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Greg Hemer is vice president and communications director of the Milwaukie Historical Society

PMG PHOTO: SAM STITES - More than 500 people lined the hill in Milwaukie's Riverfront Park on June 9 for a sit-in supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.It is very rare when a historian can see that a year in the present will have impact for the rest of its residents' lives. This year, 2020, may be one of the greatest years Milwaukie has ever had. It created structures, gatherings and people that will be remembered for at least the next 100 years or more.

Jan. 11: The new and improved Ledding Library opens to the public

Jan. 25: Kronberg Park Multi Use Path including the bridge opens to the public

June 9: Milwaukie Bay Park hosts the largest protest in its history, {obj:50406:Black Lives Matter Sit In for Solidarity

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August: New mural of nature painted on Chan's Steakery

Aug. 18: Comprehensive Plan determining future land-use adopted

Oct. 22: New mural unveiled featuring Ah Bing and Hadleys at 40th Avenue and Harvey Street

Nov. 3: Milwaukie elects its first Black City Councilor Desi Nicodemus

December: Construction at the new Milwaukie High School building will almost be completed

Oh yeah, don't forget COVID-19, masks, Zoom meetings, family closeness and missing friends, plus a presidential election and waiting for this year to end. For us historians and Milwaukians, we will remember this year fondly for the beauty and connection we created for the future.

Milwaukie Historical Society is proud to record all of Milwaukie's history for future generations. Dec. 1 is Giving Tuesday, a membership is only $20 and makes a great gift. Visit milwaukiemuseum.com for more details.

Greg Hemer is vice president and communications director of the Milwaukie Historical Society.


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