[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2005-10-17
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Mon Oct 17 15:26:28 PDT 2005
In this issue:
1. Moot court to try Lewis on theft charge
2. McMenamins story to be told Oct. 26 in Astoria
3. Museums group elects board members
4. Middle school teacher gets history teaching award
MOOT COURT TO TRY LEWIS ON THEFT CHARGE
The Oregon Historical Society is joining with the Lewis and Clark College of Law to present a moot court trial of Meriwether Lewis for his alleged wrongful conduct while at Fort Clatsop and on his return trip home. The trial will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 and 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, 1000 SW Third Ave., Portland.
The case and prosecution will be based on the journal entries of Capt. William Clark and other members of the Corps of Discovery. Lewis will be indicted for theft of a canoe from the Native Americans that lived near Fort Clatsop, and the shooting and stabbing of two members of the Blackfoot tribe on the journey east. Ten third-year Lewis and Clark Law School students will act as prosecutors and defense attorneys, a federal judge will preside at the trial, and the indictments will be drafted by a federal prosecutor. People portraying Sacagawea, York, Lewis and others are expected to testify.
The trial is free and open to the public.
MCMENAMINS STORY TO BE TOLD OCT. 26 IN ASTORIA
The Lower Columbia Preservation Society's fall program "The McMenamins Story" will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Clatsop County Historical Society's Heritage Museum, 1618 Exchange St. in Astoria.
McMenamins is considered by some a household word throughout Oregon. Owners and brothers, Brian and Mike McMenamin, are pioneers of the Northwest microbrew and historic hotels industries. Tim Hills, historian for McMenamins, will present the program, using slides to show how it all started and what makes their business so successful.
The lecture is free and open to the public. The Lower Columbia Preservation Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to "preserve, protect, and promote the historic architecture in the Lower Columbia region." For more information, call 503 325-3981 or visit the LCPS website at http://www.lcpsweb.org
MUSEUMS GROUP ELECTS BOARD MEMBERS
Tracy Buckley, curator of the Oregon Military Museum in Clackamas, has been elected to the board of directors of the Oregon Museums Association. The election recently took place at the association's annual meeting in Gold Beach.
Connie Nice, the coordinator of the Hood River County Museum, was re-elected board secretary and Kyle Jansson, coordinator of the Oregon Heritage Commission, was re-elected to the OMA board. Continuing officers include president Irene Zenev, vice president Julie Reese, treasurer Richard Engeman, and directors Katherine Huit, MJ Koreiva, and Ray Vandiver.
The association's next meeting and workshops will be March 5-6 in Eugene. For more information about the organization, visit www.oregon-museums.org
MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER GETS HISTORY TEACHING AWARD
James A. Harms, a teacher at Waldo Middle School in Salem, has been named History Teacher of the Year in Oregon. Inaugurated in 2004, the History Teacher of the Year Award is a national competition sponsored by Preserve America, a White House initiative, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute was selected by Preserve America and the White House to coordinate and present this annual award, which honors one outstanding K-12 teacher of American history from each state and U.S. territory.
History teachers at every level, from elementary through high school, are eligible for nomination, and each state winner is a finalist for the national award. The Oregon state coordinator is Andrea Morgan of the Oregon Department of Education. For more information, visit http://www.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/student8.html
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