[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-05-26

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue May 26 16:08:56 PDT 2009

In this issue:
1.  Jacksonville plans sesquicentennial events
2.  Federal building history lesson plan developed
3.  Lecture scheduled in Newport
4.  Workshops scheduled at Baker City


Jacksonville will mark Oregon's sesquicentennial with a parade and
other heritage activities June 13-14. 

A parade at 10 a.m. June 13 will be built around the theme of "150
Years Living In and Loving Oregon" and feature covered wagons; an
oxen-pulled wagon; mounted posse; historic cars, fire trucks and
tractors, and draft horse teams. Other weekend activities include a
Civil War encampment, covered wagon camp, historical displays, antiques,
old time cars, old West re-enactments, shootouts, outhouse race,
calliope, beard-growing contest, horse-shoeing, and snake-oil salesmen.
People can have an old-time photo taken, hear cowboy poetry, take
horse-drawn wagon rides, go on trail walks,  and tour the cemetery.

For more information, contact Sharon Wesner Becker at 541- 326-6832 or
the City of Jacksonville at 541-899-1231. 


A new interactive lesson plan focuses on three historic federal
buildings."Federal Courthouses and Post Offices: Symbols of Pride and
Permanence in American Communities", found at
http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp or
www.gsa.gov/historicpreservation, was created by the National Park
Service and the U.S. General Services Administration in partnership with
the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers. 

*Bricks and mortar can be windows into the past,* said Dan Wenk of
the National Park Service. *I hope that teachers and parents will take
advantage of this lesson plan exploring the connections between public
buildings and the people they serve and utilize information available
about the National Register of Historic Places.* 

The lesson plan includes information about the design and construction
of the 1875 Pioneer Courthouse in Portland; the 1916 federal courthouse
in Denver; and the 1932 Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse and Custom House in
Louisville, Ken.. It also contains histories, photographs, a map,
learning activities, and a supplementary resources section. 

Federal Courthouses is the 136th Teaching with Historic Places online
lesson plan. This National Park Service series uses the National
Register of Historic Places to enrich traditional classroom instruction
of history, social studies, civics, and other subjects. The lessons are
indexed by states, historic themes, time periods, learning skills, and
history and social studies standards to help teachers use them


In a presentation scheduled for 2 p.m. June 7 at the Carriage House of
the Lincoln County Historical Society, Diane L. Goeres-Gardner will
explore "Justice in Frontier Oregon, 1851-1905." She will discuss
changing attitudes and perceptions of justice from the 1850 hanging of
Native Americans for to 1905 when the last execution in Oregon outside
of a state penitentiary took place. 

Gardner is the author of "Necktie Parties: Legal Executions in Oregon,
1851-1905" and "Murder, Morality and Madness: Women Criminals in Early

The Lincoln County Historical Society is located at 545 SW Ninth St.,
Newport.  The program is free and open to the public.  For more
information, call 541-265-7509.


The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center near Baker City
has a variety of educational workshops scheduled through the summer. All
workshops are related to pioneer era crafts and skills. Dutch oven
cooking will be featured May 30, storytelling on June 19, sketching June
20-21, journaling June 27-28 and blacksmithing Sept. 12-13. , and to
developing a better understanding of America*s frontier roots. 

All workshops have limited space; pre-registration is required. Some of
the workshops have age limits.  Fees are required for most of the
workshops. For more information or to register call 541-523-1843 or
e-mail OR_NHOTIC_Mail at blm.gov.  
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