[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2006-02-02
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Thu Feb 2 13:27:35 PST 2006
In this issue:
1. Internment exhibit slated to open Feb. 12
2. Oregon historians, educators headed to Washington, D.C.
3. Coquille conference scheduled for May 14-17
4. Federal judge's biography available free to schools
INTERNMENT EXHIBIT SLATED TO OPEN FEB. 12
An exhibit of arts and crafts made during the Japanese-American internment of World War II will be at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, 121 NW 2nd Ave., Portland, from Feb. 12-March 20.
The exhibit includes paintings, drawings, calligraphy, woodwork and other handcrafts made by Nikkei.
The Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center is open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 503-224-1458 or visit www.oregonnikkei.org
OREGON HISTORIANS, EDUCATORS HEADED TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Historians and educators from Oregon will be making presentations April 19-22 to the joint national meeting of the Organization of American Historians and the National Council on Public History in Washington, D.C..
Lois Leveen of ESD District 112, Tom McKenna of the Portland Public Schools, and Meighan Maloney of Oregon Public Broadcasting will form a panel to discuss "Labor is the Center of Collaboration: Analyzing What 'Works' in Teaching American History Grants." In addition, Peggy Pascoe, a University of Oregon history professor, will comment on a panel about "Uncle Sam, Marriage Counselor: Employing the State to Reform the American Family" and Peter Buckingham of Linfield College will comment on "Rethinking Monetary Reformers in the Progressive Era."
For more conference information, visit http://www.oah.org/meetings/2006
COQUILLE CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR MAY 14-17
The 10th annual Coquille Tribe Cultural Preservation Conference will take place May 14-17 at the Mill Casino-Hotel on Highway 101 in North Bend.
The conference content will include archeology and geology in southern Cascadia, cultural geography of Western Oregon tribes, relearning traditional lifeways, storytelling and oral traditions, and history's mysteries.
For more information, contact Don Ivy at donivy at coquilletribe.org or 541-756-0904 ext. 209 or Denise Hockema at dhockema at coquilletribe.org or 541-756-0904 ext. 239.
FEDERAL JUDGE'S BIOGRAPHY AVAILABLE FREE TO SCHOOLS
The Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society is offering its young adult book, Cecil Poole: A Life in the Law, free to schools.
Poole, a lawyer, became the first African American U.S. Attorney in 1961, and later became a U.S. District Court judge and a U.S. Circuit judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes the state of Oregon. The book, written by James Haskins, is part of a larger project which also preserved Judge Poole's personal papers.
High school, middle school and youth center libraries may request a copy for their school library by writing on institutional letterhead to: Poole Book Project, Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society, 125 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105. For more information visit www.cecilpoole.com
The Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society was founded in 1985 to collect, preserve, and present to the public the history of law in the western United States and the Pacific Islands and educates children and the general public about the judicial system, the rule of law, and other civic values.
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