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First Wednesday lecture to trace architectural modernism

Presentation is precursor of historic home tour


Associate Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer Chrissy Curran, will the guest speaker at the Oswego Heritage Council’s First Wednesday lecture to be held April 2 at Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St. in Lake Oswego.

Curran will speak on “Modern Masters: from International Style to Northwest Regional,” tracing modernism across Europe to the U.S. and to the Pacific Northwest. The presentation is a precursor to the Heritage Council’s annual home tour scheduled for May 17.

Curran is an architectural historian with the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, which is a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. A native Oregonian, she received her undergraduate degree from Lewis & Clark College and her master’s in science from the University of Oregon’s historic preservation program. She worked for Oregon Department of Transportation and consulting firms in Oregon, Arizona and Minnesota before joining OSHP in 1999. She became the associate deputy state historic preservation officer in 2006 and currently oversees all OSHP programs for buildings and architecture.

All are welcome to attend this free presentation. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for coffee and cookies, and the program will begin at 7 p.m.



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