[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2008-12-04
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Thu Dec 4 13:34:08 PST 2008
In this issue:
1. Klamath World War II exhibit to be launched
2. Pendleton slates carriage parade
3. Collection building talk scheduled at OSU
4. NAGPRA grants available to museums, tribes
5. Photography exhibit to be focus of High Desert Museum
KLAMATH WORLD WAR II EXHIBIT TO BE LAUNCHED
Information about nearly 200 Klamath County men is contained in an
exhibit that will open Dec. 7 at the Klamath County Museum.
The names of those men, as well as those killed in other wars, are
memorialized on a monument that has stood at the Klamath County
Courthouse since 1954. A new traveling exhibit, "Stories Behind the
Statistics -- Klamath Men Lost in World War II," was developed by the
Klamath County Museum and aims to preserve the personal history attached
to each name. It will be unveiled during a special presentation at 2
p.m. at the Klamath County Museum, 1451 Main St.
For more information contact the museum at 541-883-4208.
PENDLETON SLATES CARRIAGE PARADE
The second annual Christmas Carriage Parade & Festival has been
scheduled for Dec. 6 in Pendleton. Approximately 20 carriages will
participate. The parade is hosted by the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce
and the Columbia Blue Mountain Resource Conservation and Development
Council in conjunction with
the Pendleton Round Up and Happy Canyon Associations.
This event is the brainchild of RC&D member Gary Schultz of Long Creek,
who had heard of a similar event in Ohio. Schultz said after seeing the
Westward Ho! Parade during Round-Up week, which excludes motor vehicles,
he came to believe a similar event during Christmas would be a good way
to attract visitors to Eastern Oregon
during the holidays. The Pendleton Foundation Trust has provided
support for this year's parade.
The parade begins at 2:30 p.m. in downtown Pendleton. Other activities
beginning earlier in the day will take place at the Heritage Station
Museum and the Pendleton Convention Center. For more information or to
participate in the parade or Festival contact the Pendleton Chamber of
Commerce at 541-276-7411.
COLLECTION BUILDING TALK SCHEDULED AT OSU
Former U.S. Forest Service National Historian Gerald W. Williams will
present "From Private Collection to Public Access: The Gerald W.
Williams Collection at the Oregon State University Libraries" at 10 a.m.
Dec. 5 in the Willamette Industries seminar rooms at the Valley Library
on the Oregon State University campus.
Williams will discuss his 35 years of collecting, which resulted in a
3,100 volume research library on environmental and Pacific Northwest
history, Native Americans, and photography; a collection of more than
15,000 historic photographs documenting forestry, landscapes, railroads,
and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Oregon and the Pacific
Northwest; several hundred maps, many of which document national forests
in the Northwest; and posters and other ephemera pertaining to the U.S.
Forest Service and the CCC. Williams will discuss the importance of
this collection to scholarship in the region.
The OSU Libraries acquired the Williams Collection and Williams'
personal papers in 2007, and has digitized selected materials over the
past year, with those materials available at
NAGPRA GRANTS AVAILABLE TO MUSEUMS, TRIBES
The National Park Service*s National Native American Graves
Protection and Repatriation Act program is offering grants to Indian
tribes, Alaska Native villages and corporations, Native Hawaiian
organizations, and museums. Two types of grants are available:
consultation/documentation grants (applications are due March 2) and
repatriation grants (a rolling application deadline). Applications and
more information online. http://www.nps.gov/history/nagpra/grants
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT TO BE FOCUS OF HIGH DESERT MUSEUM
Rare portraits from the 1880s through 1920s, from ladies' hunting
party, Paiute families and the fire department to a wake, cyclist,
pharmacist and the Harney County Junior Symphony will be included in
"Faces of the High Desert Heartland," an exhibit opening Dec. 17 at the
High Desert Museum in Bend.
More information is available from the High Desert Museum at
541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org The museum is five minutes
south of Bend at 59800 South Highway 97.
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