AHC Volunteer Committees
The Advocacy Committee advocates for the preservation of the art, craft, and context of historic buildings and places to promote our cultural heritage as a vital element of livable, sustainable, communities, with a focus on the Portland Metro region. Volunteers with expertise in architecture, architectural history, art history, historic preservation, and public relations may be interested.
The Auction Committee works year round on this gala fund raiser held each October. The Committee, led by a volunteer Auction Chair, oversees overall planning for the event. Opportunities are also available to volunteer for subcommittees that procure auction items, sell auction and raffle tickets, create decorations, organize set-up, supervise registration, and help with the silent and oral auctions.
The Collections/Exhibits Committee reviews and decides on acquisitions, helps catalogue the collection, and works with the Curator to plan and install exhibits. Committee members should have a background or interest in architecture, art history, and/or historic preservation. Specialized skills or knowledge of specific artifact categories is also a plus.
The Education Committee oversees an extensive roster of programs and neighborhood walking tours which deal with many aspects of architecture and historic preservation. Committee members create new programs, recommend speakers for other programs, and help on the day of the event. In addition, Committee members are encouraged to learn existing programs and present them. Knowledge of local history, architecture and/or historic preservation issues is desirable.