Gordeane Lane will be showing part of her collection of children's books that have been signed by the Author, Illustrator (and sometimes both). Some of the books have characters that have come to life even more on TV. Marc Brown created Arthur, Francine, Muffy and more. Other books include ones by Caldecott Award Winners Peter Spier and Gerald McDermott. Mrs. Lane obtained many of these books when the authors and illustrators came to speak to students under a program called 'Authors to Alaska". Bring your children and enjoy seeing some of these books with illustrated autographs and more.
The Foundation has been collecting historical artifacts from the community for years. One large room in the school has been devoted to the Keizer Heritage Museum — the first ever for Keizer. Now Keizer residents have a place to connect with the past and to learn about the agricultural heritage that surrounds Keizer.
The Museum is a critical link to keep alive the heritage that has made Keizer such a special place for so many people. The Museum also will have special exhibits throughout the year for special events or dates.
The Museum displays cover a wide range of history from days of the wagon train through the City of Keizer’s beginning in 1982 and to the present. A variety of items relate to "The Old School" and its many teachers and students over the years. Many local families have contributed their history to display boards, scrapbooks and display cases.
The Museum has several books on local history for sale. They include Ann Lossner's Looking Back and More Looking Back as well as The Keizur Story, a book compiled by members of the historic Keizur/Keizer family with genealogy included. A recent publication, the first they have published themselves, is One Man's Journey Through Keizer's History, which was compiled from research, interviews and notes from Roger Hawley's Estate.