Lincoln High School will Celebrate 150 years as a Public Institution
The LHSAA has joined Lincoln High School as your Lincoln prepares to celebrate its 150th year as the first Public High School in the Pacific Northwest. This is our Sesquicentennial. To commemorate this event, the Lincoln High School Alumni Association will sponsor an exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society in late March 2019.
For the past 25 years the LHSAA has been collecting, sorting, cataloging and storing LHS memorabilia. In 1994, a call went out to alumni and others in the LHS Community for donations in honor of Lincoln's 125th anniversary; Harris Matarazzo '75, scoured LHS for yearbooks, documents, trophies, and other items that had been lost, stored or misplaced; Board members and volunteers helped sort, identify, and that got your archives started. Several alumni joined Carolyn Mae Jackson '55, in the storage unit sorting and archiving and accepting new donations.
Friends of Lincoln generously provided financial support to hire two archivists, Katie Bush, a Portland State University graduate student in Public History and along with Lincoln student Caitlyn Aldersea, cataloged and preserved our extensive archives dating back to the early years of Lincoln from the late 1800's forward. Also without the help of Dana Cress '64 and David Bailey and other dedicated alumni and student volunteers, important pieces of Lincoln's history would have been lost. Katie Bush will continue the sorting, cataloging, preservation and digitizing of the archives materials, documents and valued items that help tell the story of Lincoln and of the Lincoln High School Alumni Association.
Archives Update. Lincoln High School Alumni Association
Our archives were moved in the summer of 2018 to new and bigger location at First United Methodist Church. If you would like to visit the archives, call Dana Cress 503-952-6084.
All about L150 and your Alumni Involvement OHS 2019 Exhibit
The exhibit opens March 29 and runs through June 30, 2019. We are actively fund raising to help produce this Exhibit. Preserving our history while it is still being made is important tool to showcase our ideas, events and alumni activities.
If you are interested in helping with the project or would like to visit, please contact Dana Cress at TheLHSArchives@gmail.com.
Donate on our LHSAA donation link.
By Mail, send donations to LHSAA, 4631 SW 76th Ave #282 Portland, OR 97225
Let your Cardinal Friends know.
Oregon Historical Museum Exhibit 2019
Lincoln High School will celebrate its 150th anniversary starting with a year long calendar of events in August 2018. Look for the Lincoln High School Alumni Association exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society.
Our Oregon Historical Museum exhibit will run from March 29, 2019 through the end of June, 2019.
See you there!!
The Lincoln High School legacy book was compiled from the extensive archive collection. It includes more than 40 essays written by Lincoln alumni. It's divided by decade with photos highlighting events and memories from the the origins of Lincoln High School in 1869 to the present.
This book could not have been possible without the tireless work and long hours of dedication from the following people:
Chet Orloff '67, Public Historian
Dana Cress '64, Archive Preservationist
David Bailey, Long time LHS Teacher and Coach (Retired)
Alison Brody '91, Teacher, LHS Constitution Team
Katie Bush, PSU Graduate student
Lauren Livsay, Graphic Designer and Publicist