[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2008-10-31

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Fri Oct 31 16:27:21 PDT 2008

In this issue:
1.  Architecture Center features four Saturday presentations
2.  CCC anniversary prompts TV program
3.  Willamina group issues new book
4.  Celilo talk planned for Nov. 9
5.  Historic Buncom focus of Oregon story


The four Saturdays in November will each feature a presentation at the
Architectural Heritage Center in Portland.

At 10 a.m. Nov. 1, State Historic Preservation Office staff and the
center's staff will present "New Historic Districts - A Workshop for
Portland Neighborhoods." Learn the basics of how to research and
identify historic properties, how to organize local support for a
historic district, when to involve historic preservation professionals
in a project, and what successful strategies have been used by other

At 10 a.m. Nov. 8, urban planner Richard Ross and center
manager/historian Val Ballestrem will look back at the post-World War II
era, a time society became oriented around the automobile, and why the
freeway antagonists prevailed in "The Road Not Taken: The Mt. Hood
Freeway & the Preservation of Southeast Portland."

At 10 a.m. Nov. 15, designer and historian Bo Sullivan will talk about
the mundane to the out-of-this-world in "Mid-Century Modern Lighting:
Eye Candy for the Jolly Ranchers." The talk, among other things,
includes pull-down *flying saucers* and wagon wheel chandeliers, the
mixture of kitschy nostalgia and modernist optimism that was ubiquitous
in the homes from this era and is finding new popularity today. 

At 10 a.m. Nov. 22, "Foursquare Homes: Quintessential Portland
Architecture" will be presented by architectural historian Jack
Bookwalter. He  will illustrate what constitutes a Foursquare, their
variety of ornamental details, and the hybrid styles that evolved from
its most basic form. 

Pre-registration is recommended for all events by calling 503 231-7264
or go online to www.VisitAHC.org. The AHC is located in the historic
West*s Block Building at 701 SE Grand Ave.


The 75th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps will be
presented in an Oregon Experience program debuting Nov. 3. Oregon hosted
dozens of CCC camps, and their work can be seen in some communities

The program can be seen on both Oregon Public Broadcasting and Southern
Oregon Public Television. Consult listings at www.opb.org or
www.soptv.com for scheduling information.


The Willamina Historical Group has issued a new book about a 1915
murder mystery in the town.

The book, "Fancy Work-The Willamina Murder Quilt," written by Charlene
Brown, explores the twists and turns of the murder, including the
finding of a new suspect, the
gossip and scandal of the town and the changing attitudes of the
citizens toward the victim and the families of the accused.

The Willamina Museum, 188 D St., will host an author signing from 9
a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 7-8 during the Coastal Hills Art Tour, and also have
special displays during the two days.  More information on the artists
and the Willamina museum can be found at http://www.willamina.org .


Center for Columbia River History director Katrine Barber will present
"From Celilo Falls to Lake Celilo," at 2 p.m. Nov. 9  at the Portland
Art Museum.

The free public program is in conjunction with the art  museum's "Wild
Beauty" Exhibition. Lecture ticket does not include museum admission.
Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tickets are available at the door and advance tickets are available

Barber's talk focuses on Celilo Falls and considers the manifold
changes wrought on the Columbia River. Barber is an associate professor
of history at Portland State 
University where she has worked since 2001. She teaches Pacific
Northwest and Western U.S. History, as well as public history courses.
She is on the Native American Studies faculty. 


The latest Oregon 150 newsletter features an Oregon Story by Reeve and
Lyn Hennion on how they bought the historic Buncom Ranch and found a
community. To view the newsletter, visit

CORRECTION:  The films to be shown at the Tamastslikt Cultural
Institute during American Indian Heritage Month. At 2 p.m. Nov. 15, the
film The Exiles, a restored 1961 film by Kent McKenzie about young
American Indians who relocated to Bunker Hill in Los Angeles, will be
presented.  The other two films that had been scheduled that day won't
be shown that day. The CES Wood film about Chief Joseph's advocate has
been changed to 4 p.m. Nov. 22  and will include a talk by producer
Lawrence Cotton. More information is available at
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