[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-01-13

Heritage Info Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Tue Jan 13 14:24:55 PST 2009

In this issue:
1.  National organization to give workshops at Extravaganza
2.  Five farms to receive sesquicentennial awards
3.  Renovation, style presentations set for Portland
4.  Historic Oregon art on exhibit in Benton County


Two intensive workshops to improve the use of oral history materials
and the management of cultural institutions will be offered during the
Northwest History and Heritage Extravaganza in April in Portland.

Northwest Archivists are partnering with the Society of American
Archivists to offer *Using Oral Histories: Publications, Exhibits,
Internet and Management of Cultural Institutions.* The workshop will
give practical information to develop and implement oral history-based
forms of outreach. Instructor Fred Calabretta explores traditional
outreach tools (such as publications, exhibits, and audio and video
programs) as well as newer technologies, including the Internet and

Calabretta is curator of collections and oral historian at the Mystic
Seaport museum in Connecticut. He curated an exhibition *Stonington
Fishing Fleet: Tradition and Transition* based on a three-year oral
history project documenting the lives and traditions of Connecticut*s
last remaining commercial fishing fleet.

In a second workshop, professionals in cultural organizations can learn
to balance their technical skills with those needed to manage, plan,
lead, and finance their institutions and their employees. *Management
of Cultural Institutions* will offer awareness and tools related to
leadership, management, communication, staff and other challenges. The
workshop instructor will be Tom Wilsted, an archival consultant
specializing in archival facilities and archival management. He was
elected as an SAA Fellow in 2008. 

The Northwest History and Heritage Extravaganza, including these two
workshops, will take place April 15-18 in Portland. It includes the
Oregon Heritage Conference, the Pacific Northwest History Conference and
the annual meetings of the Northwest Archivists and the Northwest Oral
History Association. The mix of presentations that would normally be
done separately at these annual events will be exceptionally exciting
when they are combined at the Extravaganza.

The Extravaganza theme of *Rendezvous* reflects the sharing of
ideas, perspectives, skills and cultures in Oregon and the Pacific
Northwest.  The Extravaganza website, which includes a link to workshop
registration, is located at

For additional information, David Bogan at
Heritage.Programs at state.or.us or (503) 986-0671.


The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program will present on Feb. 14 its
second Sesquicentennial Awards to five Oregon families who have
continuously farmed portions of their original family acreage for 150
years or more. The event will take place at 1 p.m. in the State

The families being honored in 2009 are: Donald C. Goodrich & Eunice M.
Goodrich, William Goodrich farm (founded 1848), Yamhill County; Marian
L. Gray, Jeremiah Rowland farm (1844), Yamhill County; William Hoyt, Ira
Hawley farm (1852), Lane County; Leland R. Montgomery, William Grimes
Montgomery farm (1855), Linn County; and, Rebecca Owen, Nicholas
Sprenger farm (1852), Linn County.

Of the 1,082 recognized Century Farms and Ranches in Oregon, there are
over 400 that were established prior to 1859, the year Oregon became a
state.  Many of those that do remain date back to the Oregon Donation
Land Law of 1850.  That federal legislation validated legal title to
land already claimed by white settlers in Oregon Territory and served as
an inducement to encourage additional immigration to Oregon by offering
substantial acreage of free land.

The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program is administered through the
Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation and is supported in part by a
partnership of the Oregon Farm Bureau, Oregon State Parks and Recreation
Department, Oregon Department of Agriculture, and the Oregon Historical
Society, along with additional funding from the Wheat Growers
Association, the Hazelnut Marketing Board, Tillamook County Creamery
Association, other agri-businesses, various Oregon county farm bureaus,
and many individuals.


The Architectural Heritage Center will present two programs on building
renovation and one on house styles during the next month.

Barbara Zeal, programs coordinator for the Oregon Lead Poisoning
Prevention Program, will talk at 10 a.m. Jan. 24 on "Lead Paint: How to
Safely Work on Older Homes." Participants will learn what lead poisoning
is, why it is important to work lead-safe, and how to reduce lead
exposure risks when repairing, renovating or painting older homes.

At 10 a.m. Jan. 31, Jane Morrison will present an overview of typical
Northwest housing styles and their variations. The seminar is perfect
for those beginning to make rehabilitation plans or for Realtors who are
marketing vintage homes.

"Painting Your Bungalow -- Inside and Out" is the topic that
Portland-based designer and architectural consultant Stephanie Brown
will present at 10 a.m. Feb. 7.  Using her own demonstration wall, she
will show how color selection and placement can transform a bungalow.

Pre-registration is recommended for the sessions and can be done at
www.visitahc.org All of the presentations will take place at the
center, 701 SE Grand Ave.


In recognition of Oregon's statehood sesquicentennial, the Benton
County Historical Society is exhibiting "150 Years of Oregon Art"
through Feb. 28. 

Paintings and sculpture by Oregon artists are the emphasis of the
exhibition.  Some of the Oregon art to be exhibited was commissioned by
the Federal Works Project Administration during the 1930s, including
Conrad Pedersen's painting "Portland Landscape" and Duck and Beaver
statues carved by Robert E. Harbison in 1934.  

Located six miles west of Corvallis at 1101 Main St., Philomath, the
museum is open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Additional
information is available at www.bentoncountymuseum.org 
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