[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2008-08-20

Heritage Info Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Wed Aug 20 08:40:08 PDT 2008

In this issue:
1.  Tamastslikt to celebrate its 10th anniversary
2.  Cannon Beach to give cottage tour
3.  Tourism Commission offers online training
4.  Cultural Trust seeks video productions


Traditional games, birthday cake and free admission to the museum
exhibits will be a part of the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute's 10th
anniversary celebration on Aug. 23.

Tamastslikt's current exhibits include "River of Memory: The
Everlasting Columbia." On display until Sept. 26, this exhibit includes
more than 90 historical photographs that capture the river as it once
appeared. This visual record is complemented with the words of early
explorers, surveyors and naturalists who wrote about specific places
along the river. The River of Memory exhibit expresses the significance
of the Columbia River through poetry, artwork, prose, and photography.
The river is depicted with large-format photographs, life size silk
fishes, soundscapes, reading, and text by native authors such as
Elizabeth Woody and Gloria Bird and renowned poets, Theodore Roethke and
William Stafford, among others. 

*To Indian people, the Columbia River is the center of existence, but
do we really know the river? We see it often. It*s familiar to us. But
until you see this exhibit, you can*t say you truly know the Columbia
River,* said Susan Sheoships, education coordinator at Tamástslikt. 

Also on exhibit is the tribal art show "Here Forever." It features work
of tribal artists depicting their homeland.

Tamástslikt Cultural Institute is located on the grounds of the
Wildhorse Resort and Casino, 10 minutes east of Pendleton. From
Interstate 84 take exit 216 and follow the signs five minutes to
Wldhorse Resort and Casino and the museum.  For more information, phone
541-966-9748 or visit www.tamastslikt.org 


On Sept. 6, ten Cannon Beach cottages will be open for public viewing.
The fifth-annual Cannon Beach Cottage Tour, put on by the Cannon Beach
History Center and Museum, will feature houses in the Presidential
Streets neighborhood-some dating to the early 20th century.  A pre-tour
luncheon and lecture will be held at the
Cannon Beach Information Center (corner of Spruce & 2nd St.) from 11:30
a.m.-1 p.m. on the day of the tour, and the self-guided walking tour
will take place from 1-4 p.m. The lecture features Jill Grady, a
cultural anthropologist and author of the book Cannon Beach Cottages.

For more information, contact the Cannon Beach History Center and
Museum at 503-436-9301. 


The Oregon Tourism Commission has launched its new online Quality Care
(Q Care) Customer Service Training Program at

Oregon Q Care is a statewide customer service training certification
program created to support the development of the tourism and
hospitality industry through enhanced guest experiences. It provides
statewide standardized customer service training, emphasizes the
importance of quality customer service, and equips employees and
volunteers statewide with tools and resources to better serve visitors.

*We*ve all heard the adage that it costs more to attract a
first-time guest than a repeat customer. The heart and soul of this
principle resides in that first-time customer*s experience and how
likely they will be to return as a result,* said Todd Davidson, Travel
Oregon CEO. *The Oregon Q Care program helps Oregon businesses make
that first experience memorable by raising the bar on the level of
customer service provided by staff at every level of the organization -
helping them understand the power of their actions, the influence of the
tourism and hospitality industry in Oregon and the central role they
hold in it.*

The web-based certification training is offered at no charge and can be
taken by anyone wishing to improve customer service skills.


The Oregon Cultural Trust is seeking a video definition of Oregon
culture.  It is requesting the submission of videos of three minutes or
less that would be suitable for posting on YouTube. Submissions are due
Sept. 22.  For additional details, visit
or phone 503-986-0088 or email cultural.trust at state.or.us 
Oregon Heritage News is a service of the Oregon Heritage Commission,
which can be reached at heritage.info at state.or.us 

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