[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-12-22

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Dec 22 17:04:08 PST 2010

In this issue:
1.  Have you made a Cultural Trust donation this year?
2.  Corps programming slated for Fort Clatsop
3.  Newport history book published
4.  Wallowa County museum project to begin in spring
5.  Timberline, Government Camp offer tours


Several thousand people will make contributions to the Oregon Cultural
Trust this year. Many of those will be made during the coming week.

When donors give to the Trust, its endowment (to which 58 percent of
every gift is dedicated) grows and so do the Trust's grant awards. It
distributed $1.47 million in grants this year and would like to increase
that significantly for next year. for 2011-12.  You can help, not only
by making your donors aware of the opportunity of giving to the Trust
and earning the tax credit but also...by making  a gift yourself.

It doesn't matter how much you give, what matters is participation. 
The Cultural Trust is only as strong as its base of support.  You can
make your contribution at www.culturaltrust.org  Put the word HERITAGE
in the notes field if donating online. If you pay by check write
HERITAGE on the check's memo line, or if you donate over the phone
mention the word HERITAGE. 


Lewis and Clark National Historical Park will offer programs about the
Corps of Discovery’s winter at Fort Clatsop next week.

>From Dec. 26-Jan. 1, Fort Clatsop will feature living history programs
by park rangers in period costume.  Events include flintlock
muzzle-loading programs at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.; talks
about various aspects of the explorers’ winter at Fort Clatsop at
11:30 a.m., and skill demonstrations such as quill pen writing at 12:30
p.m. and 2:30 p.m..  Ranger-guided walks on the Netul River Trail will
be offered this week at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m..  Each day will start and end
with “The Star Spangled Banner” talk (9:30 and 4:30) about the
second flag of the United States that flies at the fort.  

A unit of the National Park Service, Lewis and Clark National
Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is located southwest of Astoria, three
miles southeast of U.S. Highway 101. The park, including the Fort to Sea
Trail, the visitor center, fort, Netul River Trail, and the parking
lots, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Lewis and Clark NHP also includes
the Salt Works site near the Promenade in Seaside.  For further
information, call the park at 503-861-2471 ext. 214 or visit the
park’s web site at www.nps.gov/lewi. 


“Newport,” a new book on the history of the city of Newport, has
been published by Arcadia Publishing of South Carolina. The book  was
written under the auspices of the Lincoln County Historical  Society by
staff members Diane Disse, Jodi Weeber, and Loretta J. Harrison.  

Through 228 photographs and text, the book follows the history of 
Newport from its early inhabitants through the two World Wars. Logging,
fishing, and tourism are the major themes of the books. From Oysterville
to the Bayfront  to Nye Beach and beyond, the book charts the
development of  occupations and the people who served in them, including
founders Sam Case, John Nye, Sam Irvin, Clarinda Copeland, and others.

Harrison has been the executive director of the society since 1992. 
Disse is its educator.Weeber has been archivist and research librarian
for the society for the past 11 years. 

The Lincoln County Historical Society, which administers the Burrows 
House and Log Cabin museums, is located at 545 SW Ninth St. in  Newport.
For information, call 541-265-7509.


Volunteers of the Wallowa County Museum in Joseph have reached a fund
raising goal of $238,000 that will expand the museum. 

The project will remodel the adjacent firehall building to add a
fire-safe archive room, a research room (with heat, computers and
internet access), flexible display space, a new Main Street façade with
large museum quality display windows, a new functional rear entrance
with loading-unloading area, and an additional ADA restroom. The project
will go to bid this winter with construction planned for early spring. 
A public dedication of the new facility is planned for next spring.

The vision for the expansion began with some of individuals who helped
establish the Museum in 1976 as a bicentennial project. The Museum
contains more than 1,000 artifacts and objects, over 3,000 photographs
and more than 1,200 documents representing the history of the Nez Perce,
the pioneers who settled the area and their descendants. The need for
storage was especially critical for many of the museum’s paper items
dating back to the 1880s.

More information about the museum is available at


A U.S. Forest Service Ranger will give a 25-minute tour of historic
Timberline Lodge at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday-Sunday in
January. The lodge was built during the 1930s and recently underwent a
major restoration. 

In addition, a U.S. Forest Service Ranger will lead a 2.5 mile round
trip tour of Government Camp and the surrounding area at 1 p.m.
Friday-Sunday. This hike will take participants though downtown
Government Camp and into the forest above. Explore the rich history of
Government Camp from the first settlers to the ski and snowboard
industry boom. Snowshoes recommended once the snow falls but not
required. Be sure to bring warm comfortable clothes and water.

For more information about the activities, including their starting
locations, call 503-622-2033 or visit http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/mthood/ 
Oregon Heritage News is a service of the Oregon Heritage Commission,
which wishes you a Happy New Year!

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