[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2006-02-14
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Tue Feb 14 13:40:51 PST 2006
Happy Oregon Statehood Day #147!!!!
In this issue:
1. Heritage Center unmystifies architectural terminology
2. Condon's classroom centerpiece of exhibit, programs
3. Women's historical perspectives to be discussed
4. Chinese descendants to speak at museum's celebration
HERITAGE CENTER UNMYSTIFIES ARCHITECTURAL TERMINOLOGY
Mystified by the thing-a-ma-jigs and what-do-you-call-its of architecture? Architectural Heritage Center education committee members Jane Morrison and Carol Lane will dispel the mysterious "building parts" language in "Vocabulary of Architecture" on from 9:30-11 a.m. Feb. 25 at the center, 701 SE Grand Ave., Portland.
Attendees will learn about the parts that make up the whole of residential architectural styles that are common in the communities and neighborhoods in the Portland metro area. This program is for people who are thinking about preserving or rehabilitating their own house and the just plain curious. Pre-registration is suggested by calling 503-231-7264.
CONDON's CLASSROOM CENTERPIECE OF EXHIBIT, PROGRAMS
As a minister in The Dalles, Thomas Condon made his first visit to the John Day area of Oregon in 1867, beginning the geological work that would define his legacy. Condon, a multi-faceted man who was known for his significant fossil collections, was the state's first geologist and the University of Oregon's first science professor. Thomas Condon's turn of the century classroom comes to life Feb. 24 in a new exhibit at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, University of Oregon, 1680 E. 15th Ave., Eugene. The exhibit continues until Aug. 27.
The exhibit is accompanied by a lecture series, "The Ages of Extinction: Investigating Oregon's Past." Katherine Cashman will speak April 7 about "Volcanoes and Humans," William Orr will speak April 14 about the "history of the Condon Collection," and Donald Grayson will speak April 21 about "Ice Age Extinctions." All programs begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Knight Law Center, Room 175.
For more information visit http://natural-history.uoregon.edu (541) 346-3024
WOMEN'S HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES TO BE DISCUSSED
Sue Armitage, the director of the Center for Columbia River History, will talk at 7 p.m. March 8 at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, about women's roles, perceptions and experiences in the Pacific Northwest. Armitage is the Claudius O. and Mary W. Johnson Distinguished Professor of History at Washington State University, where she has taught for 25 years. Armitage teaches courses in U.S. women's history, social history, and western history. She has done pioneering work in western women's history, co-editing (with Elizabeth Jameson) two well-known collections: The Women's West (1987) and Writing the Range (1997) and many articles.
CHINESE DESCENDANTS TO SPEAK AT MUSEUM'S CELEBRATION
The Polk County Museum will celebrate its 6th anniversary Feb. 18 with an expanded exhibit and program about Dallas writer Evelyn Sibley Lampman.
Lampman is known for her many children's books. The display also tells the story of the Ah Coe family, a Chinese family who were hop farmers in the early 20th century near Dallas. They were featured in some of Lampman's writings in the Oregon Historical Quarterly. Descendants of Ah Coe will be on the program and will speak. Lampman's grandson will also be a part of the program. The program starts at 1:30 p.m. and a special birthday cake will be a part of the refreshments.
The Polk County Museum is located on the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreal.
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