[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2007-03-16
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Fri Mar 16 07:52:21 PST 2007
In this issue:
1. Exhibits opening in five communities
2. Historic artifact workshop planned in Corvallis
3. Coquille announce dates for conference
4. Open house set for Rhododendron cabins
EXHIBITS OPENING IN FIVE COMMUNITIES
Exhibits recently opened or will be opening soon in Astoria, Cannon
Beach, Oregon City, Pendleton, and Portland.
"Pendleton Photographer Lee Moorhouse and the Real West" is now showing
at Heritage Station, the Umatilla County History Museum. Located at 108
S.W. Frazer Avenue, Pendleton, Heritage Station is open Tuesday through
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sixty black and white prints have been
included to show the scope of Moorhouse*s work and the region*s
transition from frontier life to the modern era. They address a wide
variety of subjects: Umatilla County*s agriculture, the Pendleton
Round-Up events and participants, street scenes and Columbia Plateau
landscapes, the circus parading through Pendleton*s streets, and
members of the Umatilla Indian tribe.
The exhibition was organized by the National Cowboy and Western
Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The photographs are from the division
of Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon
Library System. It is supplemented by objects and paper ephemera from
the Vert Collection and Umatilla County Historical Society archives. It
will be shown at Heritage Station Museum through June 9, including the
period of the Oregon Heritage Conference the first weekend of May. For
more information call Heritage Station Museum, 541-276-0012.
Clackamas Heritage Partners is presenting *These Storied Objects:
Pioneer Possessions from the Oregon Trail* until Sept. 3 at the End of
the ORegon Trail Interpretive Center and Museum of Oregon Territory in
Oregon City. The exhibit features objects that traversed the 2,000 mile
trail to the Oregon Country in the mid-19th century, including a
special tailor*s board once used to make Abraham Lincoln a suit, and
the bed frame of Oregon*s first woman voter, author and leader Abigail
Scott Duniway. For more information, visit www.historicOregonCity.com or
phone 503-657-9336 or 503-655-5574.
In Astoria, the Clatsop County Historical Society's Heritage Museum is
showing "A Cabinet of Wonders: Thingamajigs, Whatchamacallits, &
Whozaphats," a sampling of whimsical objects chosen for their ability to
inspire a sense of wonder in the modern-day viewer. Additionally, the
exhibit includes information of items invented and patented in Clatsop
County. Visitors are encouraged to guess the purpose of objects with
assistance of "clue" or "hint" cards placed throughout the exhibit.
Items consist of the natural and man-made; fossilized eggs, plant
material, industrial tools; audio and print recording devices, household
appliances, and one of the first electric golf carts. The Heritage
Museum, located at 1618 Exchange St., Astoria, is open Tuesdays through
Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In Portland, the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, 121 NW 2nd Ave., will
host Roger Shimomura*s "Three Lithographic Suites on the Internment
Experiences." The exhibit will remain on view until April 22..He is a
third generation Japanese American whose creative inspiration for much
of his work is drawn from his grandmother's diary written while she was
imprisoned at Minidoka Internment Camp during World War II. Some
Oregonians were placed at the Minidoka camp.
At the Cannon Beach History Center, the exhibit "Arch Cape Chronicles"
will open April 14. It will tell about the Arch Cape area's development
and some of the
people who made it happen. The History Center is open Wednesday through
Monday, from 1-5 PM, and located at the corner of Spruce & Sunset
Streets. Please contact the Cannon Beach Historical Society at
503-436-9301 for more information, or visit www.cbhistory.org.
HISTORIC ARTIFACT WORKSHOP PLANNED IN CORVALLIS
The Association of Oregon Archaeologists is sponsoring a historic
artifact identification workshop on April 14. The workshop will provide
fundamental training in the identification, relative dating, and proper
documentation of intact and fragmentary historic artifacts commonly
encountered in field settings. By the end of the workshop, the
participants will be able to assess the composition and age of a site,
and complete a State Historic Preservation Office site form about it.
Guest speakers for the daylong event at Oregon State University include
Jim Rock and David Brauner. For additional information, including
registration, contact Gary Curtis at (503) 986-0676
gary.curtis at state.or.us or Brian O'Neill at (541) 346-3033
boneill at uoregon.edu
COQUILLE ANNOUNCE DATES FOR CONFERENCE
The 11th annual Coquille Tribe Cultural Preservation Conference will
take place May 20-23. Tribal people, agencies and university
researchers will share and discuss the history, heritage and cultural
traditions of the Indians and Tribes of southern Oregon and northern
Workshops and demonstrations of canoe culture, traditional food
preparation and basket weaving are planned, as well as field trips.
Lodging information will be available when the conference agenda is
published in April.
OPEN HOUSE SET FOR RHODODENDRON CABINS
The Mount Hood Cultural Center and Museum has scheduled tours March 17
to view five Steiner log cabins, built from the 1920*s through the
1940*s. These cabins are works of art and include the details of
legendary craftsman and builder Henry Steiner and son John. A shuttle
bus will provide transportation to the cabins. Meet in the parking lot
of Mt. Hood Foods, Rhododendron, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3
A reception will follow the tour, beginning at 5 p.m. at Still Creek
Inn. Master craftsman John Steiner and current cabin owners will be
present. For more information, contact the museum at 503-272-3301.
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