[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2008-08-22

Heritage Info Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Fri Aug 22 09:19:35 PDT 2008

In this issue:
1. Architecture center schedules lectures, tour
2.  Lecture series planned by State Library
3.  Historic trails group issues report
4.  County coalitions to offer grants


Architectural Heritage Center historians and researchers Jim Heuer and Robert Mercer will present new research Sept. 13-14 on Portland architect Joseph Jacobberger, who is known for his timeless designs for St. Mary's Cathedral, churches, and schools. The presentation will show how his later designs foretold by 15 years or more the "Northwest Style" later practiced by Pietro Belluschi and others. The presentations will take place at 10 a.m. Sept. 13 and 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at the center, 701 SE Grand Ave., Portland. 

"America's First Scenic Road - the Historic Columbia River Highway" is the subject of a lecture Sept. 25 and a tour Sept. 27. The Columbia River Highway is the first scenic highway in the United States, and its aesthetic and engineering achievements greatly influenced the construction of other scenic highways in the 1920s and 1930s, combining advanced engineering with landscape architecture.  Historian Robert W. Hadlow and engineer George Fekaris will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 about the highway's construction in the teens and 1920s in a presentation with historic photos.  They will also address the several restoration projects that have brought new life to the historic highway-both the parts that are drivable and those open for bike and pedestrian traffic.

On Sept. 27, the Architectural Heritage Center will partner with the Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to present a driving tour along one of the highway. Starting in Troutdale at the Harlow House Park & Museum, you will pick up a fact-filled driving, bicycling and hiking guide and map directing you to attractions along a 24-mile portion of the original route.  At each of seven stops, experts will provide background information and answer questions.

Pre-registration is recommended for all of the lectures and the Sept. 27 tour, and can be done by calling 503 231-7264 or visiting  www.VisitAHC.org.


The Oregon State Library will provide four noontime lectures this fall at the State Library in Salem. The presentations include Pat Courtney Gold, "Innovators and Traders: The Indigenous people of the Columbia River," Sept. 16; Linda Carlson, "Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest," Oct. 8; Carole Glauber, "Women Photographers in Oregon, 1852-1917," Nov. 19; and Virginia Green, "History on the Move in Salem," Dec. 10.  You may bring your lunch or purchase a lunch or beverage at the library. All lectures are held from non-1 p.m. in the library's conference room 102.  Lecture details and directions to the State Library can be found on the following web site:  http://library.state.or.us/services/training/lectures.php .


The next Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Committee meeting will be held Sept. 28 in Enterprise.  This will be the annual meeting for the council and is open to the public.  The meeting will be held from 8-11 a.m. at a meeting room in the Best Western Rama Inn and Suites in Enterprise.

The committee's annual report for 2007 is available on the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Heritage Programs website at http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/ohtac.shtml .  The council's annual reports for past years are also available on the website. For more information, contact Ross Curtis at Ross.Curtis at state.or.us 


The Yamhill County Cultural Coalition is one of many county and tribal groups that will be accepting applications from local organizations for grants this fall with funds received through the Oregon Cultural Trust. The Trust maintains a list of county coalition websites on its own website at www.culturaltust.org 

Among the other county coalitions with grant application deadlines scheduled this fall are Baker, Benton, Clatsop and Lincoln. 
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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