[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2008-08-19

Heritage Info Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Tue Aug 19 09:15:35 PDT 2008

In this issue:
1.  Historic sites database now online
2.  New Lane County history book to be released
3.  Task Force on Historic Property to meet Aug. 22
4.  Trio collaborate on new event


The State Historic Preservation Office has made its master database of
historic buildings and sites in Oregon available online. There are
almost 45,000 records in the database, including National Register
properties, survey and inventory records, and so forth. Here's the link:

"this is still a rudimentary version," said Roger Roper, the deputy
state historic preservation officer. "There are many features we will be
adding over the coming weeks, including the ability to run more complex
searches and printout both site-specific data and summary data for
groups of buildings. Please read the Disclaimer page for details about
the limitations and the 'coming attractions'." 

"We're interested in your feedback on the site, so please let us know
what works, doesn't work, could be improved, etc. You can send us your
comments at: ORsurvey.feedback at state.or.us. "


Lane County*s newest narrative history will be unveiled at the Lane
County Historical Museum at 3:15 p.m. Aug. 21. Author Douglas Card will
be speak briefly about his book. He will be accompanied by the team that
produced it. photo researcher Jerold Williams, local artists Dean
McKenzie and Connie Huston, and editor Lucile McKenzie. "From Camas to
Courthouse: Early Lane County History" will be distributed first to the
teachers participating in the Teaching American History grant program
being administered by Lane Education Service District, and then to all
of the schools and libraries in Lane ESD jurisdiction. 

The book details Lane County history in narrative form from
pre-Euro-American contact through the 19th century. It is written for a
general audience, and filled with photographs, maps, index and artwork.
It is locally produced by Shelton Turnbull Printers (105 pages,
paperback, 8 * x 11 inch format, perfect binding), it will be sold at
the museum.

The first narrative history of the county was done by A.G. Walling in
1884. Most of the volumes since then have been thin on narrative and
heavy on illustrations and photographs. This book is intended to be more
solid, says the museum staff. Each chapter contains stand-alone essays
on pertinent topics. The author has followed two themes in this work, a
traditional progress-oriented story and a more objective and less
celebratory evaluation of the mixed effects of settlement and progress.
The Lane County Historical Society hopes in the near future to produce a
second volume which will take Lane County through
the 20th century.

The museum is located at 740 West 13th Ave., Eugene, next to the Lane
County Fairgrounds (Events Center).For more information call
541-682-4242 or visit


Oregon*s Task Force on Historic Property will meet by teleconference
from 8:30 a.m. * 10 a.m. Aug. 22.  The members will discuss its draft
report to the Legislature. 

The teleconference will be held at the Oregon Parks & Recreation
Department headquarters office in the North Mall Office Building at 725
Summer St. NE, Salem.  Public visitors are required to check in at the
department*s first-floor reception desk.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Special
accommodations may be arranged up to 72 hours in advance by calling


The Holy Names Heritage Center, the Oregon Historical Society and
McMenamins Brewpubs are sponsoring a History Pub program this summer to
present Northwest history in a lively, interactive pub setting. History
Pub is a free program that takes place the last Monday evening of the
month at the Kennedy School, located at 5736 NE 33rd Ave., Portland.
Valerie Brown, a journalist and professional musician, will speak at 7
p.m. Aug. 25 on "Music on the Cusp: From Folk to Rock in Portland
Coffeehouses." Kimberly Jensen, a Western Oregon University music
professor, will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 on "Neither Head nor Tail to
the Campaign: Why Oregon Women Won the Vote in 1912."

For more information, call Karen Kinzey: 503-607-0595.
Oregon Heritage News is a service of the Oregon Heritage Commission,
which can be contacted at heritage.info at state.or.us 

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