Past Events & Activities
Gallery of photos from past OJHS events, activities, and outreach.
Apple Butter Stir
October 8th & 9th 2022
Our volunteers gathered to core, peel, and stir apples to create OJHS’ traditional apple butter. Proceeds from Homemade Apple Butter Sales benefit Clay High School Scholarships
OJHS First Families Program
October 20th 2022
Our First Families Program shared family history from area families that have been in the Oregon-Jerusalem area for generations. Presented by a great granddaughter, Elaine Pickerel, we were introduced to the Thomas Ames Family as one of our Pioneer Families who arrived before 1860. Another branch of the Ames Family is the Bench Family, who OJHS presented with a certificate. Presented by Linda Bench Rossler, the Benchs have been feeding families in this community for three generations. Starting in 1942 with Charles and Margaret Bench who had four children and their four grandchildren followed them into farming creating a lasting legacy in our area.
Author’s Event with Thomas Walton
September 20th 2022
Featuring Thomas Walton, author of “Life As We Know It, (Some Assembly Required)”
A 1961 Clay High School Graduate and recipient of the distinguished Clay High Alumnae Award in 2014, retired Vice President & Editor of The Blade.
“Life As We Know It” is a hilarious look at the good days, the bad days, and going half-mad days we all encounter on life’s journey. Tom will have you laughing out loud at life’s funny every-day moments with his compelling and humorous storytelling.
Ladies Formal Tea
September 8th & 13th 2022
Oregon Jerusalem Historical Society Presents the Late Summer Ladies Formal Tea which took place on September 8th and September 13th 2022 in the Brandville Museum.
Presenting an important Woman in History – Ruth Handler who is the co-founder of Mattel and creator of the Barbie Doll. Ruth was portrayed in a captivating first person monologue by Krisi Vadnais while our attendees enjoyed a delightful afternoon tea.
The event chair, Cyndi Reynolds utilized Barbie Pink throughout the décor and a light luncheon included member contributed teas, scones, savories, and assorted sweets.
August, 16th 2022