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Upcoming Events
Ice Cream Social, July 9, 2016, 1 to 4 pm.

Curtis Tigard Is 107 Years Old!
Curtis Tigard was at the John Tigard House today to greet more than 147 birthday well-wishers.  You can see photos here.

Earlier in the week, Royal Villa celebrated his birthday on his actual birthday on April 13th.  See the KGW report and photos from his birthday party at Royal Villa.  

Barbara Sherman published a Curtis Tigard birthday party story in the April 28 Tigard Times.

Oregonian Interview
Curtis Tigard is featured in the March 30, 2016 edition of the Washington County Argus!  Staff writer Allan Brettman stopped by the Royal Villas Mobile Park last week to interview Curtis.  You can find the interview, photos, and video here.  Thank you Allan!  
Additional interview photos can be found
 here.

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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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John Tigard House - March 2016

John Tigard House March 2016 (Click for large image)

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.



Curtis Tigard's 107th Birthday Party

Imagine all the changes that the Tigard area has seen since 1909!  That's the year Curtis Tigard was born and on April 16th the Tigard Historical Association will be throwing a birthday bash for our town's oldest citizen.  In 1909, Tigard was a sleepy little farming community of about 1200 people.  A few businesses lined the highway, such as the McDonald General Store and the Gaarde blacksmith shop.  But mostly farm homes and fields fronted onto Highway 99.  This was before the Oregon Electric line went through Tigard and consequently all the farm goods had to be transported to Portland in horse drawn wagons along dirt roads.

Come visit the 1880 Victorian farm home of John Tigard, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  John Tigard was Curtis' uncle.  Birthday cake and punch will be served and our first citizen will be on hand to celebrate with us.  The John Tigard House Museum is located at S.W. 103rd and Canterbury Lane in Tigard. Hours for the party are 1 pm until 3 pm.  Admission is free.

The Tigard Historical Association is entirely run by volunteers who are interested in discovering, preserving and sharing the history of our Tigard area.  More helping hands are needed to continue the work.  Martha Worley, THA President, will be happy to talk to you about all of the fun, rewarding and educational volunteer opportunities. Call Martha at 503 747-9856 or email info@tigardhistorical.org.