[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2006-10-11
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Wed Oct 11 14:11:17 PDT 2006
In this issue:
1. Talks scheduled in The Dalles, Portland
2. Museums group elects new officers
3. Tualatin Center prepares Harvest Festival
4. Interpreter training DVD released
TALKS SCHEDULED IN THE DALLES, PORTLAND
Painter Charles Hearney and the Kennewick Man will be the topics of presentations later this week in Portland and The Dalles.
Charles E. Heaney, Oregon Painter and Printmaker (1897-1981) will be discussed by Willamette University professor Roger Hull in presentations at noon Oct. 13 at the Oregon Historical Society and at 1 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Multnomah Central Library in Portland. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Heaney moved to Portland in 1913. He began studies at the Portland Art Museum School in 1917 where he was strongly influenced by Harry Wentz, artist and professor. Heaney went on to become, in the words of painter and teacher William Givler Oregons first printmaker. For more information, contact
Erin Hanes will discuss "Kennewick Man: A Case Study on the Public Utility of Science" at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Since news coverage of Kennewick Man constitutes a substantial portion of the public's understanding the case, Hanes uses the media to provide a framework for discussing issues of jurisprudence, political science, anthropology, and tribal heritage. This is a free public program funded by the Oregon Council for the Humanities. For more information, contact 541-296-8600.
MUSEUMS GROUP ELECTS NEW OFFICERS
The Oregon Museums Association has elected new officers. Julie Reese, executive director of The Heritage Station/Umatilla County Historical Society, is the organization's new president while David Porter, executive director of the Clackamas Heritage Partners, is vice president. Bob Hart, the executive director of the Lane County Historical Society Museum, was elected to the board.
The OMA's next meeting will take place during the Oregon Heritage Conference which will take place in May in Pendleton.
TUALATIN CENTER PREPARES HARVEST FESTIVAL
The Tualatin Heritage Center will host a Harvest Festival and Salsa Taste-Off from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 14. The event will feature living history and hands-on demonstrations of life in Tualatin before electricity and computer chips. The salsa competition will take place from noon-2 p.m.
The Harvest Festival will take place at the Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 SW Sweek Drive, adjacent to the police station. For more information, contact 503-885-1926.
INTERPRETER TRAINING DVD RELEASED
With support from IMLS, Conner Prairie (a living history museum in Indiana) has created "Opening Doors to Great Guest Experiences." This is a combined DVD and CD-ROM interactive training resource to help interpreters at museums across the country better engage their guests. This resource features Roy Underhill, author, interpretive expert, and
host of PBS's The Woodwright's Shop and Lynn Dierking, learning innovator and author, along with Conner Prairie's staff and volunteers.
The DVD and CD-Rom set includes: practical tips and techniques for engaging and inspiring your guests; video clips of live interpretation for comparison and discussion; over 30 interpretive communication exercises; an introduction to conducting guest research with impact; and a companion handbook, with suggestions for trainers.
For more information, or to reserve a copy contact Conner Prairie by e-mail <mailto:openingdoors at connerprairie.org>, call 800/966-1836, or go to the
web site <http://email@example.com>.
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