About Us

Canby Historical Society Board Members and Volunteers

These long time citizens of the community had a strong insight and mission to gather and preserve materials relating to the history of Canby, Oregon. Within a year, the society received notice of its designation as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Canby Historical Society continues as an active civic organization and its members collect artifacts, photographs and stories on behalf of the society.

Nora Clark-President

Nora has lived in Canby her whole life.  Her father, John Nieland, founded the Canby Historical Society. She is retired from a local law office, after working there for 50 years.  Nora has been a part of the Historical Society for many years as the president and finance officer. When she isn't helping the Society, she enjoys going to estate sales, helping prepare tax returns gardening, and reading.

Ken Daniels-Vice President

Ken was born  in Oregon City and raised on his family owned homestead, on Harms Road. He and his wife have lived in Canby for 47 years.  He is now retired and enjoys helping the Canby Historical Society; along with spending time with his grandkids, traveling, watching sports, being a part of a barbershop quartet, and gardening.

Judy Grycko-Secretary

Judy is a recent citizen of Canby, moving here in 2014.  She was born and raised in Lebanon, Oregon.  She spent her working career in the banking industry and in the nonprofit arena.  She currently is working with a small nonprofit that reviews educational offerings for the water, wastewater and onsite industry.  In her spare time she enjoys reading and playing golf

Sara Kirkpatrick-Director

Sara has lived in Canby most of her life and currently lives in a neighboring city with her family.    When she isn't at the Museum, she is busy raising her three wonderful kids.  Sara enjoys any activity that takes her outside; as well as cross stitching and catching up on the latest movie.

Wayne Guild-Director
Dawn Eleen-Director
Diane Andrson-Director
Laurie Sandsness-Director
Olivia Behrendt-Director

Olivia Behrendt grew up in Oregon City, then moved Her family to Canby 25 Years ago. Owner of Olive Photography, proudly serving the Canby community since 2005. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her husband and two kids, Madison and Evan. Favorite activities include, Camping, Kayaking, Hiking, Gardening and watching a great Movie. A major reason she is happy to be on the board is to help build on the Canby legacy through preserving and adding pictures to the Canby Historical collection.

Carol Barrow-Staff

Carol has lived in Canby her whole life.  Her parents were Glenn and Barbara Pottratz.  She has 7 other siblings besides herself.  Her Grandparents were Eric and Agnes Boeche and John and Ruth Stefani.  John owned and operated the Stephani Lumber Company in Canby, starting in the early 1930's.  Carol also works for the Canby School District at Knight School.  In her free time she enjoys the outdoors and gardening.  She also enjoys time with her friends and socializing is a must!