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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.


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 FHFG Membership Picnic

Get reacquainted with other FHFG members and join us for our annual membership picnic.  The picnic is open to FHFG members, their families, and guests.  It was held on July 9, 2017 at the AT Smith House.

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.


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!

Countdown to the 2017 Cemetery Tour








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

2016 Garden Tour Attendees