[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-07-13

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Oregon Heritage News 2010-07-13

In this issue:
1.	Museum Family Events at the Dalles and Portland
2.	New Basket Exhibit Featured at Warm Springs
3.	Guests Welcomed at Newell House Event
4.	Suffrage fun and facts at Hillsboro History Pub
5.	Kick Off Event for Oregon State Hospital Museum
6.	StoryCorps is coming!
7.	2012 OAH Richard W. Leopold Prize

"Fort Dalles Days" 
Saturday - July 17   10 a.m.- 5 p.m.  Events throughout the day include: wagon rides, wool spinning, farm animals, a real covered wagon and complete pioneer camp, museum tours, old time fiddle music, antique vehicles and much more. Sunday - July 18    10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Open House Fort Dalles Museum/Anderson Homestead 500 West 15th St.,The Dalles OR, 541-296-4547, www.fortdallsmuseum.org 

On the Oregon Trail: July Family Day
Saturday, July 17, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Touch replicas of items used on the Oregon Trail, make a corn husk doll, and practice using a quill pen at this month's Family Day!  More Information: www.ohs.org 

The Museum At Warm Springs is pleased to present "Baskets Tell A Story", exhibiting baskets from the Columbia River Plateau and beyond. The exhibit shows until October 10. Baskets from the Museum's collection are featured, together with baskets on loan from the High Desert Museum, the Hallie Ford Museum and the Jan Musial Collection. The exhibit honors the Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association (NNABA) gathering October 1-2 at Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert Resort on the Warm Springs Reservation. The exhibit and its programs are funded by an Oregon Arts Commission Community Grant and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

On July 18, 2010, from 4 pm to 6 pm, the Newell House will present the Second Time Around Jazz Band.  Be sure and bring your favorite quilt to throw on the grass, or your most comfortable lawn chairs, as seating will be limited, but space is ample.  Both entrance to the grounds and parking is free to the public.  The museum will be open until 5 pm. The Newell House is located 1/8 of a mile west of Champoeg State Park, halfway between I-5 and 99W.  For more information and to find out about future events call (503) 678-5537.

OREGON WOMEN VOTE: WHAT'S SUFFRAGE GOTTO DO WITH IT? will be presented by Kimberly Jensen and the Suffrage Players on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 5:30; presentation on the history of woman suffrage at 7pm.
Many women and men in Oregon fought for the right of woman suffrage, or the right to vote, for more than four decades in the 19th and 20th centuries. Historian Kimberly Jensen reveals the fascinating history of the spirited leaders, contentious tactics, and ultimate victory that won votes for women of Oregon in 1912, a full eight years before the 19th Amendment granted that right to women of the nation! The Suffrage Players will bring that history to life drawing from actual arguments made for and against woman suffrage in 1912. They might even sing. Cornelius Pass Roadhouse
4045 NW Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro

Opening in Spring 2012, the Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health will tell the stories and history of the hospital since it was built in the nineteenth century.  Museum development is being accomplished by a nonprofit organization in partnership with the Oregon State Hospital. If you would like to be kept informed of the activities and accomplishments of the board, please notify BBonnem at yahoo.com.  A kick off event will be held at the dedicated showing of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" on July 25th, 2010 at 2:00.  Tickets are available on the Pentacle website at http://www.pentacletheatre.org/buyticketsonline.htm.

Libraries are places where lives are changed and amazing stories are told every day. Come to Multnomah County Library Aug. 12-14 for your chance to share your story with StoryCorps, the renowned nonprofit whose mission is to provide all Americans the chance to share and preserve the stories of their lives. Learn how you can tell your story through StoryCorps. www.multcolib.org/events/storycorps.html 

The Richard W. Leopold Prize, first given in 1984, was designed to improve contacts and interrelationships within the historical profession where an increasing number of history-trained scholars hold distinguished positions in governmental agencies. This prize recognizes the significant historical work being done by historians outside academe. The Leopold Prize is given by the Organization of American Historians every two years for the best book on foreign policy, military affairs, the historical activities of the federal government or biography by a government historian. 

The winner must have been employed in a government position for at least five years. If the author has accepted an academic position, the book must have been published within two years from the time of the change. Verification of current or past employment with the government must be included with each entry. Each entry must be published during the two-year period January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2011. One copy of each entry must be received by each committee member by October 1, 2011.

Bound page proofs submitted by the publisher may be used for books to be published after October 1, 2011 and before January 1, 2012. If a bound page proof is submitted, a bound copy of the book must be received no later than January 7, 2012. No late submissions will be accepted. Bound page proofs not followed by a bound copy of the book will not be considered. If a book carries a copyright date that is different from the publication date, but the actual publication date falls during the correct time frame making it eligible, please include a letter of explanation from the publisher with each copy of the book sent to committee members. The award will be presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the OAH in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 19-22.  One copy of each entry, clearly labeled "2012 Richard W. Leopold Prize Entry," must be mailed directly to: Darlene Richardson (Committee Chair), 7553 Alleghany Road, Manassas, VA 20111

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