[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-09-03

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Sep 3 15:27:11 PDT 2009

In this issue:
1.  Re-Visioning days planned in Astoria, Portland
2.  Architectural historians to gather in October
3.  Project management workshop set for historians
4.  Exhibition's history conference includes Oregon historian
5.  Advocacy training sessions offered by museum group


Two all-day public programs focused on Chinookan history and culture
will take place this fall in Astoria and Portland. "Re-Visioning This
Place: Lower Columbia River Chinookan Communities" is supported by the
Center for Columbia River History, the Oregon Council for the
Humanities, and the Columbia River Maritime Museum. The Center for
Columbia River History is a consortium of the Washington State
Historical Society, Portland State University, and Washington State
University Vancouver.

This event will ask participants to imagine a time when Chinookan
communities dominated the landscape, canoes plied the Columbia River and
its tributaries, and the Chinook controlled trade into the interior, by
examining the craft of carving and its connections to transportation and

The Sept. 19 event will take place at the Columbia River Maritime
Museum, Astoria, while the Oct. 17 event is scheduled for PSU's Native
American Student and Community Center in Portland. Activities will take
place both days from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The activities and presentations on Sept. 19 will be led by Ken Ames,
Charles Funk, Ray Gardner, Sam Robinson and others. On Oct. 17, Dale
Croes, Funk, Pat Courtney Gold, and Robinson will provide the
leadership. They will do both presentations and family-friendly

For more information, visit www.ccrh.org or phone 503-325-2323 or


Registration is now open for the annual meeting Oct. 9-11 of the Marion
Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Architectural
Historians. For program, registration, and travel information, go to

"From Cast-Iron to Green Design: A Closer Look at Materials and Craft
in Pacific Northwest Architecture" is the conference theme. Friday's
events start with a pre-conference tour package organized by Elisabeth
Walton Potter. On Friday evening, the Architectural Heritage Center will
be the site of the conference opening

On Saturday, conference sessions will take place at the White Stag
Block, a suite of four historic buildings (1883-1907) in the
Skidmore-Old Town Historic District renovated to house the University of
Oregon's Portland campus as well as offices, gallery, and shop. Six
scholars will present papers closely relevant to the conference theme of
Pacific Northwest materials and building. The afternoon at White Stag
concludes with a walking tour of nearby cast-iron and other historic
buildings led by Bill Hawkins.  The evening's featured speaker is Leland
M. Roth will provide a personal interpretation of Portland's
architectural highlights. 

On Sunday, participants will be treated to an architectural walking
tour of downtown Portland led by James Hamrick, former deputy state
historic preservation officer. 

For more conference information, contact Ed Teague,
ehteague at uoregon.edu.


Project Management for History Professionals is a series of onsite
workshops and webinar followup training providing 35 hours of formal
project management training to
history professionals. The training qualifies professionals in the
history field to sit for the project management certification exam and
provides expertise that will benefit participants and their

The goal of the program is to improve how history museums operate by
bringing in the expertise of professionals from outside of the
discipline to teach the fundamentals of project management to history
professionals. This workshop instructs history professionals in best
practices for establishing project requirements and planning and
organizing work to meet them. The program teaches skills that strengthen
the processes history professionals apply in their everyday work
including exhibitions, education programs, fundraising initiatives,
special events, outreach activities, collections-based projects, etc.
These skills are critical to the development of improved processes and,
therefore, an institution’s improved ability to serve its community.

The first workshop organized by the American Association for State and
Local History is scheduled Nov. 10-12 at the Washington State Historical
Society in Tacoma. The cost of the workshops is underwritten by a grant
from the Institute for Museum and Library Services and includes the cost
of the workshop and a travel stipend for selected participants upon
completion of the 11 follow-up webinar modules.  

To apply for the program or to request additional information, contact
Steve Hoskins, PMHP project coordinator, at (615)426-5984 or
Hoskins at aaslh.org.


Only four Asian-Pacific groups participated in the 1909
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle. Jeffer Daykin of Portland
State University and Portland Community College will talk about
Japan-U.S. relations during the period leading up to and during the
Exposition during an exposition centennial conference Sept. 12-13 in

Other presentations will discuss Chinese, Filipino and Hawaiian
individuals and cultures during the exposition.The symposium is intended
to reveal stories of Asian Pacific participants as a way of
understanding the development of their communities and their images in
their own eyes and those of European Americans, some supportive and
others fiercely hostile.   The conference will take place at the
National Archives and Records Administration facility in Seattle and the
University of Washington's Burke Museum.

For more information, visit  www.cinarc.org . 


Want to learn how to be a good advocate for your museum or cultural
organization, but don't have a lot of time? This fall, the American
Association for Museums will offer a free 4-part online series to help
the museum field learn about advocacy for museums. The four sessions
will take place Sept. 17, Oct. 23, Nov. 9, and Dec. 8.

To register for the first session visit,

To learn more about the sessions, please visit:
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