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Upcoming Events
Victorian Christmas
December 12, 2015 from 1 to 4 pm at the John Tigard House.  Bring your kids to visit with Santa and see vintage Christmas ornaments. 

Washington County Museum News!
As part of their year-long celebration of Washington County Communities, they are celebrating Tigard in October.  Find out how Tigard got its name, how it became a town and some of its notable accomplishments.  Ongoing through the month of October.  Free admission for Tigard residents with ID on Saturday, October 17, and 50% off regular admission for Tigard residents with ID throughout the month of October. 10 am to 5 pm.

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Recent Events
The Ice Cream Social was a huge success.  Click on Recent Events to view and download pioneer photos and all the other activities!

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The Tigard Historical Association
The Tigard Historical Association was established in 1978 to move and restore the 1880 John Tigard House and to preserve the cultural and historical  legacy of the Tigard, Oregon area.   Its members have conserved the John Tigard House; built an ever-expanding collection of memorabilia, artifacts and furniture décor; conducted on-going research into the history of the area and its citizens; and held many seasonal events.
THA Believes
  • The preservation of the John Tigard House and its unique collection are an expression of community pride.
  • We owe it to the community, the next generation and to the cultural resources themselves to be good conservators.
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Tigard Weather!
Did you know that Tigard has an automated weather station? Just click here to view the current weather - temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind speed and direction! You can also view monthly and annual data since installation on 4/3/14.

A Victorian Christmas - December 12, 2015

Everyone is invited to meet with that Jolly Old Elf when he visits the John Tigard House on Saturday, December 12th from 1 to 4 pm.  Come sit on Santa's knee and tell him your wishes for Christmas.  

Children are invited to decorate Christmas cookies to take home.  Holiday treats and hot apple cider will be served.  The 1880 Tigard House will be all aglow for the holidays with 

Christmas trees in the kitchen and the parlor as well as twinkling lights on its Carpenter Gothic exterior.  

A display of Christmas decor from the 1940's and 1950's will be featured in the Media Room.  However, no BB guns will be shown for as we all know, "you'll shoot your eye out"!

The John Tigard House, located at 103rd St.and Canterbury Lane, is open for special events and by appointment. 
Please call 503 747-9856.  Click here for a map.


THA Hosts Visitors From Germany 

Tigard Historical Association’s luncheon in honor of our guest from Germany, Mr. Winfried Heimann.  Mr. Heimann and his distant cousin Jean Shultz are related to the Schamoni family which built “Germania Hall” on Main Street in Tigard in 1907.  The luncheon was held at Café Allegro which is located in the former Germania Hall building.  Adolf and Mary Schamoni had a restaurant, grocery store and family living quarters in the back of the main floor.  The upper floors were used as a dance hall and hotel rooms.  Mr. Heiman shared photos and letters of the Schamoni family both in the United States and in Germany to be placed in THA’s  Archives.”