[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-09-11

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri Sep 11 15:54:13 PDT 2009

In this issue:
1.  Walking tour to visit Ramona's world
2.  Southwest museum group to meet in Coos Bay
3.  Communal group plans Sept. 20 talks, exhibit
4.  High desert homesteader featured in Portland event
5.  Newport hosts talk, exhibit this month
6.  Indian Country exhibit visits Eugene-Springfield


Join Portland walking author Laura Foster on a tour of the 1950s world
of Ramona Quimby and friends. Explore the Northeast Portland landscape
that inspired Beverly Cleary's best-selling childrens books, from the
1951 Ellen Tebbits to the 1999 Ramona's World. See the supermarket where
mud claimed Ramona's boot, the park where Henry hunts for night
crawlers, and the Portland school that inspired Glenwood School. Plus
stroll along the streets where Cleary, Ramona and her friends lived.

The tour begins at the Hollywood Library, 4040 NE Tillamook St.,
Portland. They will take place at 5 p.m. Sept. 16, 5 p.m. Sept. 28, 2
p.m. Oct. 3, and 10:30 a.m. Oct. 21. For more information, contact the
Hollywood Library at 503.988.5391 or visit


“Communal Messages: The Literature of Community” is the final
program in the Communal Humanities series presented by the Aurora Colony
Historical Society
with support from the Oregon Council for the Humanities and the City of
Aurora.  This program takes place at 1 p.m. Sept. 20 in the classroom of
the Aubrey R. Watzek Library at Lewis & Clark College. 

Presenting will be Jim Kopp, author of "Eden Within Eden: Oregon’s
Utopian Heritage", who will provide an overview of the communal
literature landscape from the mid-19th century to the present; Jane
Kirkpatrick who will speak on the communal messages in her three
historical novels based on the Aurora Colony and another novel that
includes the Rajneeshpuram experience; and Paul Merchant, who will offer
his thoughts and examples of the literature of one of Oregon’s
“unintentional” communities—the conscientious objector camp at
Waldport during World War II.  The program is free and open to the

Following the program there will be a reception for the opening of the
exhibit, “From Aurora to Rajneeshpuram: Oregon’s Communal
History,” on display in the
Watzek Library through mid-December. 


The next Southwest Oregon Museums Association meeting is scheduled to
be held at Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay,  at 9 a.m.
Sept. 14.  Discussion topics will include the maritime tradition,
intermuseum cooperation, a fundraising idea swap, and other tours.

For more information, contact Steven Broocks at 541-257-3901 or
sbroocks at coosart.org


Cathy Croghan Alzner will speak on "High Desert Homesteader: Alice Day
Pratt, a Single Woman in Post, Oregon" at a Northwest History Network
event at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Architectural Heritage Center, 701 S.E.
Grand Ave., Portland.

Croghan Alzner is a history instructor at Portland Community College.
She has served as archivist for Portland State University, and is a
former registered nurse. 
View Croghan Alzner's entry on Alice Day Pratt in the Oregon


Author and historian Richard Engeman will speak about "Oregon People,
Places and Things: the Useful, the Curious and the Arcane." at 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 20 at the Lincoln County Historical Society's Carriage House, 545
SW Ninth St., Newport. Engeman is the author of "The Oregon Companion"
and "Eating It Up in Eden: The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Cookbook."

Paintings and other art from the collection of the Lincoln County
Historical Society will be on display in the Runyan Gallery at  the
Newport Visual Arts Center through Sept. 27.  “Portals to the Past:
Three Centuries of Art” will feature about a third of the more than
100 examples of fine art in the society’s collection and will include
oil, acrylic, water color, pastel,  graphite, silkscreen and colorized
photographs. The works date from Lulu Miller Nye’s sketchbook of the
1880s to contemporary works. The Visual Arts Center is open from noon-4
p.m. Tues-Sat.

To contact the historical society call 541-265-7509 or e-mail
coasthistory at newportnet.com.


The Eugene and Springfield Public Libraries, the University of Oregon
Museum of Natural and Cultural History and the UO Many Nations Longhouse
extends an invitation to one and all to view a special exhibit of
"Oregon's Native American Heritage, Oregon Is Indian Country" through
Sept. 30..

The Land portion is on display at the Eugene Public Library. Federal
Indian Polices is on display at the Springfield City Hall Lobby. The UO
Museum of Natural and Cultural History will show the introductory panel
to Traditions That Bind segment. Just next door, at the UO Many Nations
Longhouse, find the Traditions That Bind panel on display.  Special
public hours for the UO Longhouse will be offered 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday-Friday. Special programs will also be offered

The exhibit is a direct result of the Oregon Tribes Project, a
multi-year collaboration between the Oregon Historical Society's
Folklife Program and Oregon's nine federally recognized tribes.  Tribal
members documented their contemporary traditions and worked with OHS
staff to plan a series of heritage resources to be used to teach about
tribal histories and cultures. 

For more information about the exhibit and programming, contact Judi
Pruitt, judip at uoregon.edu  or(541) 346-1671.
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