Welcome to the West Linn Historical Society

Founded in 2014, the West Linn Historical Society is a membership organization created for the purpose of preserving, maintaining, collecting and sharing the rich history of the West Linn area of Oregon.   The West Linn Historical Society endeavors to become the principal community organization dedicated to providing education for the community about the cultural heritage of West Linn and surrounding area.   We are committed to serving the community as a comprehensive organization that fosters the development and support of relationships with local residents, area schools, the City of West Linn, and organizations preserving local historical landmarks.

The West Linn Radio Hour

A Live Theatrical Performance

For many years, The West Linn Historical Society has produced the KWL Radio Show as a part of their History Without Walls Programs.   On November 4, 2023, the West Linn Historical Society is partnering with the Youth Music Project to host this year’s show in their Meteor Lounge, a fantastically outfitted sound stage, bringing this performance to a new level. Fans of old time radio don’t want to miss this live reenactment of a 1950s style radio show performed in front of a “studio audience.” The proceeds of ticket sales will go to supporting both the West Linn Historical Society and the Youth Music Project.

Logo of History Without Walls

 West Linn, Ore. is located 12 miles south of Portland on the Willamette River at the confluence of the Clackamas and Tualatin rivers.