Dates for 2014 meetings:
April 26th, July19th, October 18th
The January and April meetings will be at the Wilson Research Center in Okanogan at 10:00 a.m.
The July summer meeting place and time to be announced.
The October meeting will be at the Grange Building in Malott; it will be a full membership meeting followed by a Trustee meeting and a potluck dinner.
Please contact OCHS for this year's planned outings.
509-422-4272 or OCHS@ncidata.com
Trails & Sites Committee
Field trips for members and guests are planned for the months ahead; call (422-4272) or email (OCHS@ncidata.com) for more information
Volunteer for your local museum!
If you share an interest in Okanogan County history and would like to participate in preserving and sharing that history, there are many ways, big and small, that you can help. Here are just a few:
Catalog and file historic documents: This is an indoor mostly sit-down job that is soothing to the soul. Primary requirement is interest and enthusiasm. Banker's hours. Could involve data entry in our computer database.
Scan and catalog historic photos: Use our state-of-the-art scanner to digitize old photos and then add the information to our database. You never know what you will see in these photographs.
Help man/woman the research facility: Volunteer some time during the week to help our many clients in their pursuit of facts and information on the county's history and on the intrepid pioneer settlers who carved out that history. If enough of you want this quiet and rewarding job we might even be able to extend the hours that we are open!
Call, write, send a pigeon or email to the address below for more elucidating info.
from the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Exciting things are happening behind the scenes at the Fort Okanogan Interpretive Center! As most of you know, we rely on grants to support our public programs and capital improvements. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office currently has project funds available. One of our top priorities is securing funds to add ADA access to the public restrooms and to the main entrance of the center to allow equal access to all individuals visiting us. We would love to hear your thoughts, input and comments on this matter. Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your continuous support!
Got a history buff in the family? Or parents who already have everything they need but love to talk about the "good ol' days?"
For more details, go to our Services and Publications page.
BOOK DONATIONS WANTED
Help us keep our reference library up-to-date. Currently needed books:
"The Lifeline of the Oregon Country: The Fraser-Columbia Brigade System, 1811-1847" by James R. Gibson, Vancouver, 1997