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Celebrate May 2015 Preservation Month

“Introduce the World to Historic Places You Love”

Lake Oswego, Oregon – Citizens in Lake Oswego will join thousands of individuals across the country to celebrate National Preservation Month this May with the State Historic Preservation Office and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  This is a month long opportunity to showcase the City’s historic places.  This year’s theme, “Introduce the World to Historic Places You Love” is meant to connect the preservation community and introduce new audiences to the City’s work in preservation of the places that make Lake Oswego special.

Here in Lake Oswego, Preservation Month, 2015 will be observed by:

  • A Historic Preservation Proclamation issued by Mayor, Kent Studebaker at the City Council meeting on May 19.
  • Presentation of a merit award for historic preservation by a member of the Historic Resources Advisory Board.
  • Presentation of a custom bronze plaque to selected historic property owner.
  • An exhibit highlighting Lake Oswego’s agricultural and other historic treasures will be featured in the City Hall lobby and other public venues.
  • A tour of historic homes from the modern era by the Lake Oswego Heritage Council on May 16.
  • A public outreach and raising awareness of the importance Lake Oswego’s past with the real estate community, building community and other members of the public.
  • "The Reel Lake Oswego, a film legacy", May 30 2:00 p.m. and June 7, 7:30 p.m., Lakewood Center, presented by the Lake Oswego Preservation Society

Questions can be directed to Paul Espe, Associate Planner and staff representative for the Historic Resources Advisory Board at (503) 697-6577.

Learn more about National Preservation Month at: National Trust for Historic Preservation 

Oregon State Historic Preservation Office 

Lake Oswego prides itself in its historical heritage reaching back hundreds of years. The historic resources, which exist in the city today, reflect chapters in the community’s history.