[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2005-05-26
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Thu May 26 14:30:12 PDT 2005
In this issue:
1. New book, Basques featured in presentations
2. Glass, Forest Service focus on exhibits
3. Garden tours to blossom in Forest Grove, Stayton
4. OHS offering Stevens literary prize
NEW BOOK, BASQUES FEATURED IN PRESENTATIONS
Eugene and Salem are the site of heritage presentations early next month.
Historian and author Shannon Applegate has written another book, Living Among Headstones (2005, Thunder Mount Press: Avalon, NY) and will present a reading from it at the Knight Library on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene at 7 p.m. June 6. She is the chair of the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries, and is the author of Skookum, one of the state's 100 most significant books. For more information on the presentation, contact Bob Hart at the Lane County Historical Museum at (541) 682-4242 or lchm2 at efn.org
In conjunction with its new exhibit "No Sheep; No Wool," Mission Mill will present an Oregon Chautauqua program by Richard Etulain entitled "The Basques: Mystery People
of the American West." This program will take place at noon June 7. Etulain, the son of a Basque sheep rancher who emigrated to the United States from Spain in 1921, has studied the culture, history, and language of American Basques for most of his professional life. In this program, he explores how Basque experiences in the American West both mirror and differ from those of other ethnic and emigrant groups. Etulain's program is made possible by funding from the Oregon Council for the Humanities. For more information, call 503-585-7012 or visit the website www.missionmill.org <http://www.missionmill.org/>
GLASS, FOREST SERVICE FOCUS OF EXHIBITS
Museums in Bend and Keizer will open new exhibits next month.
On June 4, the High Desert Museum will unveil " Century of Service." The exhibit examines the lives and work of the men, women, and communities of the U.S. Forest Service as they have served the public in the West over the course of the last century. Historic images and artifacts highlight the exhibit as it explores the evolution of the Forest Service from its beginnings to its complex, modern-day role managing timber, wildland fire, land use, and recreation.
The opening day program includes a 3 p.m. presentation by historian Char Miller. Miller is a senior fellow at the Pinchot Institute for Conservation in Washington, D.C., and on the board of directors of the Forest History Society. The High Desert Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located just south of Bend at 59800 S. Hwy. 97. For more information contact: 541-382-4754 or visit www.highdesertmuseum.org <http://www.highdesertmuseum.org> .
The Keizer Heritage Museum is opening an exhibit of "Colored Glass of the Depression Era" from the collection of Mary Hupy. It continues through July at 980 Chemawa Road NE, Keizer. The museum is open from 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. For information, visit www.keizerheritage.org or
GARDEN TOURS TO BLOSSOM IN FOREST GROVE, STAYTON
The 1854 A.T. Smith House, recently purchased by Friends of Historic Forest Grove, will be open for a community celebration on June 4 in conjunction with the group's annual garden tour. Besides tours of the house, there will be an historic vignette featuring Abigail Smith, wife of the builder. The theme for the garden tour this year is "Old Towne Gardens" and it is a self-guided stroll of seven gardens down 15th Avenue, adjacent to the Clark Historic District. Parking and tickets will be available from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 1609 Elm St. For more information, contact Marie Mather 503-359-2350
The Santiam Heritage Foundation will be sponsoring its fifth annual garden tour on June 26 between 1 and 5 p.m. Eight gardens in and near Stayton will be featured. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the tour at The Bird & Hat Inn at 717 North Third Ave. between 1 and 4 p.m. For more information, contact Kay Pendleton at 503.769.5863 or Jacqulin Kirby at 503.769.7817. The Foundation's website is at www.brownhouse.org. The Charles and Martha Brown House at the corner of High and First Streets in Stayton was built by Charles Brown and completed in 1903. Although Mr. Brown built several houses in Stayton, this elegant house was built for his family and included many fine materials and 'firsts' for the city including indoor plumbing and radiant heat in the baseboards.
OHS OFFERING STEVENS LITERARY PRIZE
The Oregon Historical Society Press is inviting writers to submit manuscripts for the third annual Jasper G. and Minnie Stevens Literary Prize. The Stevens Prize, with a cash award of $3,000 and publication of the manuscript by Oregon Historical Society Press, recognizes an outstanding original fiction or nonfiction literary treatment of Oregon history. Manuscripts for adults and young readers will both be considered for the prize.
Previously published manuscripts will not be considered. A selection committee of historians, educators, and Oregon Historical Society staff will select the prize-winning manuscript. This is the third year for the Stevens Prize. Previous winners are Linda Crew (2004) and Margaret J. Anderson (2005), both of Corvallis.
Deadline for manuscript submission is Oct. 1. The prizewinner is announced in April 2006. Complete Stevens Prize guidelines may be found online at www.ohs.org/publications.
Inquiries and submissions may be mailed to Stevens Prize, Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR 97205. Additional inquiries and questions may be directed to press at ohs.org.
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