[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2008-09-22

Heritage Info Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Mon Sep 22 14:18:45 PDT 2008

In this issue:
1.  Tour and demonstration offered at Evergreen Cemetery
2.  October open house list available
3.  Forest Grove tour planned for Saturday
4.  Disaster workshop still has openings
5. History education clearinghouse announced


A free tour highlighting historic figures buried at Evergreen Cemetery
and a decorative craft demonstration will take place Sept. 26 at the
cemetery in Ontario. The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will
host the event.

Kathy Daly of the City of Ontario Parks and Cemeteries Department will
coordinate the tour that begins at 4 p.m. Following the tour, Judy
Juntunen and Robert Keeler, members of the Oregon Commission on Historic
Cemeteries, will demonstrate the decorative craft of foil gravestone
rubbing and give folks a chance to try this fun decorative craft.

*It takes a little practice, but the results are beautiful,* says

Using heavyweight craft foil, an assortment of blunt wooden tools, and
a measure of patience and attention to detail, one can create an
embossed replica of the decorative and artistic carving found on many
early tombstones. The technique causes no harm to the stone and results
in a piece of art which can be matted, framed and hung on the wall, or
in smaller versions, strung in a window, or used as a holiday ornament. 

The tour and demonstration are being offered to the public along with
several other sessions by Heritage Programs Division of Oregon Parks and
Recreation Department. Other programs include a National Register
designation and historic site interpretation workshop, a cemetery marker
care and repair workshop, and a Heritage Programs open house. Please
contact Kuri Gill, Historic Cemeteries Program coordinator, at
Kuri.Gill at state.or.us or (503) 986-0685 for more information, or
visit www.oregonheritage.org 


October open houses for properties in the National Register of Historic
Places are scheduled in Albany, Ashland, Astoria, Baker City, Bend,
Brookings, Central Point, Coburg, Cottage Grove, Eugene, Grants Pass,
Hood River, Independence, Jacksonville, Lake Oswego, Neahkahnie,
Newberg, Medford, Pendleton, Portland, Roseburg, Salem, Silverton and
The Dalles.
The month*s schedule features a post office in The Dalles, a Masonic
lodge in Pendleton, a farmstead in Oregon City, a theater in Grants
Pass, and several apartments are among 86 houses and buildings extending
the public invitation.  Owners receive tax relief under the state's
special assessment program, which freezes a property's assessed value
for 15 years. Owners of commercial properties may reapply for an
additional 15 years.
A complete schedule of the open houses is on the Internet at


The Friends of Historic Forest Grove will offer a tour from 1 p.m.-5
p.m. Sept. 27 that will include four historic homes, the South Pacific
Railroad Red Electric Train Station and College Hall on the Pacific
University campus. Tickets will be available at the old train
station/Burlingham Building, 1936 19th Ave., from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Additional information is available at  www.historicforestgrove.org.


A few spots remain in the last Oregon WESTPAS disaster preparedness
workshop. Its two sessions will take place on Oct. 16 and Nov. 13 at the
Beaverton City Library. Kris Kern, the preservation librarian at
Portland State University, is the workshop instructor. 

Participants will prepare short assignments prior to the first session;
between sessions, they will undertake additional assignments resulting
in a completed disaster plan at the end of Part 2. Upon completion, the
institution will be invited to join an informal network of WESTPAS
trained personnel to provide mutual aid in the event of emergencies
involving collections in the region.

Pre-registration is required and can be completed at 
http://tinyurl.com/5w2m6n  For registration assistance contact: Kathy
Krause krause at plsinfo.org .
For general and content information contact: Julie Page
jpage at westpas.org


The National History Education Clearinghouse, an online project that
brings K-12 U.S. history teachers high-quality support and resources,
has been
launched by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason
University and the History Education Group at Stanford University.

The website at http://teachinghistory.org includes up-to-date history
education news, a gateway to history websites and primary source
archives, history lesson plans and lesson plan reviews, examples of
historical thinking and teaching and more. For more information, contact
info at teachinghistory.org or call toll-free at
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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