[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2007-09-27
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Thu Sep 27 16:41:41 PDT 2007
In this issue:
1. Historic walk map placed online
2. Lectures planned in Salem, Portland
3. State museums group to meet in Astoria
4. Oregon sites to mark National Museum Day
HISTORIC WALK MAP PLACED ONLINE
Preservation groups in Oregon City have put together a walking map of
its McLoughlin Neighborhood and placed it online.
Visitors and residents can obtain a tablet-sized print version of the
map at the Barclay House, Oregon City Chamber of Commerce, Museum of the
Oregon Territory, Stevens-Crawford House and Oregon City Antique Co. A
pdf version is available at
Among the organizations helping with the project were The End of the
Oregon Trail Museum, the National Park Service, Clackamas Heritage
Partners, McLoughlin Memorial Association, and the Oregon City Chamber
The McLoughlin House in Oregon City will host a Victorian craft
demonstration from noon-4 p.m. Sept. 29. Eileen Trestain will talk about
historic quilts and visitors can try their hand at English paper
piercing technique. The house is located at 713 Center St.
LECTURES PLANNED IN SALEM, PORTLAND
The history of Marion County courts and the Indian urban experience are
the topics of lectures that will be presented in October.
Mark Trahant, editorial page editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
and member of the Shoshone Bannock tribe of Idaho, will deliver the
Oregon Council for the Humanities* Fall 2007 Commonplace Lecture at 7
p.m. Oct. 26 at Portland State University*s Native American Student and
Community Center, 710 SW Jackson St. His talk is titled ""Roads,
Interstates and the Oregon Trail: The Urban Experience in the Rural
Trahant, who was a finalist for the 1989 Pulitzer Prize in national
reporting as co-author of a series on federal-Indian policy, will
discuss the challenges faced by the members of Portland*s urban Indian
population (the nation*s ninth-largest), many of whom find themselves
torn between the opportunities available in the cities and the history
and culture of the reservations.
Trahant*s lecture coincides with OCH*s publication of the book, The
First Oregonians, a collection of essays written primarily by
representatives from Oregon*s nine federally recognized tribes that
provides a comprehensive view of Oregon*s native peoples from the past
to the present. For more information, visit the council's website at
www.oregonhum.org <http://www.oregonhum.org/> .
Former Supreme Court Justice Wallace P. Carson will be featured at a
Marion County Historical Society dinner on Oct. 9. The talk will be a
history of Marion County's courts based on Carson's extensive work with
Oregon's legal system. His family's law firm in Salem was founded in
1889. Carson was chief justice from 1991-2005. Dinner reservations are
required and can be made by contacting the historical society at
503-364-2128 by Oct. 2.
STATE MUSEUMS GROUP TO MEET IN ASTORIA
The Oregon Museums Association will have its annual meeting and
workshop Oct. 21-22 in Astoria.
A grant -writing introduction will take place at 3 p.m. Oct. 21,
followed by an orientation to the association's new website. On the
morning of Oct. 12, a panel will talk about children's educational
programs while an afternoon panel will look at adult educational
programs. Scheduled presenters include Andrea Morgan of the Oregon
Department of Education, Colleen Sump of the Friends of Champoeg State
Heritage Area, Tracy Prien of Mission Mill Museum, Betsey Ellerbroek of
the Columbia River Maritime Museum, and Amanda Thomas of the Oregon
Museum of Science and Industry.
Most of the events will take place at the Columbia River Maritime
Museum, 1792 Marine Drive.
For more information and registration details, contact the OMA program
chair, David Porter, at 503-657-9336 or trlboss at att.net
OREGON SITES TO MARK NATIONAL MUSEUM DAY
At least eight museums in Oregon will be offering free admission Sept.
29 as part of the Smithsonian Magazine's National Museum Day. Museum Day
celebrates the country*s cultural offerings, allows the dissemination
of knowledge and brings Americans together.
According to the Smithsonian's website, participants must use an
admission card available at
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/articles/about.php . However,
the card may not be required at all participating museums.
The Smithsonian website lists the following Oregon participants:
Architectural Heritage Center, Portland; High Desert Museum, Bend;
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon, Eugene;
Oregon Historical Society, Portland; Pittock Mansion, Portland;
ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, Ashland; University of Oregon Museum of
Natural & Cultural History, Eugene; and World Forestry Center Discovery
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