[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-03-26
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Fri Mar 26 11:29:44 PDT 2010
In this issue:
1. Maritime museum opens Columbia River bar exhibit
2. Portland kitchen tour slated for April 10
3. Two films to be shown in Portland area
4. Historic landscape architects featured in April 3 symposium
5. Kalapuya culture presentation set for Salem
5. Job opening at Coos museum
MARITIME MUSEUM OPENS COLUMBIA RIVER BAR EXHIBIT
The Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria has opened an exhibit, "Crossing the Bar: Perilous Passage, " that explores the history of the Columbia
River entrance, where the forces of the river and the Pacific Ocean meet.
The exhibit includes video of rough water passages taken during operations by the US Coast Guard and the Columbia River Bar Pilots. Also on display is a bar pilot pulling boat that is used to transfer pilots to ships. An interactive shipwreck map shows sites of the many wrecks that have taken on or near the bar.
For more information, visit www.crmm.org or phone 503.325.2323 or email clinton at crmm.org
PORTLAND KITCHEN TOUR SET FOR APRIL 10
The Architectural Heritage Center's 12th kitchen tour will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 10. The tour will include eight renovated kitchens that retain most of their original character. The tour showcases creative solutions in a variety of price ranges and in houses that run the gamut from early 20th century to mid-century modern. Homeowners will be on hand to share their experiences and lend advice. A bicycle tour guide has been made available for this year's tour.
For more information and tickets, visit http://visitahc.org/content/kitchen-revival-tour-2010
TWO FILMS TO BE SHOWN IN PORTLAND AREA
The Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, the Forestry Commission of Scotland and the World Forestry Center an in-progress screening of the documentary "Finding David Douglas" at 7 p.m. April 8 at the World Forestry Center's Miller Hall, 4033 SW Canyon Rd. The film focuses on Douglas' second and third visits to North America in the 1820s and '30s. Douglas documented hundreds of botanical species and is credited with more than 200 scientific discoveries, including wild iris, red current, Brown's peony, ponderosa pine, and Douglas fir. Scottish forests today are largely made up by offspring of the very trees he brought home. Earlier that day at 2 p.m., members of the production team will talk about following in the footsteps of Douglas, and the story of reforesting Scotland and the contributions of Douglas and the Pacific Northwest to that effort. For tickets and information, visit http://worldforestry.org/news/47/272/Finding-David-Douglas-Apr-8/d,World%20Forestry%20News%20Detail%20Template.html
The Oregon/California Trails Association will premier the film "In Pursuit of a Dream" at 7 p.m. April 10 at the Oregon City High School theater. The movie was filmed in Wyoming and Oregon using 24 modern teenagers put in pioneer situations, traveling the Oregon Trail in wagons from Wyoming to Oregon City. Tickets are available at the door For more information, visit http://www.inpursuitofadream.org/
HISTORIC LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS FEATURED IN APRIL 3 SYMPOSIUM
A day-long symposium is to put into context the lives and work of Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver, two notable women landscape architects who designed over 250 gardens in the Northwest and whose practice was based in Salem from 1929-1969, will take place April 3 in Salem.
University of Washington professor Thaisa Way will explore the role of women as professionals and practitioners with special reference to the work of notable Northwest women. Judith B. Tankard of Harvard University will speak on Beatrix Farrand and Ellen Shipman. Shipman was Edith Schryver's mentor and employed her in her New York offices for five years before Schryver came to Salem in 1928. The third speaker will be Gretchen Carnaby, who will consider the influences on Lord and Schryver's landscape expressions in the Northwest.
The symposium will begin at 9 a.m. the Montag Center on the Willamette University campus. For more information, visit www.lord-schryverconservancy.org
KALAPUYA CULTURE PRESENTATION SET FOR SALEM
The Willamette Heritage Center annual awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. April 8 will feature Kalapuya storyteller Esther Stutzman. Stutzman will present aspects of the
Coos and Kalapuya culture. The event will take place at 1313 Mill St. SE. For information, visit www.missionmill.org For tickets, call 503-585-7012.
JOB OPENING AT COOS MUSEUM
The Coos Historical & Maritime Museum is seeking a bookkeeper/office manager who ensures the maintenance of accurate and complete financial records with limited office management responsibilities. The deadline for applications is April 7. For more information, visit http://www.cooshistory.org/pdf/BOOKKEEPER-2010.pdf
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