I have spent 18 years researching historic buildings and town histories. I put my passion and research into these two books published by Oregon State University Press in 1998 and 2000 under the name Kathleen M. Wiederhold.
Exploring Oregon’s Historic Courthouses combines local histories and their intriguing anecdotes with valuable information on the state’s architectural heritage and old and new photographs of these venerable structures. It offers visitors and readers new opportunities to encounter history and historic architecture in the guise of these living buildings.
Exploring Oregon’s Historic House Museums is an engaging, illustrated guide that explains and tells the stories of historic house museums which showcase both ordinary and unusual objects that Oregonians used in everyday life. Historic House Museums provide glimpses of people’s lives in the places where they lived as well as reflect on the course of the state’s settlement and development.