[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-02-05

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Fri Feb 5 13:58:58 PST 2010

In this issue:
1.  National Register nominations to be reviewed in Coos Bay
2.  Exhibits opening in Bend, Cannon Beach, Tillamook
3.  Energy efficiency workshop set for Feb. 10
4.  Oregon's 150th to be celebrated in Eugene


Oregon’s State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation will
consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Places during
a meeting Feb. 12 at the Egyptian
Theatre, 229 S. Broadway, Coos Bay.

The committee will review the proposed removal of the Lewis H. Miles
House, located in the Portland area, from the National Register;
additional documentation for the Willamette Falls Locks in West Linn;
and the nomination of the Egyptian Theater where the meeting will be
held. A meeting agenda is available at

Nominations and other actions recommended by the advisory committee are
forwarded to the National Park Service, which maintains the National
Register under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act
of 1966. Members of the committee hold credentials in many historic
preservation-related fields.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Special
accommodations for the meeting may be made by calling Kimarie Lamb at
(503) 986-0690. 


Bend: "Sin in the Sagebrush", an in-depth exhibit examining the lives
of those who sought opportunity, fortune and community on the Western
frontier, opens at the High Desert Museum on Feb. 13.  The exhibit
explores how trappers, tracklayers, buckaroos, sheepherders and other
workers' dreams were replaced with lonely, harsh lives, and how they
found community and escape in saloons, gambling halls and bordellos. In
this multi-sensory exhibit, visitors can step up to an 1880s roulette
table, game of faro, chuck-a-luck or poker, and take in the cheating
devices and refined attire of a professional gambler, as well as the
Bowie knife and derringer he might use when challenged.  The exhibit
will tour museums throughout the West after the exhibit closes Sept. 26.
Presented by Schwabe Williamson and Wyatt, and sponsored by BendTel,
Chubb, Horizon Broadcasting and Pepsi of Bend, with additional support
from Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Community Foundation, Oregon
Cultural Trust, The Bend Foundation, James F. and Marion L. Miller
Foundation, Pacific Power Foundation and Deschutes Cultural Coalition.
For more information contact the museum at (541) 382-4754 or

Cannon Beach: The exhibit "Jennie's Baskets: The Daggatt Family
Collection" will be on display at the Cannon Beach History Center and
Museum through mid-July. Jennie Michelle and Jennie Williams were
Clatsop basket makers who produced an extensive body of work. Michelle
married a Seaside resident Meschelle Merchino in the 1880s and died in
1905, leaving behind a legacy of basketry and tourist photos. During her
later life, she was wrongly touted as the "last Clatsop," and was
featured in many black and white photos. Her artisanship and
productivity as a basket maker were both noteworthy. Less is known about
Jennie Williams, a Clatsop basket maker who lived in the Seaside area
until her death in the 1930s. The exhibit is funded in part by a grant
from the Oregon Heritage Commission. The Cannon Beach History Center and
Museum is located at the corner of Spruce & Sunset Streets. For more
information, call 503-436-9301 or visit www.cbhistory.org .

Tillamook: The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum has opened its exhibit
"75 Years of Museum History," a retrospective exhibit of the museum
since its beginnings in 1935 when the Tillamook County Pioneer
Association elected to open a museum to house items from early pioneer
families. The display features artifacts from each of the museum's 75
years, some of which have never been previously displayed. The
anniversary exhibit will continue until Aug 7, 2010, during regular
business hours of 10 AM to 4 PM, Tuesday through Sunday. The mission of
the Pioneer Museum is for the preservation and interpretation of the
north Oregon coast's cultural heritage and to fostering appreciation,
understanding and respect of the north Oregon coast's environment. The
Pioneer Museum is located at 2601 Second St. in downtown Tillamook, at
the junction of Route 6 and Highway 101. For more information, visit the
museum website at www.tcpm.org or call 503-842-4553.


"Achieving Energy Efficiency & Historic Preservation" will be a
workshop given at noon Feb. 10 at the AIA Center for Architecture, 403
NW 11th Ave., Portland.

Each year, more than five billion square feet of building stock in the
US is renovated or restored. Buildings are responsible for almost half
of all energy consumption and green house gas emissions annually. The
workshop will help people learn about energy and preservation standards
that apply to buildings; see local projects that have exceeded standards
to meet ambitious energy and preservation goals; get connected to
resources that are available for your next project; explore approaches;
understand challenges, and ask questions. 

Presenting will be Joy Sears, restoration specialist of Oregon’s
State Historic Preservation Office; Peter Meijer of Peter Meijer, LLC;
and Alan Scott, principle of Green Building Services. The panel will be
facilitated by Paul Falsetto of Carleton Hart Architecture and chair of
AIA Historic Resources


The Museum of Natural and Cultural History is celebrating the birthdays
of Oregon and Charles Darwin from Feb. 12-14. Admission is free all

On Feb. 12, the museum celebrates Charles Darwin’s 201st birthday by
with pizza and cake from 1-2 p.m. Oregon celebrates its 151st birthday
on Feb. 14. The exhibit “Oregon - Where Past is Present.” will be
open as will a new exhibit  “PaleoLab - Oregon’s Past Revealed:
Whales of Deep Time” that offers a look at Oregon’s history. 

Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. For more
information, visit http://www.uoregon.edu/~mnh/ 
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