[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2006-07-17
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Mon Jul 17 12:52:26 PDT 2006
In this issue:
1. Markets' history food for presentation
2. Davenport's Arabian quest to be celebrated
3. West historic photos to be display
4. Summer vacation opens in Newport
MARKETS' HISTORY FOOD FOR PRESENTATION
"Meet the Producer," an illustrated talk on the history of the public markets in Seattle and Portland from 1907 to the 1970s, will be presented at 10:30 a.m. July 19 at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave., Portland. Historian Richard Engeman will make the presentation, which is included in the admission to OHS that day. The presentation coincides with the weekly farmer's market taking place nearby hte the Park Blocks.
DAVENPORT'S ARABIAN QUEST TO BE CELEBRATED
The centennial of cartoonist Homer Davenport's quest to bring Arabian horses to the United States will be celebrated Aug. 4-6 in conjunction with Silverton's Homer Davenport Days.
Davenport, the premier U.S. political cartoonist of his day, was born in 1864 in the Waldo Hills south of Silverton. His continuing stream of highly detailed pen & ink caricatures of many of the leading figures of the day was supported by media mogul William Randolph Hearst. He also played a key role in bringing Arabian horses directly to the United States.
His legacy is kept alive by Silvertons annual Homer Davenport Days festival, held the first full weekend of August. Besides food, beverages and music, Homer Days also plays host to the annual Homer Davenport International Cartoon Contest. Amateur and professional cartoonists from around the world vie for the honors. Living history characters associated with his 1906 journey highlight this year's festival. Activities are also scheduled at GeerCrest Farm, Davenport's boyhood home.
The reenactment event is produced by the Silverton Country Historical Society, the Davenport Arabian Horse Conservancy, GeerCrest Farm, Homer Davenport Days and Windrider Productions. For more information, visit http://www.davenportsquest.org or www.davenportdays.com
HISTORIC WEST PHOTOS TO BE EXHIBITED
Coos Art Museum's 13th annual maritime art exhibit opens July 21, with an exhibit of historic maritime photographs concurrently displayed. The art exhibit runs through Sept. 23 and includes 72 paintings and 11 sculptures from 63 artists around the country.
Also on display is " A Curator's View of Oregon's Maritime History" that includes photographs from the museum's Victor West collection. Curated by Ciara Van Velsor, this exhibit gives a glimpse of the more than 30,000 piece collection. Van Velsor's has been working on a year-long project to conserve the collection by digitalizing and cataloging the negatives, images, drawings, maps, charts and personal letters of Victor West. The project is supported by grants from the Oregon Cultural Trust, the Oregon Heritage Commission and Trust Management Services.
Coos Art Museum is located at 235 Anderson Ave in downtown Coos Bay or online at www.coosart.org. For additional information contact Coos Art Museum: info at coosart.org or
SUMMER VACATION OPENS IN NEWPORT
A display,"Summer Holiday: A Break at the Beach," is on exhibit at the Burrows House Museum of the Lincoln County Historical Society, 545 SW Ninth St., Newport. The exhibit
features souvenir items, swim suits, cameras, and other vacation-related items as well as picnic menus, historic photographs showing people at the beach, what they did, and where they stayed. A 1910-era Pocket Kodak folding hand camera and case on display belonged to Victor Bump (1900-1990), a teacher at Newport High School who also owned and operated a garage on Newport¹s Bayfront.
The "summer people" began coming to Lincoln County¹s beaches in the late 1800s. Many families from the Willamette Valley rented summer cabins or tents; the mother and children stayed at the coast, and the working father came for the weekend. Dances, plays, lifesaving demonstrations, games, surfing, therapeutic sea baths, and other activities filled the time.
It was not easy to get to Lincoln County. Valley visitors to Newport caught the train at Corvallis or Albany and rode it to Yaquina City, just a few miles short of Newport. There they boarded a ferry boat and continued to the Bayfront.
The Lincoln County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Oregon¹s CentralCoast. The society administers the Burrows House and Log Cabin museums in Newport. The museums¹ summer hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, contact 541-265-7509 or ochceducator at newportnet.com
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