The Canby Historical Society preserves our rich heritage and inspires an appreciation and understanding of Canby area history.

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 has worked for the same Canby law office for 46 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 or working she enjoys going to estate sales, gardening, and reading.

Sara Kirkpatrick-Secretary

Sara has lived in Canby most of her life and currently lives in a neighboring city with her husband.    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.

Judy Grycko-Director

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

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.

Carole Darling-Director

Carole grew up in Yoder, Oregon.  She married her high school sweetheart, who was raised in Canby.  She spent her working career as a bookkeeper, first for an insurance company and then for Hazel Dell.  Now that she is retired, she enjoys camping trips with her family-especially her grandsons.

Ariel Peasley-Director

Ariel has lived in Hubbard, Oregon  her whole life.  When she was little her grandparents would take her to many museums; which helps inspire her to pursue getting her Master of Arts in Anthropology (with a museums studies focus).  She is currently enrolled at California State University, Chico in Chico, California. For fun she  ​likes to read, ride horses, cross stitch, play cards & board games, hike and do other things outdoors when she has the chance.