[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2004-01-12
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Mon Jan 12 09:03:12 PST 2004
In this issue:
1. Historic places teaching guide uses Fort Clatsop
2. African American historical conference set for February
3. Saturday programs slated at Champoeg
4. Work on labor activist to be featured
HISTORIC PLACES TEACHING GUIDE USES FORT CLATSOP
In commemoration of the Lewis and Clark bicentennial commemoration, Teaching with Historic Places has launched an on-line lesson that highlights three of the places associated with Lewis and Clark, including Fort Clatsop.
Teaching with Historic Places, a program of the National Register of Historic Places, offers products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom, including a series of more than 100 lesson plans.
For each of the three places in the Lewis and Clark segment, the lessons show how one of the most difficult challenges for the expedition was communication with, understanding, and establishing positive relationships with societies whose language and culture differed so much from their own. The lesson uses maps, readings, visuals and activities, including excerpts from Lewis and Clark journals.
The lesson, "The Lewis and Clark Expedition: Documenting the Uncharted Northwest," is posted on the Teaching with Historic Places website at www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp.
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY CONFERENCE SET FOR FEBRUARY
The Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation (AAAHRP) has announced that it is holding its inaugural conference on February 28, at the Museum of
History and Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E., Seattle.
The theme of the conference, "Exploring the Expanse and Continuance of the African American Experience," denotes the Association's desire to create a dialogue among scholars, professional historians, avocational historians, teachers, students, community activists and the public. In-depth information on a range of topics, both familiar and unfamiliar, within the realm of African American history. Many of the topics deal with African Americans in the Pacific Northwest.
Conference details and registration information can be found at the "Events" and related pages of the AAAHRP website, www.aaahrp.org. Information can also be obtained by email at contactus at aaahrp.org or by calling AAAHRP at 206-547-5394.
SATURDAY PROGRAMS SLATED AT CHAMPOEG
Friends of Historic Champoeg will sponsor a series of Oregon Chautauqua programs this winter at Champoeg State Heritage Area on the third Saturdays of January, February and March. The programs, funded through the Oregon Council for the Humanities, will focus on various aspects of Oregon history and culture. Each program will take place in the Visitor Center at Champoeg State Heritage Area at 2 p.m.
The series opens January 17 with *Forbidden Fruit: The Apple in History, Legend, and Literature,* by horticulturist and researcher Nancy Appling. She presents an interactive lecture and discussion that includes beautiful botanical prints, a map of apple migration patterns, and a tasty selection of fresh apples. The program is not only informative, but delicious as well.
On February 21, Pat Courtney Gold will present *The Chinookan Nations Encounter the Corps of Discovery.* She will offer an indigenous view of the rich culture and history of the Chinookan Nation, from international trade to the extensive role of women in that trade.
On March 20 historian Susan G. Butruille will present *Westward I Go Free: Women and Freedom in the Frontier West,* an examination of the cultural and legal meaning of freedom for women, then and now.
All programs are free, and there is a $3 per vehicle park day use fee. For more information call Champoeg State Heritage Area at 503-678-1251 x221.
WORK ON LABOR ACTIVIST TO BE FEATURED
Biographer Sandy Polishuk will present twice a talk on author and activist Julia Goodman Ruuttila twice this week in Portland.
For more than 50 years, Ruuttila was a visible figure around Oregon in labor and activist circles, expressing her opinion freely in print and person. Her career as a journalist, pulp fiction writer, and would-be novelist, and her decades of political engagement and challenging life experiences, are the focus of this free public program. Sandy Polishuk, author of Sticking to the Union: An Oral History of the Life and Times of Julia Ruuttila, is the featured presenter for this program.
The first presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Multnomah County Central Library and at noon Friday at the Oregon Historical Society. Both programs are free of change. For more information, contact 503-222-1741 and www.ohs.org
This program is part of the "Discovering Oregon Originals" series co-presented by the Oregon Historical Society and the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission.
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