The Board of Directors

 Board of Directors:

President: Ken Deatherage
Vice-President: Dale Greenley
Treasurer: Carol Dudley
Secretary: Cynthia Rockney Wilson

Directors at Large:
Lois Deatherage
John Robertson
Dale Greenley
Nicholas S. Schabert
Clyde L. Snyder
Maria Crince

The Douglas County Historical Society was started in 1953.  It was formed to protect and preserve the historical records, artifacts and buildings in Douglas County which were important in the building of our country and in the lives of the people who lived here.
The heritage of Douglas County belongs to all of us as well as to the future generations whom we wish to engage with about our County.  The only way we can ensure that those later generations will receive this rich inheritance is by preserving artifacts and engaging the younger folks NOW.


4 Responses to The Board of Directors

  1. Thomas B Peterson says:

    I work in the archive dept at the Hennepin History Museum in Minneapolis and we have a painting done by L.Mel Hyde 1824-1924. He died in Tenmile and is buried there. But he lived in our area in 1880’s. Is there any art work by him in the area oil on canvas.
    Thank You

    • admin says:

      Hi Thomas,
      So far as I am aware, there are no paintings. But, I sure do not come close to knowing everything.
      Let me check with a few people and see what I can find out. Thanks, Peggy

  2. Karen Bright says:

    I am looking for information on the Robert Conn family who married a Esther Foster. Their daughter, Mary, is my gr gr grandmother. They moved from Indiana to Oregon. If you have any information on the Conn’s I would greatly appreciate knowing more about my family history. Thank you

  3. admin says:

    There are a LOT of Conn’s in Douglas County, Oregon. We just did one of our quarterly publication, The Umpqua Trapper, on one branch of the family. The family that we reported on also came from Indiana, and before that Pennsylvannia. I’ve added your data to my tree (Douglas County, OREGON) under my username: Pegrowe62
    We’ll see what come of that. Peggy (President, DCHS)

    Karen, if you will email me I can put you in touch with some of the Conn Family.
    One of our former Presidents here at DCHS, has Conn family ancestors.
    Email at-

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