[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2006-02-10
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Fri Feb 10 15:18:25 PST 2006
In this issue:
1. 'Necktie parties' reviewed in Eugene
2. Ziak to unveil new book in Astoria
3. Nominations sought for state tourism awards
4. State Advisory Committee schedules Feb. 24 reviews
'NECKTIE PARTIES' REVIEWED IN EUGENE
The Lane County Historical Museum will present "Oregon's Necktie Parties: Legal Executions from 1851-1903" at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 as part of its Cops in the Courtyard series. Diane Goeres-Gardner will speak on the topic, which is the same title as her recent book published by Caxton Press.
Capital punishment is a controversial topic today. That wasn't always the case during the 1800s. Before 1903 all Oregon hangings took place at the county level. Executions were public events drawing hundreds - sometimes thousands - of residents from miles around. Parents brought their children, believing the youngsters should learn what happened to people who chose the wrong paths in life.
Fifty hangings are covered in the recently published book and selections from these will be examined in the illustrated talk. The backgrounds of the condemned and their victims, crimes, investigations, trial records, witness testimony, and newspaper reports all will be used to shed light on a bygone era's concept of justice and the ultimate legal penalty.
The cover of Gardner's book uses a 1903 photograph of a Eugene hanging, which is located in the collections of the Lane County Historical Museum and currently on display in
the Law Enforcement exhibit. For additional information on this program, call 541-682-4242. The presentation will take place at the museum, 740 West 13th Eugene, OR 97402
ZIAK TO UNVEIL NEW BOOK IN ASTORIA
Award-winning author, filmmaker, historian and lifelong area resident Rex Ziak will unveil his newest book, "Lewis and Clark: Down and Up The Columbia River" during a lecture hosted by the Clatsop County Historical Society. The lecture will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria.
In this lecture, Ziak will discuss the influence of the European fur trade in the lower Columbia River region and the eventual establishment of Fort Astoria in 1811."This will
be the most complex and wide-ranging lecture I have ever done," said Ziak.
For more information about this event or other Clatsop County Historical Society activities, 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 Research Center, and the Uppertown Firefighters Museum.
NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR STATE TOURISM AWARDS
The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, is soliciting nominations for the 2005 Oregon Tourism Industry Achievement Awards. Eligibility is based on nominees' activities and programs enacted between January and December, 2005. A downloadable pdf of the nomination form is available at http://otc.traveloregon.com/Govcon2006/Awards/. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. March 3 and should be submitted to: Patti Kileen, Travel Oregon, 670 Hawthorne St. SE Suite 240, Salem, OR 97301. For more information, contact her at patti at traveloregon.com
The 2006 Tourism Industry Achievement Awards will be presented at a special "Celebrate our Stars" ceremony April 2 at the Governor's Conference on Tourism in Eugene. For more information on the Governor's Conference on Tourism, please visit www.traveloregon.com/industry and click on the link to the Governor's Conference.
STATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE SCHEDULES FEB. 24 REVIEWS
The State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation will conduct its regular public meeting at 9 a.m. Feb. 24 in Anderson Room A at the Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St. SE in Salem.
For more information about the committee and its agenda, visit http://egov.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/sachp.shtml
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