[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-04-27

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Mon Apr 27 15:39:24 PDT 2009

In this issue:
1.  Champoeg plans several Founders Day activities
2.  Howard joins Cultural Trust staff
3.  Communal program set for May 2 in Aurora
4.  Speaker series links to demographic exhibit
5.  Historic preservation month calendar available online


The Friends of Historic Champoeg will host several activities at
Champoeg State Heritage Area as part of their Founders Day events on May
>From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. watch the Oregon Draft Horse Breeders Association
in its 43rd annual competition.  Many teams of horses will compete
against one another and work the soil to get it ready to plant oat hay.
The Fort Vancouver blacksmiths are returning to pound iron on their
vintage forges near the horse plowing area. At 1 p.m. at the Pioneer
Memorial Pavilion, speakers and musicians will perform and a new Oregon
Heritage Tree will be dedicated. People can also purchase a stamp
cancellation specific to Champoeg and St. Paul, and savor special
cookies in the shape of Oregon.

Friends of Historic Champoeg is a non-profit organization committed to
interpreting the cultural and natural history of Champoeg State Heritage
Area.  For more information about this event, please contact Kim Martin
at 503-678-1649 or kim at champoeg.org, or visit www.champoeg.org.


The Oregon Cultural Trust has named Kimberly Howard as Trust manager. 

Howard joins the Cultural Trust from Portland*s Interstate Firehouse
Cultural Center, where she was managing director for 2-1/2 years.  Prior
to that, she was the education/outreach director for Artists Repertory
Theatre.  She serves on the board of Northwest Business for Culture and
the Arts and represents Oregon on the Western States Arts Federation's
regional Multicultural Task Force.

In addition to being an arts administrator, Howard is an accomplished
actress, with credits in New York, the Williamstown Theatre Festival and
several Portland theaters.     She holds an MFA in acting from Columbia
University and has taught theater at Walla Walla College. Howard
received her BA from Pacific Union College, where she majored in

The Oregon Cultural Trust is a statewide private-public program raising
significant new funds to support and protect Oregon*s arts, humanities
and heritage.  In addition to the creation of a permanent endowment,
funds are distributed annually through three multi-faceted, wide-ranging
grant programs.  Donors to the Trust are
eligible for a 100 percent Oregon income tax credit for contributions
of up to $500 for individuals, $1,000 for couples filing jointly and
$2,500 for corporations.

For more information, call (503) 986-0088 or visit


The Aurora Colony Historical Society presents "Telling the Communal
Story: History, Oral Traditions, and Perception," the inaugural program
of a "Communal Humanities" series, six public programs funded in part by
the Oregon Council for the Humanities and co-sponsored by the Oregon
Cultural Heritage Commission. The program will take place at 1 p.m. May
2 at the Pythian Hall, Second and Liberty streets, Aurora.

This session explores how stories of communal groups in Oregon have
been documented and shared among descendants, other communities, and the
general public.  Panelists include Jane Kirkpatrick, author of the "Emma
Trilogy" on the Aurora Colony and "Aurora: An American Experience in
Quilt, Community and Craft"; Patrick Harris, curator of the Aurora
Colony Historical Society; and Linda Long, manuscripts librarian at the
University of Oregon Libraries. The panel will be led by Jim Kopp,
author of "Eden Within Eden: Oregon's Utopian Heritage".

This program is open to the public with no admission charge.  For
additional information, contact kopp at lclark.edu  or see


The Lane County Historical Museum is beginning a series of public
programs entitled "Thursday Nights at the Museum" to accompany its
"Changing Demographics: The People of Lane County" exhibition. The April
30 program will be "Two Way Seeing" by Shannon Applegate and Esther
Stutzman. Other programs include Patricia Cortez speaking May 14 about
her native country of El Salvador and her quest for political asylum and
Mark Harris and Cheri Turpin on May 28 talking about "We, Too, Are
Eugene," the African American experience.

All programs will begin at 7 p.m.. Admission is free. The Lane County
Historical Society & Museum endeavors to make Lane County history
appreciated and enjoyed by the public. The museum is located at 740 West
13th Ave., Eugene, next to the Lane County Fairgrounds.  For more
information call 541-682-4242 or visit


The Heritage Programs Division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation
Department is compiling a calendar of historic preservation activities
during May, which is National Historic Preservation Month. You can see
the current calendar at

If you have additional events to add to it, send an email with all
information about them to heritage.programs at state.or.us 
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