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AT Smith Committee May 2015 Update

Things are moving ahead with the restoration process for the A. T. Smith house. One of the main decisions made by the committee was to move forward with the removal of the south side addition known as the “mud room.” The stability of the house is being compromised by...

Things are Moving Ahead!

Before last week, if you were to stand at the front door of the Alvin and Abigail Smith house and look east toward Mt. Hood, your vision would have been obstructed by the rather large pile of rubble blocking your view. That is no longer the case! Forest Grove Parks...
May 2015 Letter from our President

May 2015 Letter from our President

May 2015 From the FHFG President These are exciting days for FHFG. Exciting, busy, exhilarating, terrifying, learning, discovering days…and there never is enough time to do all of the things on its list. But the best news is that projects are moving forward in...

February 2015 Letter from our President

Do you remember how you felt on the first day of school every year? The anticipation of getting new notebooks with crisp, clean paper and newly sharpened pencils…knowing everything was fresh and new and filled with promise? Anything and everything was possible....

Skip Buhler

One of the joys (and surprises!) of doing these “Friend” interviews has been discovering the hidden stories in the lives of our volunteers. Skip Buhler is one of the most fascinating subjects to date. He is a man of varied and immense talents, but almost no ego. And...

AT Smith Committee Nov 2014 Update

Much has been accomplished since the last newsletter. There were several FHFG work parties that cleared and cleaned around the house. The Washington County Sherriff had four work parties as well. The A.T. Smith house’s face got a bath. The handicapped access...