[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2005-05-03
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Tue May 3 14:00:25 PDT 2005
In this issue:
1. Trust conference scholarship deadline is May 15
2. Historic architecture featured in two lectures
3. Wild and wooly stuff planned at Mission Mill
4. Applicants sought for Kam Wah Chung curator post
TRUST CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS MAY 15
The deadline for applying for the 100 scholarships designated for Oregonians
to attend the National Preservation Conference this fall in Portland is May
The Historic Preservation League of Oregon is offering the scholarships to
preservationists to help defray the costs of Oregonians attending the
conference, which is sponsored by the National Trust for Historic
Preservation. The scholarships will be presented to those applicants whose
attendance will benefit their community and whose commitment to historic
preservation will be strengthened by their participation.
The scholarship pays for the recipients' early bird registration for the Sept.
27-Oct. 2 conference, plus $35 toward a field session. Recipients will also
receive a complimentary one-year membership to the Historic Preservation
League of Oregon.
For more information, visit the league's website at www.hplo.org
HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE FEATURED IN TWO LECTURES
The Architectural Heritage Center is organizing two historical architecture
lectures this month in the Portland and Vancouver areas.
The work of noted Portland architect William Knighton, designer of the
Governor Hotel, will be discussed at the Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE
Grand, Portland, on May 7 from 9:30-11 a.m. Joan Hayward will provide an
overview on his life and work, from his commissions in the post-Lewis and
Clark Exposition building boom in the late 1910s,
through his service on the Oregon State Architect Examiner's Board from
1919-1924. Knighton's residential work is typically found in the
neighborhoods of Portland Heights, Willamette Heights, King's Hill, and Mt.
Tabor. Pre-registration is requested, by calling 503-231-7264.
Michael Houser, architectural historian for the state of Washington, will
present May 19 an in-depth look at mid-twentieth century architecture,
covering the modern movement's international roots, its genesis in the United
States, and its multi-faceted interpretations in the Pacific Northwest.
Pre-register by e-mailing
hollyc at architecturalheritagecenter.org or calling 503-231-7264. The talk will
take place at 7 p.m. at Fries Auditorium, Washington State School for the
Blind, 2214 E. 13th St. Vancouver. For more information, go to
WILD AND WOOLY STUFF PLANNED AT MISSION MILL
Mission Mill Museum will open a new exhibit, "No Sheep, No Wool," on May 13.
The exhibit explores the impact of the sheep industry, and the lives of the
herders and the major raisers, including locals John Minto and Joshua Shaw.
The exhibit will remain on display until Aug. 13.
Mission Mill Museum celebrates its 21st annual Sheep to Shawl event from 10
a.m.-4 p.m. May 21. Costumed living history interpreters will be stationed in
the historic buildings, and demonstrations of fiberarts will be presented at
various locations. Equipment in the old Thomas Kay Woolen Mill will be
operated regularly. Animals from llamas to sheep to rabbits will be present
with their keepers. Live music will brighten up the afternoon, played by
A highlight of the event will be watching the spinners in the Dye House
transforming a fleece into a shawl in a single day. Members of the team will
card the raw wool, spin it into yarn, warp it onto a loom, and weave it into a
Mission Mill Museum preserves Mission houses, an Oregon Trail settler house, a
historic church and the structures, equipment, and original water-power
turbine of the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill with related artifacts. It is located at
1313 Mill St., Salem. For more information, call 503-585-7012 or visit the
APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR KAM WAH CHUNG CURATOR POST
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department invites applications for the
position of Museum Curator/Visitor Services Coordinator at the Kam Wah Chung
Museum and Visitor Center located in John Day.
Current job openings and application forms are available at:
http://egov.oregon.gov/OPRD/JOBS/jobs.shtml The application deadline is
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