[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2006-02-24
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Fri Feb 24 09:05:08 PST 2006
In this issue:
1. Benton County museum launches speaker series
2. Architectural, history workshops slated
3. Basketweavers to gather on South Coast
4. Teaching, preservation award nominations due
BENTON COUNTY MUSEUM LAUNCHES SPEAKER SERIES
The Benton County Historical Society will be launching the inaugural season of The Benton Lectures, a series in which the defining moments in the development of the Willamette Valley region will be explored .
The 2006 lectures will present eight lectures by historians Thomas McClintock, Robert Lowry, John Baker, and William Robbins; BCHS collections manager Mary Gallagher; author Judy Juntunen; ecologist Patricia Benner, and anthropologist David Brauner. Topics include U.S. Indian Policy, the Willamette River, 19th century Corvallis, Fort Hoskins military life, early logging railroads, Camp Adair, and the Kalapuyas. The first lecture will take place at 9:30 a.m. March 6. For exact dates and topics please refer to BCHS website www.bentoncountymuseum.org or contact the Museum at 541-929-6230. The Benton Lectures will be held in the Moreland Auditorium, at the Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main St. Philomath.
The Benton Lectures are supported by the members of the Benton County Historical Society and Java Connection.
ARCHITECTURAL, HISTORY WORKSHOPS SLATED
Architectural terminology, mid-century modern architecture, and researching house histories are the topics of workshops offered during the coming month at the Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Ave., Portland. Pre-registration is suggested for all programs by calling 503-231-7264.
Architectural Heritage Center Education Committee members Jane Morrison and Carol Lane will dispel the mysterious "building parts" language in "Vocabulary of Architecture" at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 25. Attendees will learn about the parts that make up the whole of residential architectural styles that are common 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.
"Modern is Historic: Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Portland" will explore the sleek, forward-looking style of architecture that arose worldwide between World War II and the Viet Nam at 9:30 a.m. March 18. Known simply as "Modern," the hallmarks of this style are large expanses of glass, stark horizontal and geometric forms, unadorned panel surfaces, and visible underlying structural components. Presenters Jack Bookwalter and Joan Hayward will trace the European, American and Japanese inspirations for what has become known as Mid-Century Modern, and how it was interpreted in Portland and on the West Coast.
Daunted by the prospect of house history research? On March 25, Barbara Grimala and Jane Morrison will discuss the specific steps to uncover the history of a house or other building. The program begins at 9 a.m.
BASKETWEAVERS TO GATHER ON SOUTH COAST
The South Coast Basket Weavers will have an "open weave" Feb. 25 with demonstrations and a basketry social at the South Slough Reserve, near Charleston. Chehalis/Quilute artisan and basketry teacher Evelyn Penn will offer a one day Salish Cedar Hat workshop.
For more information, contact the South Coast Basket Weavers at 541-439-4841 or _southcoastweaver at aol.com_
TEACHING, PRESERVATION AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE
The Oregon Department of Education and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are each seeking nominations by March 1 for their awards programs.
The Oregon Department of Education is seeking nominations of outstanding history teachers for the Gilder Lehrman Preserve America History Teacher of the Year Award. The award recognizes outstanding American history teachers from elementary school through high school, and the importance of American history education. Each state winner receives an award of $1,000 and their school receives an archive of primary historical materials. The nomination deadline is March 1.For application information, go to http://www.ode.state.or.us/teachlearn/subjects/socialscience/preserveamericaflyer.pdf
Each year the National Trust celebrates the best of preservation by presenting National Preservation Awards to individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate excellence in historic preservation. The Trust invites you to nominate a deserving individual, organization, agency, or project for a National Preservation Award. The deadline for the Trustees, ACHP and HUD Awards is March 1, while the deadline for the National Preservation Honor Awards is May 1. Those nominations not selected to receive a Trustees, ACHP or HUD Award are automatically considered for an Honor Award. Download the nomination form from the National Trust's website at www.nationaltrust.org/preservation_awards/. If you have questions or need additional information about the awards or the nomination process, contact Sarah Hopson at
sarah_hopson at nthp.org or 202.588.6236
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