The focus will be finding out more about local history as the Oregon Area Historical Society hosts its annual open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the OAHS Museum, 159 W. Lincoln St.

As always, society members are welcoming people’s photographs, family histories, documents and artifacts, as well as materials on Oregon people, places, and events.

In particular this year, they are working with author Dorothy Marcic to look for material from the early 1970s; the time of the Verne Stordock murder that Marcic, a relative of his, is writing about, said OAHS member Melanie Woodsworth.

She said the society maintains “family files,” as well as a yearbook collection, class photos, obituary collection and cemetery records to help assist researchers with family histories.

“We depend on everyone’s help to collect, preserve and share Oregon’s unique history,” Woodsworth wrote the Observer in an email. “Please share your family story and photos with the OAHS.”

Email Unified Newspaper Group reporter Scott De Laruelle at scott.delaruelle@wcinet.com.