[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2004-01-29
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Thu Jan 29 15:53:38 PST 2004
In this issue:
1. Musical heritage featured in The Dalles, Portland
2.. Public history conference registration begins
3. Archaeologist added to State Parks staff
4. Preservation Alliance develops website
MUSICAL HERITAGE FEATURED IN THE DALLES, PORTLAND
February events in The Dalles and Portland will highlight the state's musical heritage.
"The Portland Youth Philharmonic I Knew and Loved" is the topic of a talk given by former Portland Youth Philharmonic conductor Jacob Avshalomov on two dates in February. Portland Youth Philharmonic, the oldest consortium of young musicians in the United States, has represented Portland on multiple tours across Europe, Asia and North America. This talk will be based on his personal experiences, but may also include some history of the group. Portland Youth Philharmonic was started in 1924, and originally called the Portland Junior Symphony.
The presentations will take place at 7 p.m.Feb. 12, at the Multnomah County Central Library, 801 SW 10th, Portland, and at noon Friday, Feb. 13,at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave., Portland. Both programs are free of charge. For more information, contact (503)-222-1741 and www.ohs.org
The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center will present a performance of Daniel Bukvich's "From The Journals of Lewis and Clark" directed by Mark Perlman. The 4 p.m. Feb. 14 performance will include the Willamette Falls Symphony, The Dalles High School choir, and two costumed narrators. For more information, contact the Discovery Center at (541) 296-8600.
PUBLIC HISTORY CONFERENCE REGISTRATION BEGINS
The program and registration information for the 2004 joint annual meeting of the National Council on Public History and the American Society for Environmental History is now online.
Go to www.ncph.org/meeting.html and click on "Registration Info" where you will find conference registration information and a downloadable version of the conference program (pdf file). The joint annual meeting will be held in Victoria, British Columbia, from March 31- April 4.
Deadline for pre-registration is March 10. All mailed registrations must be postmarked by then. Registration after this date will be done onsite in Victoria. If you have questions about registration, please contact the NCPH offices at 317.274.2716 or ncph at iupui.edu
ARCHAEOLOGIST ADDED TO STATE PARKS STAFF
The Heritage Conservation Division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has added an archaeologist to its staff. Susan deFreitas recently joined the department as an assistant to archaeologist Dennis Griffin. She was a supervisory archaeologist for Archaeological Investigations Northwest in Portland prior to joining the Parks and Recreation Department.
PRESERVATION ALLIANCE DEVELOPS WEBSITE
The Oregon Preservation Alliance, a newly-formed preservation advocacy organization whose mission is "to act as a bridge between existing local grassroots preservation organizations, strongly supporting efforts to save our state's cultural heritage resources," has announced that its website is now up and running. For information on preservation issues statewide or to submit preservation-related information for posting on their website, go to www.oregonpreservation.org
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