[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-06-05

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri Jun 5 10:59:30 PDT 2009

In this issue:
1.  Envisioning Oregon schedules second meeting round
2.  Will Vinton to give tour at OHS on June 20
3.  Advisory board plans June 26 meeting
4.  Flora plans June 20 festivities


With a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) through funds distributed by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the University of Oregon in collaboration with Oregon State University, the Oregon Historical Society, and Lewis & Clark College, is building "Envisioning Oregon." "Envisioning Oregon" is a statewide collaborative project to preserve the living memory of our era and preceding eras through acquiring important collections of historical and literary manuscripts, photographs, organizational records, and sound and video recordings in an intentional and coordinated manner. 

Says James D. Fox, the head of special collections and university archives at the UO Libraries, "Across the state, we understand that no single institution working alone can accomplish the immense task of collecting the rich documentary heritage of Oregon. All repositories in Oregon need to work together to identify and gather the most important collections in our state."

Envisioning Oregon is a statewide project funded by the Oregon State Library through the federal Libraries Services and Technology Act (LSTA). The Oregon LSTA program provides funds in support of projects and programs that meet its defined goals. LSTA is part of a program administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

The project conducted its first round of town hall meetings last fall, and a summary of the meetings' findings is available at the project website at 

The second round of meetings will take place using the following schedule:
June 15, 1 p.m., Portland, City Hall.
June 16, 1 p.m., The Dalles, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.
June 17, 9 a.m., Bend, Central Oregon Community College.
June 18, 9 a.m., Corvallis, OSU Valley Library.
June 19, 9 a.m., Ashland, Southern Oregon University Hannon Library, Meese Room.


Will Vinton, the world-renowned claymation pioneer, will participate in the Oregon Historical Society's Family Day on June 20. 

Children's activities, including sculpting figures with clay and trying their hand at pixelation, begin at 11 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.

Vintor will give a tour of the exhibit, "Amazing World of Claymation" at 1 p.m.   Vinton coined and trademarked the claymation word and created some of the most innovative dimensional animation in history. Vinton has created, directed and produced some of the best-known animated characters in the world, including the California Raisins and the computer-animated M&Ms "Red" and "Yellow."   For more information on the exhibit, visit http://www.ohs.org/exhibits/current/index.cfm


The State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation will meet June 26 in Salem to consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Places for sites in Clackamas, Multnomah and Wallowa counties. The public portion of the meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m. in Room 124 of the North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer St. NE, Salem. A copy of the draft agenda is available at http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/NATREG/docs/sachp_docs/sachp_publicagenda.pdf


The Flora Education Center will conduct its annual school days activities from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 20. Children will be able to try historic activities such as quilting and painting, or learn blacksmithing, felting, weaving, spinning, soapmaking and Dutch oven cooking.

A pair of horse will lead guided tours of the town, while mule and horse-drawn plows will show how farmland is worked. Of course, there will be the traditional pie social. 

Flora is located 37 miles north of Enterprise on Highway 3. For more information, contact floraschool at tds.net
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