[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-03-15

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Mon Mar 15 08:15:04 PDT 2010

In this issue:
1.  Heritage tourism award nominations sought
2.  Keizer group produces first publication
3.  Washington County hosts photo dating lecture
4.  Des Chutes Museum offers photo scan workshop
5.  Kid-sized exhibit installed at Baker City
6.  Census history information on the web


The year of 2009 was one of extraordinary accomplishment by many in
Oregon's tourism and hospitality industry, and on April 11 the best of
the best will be saluted by their peers at the 2010 Oregon Governor's
Conference on Tourism in Bend. 

Seven awards will be presented to individuals, businesses,
organizations, communities and tourism regions for their outstanding
programs, promotions, products, events, attractions and contributions.
The purpose and eligibility standards for all seven, along with
conference information and registration, is available at

Mission Mill Museum was the recipient of last year's heritage tourism
award. This year's heritage tourism nomination form is available at  
For more information about the awards, contact Patti Killeen at 
Patti at TravelOregon.com   


The Keizer Heritage Foundation has printed its first publication “One
Man’s Journey Through Keizer’s History”.  It is a compilation of
notes, interviews and research by the late Roger Hawley on the history
of Keizer and the surrounding area.  Hawley had operated the Keizer Post
Office from 1970 to 1984.  He spent years collecting information on the
Keizer area, from its unofficial beginning in March 16, 1878 (when John
and Sally Pugh donated an acre and a half of land for a school) up to

According to the foundation, Hawley planned to write a book, but never
did. He gave all of his research to Steve Boucher, a member of a
longtime local family, with a note: “If you are not interested in it
you might pass it on to someone who might be interested in it.”
Several years later, Boucher contacted the Keizer Heritage Foundation,
which had restored the old 1916 Keizer School, and asked if they had an

Copies of the book are available for purchase from the Keizer Heritage
Museum, 980 Chemawa Road NE, Keizer, OR 97303.  For more information,
contact Al Rasmus at Keizer Heritage, by email at heritage at wvi.com or
call 503-393-9660.  The foundation's website is www.keizerheritage.org 


Photo preservation expert Brita Bolanz will give an overview of
Victorian fashion typically seen in posed portraits during each decade
of the second half of the 19th century during a lecture at 3:30 p.m.
March 17 at the Washington County Museum, a half mile east of 185th on
NW Springville Rd. In particular, she will identify cosumtes and
hairstyles of the period. For more information, visit the museum's
website at www.washingtoncountymuseum.org 


Curt Lantz, Deschutes County Historical Society and Bend Genealogical
Society volunteer, will present a free afternoon workshop on family
photograph scanning at 1 p.m. March 20 at the Des Chutes Historical
Museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave., Bend. 

Lantz will talk about equipment, software, and techniques. Then he will
take one of the museum's "less than perfect" historic photographs and
show how they can be repaired and enhanced to near-original condition.
Lantz will also talk about options in sizing and printing the digital
images, including the differences in color and
grayscale. Storage and backup of high-value images also will be

For more information, visit the Des Chutes Historical Museum website at
www.deschuteshistory.org or call 541-389-1813.


 “Pack Your Wagon: Critters, Costumes & Curiosity” is a new
kid-sized exhibit and interactive display in the Flagstaff Gallery at
the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center near Baker City.

Interactive elements include a giant magnetic map of the Oregon Trail,
a puppet theater, a wildlife memory game, a poetry board, and an animal
track rubber stamping activity. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a full
scale “Pack Your Wagon” display where visitors practice the
decision-making skills Oregon Trail pioneers needed to plan their
journey.  A special program “Pack Your Wagon” will be held within
the exhibit featuring costumed interpreters portraying a bickering
pioneer couple mid-way through their trip who enlist youngsters to help
them resolve their arguments of what stays in the wagon, and what gets
thrown out to lighten the load. Call ahead for times and dates of this

The exhibit was funded through a grant from Oregon Community
Foundation, matched with donations from Trail Tenders and Bureau of Land
Management. The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is
located 5 miles east of Baker City on Highway 86.  Take Exit 302 from
I-84.  For more information call (541) 523-1843 or
visit the web at oregontrail.blm.gov.  


The Oregon State Library, in support of the 2010 cesnus, has created a
website that targets Complete Count and census related resources. One of
the links is to a history of questions asked on the census. The website
is found at  http://library.state.or.us/databases/subjects/Census.php 
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