[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-10-01

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Oct 1 13:38:16 PDT 2009

In this issue:
1.  Heppner, Philomath host Day of Culture events
2.  Festival book authors to present on Sunday
3.  Archaeology Celebration events slated at Smith Rock
4.  Energy efficiency workshop planned for West Linn
5.  Nikkei Center to open exhibit on Bill and Sam Naito
6.  New tools added to state, federal compliance website


Heppner: An art and film festival will highlight the annual meeting of
the Morrow County Historical Society on Oct. 4. The art show highlights
artists who received special instruction through a Morrow County
Cultural Coalition grant. The film festival features documentaries on
two legendary cowboys at the Pendleton roundup and the town of Maxville.
The potluck meal begins at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Patrick's Senior Center,
182 N. Main St. The business meeting and film program begin at 2:30 p.m.
For more information contact Louis Carlson,
louis-bcarlson at centurytel.net, 541-676-5302; or Don Eppenbach
deppenba at msn.com, 541-922-3197. 

Philomath:  William G. Robbins, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of
History, Oregon State University, will present his lecture, "Oregon
Stories: Reflections on the Sesquicentennial"  at  7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the
Benton County Historical Society, 1101 Main St., Philomath . Not without
deep affection for the state and with a healthy dose of skepticism,
Robbins' personal reflection examines the claims of Oregon's boosters
and questions their conventional notions of discovery, exploration, and
progress. Please call (541) 929-6230 or visit www.bentoncountymuseum.org
for more information about the event . The Oregon Cultural Trust has
designated Oct. 8 as Oregon's "Day of Culture". Cultural institutions
across the state are recognizing the day with events throughout the
week. For more information about the Day of Culture, visit


Authors Kathleen (Kit) Leary and Amy  Richard of the Oregon Shakespeare
Festival will talk about a new book marking the 75th anniversary of the
Oregon Shakespeare Festival at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Ashland Branch
Library. . The book features more than 200 images from the Festival’s
archival collection, the Southern Oregon Historical Society and the
Terry Skibby Collection. The authors will talk about how a
nationally-renowned theater came to be located in rural southwest Oregon
and to take readers on the journey from the first Chautauqua tabernacle,
to the first Shakespearean Festival, to one of the oldest and largest
regional theaters in the country.

Leary has been the Festival’s archivist for 24 years and Richard has
spent 12 years as the media and communications manager. 

For more information about the free event, contact Amy Blossom at


A special Oregon 150 series of Oregon Archaeology Celebration
presentations at Smith Rock State Park begins Oct. 2 with a look at the
cultural effects of early Pacific Northwest fur trading.

Titled “The Early Fur Trade Era and its Impact on Northwest
Indigenous Populations,” the lecture is the first of five Friday
evening programs dedicated to Oregon's sesquicentennial. Open to the
public with free admission, all will be from 7-8:30 p.m. in the park’s
visitor center, 10260 NE Crooked River Drive. 

Kenneth Ames, professor and chair of Anthropology at Portland State
University, is the first guest lecturer.  The other 2009 presentations:

Oct. 9 - “The Lost Meet Wagon Train of 1845,” by Steve Lent,
assistant director of the Bowman Museum in Prineville;
Oct. 16 - “The Barlow Road: At the End of the Oregon Trail,” by
Roger Riolo, regional director of the National Association of
Oct. 23 - “The Coming of the White Man: The Impact on the Indigenous
Populations,” by Wilson Wewa, member of the Warm Springs Tribal
Council and a Paiute elder;
Oct. 30 - “The Black Hats in Western Oregon: A Military History of
Oregon Forts 1855-1865,” by OSU professor David Brauner.

For more information, contact Paul Patton at 541-923-7551.


The City of West Linn and the State Historic Preservation Office will
sponsor a free workshop on energy efficiency and historic homes at 7
p.m. Oct. 20 in the City Council Chambers at West Linn City Hall, 22500
Salamo Rd.  Topics to be covered including saving money on repairs,
embedded energy, wood windows and more. For more information, contact
Joy Sears at 503-986-0688 or Joy.Sears at state.or.us.


The Oregon Nikkei Endowment will host the premiere of the exhibit "Bill
and Sam Naito: A Portland Story" at 5 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Oregon Nikkei
Legacy Center, 121 NW Second Ave.  It will be on display until Jan. 10.

The exhibit follows the establishment of the family business in 1920 by
their father Hide, being “thrown out” of Portland during Internment,
the reestablishment of the business, and ultimate success of their many
ventures. One of the highlights includes the transformation of Old Town
from the seedy Skid Row to the nationally recognized and lauded
Skidmore-Old Town National Historic District. The exhibit will feature
historic family photographs and ephemera in addition to archival
images from the collection of the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center. This
exhibit is made to travel and can be hosted by other venues. 

The day's event also marks Oregon’s Day of Culture and kicks off a
weekend-long series of events, openings and giveaways entitled
“Passport to Historic Old Town.” Stop by the Oregon Nikkei Legacy
Center, see the exhibit and receive a stamp on your Old Town passport.
Visit all six ports on the passport and enter to win prizes.

The Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center serves as a focal point for the
preservation and sharing of the history and culture of the Japanese
American community. For more information contact 503-224-1458 or visit


The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office  has some new tools for
those completing Section 106 and/or ORS 358.653 documentation.

A new compliance form combines the previously separate Determination of
Eligibility and Finding of Effect forms into a single one-page document.
Additional information can be attached as necessary. The office has
received comments from individuals who said they appreciate the shorter

The form can be found on our newly redesigned review and compliance
website. The new site includes a description of federal and state
compliance laws and processes; directions for how to document historic
properties; contact information for preservation office personnel; and a
bibliography of useful resources. 

You can find our new web page and form at
http://www.oregonheritage.org/OPRD/HCD/SHPO/preservation_106.shtml .

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