[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-03-19

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Mar 19 13:30:16 PDT 2009

In this issue:
1. Preservation topics found throughout Extravaganza
2.  Civil War in Oregon featured in historian's talk
3.  Oregon 150 releases commemorative magazine
4.  Tour focuses on historic discrimination sites
5.  Collections access manager position open


Panels, workshops and other activities will keep people with an
interest in historic preservation busy April 15-18 at the Northwest
History and Heritage Extravaganza in Portland.

Among historic preservation topics at the conference are "Being Green
Isn't Easy: Balancing Sustainability and Historic Preservation;" 
Northwest architectural history; dealing with potentially historic, yet
recent structures; the Main Street program; and the National Register
nomination process. 

Workshops will cover masonry matters and window repair.

Historic preservation tours will also include the Fort Vancouver
National Historic Reserve, historic Edgefield, and the Columbia Gorge
highway. In addition, the Extravaganza coincides with the 11th annual
kitchen revival tour sponsored by the Architectural Heritage Center.

The Northwest History and Heritage Extravaganza, includes the 2009
Oregon Heritage Conference, the Pacific Northwest History Conference and
the annual meetings of the Northwest Archivists and the Northwest Oral
History Association.
The conference hotel will be the Holiday Inn at the Portland Airport.
For reservations made until March 23, the hotel will offer a special
Extravaganza/Conference rate for lodging during the event.  To make a
reservation, contact 1-800-315-2621 and ask for the Oregon Heritage
Conference/Northwest History and Heritage Extravaganza rate.

The conference website, which includes complete session information and
a registration form, is located at

Information about the kitchen tour is available at:


Robert K. Sutton, the chief historian of the National Park Service,
will speak March 24 on the Civil War in Oregon as part of the Oregon
Historical Society's Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum.

Sutton, who launched his career in Oregon, has served as the
Superintendent of Manassas National Battlefield Park and directed the
Historic Preservation and Historical Administration public history
programs at Arizona State University. He has published several books,
articles and reviews on public history. One of his primary interests is
preparing for the Civil War Sesquicentennial.

Since 1998, the Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum has
provided a broad perspective on United States history by presenting the
nation's top scholars and writers. Most featured lecturers have won a
Pulitzer Prize or National Book Award for their writing, and many are
among the most revered academicians in the nation

Sutton's presentation is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Antoinette Hatfield
Hall of the Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland. For
information, visit www.ohs.org  For tickets, contact 503.248.4335 or


Sagacity Media and Oregon 150 have released the official commemorative
sesquicentennial magazine to retailers across the state. Dedicated by
Governor Ted Kulongoski and the Oregon 150 Board of Directors, this book
is the official guide to Oregon*s sesquicentennial celebration. All
proceeds of the book will be given to Oregon 150 to help fund
sesquicentennial events.

The first printing of 50,000 copies have been distributed statewide on
newsstands and placed in  retail stores. Three quarters of this issue
are devoted to Oregon stories being gathered by Oregon 150, a photo
gallery which will start with pre-statehood, and then followed by the
first, second, and third 50-year spans with a look to the future.
Profiles of landmark personalities are also included. In addition, a
special advertising section celebrates the deep roots and the present
and future of the business community.

For more information, visit http://www.oregon150.org/hot-news/ 


The Oregon Area Jewish Committee and the Oregon Jewish Museum will
present a three-hour tour March 29 to explore Portland*s history of
discrimination. A group of experts will ride the bus to offer commentary
and insight. The bus leaves the museum at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 12:30
p.m. The tour is o-sponsored by the Fair Housing Council of Oregon. For
more information and registration, visit


The Oregon Historical Society is currently recruiting for a Collections
Access Manager.  The person in this position will manage the Oregon
Historical Society*s historical archives and photograph collections
and will make them available for public education in a variety of media.
The Collections Access Manager is also responsible for creating and
maintaining records of the Historical Society's archival collections in
paper, electronic databases, and digital media and will ensure that the
collections are cared for appropriately. The position will be posted
until filled. For information about the position and how to apply, visit

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