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Storybook Holiday Memories

Presented by Friends of Historic Forest Grove

FHFG Museum
@ The Old Train Station
1936 19th Ave (@ Main St)
Dates: Saturday, Dec 5 5PM – 8PM

 

 

Written by: Martha Khoury

If you grew up in Forest Grove, you’ve no doubt visited Storybook Lane in Dilley at Christmas.  Join Friends of Historic Forest Grove as we celebrate and remember Storybook Lane in a special outdoor exhibit at our Museum featuring selected scenes borrowed from Storybook Lane.

This COVID-safe event requires masks and social distancing.

Storybook Lane was created in 1936 by Bill McCready who owned a lumber yard in Forest Grove.  It features wooden decorations with beloved characters from story books such as Mother Goose. Popular characters have been added consistently through the years from more modern stories. McCready oversaw the attraction until his death in 1962.

The McCready family donated the props and scenes to the city and various city groups ran it until the 1970s. Norris and Marjorie O’Rear bought some property that would work perfectly for the attraction and in 1979 opened Storybook lane at their home in Dilley. Marjorie had been an employee of McCready’s lumber company for many years.