[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-04-03

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri Apr 3 15:37:12 PDT 2009

In this issue:
1.  Heritage Tree to be dedicated in Portland
2.  Award events taking place in Salem
3.  Baker City museum opens two exhibits
4.  Publication exchange planned at Extravaganza
5.  Powerhouse featured in Oregon City exhibit


The Dosch Yellow Bellflower Apple Tree will be dedicated into the
Oregon Heritage Tree Program at 10 a.m. April 8.  The ceremony, which is
free and open to the public, will be held at the tree which is located
at 4700 SW Campbell Court in the Dosch Estates neighborhood south of
Sunset Boulevard. Parking is available at the Park and Ride lot at the
corner of Sunset Boulevard and Dosch Road where a shuttle van will take
visitors to the tree.

The Dosch Yellow Bellflower Apple, planted in 1850, is the oldest,
living grafted apple tree in the western United States.  It is original
stock from the pioneer Luelling and Meek Nursery of Milwaukie that was
transported over the Oregon Trail in 1847.  Jim Driscoll, great-great
grandson of Colonel Henry E. Dosch and owner of the historic Dosch
house, will be the featured speaker at the event.  

The Oregon Heritage Tree Program was established in 1995 by the Oregon
Travel Information Council and was the first state-sponsored heritage
tree program in the nation.  The Dosch Yellow Bellflower Apple is the
state's 46th Oregon Heritage Tree.


Salem resident Virginia Green has been recognized with the first annual
Visionary Award for exemplifying the spirit of Salem*s Vision 2020 by
her leadership and commitment to the long-term vitality of its city
center.  She has advocated for Salem*s history and historic
properties.  She developed and maintained the Salem Historical Quarterly
web site and blog, and participated in efforts to bring greater
collaboration among Salem*s historic assets and cultural resources. 
Green was instrumental in the development of the historic markers and
wrote descriptions for each of the downtown historic buildings.

Meanwhile, Mission Mill Museum will host its 17th annual Heritage
Awards Ceremony The event will include living history actors portraying 
Joe Meek and Doc
Newell. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. April 16 at the Redhawk
Winery, 2995 Michigan City Ave. NW.  Seating is limited. Make
reservations by calling Mission Mill
Museum at 503-585-7012.


Featured in the new "Lost Towns of Baker County" exhibit at the Baker
Heritage Museum are photos, documents and artifacts from nine towns that
flourished during the 
county*s mining heyday. One of the towns, Auburn, was the second
largest city in Oregon in 1862 with a population of 6,000 * nothing
remains of the town today. Another exhibit "Buildings and Businesses" 
highlights 14 historic buildings within Baker City*s historic

The Baker Heritage Museum, at 2480 Grove St., is open daily from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. through October.  For more information, phone 541-523-9308.   


Do you have Northwest history and heritage books and booklets that you
no longer use? The Northwest History and Heritage Extravaganza will have
a table set aside so that individuals and organizations may exchange
surplus items at no cost. The table will be set up on Friday, April 17,
in the Supply Store Exhibit Hall at the conference.

While you are in the Supply Store Exhibit Hall, you can also visit
nearly two dozen book publishers, nonprofit organizations, suppliers of
heritage materials and services, authors and others who will be there to
show and sell the latest in the Northwest history, heritage and
preservation fields.

The Northwest History and Heritage Extravaganza taking place April
15-18 at the Holiday Inn at the Portland Airport uses the rendezvous as
its theme. It combines the Pacific Northwest History Conference, the
Oregon Heritage Conference and the annual meetings of the Northwest
Archivists and the Northwest Oral History Association. For more
information and registration, visit the conference website at


The second "Art Contemplates Industry" exhibit, featuring the historic
Hawley Powerhouse at Willamette Falls, is showing at the Willamette
Falls Hospital Gallery in Oregon City, under the joint auspices of the
Clackamas County Arts Action Alliance's 2009 'Art in public spaces'
program and the  Willamette Falls Hospital Foundation.

The show illustrates the 1916 powerhouse, which was torn down after 17
artists captured their images last summer. This effort has produced two
collections of paintings, prints, video and three-dimensional art about
Clackamas County's old hydropower plants. The exhibit is on display at
the hospital gallery until May 14.

Meanwhile, the Foundation is accepting applications from people who
want to participate in a plein air opportunity at the historic Bull Run
powerhouse on the Bull Run River. The application deadline is April 10. 
For more information and an application, visit
www.artcontemplatesindustry.com or contact Sandy Carter at
willamettefalls at msn.com or 503-650-9570.
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