[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2008-12-05

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Fri Dec 5 11:34:57 PST 2008

In this issue:
1.  Japanese incarceration response to be discussed
2.  UO museum plans solstice storytelling
3.  Archaeological GIS technician sought
4.  Newport, Salem museums highlight exhibits
5.  Clackamas facilities to close during January


"From Protest to Collaboration: Western Jews and the Plight of Japanese
Americans during World War II" is the topic of a presentation at 7 p.m.
Dec. 18 by Willamette University history professor Ellen Eisenberg. Her
presentation will take place at Congregation Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW
Peaceful Lane, Portland.

Salem author Ellen Eisenberg will discuss her recently published book,
The First to Cry Down Injustice: Western Jews and Japanese Removal
During WWII, on December 18, as part of the Pacific Northwest Writers
and Scholars lecture series of the Institute for Judaic Studies. Cost is
$5 general or free for students.  Co-sponsored by the Oregon Jewish

The lecture will focus on Eisenberg's book, "The First Cry Down
Justice: Western Jews and Japanese Removal During World War II." which
explores western Jewish responses to the removal and incarceration of
Japanese Americans.

For information, contact Sylvia Frankel at frankel at lclark.edu.


Storytelling, dancing, crafts and a lecture are planned for the annual
winter solstice celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 19 at the University
of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1680 E. 15th Ave.,
Eugene.  As part of the event, different cultures will be celebrated
from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Many Nations Longhouse, 1630 Columbia St.
Storyteller and history keeper Esther Stutzman will tell Kalapuya and
Coos stories and the Chinese American Benevolent Association's Lion
Dancers and the Eugene Taiko Drummers will perform. 

For more information, visit http://natural-history.uoregon.edu 


The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking an Information
Systems Specialist 2 (Archaelogical GIS Technician) for a limited
duration appointment. The primary purpose of this position is to correct
the GIS records of the statewide archaeological data set of site forms
and reports so they are a complete and accurate version of the hard-copy
records. This includes comparing the electronic data to the hard-copy
records and making corrections and updates accordingly. This position
works closely with the four-person State Historic Preservation Office
archaeology team, which manages these records for the State of Oregon.
For more information, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/JOBS/jobs.shtml


A quilt dating from the 1860s is on display now through January at the
Log Cabin Museum of the Lincoln County Historical Society, 545 SW Ninth
St., Newport. . The quilt accompanies an exhibit "A Sea of Opportunity:
The Era of Statehood on Oregon*s Central Coast," in the neighboring
Burrows House Museum that features stories about people who lived in
Lincoln County during the period and objects of the period including a
Civil War uniform, sword and scabbard, and other artifacts. Quilts for
the display are provided by members of the Oregon Coastal Quilters
Guild.  For more information, call 541-265-7509.

On Dec. 7, the Bush House Museum in Salem will supplement its current
exhibit "Lines in Friendship Given: Vintage Autograph Albums, 1870-1910"
from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 7. Children will learn how to make keepsake autograph
albums. The free event also includes refreshments and performances by
musicians. The Museum is located in historic Bush's Pasture Park, once
the Asahel Bush family estate, now home to a collection of historic
roses, an 1882 greenhouse, and a 19th-century barn that has been
transformed into a community arts center. For more information, visit
www.salemart.org which also includes a blog with a couple of items
about the exhibit.


Clackamas Heritage Partners will spend the month of January catching up
on housekeeping and facility issues att the Stevens Crawford House, the
Museum of the Oregon Territory, and the End of the Oregon Trail
Interpretive Center that are hard to accomplish in the midst of hosting
visitors.  Staff will also engage in planning at to improve the visitor
experience at Oregon City's most-visited historic sites.  

The visitor information center at the End of the Oregon Trail will
remain open to provide services.   Regularly scheduled group tours and
rentals of the Tumwater Room at the Museum will also take place.   The
library and Clackamas County Family History services at the Museum will
be closed. Regular hours will resume on Feb. 3. More information is
available at  503.657.9336 x106 or visit www.HistoricOregonCity.com. 
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