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Troutdale SummerFest Volunteers, 2019

Meet the Team


Margaret Rice and Bettianne Goetz volunteers at THS booth of the McMenamins Edgefield concerts.

The Troutdale Historical Society runs on volunteer power. We have a tremendous group of volunteers that keep three museums open and maintained; curators who keep track of a large collection of photographs and artifacts; event coordinators who plan our events down to the finest details; and maintenance workers who come running at a moment's notice to make needed repairs. We are very fortunate to have them and appreciate every hour spent on our behalf. In 2016, over 2000 hours were donated just from the museum docents.

If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, give us a call (503)-661-2164. No experience necessary.

Museum Docents


Jeanette Kloos (2011); THS Member Since 2014

  • Oregon Department of Transportation, Scenic Area Coordinator (Retired)

  • Co-Author of A Study of the Historic Columbia River Highway.1987 & Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway Corridor, 1997

  • Author of Historic Columbia River Highway Master Plan

  • ​Volunteer for Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway, Founder & President

  • Women’s Transportation Seminar, Portland Chapter, Member of the Year, 1988; Daughters of the American Revolution Historic Preservation Medal

  • Interests include genealogy, travel and family, particularly my young granddaughter, Adelyn​

  • Resident of Portland, OR since 1986

Charlene Thomas (2015); Member Since 2015


Joyce Belcher (2016); THS Member Since 2012

  • Parkrose Grade School, Reynolds High School, MHCC

  • Show manager; Mobile Commissary for US Forest Service (owner); Powell Valley Nursery, Office Manager (retired)

  • Past Volunteer for Guide Dogs for the Blind & Reynolds High School Reunion

  • Interest include swim aerobic classes, "lunching" with girl friends, movies, reading, yard work, photo albums, and a passion for classic cars - a passion she shared with her father.


Andrea Heim (2016); THS Member Since 2007

Amber Milmore (2016); Board Secretary (2015); THS Member Since (2015)


Herb Mohn (2016); THS Member prior to 2004


Margaret Rice, (2016); THS Member prior to 1984

  • President (2018); Vice President (2017); Secretary (2016) 

  • ​Assoc. Degree, Mt. Hood Community College-Liberal Arts; Kaiser Permanente Administrative Assistant (Retired)

  • Volunteer and fundraiser for YMCA Camp Collins; THS volunteer and fundraiser

  • Interests include travel, gardening, golf, cooking, and reading. And of course! Exploring and enjoying the beautiful state of Oregon.

  • Resident of East Multnomah County since 1974

Hazel Webb (2016); Member Since 2016

Bev Knight (2018); THS Member Since 2017

Marge McDevitt​ (2018); THS Member Since 2018



Julie Stewart - Photo Curator (2011); THS Member Since 2005

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Dee Dee Hansen​ - Objects Curator (2017); THS Member Since 2018


Carla Robertson​ - Scanning/Digitization (2018); THS Member Since 2016


Julia Warner - Special Projects, Objects (2018); Member Since 2018

Special Events


Janet Vandiver - Catering; Member Prior to 2003

Helen Wand - Program Chair (2017); Board Member (2004-2014); Member Prior to 2003

​Gary McCoy (2018); Member Since 2017

Sandy McCoy​ (2018); Member Since 2017

Virgina Symonds​ (2018); ​Member Since 2018