-large - Lorie Griffith

At-large - Nancy Dunis

At-large - Scott McMahon

Current Volunteer Board of Stewards

Charles and Diane AwaltPaul and Lydia BollingerAlma CostonMarla GaarenstroomVicki Oldenstadt GreenwoodFranny HealdDavid JonesJohn KlattJim MattisDede MontgomeryElizabeth RocchiaNancy ScottChristine SteelMike and Peg WattersScott and Tawnya LegeShelly Wert

West Linn Historical Society Donations Policy

The West Linn Historical Society is always seeking donations of all kinds. As a federal 501C3 tax exempt organization, your donations may be tax deductible. While we would appreciate donations of photos, maps, multimedia recordings, books, and other historic artifacts or archives, funding is always needed to properly digitize, archive and store all physical donations. We strongly suggest that all physical donations include a monetary portion to support the maintenance and storage of the items.

West Linn Historical Society PO Box 604 West Linn OR 97068 503.406.8377