[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2005-10-28
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Fri Oct 28 17:25:08 PDT 2005
In this issue:
1. Two exhibits to open in Portland
2. Clatsop County to host grave event
3. Tribal concerns, architecture focus of several sessions
4. Travel Oregon launches events calendar
THREE MUSEUMS OPEN EXHIBITS IN PORTLAND
The Oregon Jewish Museum, the Architectural Heritage Center and the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center are each opening exhibits during the next 10 days in Portland.
The Oregon Jewish Museum, 310 NW Davis St., is opening Oct. 30 the second part of "Jews at Work: 150 Years of Commerce and Industry in Oregon." This part deals with 1922 to the present. Told through the eyes of Jewish businessmen and women, the exhibit chronicles the possibilities and limitations of making a living in Oregon. An opening reception is planned from 1-4 p.m. the opening day.
The Architectural Heritage Center will open " Corbin Hardware: Good Buildings Deserve Good Hardware" on Nov. 5. The display highlights a major manufacturer of building hardware and locks. During the latter half of the 19th century they expanded their product lines, adding coffin handles, knobs and stove handles. The Architectural Heritage Center is located at 701 SE Grand Ave. A guided gallery walk will be offered at 10 a.m. Nov. 19.
The Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center opens its new exhibit, "Many Faces of Loyalty," at 1 p.m. Nov. 6. The exhibit features Japanese Americans who have served their country with honor. Photographs and items gathered from veterans will be on display. The opening reception will feature remarks from Ret. Col. Jimmie Kanaya and Ret. Lt. Col. Pam Saito. Normal hours at the center, 121 NW Second Ave., are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sundays. The exhibit runs through Jan. 8. Group visits are welcome by appointment by calling ONLC at 503-224-1458.
CLATSOP COUNTY TO HOST GRAVE EVENT
The Clatsop County Historical Society with sponsorship from Astoria Granite Works will present its 2nd annual "Talking Tombstones" event from 3 p.m. until dusk Oct. 30 at the Ocean View Cemetery on SW 18th Street in Warrenton. . Guests will be introduced to colorful characters from Clatsop County's past who will "come alive" to tell their tales. The deceased persons represented this year range from a member of the Flavel family to a local brewery founder to a survivor of the Whitman Mission killings of 1847. This is a free event.
For more information about this event or other Clatsop County Historical Society activities, please call 503-325-2203 or e-mail: cchs at seasurf.net. Clatsop County Historical Society is a 501(C)(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of Clatsop County and the surrounding area. The Society operates the Captain
George Flavel House Museum, The Heritage Museum, and the Uppertown Firefighters Museum.
TRIBAL CONCERNS, ARCHITECTURE FOCUS OF SEVERAL SESSIONS
Lectures related to a film about Northwest Indian nations and historic buildings are slated in the Portland-Vancouver area during the next few months.
"Sovereign to Sovereign: Northwest Indian Nations & Lewis & Clark" is a lecture series accompanying the film "Sovereign to Sovereign: Northwest Indian Nations & Lewis & Clark", which examines the legacy of the Lewis and Clark expedition from tribal perspectives with a narrative woven from interviews with leaders from Nez Perce, Wanapum, Yakama, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Chinook, and the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. The film was produced, co-directed and written by Jacqueline Peterson, professor of history at Washington State University Vancouver and made possible through a grant by the National Park Service and additional support from the Washington State Historical Society, Washington State University Vancouver, and the Oregon Historical Society.
Future lectures in include Carol Craig of the Nation Fisheries Program; Gary Johnson of the Chinook Indian Tribe; Allen Pinkham of the Nez Perce Tribe; and Bobbie Conner of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. All programs are free and open to the public. A complete schedule of times and places can be found at http://www.ccrh.org/
The Architectural Heritage Center will host workshops on historic house research Nov. 5 and the Arts and Crafts Movement on Nov. 12. Barbara Grimala and Jane Morrison will give instruction on how to uncover the history of vintage buildings, including tips from their personal experiences on Nov. 5. A week later, C.J. Hurley and Barbara Pierce will explore the international influences that affected the Arts & Crafts moving. Pre-registration forms and other information are available at http://www.architecturalheritagecenter.org/educationprograms.html
TRAVEL OREGON LAUNCHING EVENTS WEBSITE
Festival and event goers will soon be able to plan their Oregon escape around the latest happenings throughout the state with one click of a mouse. The Oregon Festivals & Events Association (OFEA) and the Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon) have announced a new collaborative partnership to promote Oregon's diverse list of festivals and events on Travel Oregon's Web site, Travel Oregon.
The partnership between OFEA and Travel Oregon allows every festival and event in Oregon to have a free basic listing on www.TravelOregon.com, the state's official travel and tourist portal that is promoted by a $4 million marketing campaign. In addition, the partnership allows OFEA to become the events portal for its members on the site.
The online calendar will showcase the state's line up of musical and theatrical events, assortment of festivals, country fairs, holiday parades, rodeos and other celebrations to both Oregonians and visitors alike. Users will be able to search for events by date, event category, and location. The calendar will also allow all organizations in Oregon to participate and receive a free listing for their festivals or events.
For more information, visit www.traveloregon.com
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