[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2007-03-23
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Fri Mar 23 07:35:05 PST 2007
In this issue:
1. Spring Break activities in Bend
2. Archives seeks 1857 delegate info
3. Yamhill County hires director
4. Registration opens for Northwest conference
SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES IN BEND
The High Desert Museum will host a couple of spring break heritage
events. For kids in grades 3-5, there will be a Pioneers Day on March 29
in which the children will learn about people who came to Central Oregon
in the 1800s and what it took to get there. For registration, contact
the Bend Metro Parks and Recreation at 541-389-7275.
In addition, High Desert will host a Kids* Discovery Day on March 28
for kids of all ages that includes live animal encounters, toe-tapping
music by the Bitterbrush Band, storytelling with local author Barbara
Knight, mask making, soap carving, and rain stick making.The High Desert
Museum is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information,
phone 541.382-4754 or visit www.highdesertmuseum.org
ARCHIVES SEEKS 1857 DELEGATE INFO
The Oregon State Archives Division is planning a commemoration of the
150th anniversary of the Constitutional Convention. Sixty delegates
from all over the Oregon Territory convened in Salem
during August and September 1857 to draft a constitution. As part of
gallery exhibit and web site exhibit the Archives staff is looking for
additional information regarding each delegate. Descendants
of the delegates are asked to contact the Archives if they have any
records, photographs, or artifacts that they would like to share as part
of the exhibit.
Contact Layne Sawyer at (503) 378-5198 or layne.g.sawyer at state.or.us
if you have items or information that you would like to share. A
complete list of delegates can be found at:
YAMHILL COUNTY HIRES DIRECTOR
The 50-year-old Yamhill County Historical Society has hired Katherine
Huit as its first staff member. As a life-long resident of Yamhill
County, a professional historian, and a leader in Oregon*s museum
community, Huit began working for Evergreen Aviation Museum in 1999.
Besides documenting the construction of the museum and the restoration
of the Hughes Flying Boat (aka Spruce Goose), she managed its permanent
collection, coordinated exhibits design and installation, and started
the museum*s oral history program. She wrote and produced Dream to
Fly: Howard Hughes and the Flying Boat, narrated by Walter Cronkite.
The Society*s holdings are currently housed within three buildings
located in historic Lafayette: the Poling Memorial Church, listed on the
National Registry of Historic Places in 2002; the Log Cabin building,
which houses an amazing research library filled with photographs, land
deeds, school records, marriage records- a genealogist*s dream; and a
metal barn, which houses farm machinery and other large artifacts.
Recently gifted with 12 acres of property at the corner of Highway 18
and Durham Lane, the Yamhill County Historical Society enlisted the
services of Don Statsny of StansnyBrun Architects, Inc. to design the
concept for its new museum complex. Plans are to break ground on the new
complex this spring, beginning with the expansion of a storage building,
and the construction of a 40,000 square foot agriculture building in
which to house a fleet of farming artifacts. Once the Agriculture
Building is complete, operations will begin at the new site.
For further information, email yamhillhistory at onlinemac.com.
REGISTRATION OPENS FOR NORTHWEST CONFERENCE
Registration has begun for the 60th Pacific Northwest History
Conference April 19-21 in Tacoma. The theme of the conference is "Land
of Destiny:Promise and Reality in Pacific Northwest History."
Visit http://wshs.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=CyD99gAWAAEAAAFoAAEWxA to
download the conference program and registration materials. The
conference's permanent sponsor is the Washington State Historical
Society. Its co-sponsors this year are the Northwest Oral History
Association and the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society.
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