The Clark County Genealogical Society will host a presentation on the historic cemeteries of Portland from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 28.
The presentation will be made by authors Teresa Bergen and Heide Davis. The two friends have long loved to visit cemeteries together. During the pandemic year of 2020, they decided to write a book about their favorite historic cemeteries in Portland. Historic Cemeteries of Portland, Oregon covers 25 final resting places, from the grand to the more humble. The book is part travel guide, part history, and features remarkable tombstones and a cross-section of the Portlanders they commemorate, including suffragists, spiritualists, Romani kings, politicians and murderers. Teresa and Heide will talk to members of the Clark County Genealogy Society about the process of writing the book and some of the interesting stories they uncovered along the way.