[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-07-09

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Jul 9 11:20:41 PDT 2009

In this issue:
1.  Tours of archaeological site offered at Champoeg
2.  Brauner to review progress during talk
3.  150-mile exhibit opens in Marion County
4.  Historic aspects of Forest Park in new Portland exhibit
5.  Headstone workshop scheduled Aug. 10 in Coos Bay


Champoeg State Heritage Area will offer special Oregon 150 archaeological tours during July beginning July 10.

The tours will allow visitors to observe an archaeological dig by Oregon State University summer field school students under the direction of David Brauner, an anthropology professor at OSU. Park staff and Brauner will lead the tours from 10-11:30 a.m. on Fridays (July 10, 17, 24 and 31), and on Wednesdays (July 15, 22 and 29) through the remainder of the month. 

An overview of the historic Champoeg townsite will launch the tours in the parking area by the Pioneer Mothers Cabin, 8035 Champoeg Rd NE. Visitors will be led from there onto the site of the dig. The archaeological project is part of continuing research into early pioneer settlement at Champoeg.


In conjunction with the archeological field school at Champoeg State Heritage Area, OSU professor David Brauner will speak at the Robert Newell House Museum, 8089 Champoeg Rd. NE, at 7 p.m. July 16.

During his presentation, Brauner will explain the significance of some of the thousands of varied artifacts so far unearthed, and their relevance to Champoeg life more than 150 years ago. There is an admission charge. For more information, contact Judy Van Atta at Robert Newell House Museum, 503-678-5537 or www.newellhouse.com  or Kim Martin, at 503-678-1649, or kim at champoeg.org.


Begin your trip of the Marion County 150 Miles for 150 years passport tour at the new companion exhibit located at the Marion County Historical Society.

The Marion County Historical Society has opened its new exhibit "150 Miles of History, a Trip Around Marion County" that is a historical journey of the county's 20 incorporated cities. With more than 150 photographs from the society's collection and artifacts of every day life and work in the county, the exhibit gives a glimpse of the county over the past 150 years and before statehood.

The exhibit is open noon-4 p.m.Tuesday-Saturday at the society's museum, 260 12th St. SE, on the northwest corner of the Mission Mill Museum complex. For more information, contact (503) 364-2128 or mchs at marionhistory.org. 


Beginning on July 12, visitors to the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum, in partnership with the Forest Park Conservancy, will see 45 images of Forest Park taken by local photographer Bruce MacGregor. The exhibit will be on view through Sept. 27 and is included with museum admission.

Covering 5,400 acres and with a history that dates back to the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Forest Park has endured fires, logging, and real estate development to become one of the nation's largest forested city parks.  For a period of over two years, MacGregor hiked about 200 miles through the park to capture the usual, and unusual, landscape of Portland's crown jewel.

The World Forestry Center is five minutes from downtown Portland, just off Highway 26 and is also accessible by MAX light rail line. Visitors are encouraged to ride MAX or take TriMet bus #63.  For more information, please call 503-228-1367 or visit www.worldforestry.org.


The Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery presents noted mason and historic stone conservator Jonathan Appell in a workshop on headstone conservation and restoration beginning at 10 a.m. Aug. 10.  Appell is the founder of New England Cemetery Services of West Hartford, Conn., and a board member of the American Gravestone Society. 

This cemetery conservation workshop will be held at the Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery at 7th & Ingersoll, adjoining Marshfield High School in Coos Bay.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, and there is a suggested donation.  For more information or to register, call 541-269-7832 or email cbcemetery at att.net.

Check out the website of the Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery designed by students at Southwestern Oregon Community College<http://cbcemetery.home.att.net/>.
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