[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-02-27

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Fri Feb 27 13:16:43 PST 2009

In this issue:
1.  Extravaganza's second day full of events
2.  Century Farm applications available
3.  Blue Book features historic farms
4.  Kitchen, neighborhood talks at architecture center


Four workshops, a tribal welcoming ceremony, tours, a half dozen panel
sessions, four board and commission meetings, and an evening of
Northwest movie viewing are planned for the second day of the Northwest
History and Heritage Extravaganza.

The conference takes place April 15-18 in Portland, with most of the
activities at the Holiday Inn at the Portland Airport.

The April 16 workshop topics include cultural institution management,
basic oral history, collections policies and deaccessioning, and
historic window repair. Tours of the Vancouver National Historic Reserve
and the Edgefield Manor are being planned. Panels will explore the
National Register nomination process, 21st century media, volunteer
management, film preservation, special collections cataloging, and the
relationship of Oregon's cities and countryside during the past 150

The Oregon Heritage Commission and the Oregon Commission on Historic
Cemeteries will meet, as will the boards of the Northwest Archivists and
the Northwest Oral History Association. 

Information about the Extravaganza is available at
http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/Conference.shtml , including links
to the preconference program and details about the April 15 and April 16

The Holiday Inn is providing a special conference rate for lodging. The
deadline for obtaining the rate is March 23. To make a reservation,
contact 1-800-315-2621 and ask for the Oregon Heritage
Conference/Northwest History and Heritage Extravaganza rate.


Applications are now being accepted for Century Farm & Ranch Program
designation. The program honors farm and ranch families who have worked
the same land for at least 100 years.  The program is administered
through the Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation and is partially
funded by the Oregon Farm Bureau, the Oregon Historical Society, State
Historic Preservation Office, the Oregon Department of Agriculture,
various county farm bureaus, agriculture-based organizations, and

Family farmers and ranchers throughout Oregon are encouraged to apply
by the June 1 deadline.  Successful applicants receive a personalized
certificate, with acknowledgment by the Governor and the Director of the
Oregon Department of Agriculture.  A durable metal road sign to identify
the family*s farm or ranch as having historic Century status is also
available.  Each family will be honored during a special ceremony and
reception at the Oregon State Fair in September.

Since the start of the program in 1958, 1082 farms and ranches across
the State have been registered.  Oregon has one of the oldest
agricultural heritage programs of this type in the entire nation.

A formal application process is required to be considered for the
formal century status. To receive the application guidelines and the
official form, please contact Glenn Mason, Oregon Century Farm & Ranch
Program Coordinator at (503) 297-5892 or orcentury at juno.com or you may
download the application guidelines from the Department of Agriculture
website at:  http://oregon.gov/ODA/cfr.shtml.


The Oregon Blue Book, a guidebook and website packed full of
information about the state, includes a special section this year
featuring long-time farm families. Filled with farm history, historic
photographs and current photographs, the exhibit illustrates life over
the decades on some of the remaining 150-year-old gems of Oregon

For a look at the web exhibit, go to

The Oregon Blue Book is the state's official directory and fact book.
It contains listings and functional descriptions of government agencies
and educational institutions. It also features an almanac, maps, facts
about Oregon history and elections, as well as information on the arts,
media, and other cultural institutions in Oregon. The hardcopy Blue Book
is available from a number of bookstores in Oregon. You can also order a
copy from the Secretary of State's Office.


The Architectural Heritage Center will feature programs on the modern
kitchen and Ladd's addition in Portland during March.

Karla Pearlstein will explain the evolution of the kitchen from the
late 19th to the mid-20th century at 10 a.m. March 7. Using images from
period magazines, brochures and catalogs, this program will show how the
kitchen evolved from a water pump, a few pieces of free-standing
furniture and a wood cook stove.

Urban planner and Ladd's addition resident Richard Ross will tell the
history of William Ladd's visionary 1891 planned community. He will also
show the Ladd family's impact on the city of Portland today. His
presentation will be at 10 a.m. March 14.

Pre-registration is strongly suggested, and can be done at the center's
website www.visitahc.org 
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