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Mission Statement

Our mission is to stimulate an interest in and preserve the history of the Fairview, Rockwood, and Wilkes areas of East Multnomah County Oregon. Our goal is to ensure that the future generations of these three areas do no lose touch with their past. Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes-Historical Society doing business as ECHO.


We are an all-volunteer historical society. We own and operate the Historic Zimmerman House Museum in Gresham, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, and we operate the Heslin House Museum in Fairview.

We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities - please contact us to learn more!


Average Review 3 reviews

Would you recommend ECHO, an East County Historical Organization?

by Stephanie G. (February 22, 2012)
With two historical house museums to work in there are numerous ways to volunteer. Either inside or outside in the gardens/grounds. This Historical Society is run by all volunteers. There are no paid folks. Come and join the fun. Be a docent on tour days, catalog artifacts, help make exhibits, write for grants, file, etc. Everyone here are super friendly and helpful.
by Dodi D. (February 21, 2012)
There are volunteer opportunities for most ages. The people of FRWHS are very friendly and helpful. One can volunteer inside the museums as a docent or volunteer outside in the gardens.
by Echo H. (Administrator for this Organization) (February 21, 2012)
Two interesting museums, lots of different ways to volunteer, and we have fun!