Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.



Short films, with Bilderback interviews, air on TVCTV

The fifth in a series of short, online documentaries on “Hidden Cemeteries of Washington County” became available Monday on Tualatin Valley Community Television (TVCTV).

The local history films, which vary in length from roughly 12 to 17 minutes, feature former KOIN TV Reporter Janis Collins interviewing amateur historian Ken Bilderback as they amble between gravestones in local cemeteries while Bilderback tells stories about the people who are buried there.

The new “Murder or Suicide” episode, for example, focuses on a mysterious death and the early forensic science used to investigate the case.

The other four films focus on gravesites related to Gales Creek/Forest View/Cornelius cemeteries; Old Scotch Church/Hill/Cherry Grove cemeteries; confederate soldiers; and sheriffs of Washington County.

Bilderback and his wife, Kris Bilderback, research and write books about the history of western Washington County. The cemetery videos were conceived by Bilderback and Jon Coble of the Metropolitan Area Communications Commission and TVCTV, and are produced by Coble.

Cemetery commission

needs members

The seven-member Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is seeking volunteers to fill two open positions. Commission members develop and maintain a list of all pioneer and historic cemeteries in Oregon; recommend and obtain funding for the cemeteries; and help restore, renovate and maintain them. The group meets four times per year in locations around the state. Commissioners are also asked to provide informal meetings in their regions and work on other projects outside of meeting time. The commission is particularly seeking representatives from northeastern Oregon and the Portland area. Applications are due Sept. 15.

To apply, send a letter of interest and a resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Include your reasons for wanting to serve on the commission, any skills or knowledge you will bring to the commission’s work, and ideas or goals you have for your participation.

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