[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-05-28

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu May 27 15:12:57 PDT 2010

In this issue:
1.  Advisory committee to meet in Portland
2.  Multi-media fishing exhibit on the line in Newport
3.  Wobblies' march focus of Jackson County talks
4.  Two job opportunities announced
5.  Application deadline extended


Oregon’s State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation will
consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Places June
3-4 at the Irvington Tennis Club, 2131 NE Thompson St., Portland.

The committee will review at total of five properties proposed for
listing in Portland, including the Arlington Club, David Campbell
Memorial, Irvington Historic District, Kingsley-Scott House, and the
Visitor’s Information Center. Other nominated properties include the
“Big O” in Eugene, Central School in Milton-Freewater, and the
Owyhee Dam in the Adrian vicinity, Malheur County. A meeting agenda and
electronic copies of each of the nominations are available at

Nominations and other actions recommended by the SACHP are forwarded to
the National Park Service, which maintains the National Register under
the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Members
of the committee hold credentials in many historic preservation-related
fields. The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities.
Special accommodations for the meeting may be made by calling Tracy
Zeller at (503) 986-0690. 


“The Newport Fishing Project,” a multi-media exhibit, will be open
from 2 p.m.- 6 p.m. June 5-6 and June 12-13 at the site of the proposed
Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center, 333 SE Bay Blvd. The exhibit
features photographs and audio and video works, and brings together
commercial fishing experiences, both past and present.

University of Oregon folklore student Al Bersch, photographer Leslie
Grant, and sound artist Nina Pessin-Whedbee are coordinating the project
in partnership with the Lincoln County Historical Society and area

As part of the exhibit, an audio installation overlooking Yaquina Bay
will include oral histories from the Lincoln County Maritime Heritage
Project mixed with stories from Newport fishers recorded 2009-2010.
Several concurrent slide shows will feature snapshots from fishers’
personal collections, a series of photographs of boat cabins  
from the Newport fleet, and selections from the Historical Society
archives, including Jim Heron’s portraits of Newport fishers and

The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call
the historical society at 541-265-7509.


"A Wobblie Walk Through the Siskiyous, Winter 1911," presented by Jay
Mullen, will be the next topic in the Windows in Time history lecture
series at Medford and Ashland libraries. The free talks will be held at
noon June 2 at the Medford Central Library and at noon June 9 at the
Ashland Library June 9.  They are co-sponsored  by the Southern Oregon
Historical Society and the Jackson County Library System.

The talk traces the reception that members of the International Workers
of the World, also known as Wobblies, received as they passed through
Oregon and northern California in 1911 on their way to participate in a
free speech campaign in Fresno, where grape harvesters were organizing a
strike. Perceived radicals, more than 100 strong, they boarded a freight
train and were tolerated by suspicious locals in their passage through
Oregon.  Fearing violence, nervous California officials kicked the
Wobblies off the Southern Pacific train in Ashland, forcing the group to
walk to Fresno.

Mullen has taught at SOU since 1990. For more information, visit


The Southern Oregon Historical Society is seeking an experienced
professional to assist with grant writing for projects associated with
its archives.  The qualified candidate will have experience working in
an archives, experience in planning and managing and archives, and
experience in grant writing.  For more information, contact executive
director Allison Weiss at  (541) 899-8123 ext. 245 or director at sohs.org

The Philip Foster Farm has an opening for an events coordinator. The
job is seasonal, approximately 20 hours per week through the summer, and
coordinates events, manages the gift shop, directs tours, and opens the
farm to guest. To apply, send a resume and letter of interest to
Historical Society President Jamie Damon at jdamon at pdx.edu. 


The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office has extended the deadline
for submission of the Elisabeth Potter Historic Preservation Advocacy
and Education Awards application to June 4. More information about the
awards and an application form can be found at
http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/docs/2010_EWP_info_app.pdf      or by
contacting David Bogan, 503-986-0671, David.Bogan at state.or.us.
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