[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2006-10-31
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Tue Oct 31 14:16:20 PST 2006
In this issue:
1. Mission Mill to celebrate Oregon history writing
2. Heritage Commission meets Nov. 6 in Eugene
3. Comments sought on McLoughlin House management plan
4. Fort Vancouver archaeology to be reviewed
MISSION MILL TO CELEBRATE OREGON HISTORY WRITING
"Pages in Time" is a week-long celebration of Oregon history writers
and writing Nov. 6-11 at Mission Mill Museum, 1313 Mill St., Salem. The
celebration is being held in cooperation with the Marion County
Historical Society, Bush House, Lynx Publishing, Lee Schrunk and the
Nineteenth Century Operative Letterpress & Hand Bindery Museum, Max
Marbles Bookbinder, the Statesman Journal and the Salem Public Library.
It features exhibits, speakers, family fun activity, printing facility
tour and an Oregon history authors fair.
Activities on Nov. 11 include a children's workshop "Explore Your
History," a journalmaking class, a family history workshop, and a
author's fair. A complete schedule of the week's activities is available
at http://www.missionmill.org/calendar.html#November Pre-registration
is required for some of the activities.
HERITAGE COMMISSION MEETS NOV. 6 IN EUGENE
The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet Nov. 6 at the Eugene Public
Library, 100 W. 10th Ave. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the
Agenda items include reports and discussion on the Oregon statehood
sesquicentennial, the 2007 Heritage Conference, a technical assistance
program, an Oregon heritage awards program and other topics. Following
the meeting, commissioners will visit the Eugene Masonic Cemetery, where
one of the commission's grants is supporting a project. No decisions
will be made during the visit.
Established by the 1995 Legislature, the Oregon Heritage Commission
acts as a connector and catalyst for organizations and individuals
engaged in preserving and interpreting Oregon's heritage resources.
Along with grants supporting public and non-profit museums, it promotes
the conservation and development of Oregon's cultural resources through
its Oregon Heritage Grants program.
The Eugene meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities.
Special accommodations may be arranged up to 72 hours in advance by
calling 503-986-0655. For more information about the meeting, contact
commission coordinator Kyle Jansson at 503-986-0673 or
heritage.info at state.or.us.
COMMENTS SOUGHT ON MCLOUGHLIN HOUSE MANAGEMENT PLAN
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is now accepting comments on
alternative management plans for its McLoughlin House unit.
"We want to know what people think about the proposed management of
this site as it continues to undergo a change from management by the
McLoughlin Memorial Association to management by the National Park
Service," said Fort Vancouver superintendent Tracy Fortmann.
Copies of te plan and environmental assessment are available by
accessing the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment system at
http://parkplanning.nps.gov/fova More information can be obtained by
Calling Fort Vancouver at 360-816-6212 or the Barclay House at
503-656-5151 or check the park's website at http://www.nps.gov/fova
Individuals and groups are invited to open meetings to debut the plan
at the Barclay House, 713 Center St., Oregon City on Nov. 14 from 2
p.m.-4 p.m. or 7 p.m.-9 p.m. All written public comments must be
postmarked by Dec. 30.
FORT VANCOUVER ARCHAEOLOGY TO BE REVIEWED
Fort Vancouver archaeologist Bob Cromwell will discuss his research
into ceramics found during excavations of Fort Vancouver, the former
Hudson's Bay Co. site along the Columbia River, at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at the
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. The presentation is sponsored by
the Oregon Archaeological Society
Cromwell will present the results of his research using data from over
20,000 English-manufactured ceramic ware sherds excavated from
archaeological households at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
Cromwell used a consumer behavior framework for studying the sherds.
Cromwell has been the archaeologist at Fort Vancouver National
Historic Site since 2000. He grew up in western Oregon, and is a
graduate of Oregon State University, where he learned about historical
archaeology of the fur trade at sites like Champoeg State Heritage
The lecture will be preceded by the business meeting of the Oregon
Archaeology Society. The public are invited to both, free. See
www.oregonarchaeological.org <http://www.oregonarchaeological.org> or
call (503) 227-3507 for more information.
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