[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2005-05-04
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Wed May 4 16:55:22 PDT 2005
In this issue:
1. Living history days slated for Clackamas, Collier
2. New exhibits open at OHS
3. UO museum slates identification day
4. Group to discuss possible ship museum
LIVING HISTORY DAYS SLATED FOR CLACKAMAS, COLLIER
If you're interested in the logging or military life, upcoming living history
days will interest you.
Paying tribute to the service of American veterans and giving the public a
fun, realistic glimpse of historic Army life is what Living History Day May 14
at Camp Withycombe is about. From military bicycles to battle tanks, from
Liberty Trucks to amphibious "DUKWs," families can enjoy a full day of the
sights, sounds and smells of America's military past.
Authentic military campsites from the American Revolution to present day,
museum artifacts, arms, equipment, ordnance, uniforms, and restored military
vehicles can be viewed. Visitors will meet re-enactors, living history
enthusiasts and military vehicle collectors who are ready to share their
expertise and knowledge about America's military past.
Sponsored by the Oregon Military Museum and the Military Vehicle Collectors
Club of Oregon, the 8th annual event is free to the public. Open from 9 a.m.-5
p.m., this Living History Day is held at the Oregon Military Museum, Camp
Withycombe, 10101 SE Clackamas Rd., Clackamas. To reach the camp from
Interstate 205, take Exit 12, the Clackamas/Estacada exit for Highway 212/224.
Go one block.
For more information contact Steve Greenberg, chairman, 503-774-4103,
sgreenb810 at aol.com or Tracy Buckley, curator, Oregon Military Museum,
503-557-5359, tracy.buckley at or.ngb.army.mil.
On June 19 at Collier Memorial State Park and Logging Museum, the 11th annual
Living History Day will take place. Activities will include antique steam
engine operations, Caterpillar demonstrations, hay wago rides, chainsaw
sculpture, pioneer skills and demonstrations, spinning and weaving, and other
activities. The event will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Collier Memorial
State Park, located north of Chiloquin on Highway 97. For more information,
call (541) 783-2471.
NEW EXHIBITS OPEN AT OHS
Several new exhibits have opened at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW
Park Ave., Portland.
"Battleship Oregon: Bulldog of the Navy" is a new permanent exhibit. The
battleship played a pivotal role in the Spanish-American War of 1898 and
became a symbol for several decades of the United States' naval strength In
this exhibit, learn about the Battleship Oregon's important role in the war,
her distinguished captain, life on board, activities after the war, and
efforts to preserve the ship.
Thirty-five photographs of J.W. Thompson form the center of "Festive
Gatherings: Tribal Life on the Columbia Plateau 1952 -1957," which will show
through June 30. In the early 1950s, Thompson, a retired Seattle teacher with
a keen interest in photography, began to record the contemporary lives of the
Native people of the Columbia plateau. He received permission from tribal and
band leaders to photograph daily life, celebrations and gatherings. The 35
images on view include sweat lodge, teepee building, salmon cooking, berry
picking and other traditional activities practiced at the midpoint of the 20th
Also showing at OHS through June 30 is "Selected Pieces from the 2003-2004
Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program." The Traditional Arts Apprenticeship
Program supports master artists in teaching specific traditional arts to
members of their cultural communities. This exhibit shows the work of 10 pairs
of master artists and apprentices who participated in the program during 2003
and 2004. Cultural traditions from North America and Eastern Europe are
For more information about the exhibits, visit www.ohs.org
UO MUSEUM SLATES IDENTIFICATION DAY
Bring your mystery items to the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and
Cultural History, 1680 E. 15th Ave. Eugene, on May 14, when specialists in a
variety of fields will be on hand to examine them from 1-4 p.m. Examples of
things to bring to the annual Identification Day are textiles, antiques
(including pioneer antiques), rocks, baskets, fossils, mushrooms, insect
collections and other artifacts. Appraisals will not be given.
The annual event-marking its 16th year-also offers a book-signing, beading,
basketry, flint knapping, and other activities. Identification Day activities
are free, but regular admission fees will apply for those wishing to visit
museum exhibits. Museum hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. .
For more information, visit the museum on the east side of campus or call
GROUP TO DISCUSS POSSIBLE SHIP MUSEUM
The USS Ranger Museum Foundation wants to create a home for the aircraft
carrier as the world's largest floating museum. The vessel has been
decommissioned at Bremerton, Wash., and the foundation is seeking a permanent
home for it.
A meeting is being conducted at 1 p.m. May 13 at the Oxford Suites, Jantzen
Beach, Portland to discuss bringing the ship to Oregon. For more information
about the USS Ranger Museum Foundation, contact president Dan Mills (253) 460
- 2925 or http://www.ussrangercv61.org or E-mail: office at ussrangercv61.org.
Or contact Jerrry Ghiglieri at (503) 636 - 2037.
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