[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2006-10-16
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Mon Oct 16 15:49:29 PDT 2006
In this issue:
1. Preservation Advisory Committee meets in Portland
2. Week's activities center on Iredale wreck
3. Sterling research grant application date nears
4. 'Working Days' exhibit opens Oct. 27 to OHS
PRESERVATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS IN PORTLAND
Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation will consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Places Oct. 27 at Lewis and Clark College in Portland.
The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Room 220 of the college's Albany Quadrangle building. The campus is at 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road in southwest Portland.
The committee will review proposed nominations for individual properties in the Bend area, Eugene, Portland and Sherman County. The properties include the H.E. Allen House in Bend and the Elk Lake Guard Station on the Cascade Lakes Highway southwest of Bend; the Wallace and Glenn Potter House in Eugene, and DeMoss Springs Park near Moro. The Portland nominees are the Leo and Olga Baruh House, the Costanzo Family House, the Alan and Barbara Goldsmith House in southwest Portland; the Lone Fir Cemetery and Quimby House in southeast Portland; the Will and Anita See House in northeast Portland; and the Wilson-Chambers Mortuary (Little Chapel of the Chimes) in north Portland.
Appointed by the governor, the nine-member committee recommends National Register nominations from Oregon to the National Park Service, which maintains the register under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. The National Park Service informs the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office of new Oregon listings.
The Oct. 27 meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations for the meeting may be made by calling 503-986-0655.
WEEK'S ACTIVITIES CENTER ON IREDALE WRECK
Historians, curators, marine experts and North Coast residents are joining together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Peter Iredale shipwreck during the Graveyard of the Pacific Shipwreck Week. With nine days of activities including artifact and photo exhibits, underwater archeology, survivor stories, US Coast Guard demonstrations and festive sea shanties (songs), the commemoration offers unusual and lively ways to learn more about the Pacific Northwest's maritime heritage.
Made from iron and steel in 1890, the Peter Iredale washed ashore 100 years ago on Oct. 25, 1906, after attempting to navigate the treacherous mouth of the Columbia River. Currently, the site provides a popular shipwreck to photograph because of its accessibility from the shore at Fort Stevens State Park. Still known as a dangerous crossing, the Columbia River Bar took on the name of the Graveyard of the Pacific with more than 2,000 vessels meeting their end where tumultuous river and ocean water collide.
The activities will take place Oct. 21-29 at Fort Stevens State Park, the Columbia River Maritime Museum and the Clatsop County Heritage Museum, in addition to Cape Disappointment State Park and the Ilwaco Heritage Museum located in Washington. More information about the activities is available at http://www.oregonstateparks.org/images/pdf/events/Graveyard_Pacific.pdf
STERLING RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATION DATE NEARS
The Sterling Fellowships in Pacific Northwest History at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland have been established through an endowment, made possible by the family of Donald J. Sterling, Jr., to encourage original, scholarly, interpretive research in the Oregon Historical Society Research Library. The Society offers two Fellowships each year—a Senior Fellowship ($2,500), which is open to all applicants, and a Graduate Research Fellowship ($2,000), which is restricted to candidates for advanced degrees.
The recipient of the fellowship will be given special access to OHS’s Research Library with its extensive collection of manuscripts, maps, photographs, and other resources. The Library holds strong collections in business and economic development, labor, arts, conservation and land use, migration, politics and government, and the activities of women and ethnic groups.
Applicants for the fellowship need not be professional historians, but they must have experience in historical research and writing. Preference will be given to scholars who have suitable research topics, who have the potential of making a significant contribution to historical scholarship on Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, and who evidence the ability to write an article-length manuscript for the Oregon Historical Quarterly.
The application deadline is Nov. 1. For additional information, visit http://www.ohs.org/news/Fellowships-in-Pacific-Northwest-History.cfm
'WORKING DAYS' EXHIBIT OPENS OCT. 27 at OHS
A photo exhibition "The Way We Worked" will open Oct. 27 at the Oregon Historical Society.
The exhibit offers a lens for viewing the transformation of work and workplaces through photography 1857-1987. The 86 photographs are drawn from the National Archives document work clothing, locales, conditions and conflict. They also depict a workforce whose distinctiveness was shaped by immigration and ethnicity, slavery and racial segregation, wage labor and technology, gender roles and class, and freedom and equality. The exhibit is augmented with photos from the OHS collections.
Several programs will take place in conjunction with the exhibit. On Oct. 28, The OHS Family Day will feature Oregonians talking about their work, including firefighting, policing, construction, government work, and fishing. At 11 a.m., Ed Edmo will tell stories about his and his family's work in the Northwest. Visitors will also learn about the history and current day practices of Oregon's work force, and there will be dress-up carts where people can try on historical clothing, hats, shoes and other apparel of Oregon workers.
At noon Nov. 1, Norma Paulus will speak on political legislation and women's work.
For more information about the exhibit, contact OHS at www.ohs.org or 503-222-1741.
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