The Kamas Historical Group was formed in January 2020, as part of the Kamas 2020 development project, and originally called the “Historic Sites and Preservation Team” .

Our purpose is to preserve the history and culture of the Kamas Valley, while educating residents and visitors on the rich and colorful history of the area

Kamas Valley, also known as Kamas Prairie and then Rhoades Valley, saw its first non- native inhabitants around 1857. Here you can learn about our rich and colorful history.

The project stretches across the valley, encompassing the six towns of Peoa, Marion, Oakley, Kamas, Francis and Woodland.

You can contact us at;

Anyone is free to join and help in any way they’d like, and currently the group includes the following members;

Bev Bemis

Kay Card

Pat Darcey

Janelle Dunn

Gretchen Durham

Gracia Eisman

Joe Frazier

Emery George

Deborah Lambert

Phil Leonard

Mary Lewis

Chad Mitchell

Linda Rasmussen

Nancy Stark

Susi Talkington

Kate Wynn (scribe)

Paul Wynn

Currently the group meets weekly (online, while Covid-19 social distancing pertains) where they review progress on current projects, discuss ways to broaden the capture and preservation of the valley’s history, and new methods of delivering this history to our residents and visitors.

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