OREGON – A piece of Stronghold Camp and Retreat Center history returned after nearly 60 years at the Oregon nonprofit on Wednesday.
Sarah Strong-Norton, a granddaughter of the Strong family that built the castle on the grounds of the facility, returned a tapestry that hung in the castle in the early 1960s.
Strong-Norton now lives in Seattle and recently downsized her home and thought it’d be nice to return it. Stronghold Executive Director Danny Pierce has built relationships with the Strong family, who planned to hold a family reunion on the grounds this summer but had to delay it due to COVID-19.
Pierce is unsure of what will be done with the tapestry, but he’s happy to have it.
“It’s very inspirational,” Pierce said. “I’ve been here four years. No doubt the past of Stronghold is its future. We value the same things that they did. It’s a reconnection and strengthening of the fabric of Stronghold.”