[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-03-23

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Mon Mar 23 11:41:32 PDT 2009

In this issue:
1.  Extravaganza interest continues to grow
2.  OHS schedules annual meeting
3.  Architecture Center plans April 18 kitchen tour
4.  Genealogical Forum sets spring seminar
5.  March 28 events at Champoeg, Newell House


People from seven states have already registered for the Northwest History and Heritage Extravaganza that takes place April 15-18 in Portland.

The Extravaganza includes the 10th Oregon Heritage Conference, the 62nd Pacific Northwest History Conference and the annual meetings of the Northwest Archivists and the Northwest Oral History Association. The Extravaganza will have the theme of "Rendezvous 2009!" The goal reflects the sharing of ideas, perspectives, skills and cultures in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest that will take place at the Extravaganza. 
The Extravaganza will inform and inspire people. Attendees will include community leaders, staff and volunteers from historical societies, museums, historic cemeteries, ethnic organizations, schools, historic preservation commissions, humanities groups, the tourism industry, economic development, history buffs and professional historians, archaeologists, youth, and local, tribal, state and federal governments. All will be welcome at the Extravaganza.
The Extravaganza also will include the third annual Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards and presentations by university students who have been selected as Oregon Heritage Fellows.
An Extravaganza registration form is available at the conference website at http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/Conference.shtml  The website also includes a daily listing of the panels, workshops, speakers and tours taking place.


The Oregon Historical Society will host its annual membership meeting and offer Family History Day activities on April 18 at the museum, 1200 SW Park, Portland.

The Family Day activities will begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day. The activities are for people of all ages, and include tours. The membership meeting is scheduled to begin at noon. For additional information, contact OHS at 503-222-1741.


The Architectural Heritage Center in Portland will stage its 11th annual kitchen revival tour from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 18.

The tour includes nine period or historically accurate kitchens in house styles ranging from Queen Anne to mid-century. The year's tour also includes the kitchen in the Pittock Mansion and its 1920s gate house.

For additional information and registration, visit the center's website at www.visitahc.org 


The Genealogical Forum of Oregon will host its spring seminar April 18 at the Milwaukie Elks Lodge, 13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd.

The featured speaker will be Larry Jensen, the author of "A Genealogical  Handbook of German Research." His presentations include determining places of origin of immigrant ancestors, resolving advance research problems, understanding government and record jurisdictions, and maps and atlases.  For more information and registration, visit the Genealogical Forum's website at www.gfo.org or phone 503-963-1932.


Erlinda Gonzales-Berry explores the past 75 years of Mexican family contributions to the cultural and economic landscape of Oregon in a presentation "Sojourners, Settlers and New Immigrants: Mexicanos in Oregon" at 2 p.m. March 28 at Champoeg State Heritage Area. She will  highlight their sustained practices of community-building and struggles for integration, drawing on her extensive fieldwork, newspaper articles, archival photographs, and agency reports to provide a rich portrait of a vibrant community.  Friends of Historic Champoeg presents this program with the cooperation of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.   For more information about programs contact Kim Martin at 503-678-1649 or kim at champoeg.org.

Nearby at 1:30 p.m. March 28 at the Robert Newell House Museum, 8089 Champoeg Rd. NE, the museum will host the premier performance of "Joe Meek & Doc Newell Alive!" in conjunction with Newell's 202nd birthday.  Al LePage, appearing as "Doc Newell" and Bob Hart as "Joe Meek" have created a program about these men's lives.  The free event is sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution in commemoration of Oregon's 150th birthday. For more information contact the museum's director, Judy Van Atta, at 503-678-5537 or visit www.newellhouse.com . 
Oregon Heritage News is a service of the Oregon Heritage Commission, which can be contacted at heritage.info at state.or.us 

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