[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2008-12-15

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Mon Dec 15 11:46:05 PST 2008

In this issue:
1. Historic portraits featured in new High Desert exhibit
2.  Extravaganza program proposal deadline nears
3.  Tourism town hall set for LaGrande
4.  Architectural center seeks marketing coordinator


"Faces of the High Desert Heartland", a portrait photography exhibit
that draws viewers into daily life in rural Oregon from 1895 through
1955, opens Dec. 17 at the High Desert Museum.

These portraits chronicle the people, industry and community life of
Harney County from a ladies' hunting party, Paiute families and firemen,
to a wake, cyclist, pharmacist and the Harney County Junior Symphony on
their parade float. The exhibit is drawn from tens of thousands of
negatives discovered in the attic of the former R.W. Heck Studio in
Burns in 1961. 

"It is a visual saga, with virtually every type of picture that a
small-town photographer on the High Desert would take," said Bob Boyd,
the museum's curator of western history. "They reflect the pleasure of
picnics, the triumphs of the local basketball team and the disasters of
fire and flood. Town views, homesteaders, rodeo riders and buckaroos,
wonders and blunders of local life, weddings and funerals, homes and
stores round out the collection."

The images were produced over 60 years by John McMullen, Rufus Heck,
O.W. Lubcke and Bob Lemons. The exhibit was produced by Thomas Robinson

The High Desert Museum is five minutes from Bend on South Highway 97.
For more information, contact 541-382-4754 or visit


The deadline for submitting program proposals for the Northwest History
and Heritage Extravaganza is Dec. 31.

The Extravaganza, scheduled for April 15-18 in Portland, will include
the Oregon Heritage Conference and the Pacific Northwest History
Conference, as well as the annual meetings of the Northwest Archivists
and the Northwest Oral History Association. The organizations will
combine each of their specific content, as well as converge content into
sessions of interest to a broad heritage audience. Submissions can
involve an entire session or an individual presentation.

For specific information on submitting a proposal to the Pacific
Northwest History Conference, visit
http://www.ccrh.org/announcements.php?p=6 or contact Katrine Barber,
Portland State University, at barberk at pdx.edu, or 503-725-3979.

For specific information on submitting a proposal to the Northwest
Archivists, visit
 or contact Tiah Edmunson-Morton, Oregon State University Archives, at
tiah.edmunson-morton at oregonstate.edu  or 541-737.7387

For other presentations, visit the Oregon Heritage Conference, visit 
http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/Conference.shtml  or contact Kuri
Gill at 503-986-0685 or kuri.gill at state.or.us 


The Eastern Oregon Visitors Association, in coordination with Travel
Oregon, Oregon Business Magazine, and local destination marketing
organizations will host a Tourism Town Hall at 11 a.m. Dec. 18 at the
Blue Mountain Conference Center, 404 12th St., in La Grande.  This will
be a brainstorming roundtable designed to bring out the perceptions and
reality of tourism as it relates to the business environment in Oregon. 

As part of a statewide discussion instigated by Oregon Business
Magazine and Travel Oregon regarding business and tourism and their
relationship in Oregon, a panel of regional tourism stakeholders has
been gathered.  Under the direction of moderator Mike Nelson of the
Oregon Transportation Commission, the panel will have a conversation
regarding tourism*s vital role in the socio-economic fabric of local
and state economies. It will also hear the audience talk about factors
that can be addressed to make the economy stronger.

For more information, contact Alice Trindle, Eastern Oregon Visitors
Association, at 541-856-3356 or email: eova at eoni.com 


The Bosco-Milligan Foundation/Architectural Heritage Center seeks a
half-time public relations and marketing professional to promote its
various education programs, special events, and coordinate and promote
its building rental and retail operations.  Some evenings and weekends,
and a passion for historic preservation required.  PR, marketing,
communications or related degree and 2-4 years of successful experience
preferred.  $12/hr to start plus medical and paid time off, and lots of
room to grow!  E-mail resumes and cover letter to Mark Granlund at
markg at visitahc.org.
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