[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-11-24

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Nov 24 09:06:33 PST 2009

In this issue:
1.  Several communities plan holiday home tours
2.  Museum at Warm Springs hosts member exhibit
3.  Historic water photos placed online
4.  Words, water workshop set for February
5.  Public historians seek poster offerings
6.  Heritage programs offices closed Friday


Albany, Astoria, Aurora and Oregon City-West Linn are among the places you can take holiday tours during the coming month.

Albany: The 30th annual Christmas tour of historic homes, churches, buildings and library will take place from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 13. The tour will feature six historic homes (listed on the ticket with a map), which have been restored and decorated for the holidays. Along with the homes on tour, guests will visit the Whitespires
Church, The United Presbyterian Church, the Albany Regional Museum, the Monteith House Museum, the Carnegie Library, the Carousel Art Studio and Dentzel American Carousel Museum, and the train house presented by St. Mary's Church. Alice Cotton, author and illustrator of "When Buildings Speak", will be featured for a free reading and book signing at 1 p.m. at the Oregon Language Center, 237 3rd Ave SW. The tour is coordinated by Albany's Historical Interior Tour Committee and sponsored by the Albany Visitors Association. Ticket sales begin at 1 p.m. on tour day at the Albany Visitors Association, 250 Broadalbin Ave SW #110. For more information, contact 800-526-2256 or (541) 928-0911 or www.albanyvisitors.com 

Astoria: The Lower Columbia Preservation Society has scheduled its fifth annual holiday home tour from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 13.  The tour will showcase six historic homes dating from the late 1800s to the early 1940s.  They include a 1932 Storybook-style English Cottage overlooking Smith Lake in Warrenton that was built for a member of the Cherry family of Astoria; the former Knappton Towboat Co., now a vacation inn; a 1921 Craftsman home designed by Astoria architect John Wicks, for Captain Fritz Elfving, owner of the North Beach Ferry Co.; a large 1890 Victorian with three fireplaces,  a music room and a library; a 1941 colonial revival, designed by architect  Eino Issacson for Thomas Sandoz, the general manager of the Bumble Bee Cannery; and a classic 1923 Craftsman bungalow, built by 65 year-old William Anderson, for his new wife, Katie Leaf Anderson, features, leaded glass windows, pocket doors, oak with walnut trim floors and an original built-in buffet.    Tickets may be purchased at locations in Astoria, Gearhart, Seaside and Long Beach. For additional information, call (503) 338-7425 or visit www.lcpsweb.org .  
Aurora: The Old Aurora Colony Museum is taking reservations for candlelight tours taking place from 4:30-6 p.m. Dec. 5-6.  The tour features an actor portraying a New York newspaper reporter visiting the colony in 1873. Vignettes of colony families re-enacting their history will be presented every 15 minutes. Reservations are required. Tickets are available at the Old Aurora Colony Museum at Second and Liberty streets, by phone at 503-678-5754 and email at info at auroracolony.org , or at its website  www.auroracolony.org 

Oregon City/West Linn: The Historic Oregon City Heritage Coordinating Committee and the Old Home Forum are presenting a self-guided Christmas parlour tour of historic sites from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 12.  Each of the 12 historic sites will be decorated for the holidays. The age of the sites ranges from 1845 to 1927.  Styles range from classical revival to colonial.  Tickets will be available by mail from Old Home Forum, PO Box 247, West Linn, OR 97068 or at Oregon City Antique Mall, 502 7th St. For more information, contact 503-656-3912.


The Museum at Warm Springs is hosting the 16th Annual Tribal Member Art Exhibit through Jan. 3.  The exhibit includes works ranging from contemporary basket weaving to traditional regalia.

In addition, the museum will host an art market Nov. 28-29. For more information, visit www.museumatwarmsprings.org or phone 541-553-3331.


The Oregon State University Archives has added two sets of  Western Waters related images to its Flickr Commons locations. One set, "Dam It!," includes dam-related images while another shows Celilo Falls pictures, with subsequent sets for salmon fishing and waterfalls. These are in addition to historic photos from each of Oregon's river drainages that were part of its statehood sesquicentennial efforts also posted on Flickr.
The new collection grew out of an interest from the Greater Western Library Alliance's Digital Collections Committee, which was thinking about how to spotlight the collections featured in the Western Waters Digital Library.
To view OSU's Western Waters collection, visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/osucommons/collections/72157622545937447/ 


2008 James B. Castles Fellow Chad Wriglesworth, will present a free workshop for history, English, social studies and language arts teachers from 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 20 at the Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver.  "Word, Water, and Work: Literature and History in the Columbia River Basin" will introduce educators to poets, novelists and essayists who have written about the social and ecological transformation of the Columbia River Basin, from the 1930s to the present.

Participants will be provided with illustrative examples of ways that regional history and literature can be integrated into the classroom by investigating places such as Grand Coulee Dam, Bonneville Dam, The Dalles Dam, and Hanford Engineering Works. Teachers will leave the session with a practical teaching bibliography and online resources for future projects and curriculum development. This workshop is open to everyone, but will be of particular interest to language arts and social studies teachers.

Wriglesworth is a former public school teacher with a master's degree in English from Portland State University and an interdisciplinary master's degree from Regent College in British Columbia. Wriglesworth has published on Wallace Stegner, Frederick Buechner, Raymond Carver, and C.S. Lewis, with recent publications focused on Pacific Northwest literature and history.  This workshop is based on the research he conducted during his fellowship year with the Center for Columbia River History.

To register, contact Donna Sinclair, info at ccrh.org, 360-258-3289


National Council on Public History, which will host its national conference in March in Portland, is seeking proposals for its poster session. The poster session is a format for presentations about projects that use visual evidence. It offers an alternative for presenters eager to share their work through one-on-one discussion, can be especially useful for work-in-progress, and may be a particularly appropriate format where visual or material evidence represents a central component of the project. Proposals will be accepted through Dec. 10. For more information, visit www.ncph.org.


As part of the unpaid furlough days being taken by state government employees, the Heritage Programs Division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will be closed Nov. 27. In addition, the offices will be closed Nov. 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Heritage Programs Division includes the State Historic Preservation Office, the Oregon Heritage Commission, the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries, and the Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Council.

For more information, contact David Bogan at 503-986-0671 or heritage.programs at state.or.us 
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