[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-05-17

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Mon May 17 12:35:11 PDT 2010

In this issue:
1.  McMath award to be presented to Galbraith
2.  Wagon encampment slated for May 29-31 at Baker center
3.  Weatherization tour looks at historic Portland home
4.  Erlandson featured in archaeology festival keynote
5.  Multnomah library plans 23rd Street presentation


The University of Oregon will present Cathy Galbraith its George McMath
Historic Preservation Award for her deep commitment to historic
preservation through education, advocacy, and resource preservation. The
presentation will take place at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. May 26 at the
UO's White Stag block, 70 NW Couch St., in Portland. Tickets can be
purchased on-line at http://hp.uoregon.edu/mcmath The reservation
deadline is May 20. For assistance, please contact Twyla Tritt at
twyla at uoregon.edu or 541-346-3697.
Galbraith worked as Oregon City’s planning director from 1979 to
1986, and then, was the city’s director of development services from
1986 to 1987. She served as director of Historic Seattle from 1987 to
1992.  Since 1993, Galbraith has been the executive director for the
Bosco-Milligan Foundation, a nonprofit historic preservation education
organization that owns and operates the Architectural Heritage Center.
In her involvement at the Bosco-Milligan Foundation, Galbraith has
worked to fulfill the vision of Ben Milligan and Jerry Bosco, including
raising funds for the renovation of the historic West’s Block
building, to house the Architectural Heritage Center.  To date, 390
preservation projects have served more than 48,000 people. For example,
the Cornerstones of Community program has invited Portland to reconnect
with its African American history. Today the Foundation is one of the
most active preservation nonprofit organizations in Oregon. Cathy has
helped to produce a vibrant and vital preservation resource for the
Portland region.

George McMath was one of the most important figures in the preservation
and restoration of Portland's historic buildings.  After witnessing the
demolition of several of Portland's historic buildings, McMath was
inspired with a passion to protect and preserve Portland's architectural
history. During the 1960s and 1970s, McMath worked tirelessly toward his
goal of architectural preservation. He was chairman for several
different organizations and committees, crafted laws to protect historic
buildings, carried out surveys of Portland's architecture, personally
worked on countless restoration projects, and always acted as a leader
in preserving Portland's architectural history. 


A pioneer wagon encampment May 29-31 at the National Historic Oregon
Trail Interpretive Center will recreate the activities and typical food
of the overland emigrants 150 years ago.

Daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. costumed interpreters will provide Dutch
oven cooking demonstrations. All dishes prepared use historic recipes
and ingredients that were available to overland pioneers. Dishes will
include freshly prepared stews, cobblers, and biscuits, as well as the
typical daily monotonous pioneer fare of hard tack, dried fruit, and
beans. Interpreters provide historical background on frontier food of
the 1850s, and the Oregon Trail Shop located on site has a variety of
cookbooks and copies of historic recipes available.

A blacksmithing demonstration, mountain man and black powder shooting,
children’s games, music and pioneer dancing are offered daily. The
special children’s exhibit “Pack Your Wagon” will be available in
the Flagstaff Gallery. A living history presentation “Narcissa
Whitman” by Karen Haas of Tacoma is scheduled for daily performances
at 10:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3 pm in the Leo Adler Theater.

The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, operated by the
Bureau of Land Management, is located 5 miles east of Baker City, Oregon
on Highway 86. Take Exit 302 from I-84. The Center is open from 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m. daily. Visit oregontrail.blm.gov for more information about
the Center, or call 541-523-1843.


"The Fox’s Lady: Holistic Weatherization Meets Historic Preservation"
is a May 22 program to learn more about weatherization and historic
homes. The event includes tours of a home built in 1884 at 5915 NE
Rodney Ave., Portland; tips on weatherizing an older home without
impacting its vintage character; and information about the Clean Energy
Works program. 

No pre-registration required. Guided tours will be given on the hour
throughout the day. Due to space constraints, each tour is limited to a
maximum of 40 people and is first-come first served. The last tour will
start at approximately 4 p.m.

For more information, contact Val Ballestrem of the Architectural
Heritage Center at valb at visitahc.org  or 503-231-7264.

This program is supported by EcoTech LLC, Energy Trust of Oregon, Clean
Energy Works Portland, the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office,
and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


Jon Erlandson, the director of the University of Oregon Museum of
Natural and Cultural History, will be the keynote speaker during The
Archaeology Channel's International Film and Video Festival.

Erlandson will describe May 21 how he believes people more than 15,000
years ago followed the coastline and island-hopped from east Asia around
the north Pacific Ocean to Alaska and the west coast of North and South
America, leaving traces more than 14,000 years old in Oregon and Chile
that archaeologists only recently have found.

The festival, which takes place May 18-22 in Eugene, is a juried
competition for cultural heritage films.  The five-day event celebrates
human diversity with award-winning films from around the world.  Topics
that range from archaeology and ancient cultures to indigenous peoples
and their environments will come alive with historic re-enactments,
storytelling  and digital effects. 
Producers from 32 countries submitted 100 entries. The top 19 films
will be shown on the big screen at the Soreng Theater in the Hult Center
for the  
Performing Arts in downtown Eugene. 
For a complete list of films (with film clips to watch), ticket prices,
the  schedule, and more information,  visit
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/content/TACfestival.shtml  Tickets
are available from the Hult Center (541-682-500).


Henry Thiele Restaurant stood at the intersection of 23rd Avenue and
West Burnside in Portland for more than 60 years. Have you ever seen
what was there before that … and even before that? View a century of
changes on 23rd Avenue in a slide presentation at 2 p.m. May 29 at the
Northwest Library, 2300 NW Thurman St. For more information, phone
503.988.5560 or visit http://www.multcolib.org/events/pdf/nwlmayjun.pdf
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