Author: VERLEAN McCOY - For The Chronicle

Rehabilitation continues for Creswell’s ‘Old Schoolhouse’

PHOTO PROVIDED/ CRESWELL HERITAGE FOUNDATION – Creswell’s Old Schoolhouse. In 2007, Creswell residents Marge Williamson and Carol Campbell undertook to have Creswell’s old schoolhouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The building had just been vacated because the volunteer library that occupied it since 1927 moved to a[Read More…]

Old Schoolhouse projects continue during pandemic

CRESWELL – The Creswell Heritage Foundation completed several projects in 2020 related to the Old Schoolhouse, and project leaders expressed thanks for community members who made it possible despite shortfalls caused by COVID-19. Julie Whalen of Willamette Window Restoration restored the four windows on the south side in 2020. Sponsors[Read More…]

Public helps restore Schoolhouse windows

Creswell Heritage Foundation has raised $9,325 toward window restoration by offering window sponsorships to individuals, businesses and organizations. The sponsorships are $1,500 and will be recognized with a plaque. The Lions Club was the first to sponsor a window. Other full sponsors are Carol Campbell, Richard and Shirley Bonebrake, Don[Read More…]

The present reflects the past

In 1920, the Creswell Civic Improvement Club (CCIC) recorded that its February meeting was postponed “on account of the flu ban.” I reflect on that simple sentence and wonder how Creswell was affected during the devastating 1918-1920 Spanish flu epidemic. In the same minutes, “Sunshine Committee reported several calls and delicacies[Read More…]

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