[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-03-31

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Mar 31 09:02:22 PDT 2010

In this issue:
1.  Regional roundup registration deadline nears
2.  Bend prepares for state tourism conference
3.  OMA members to gather in Eugene
4.  Archivists to begin trek to Seattle
5.  Logging archaeology is topic at PSU


If you want to register for the Oregon Heritage Regional Roundup or the
Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards dinner April 9 in Oregon City and want
to ensure you have food, the time to register is now.

“Opening Doors in the New Decade” is the theme for the Oregon City
roundup, as well as those taking place April 22 in Jacksonville and
April 29 in LaGrande. Attendees will participate in seminars and
workshops, as well as shape plans for their organization and for
statewide heritage efforts. 

The regional roundup in Oregon City also includes three Oregon
university students presenting research findings. The three Fellows have
been selected by the Heritage Programs Division of the Oregon Parks and
Recreation Department based on the strength of both their scholastic
achievement and their research topics. The students, their schools and
topics are:  Katie Archambault, Linfield College, “History of Rural
Electrification in Oregon, 1930-1955.”; Justin Eichelberger, Oregon
State University, “19th Century U.S. Army Subsistence Strategies on
the Western Frontier: A Study of the Subsistence Department at Fort
Yamhill, 1856-1866.”; and Donald Stevens, University of Oregon, "The
Private Market Solution: The Oregon State Medical Society Confronts
Contract Medicine in the 1930s."

Individuals, organizations and projects that have made outstanding
contributions to preserving Oregon heritage over time will receive 2010
Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards dinner in Oregon City. Oregon First
Lady Mary Oberst and Oregon Heritage Commission chair George Kramer will
help present the awards. 

The Regional Roundups will bring together staff and volunteers from
historical societies, historic landmark commissions, schools and
universities, humanities groups, local and state agencies, museums,
tourism and economic development organizations, federal agencies and
tribal governments. 

Details and registration for the Regional Roundups are online through
the Heritage Programs website: www.oregonheritage.org. If you want to
ensure meals for the Roundup in Oregon City and haven't registered yet,
contact Kimarie Lamb at 503-986-0690. Registration for the Jacksonville
and LaGrande roundups will continue for the next several weeks.


"Map Your Adventure" is the theme of the  26th annual Oregon
Governor’s Conference on Tourism taking place April 11-13 in Bend.

Educational topics such as "Social Media University 102: Web 2.0 Killed
the Video Star", and "Five Mindsets for Tourism Business Innovation"
will provide the take-home tools. General session speakers Wade Davis,
Explorer-at-Large for National Geographic, and Rachael Scdoris, the
first legally blind person to complete the Iditarod, will inspire you to
seek goals.

The Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism brings together diverse
visitor industry partners from all over the state gather to learn,
network, and exchange ideas about strategic marketing and product
development issues for Oregon's economic growth.

For more information, visit


"Facing Challenges, Creating Opportunities" is the theme for the Oregon
Museums Association annual meeting April 11-12 in Eugene. The
registration deadline is April 2.

This year's meeting will feature a keynote address by Oregon's First
Lady Mary Oberst, presentations of new research by University of Oregon
museum studies students, tours of the UO museums, and a panel session on
"Museum Responses to the Culture Crisis".

The meeting agenda and registration forms can be found on the Oregon
Museums Association website www.oregonmuseums.org 


Northwest Archivists are joining with the Conference of Inter-Mountain
Archivists, Northwest Archivists, Society of California Archivists, and
Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists for a Western Roundup April 28-May
1 in Seattle.

Information and registration about the archivists gathering is
available at


"Maxville Heritage Project: An exploration of a historic eastern Oregon
multicultural logging community and its potential for archaeology" will
be the topic of Portland State University's First Thursday Archaeology
program on April 1. The session takes place at 4 p.m. in Room 294 of
PSU's Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 SW Broadway.

Gwendolyn Trice, the founder and executive director of the Maxville
Heritage Interpretive Center, will bring stories of the Maxville
Heritage Project.  Maxville was a multicultural community in
northeastern Oregon built by a Missouri lumber company in 1923. Census
records show that workers primarily from the southern states moved to
eastern Oregon following logging and timber jobs in Wallowa County.  A
number of these workers and families were African American.   Students
in a PSU archaeology class are assisting with background research on the
town and the people who lived there.

Funding for this event has been by PSU's Anthropology Student
Association, Department of Anthropology and Speaker's Board. For
questions, suggestions or more information about the Portland State's
First Thursday Archaeology Program please call 503.725.3081 or email
wendyannwright at gmail.com 
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