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A.T. Smith House Project



A Greek Revival style of house located on Elm Street, the Alvin T. Smith House is a two-story home built in 1854.  It is the second oldest building in Forest Grove.  In 1974, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Alvin T. Smith House was one of only two structures in Forest Grove that were documented for the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) in the 1930s. The house was placed on the National Register in 1971 by the Zurcher family who were the owners at the time.

FHFG purchased the house in 2005, and has finally paid off the mortgage! The house is now ready for the next phase of its restoration.

Annual Garden Tours



Each year, FHFG hosts a garden tour of the area’s most beautiful, unique, and interesting gardens.  The 2017 Garden Tour was held on June 4, 2017.


2017 Cemetery Tour







Learn about Forest Grove’s pioneers by listening to their ghosts talk about the trials and tribulations of pioneer life. No, not really their ghosts, but local actors who play the part of our pioneers.  If you missed this year’s tour, you can still enjoy it virtually through video, photos, and the scripts read by the actors.

2016 Historic Homes Tour


Our next historic home tour is scheduled for September 2018.

For 2017, don’t miss our Cemetery Tour.

Become a FHFG Member

Sign up online and support the preservation of Forest Grove’s history.

Participate in FHFG!

Become a member.  Help out at the AT Smith House. Participate in one of our annual tours.  There are lots of ways to get involved with Forest Grove history! Have fun!

Make your 2017 Tax Deductible Donation Today

FHFG operates from the generosity of its members and the public.  Maintaining the AT Smith House, The Old Train Station and other vital projects requires financial support.  Any size donation is greatly appreciated.  Donating is easy and can be done online today.

Get involved and have fun!

FHFG is an active group and has a number of ongoing projects. Get involved! Member volunteers work to document and preserve the rich history of the area by collecting photographs, documents, and oral and written history.  Besides our continued efforts on the AT Smith house, we have an annual Garden Tour and Historic Home tour.

Our Mission

Friends of Historic Forest Grove is committed to enhancing and promoting the historic environment of Forest Grove through education in areas of historic interest while acknowledging national, state and local cultural resources.

Historic Homes in Forest Grove

Forest Grove Historic Districts

FHFG Membership

2017 Volunteer Hours