[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-11-23

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Tue Nov 23 16:04:32 PST 2010

In this issue:
1.  Presentations scheduled in Milwaukie, Troutdale
2.  Historic crafts, films slated for Astoria
3.  Tamastslikt to host Round-up collectors
4.  Buckhorn Springs, Lane group release books
5.  Preservation resources available online
6.  Northwest Historians Guild plan March 5 conference


Milwaukie:  Mayor Alice Norris, co-chair of the Willamette Falls
Heritage Area Coalition, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 on efforts to
secure designation of the proposed Willamette Falls Heritage Area. The
presentation will take place at The Bomber Restaurant / Wings of Freedom
Museum, 13515 SE McLoughlin Blvd.

Troutdale: Val Ballestrem will present “Next Exit Concrete Forest:
The Mt. Hood Freeway Story ” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at McMenamins
Edgefield Theater, 2126 SW Halsey St. In the 1960s, city planners had
their eyes on a highway running from the Marquam Bridge through
southeast Portland up to SE 122nd Avenue in an attempt to speed traffic
to Mt. Hood.  Ballestrem traces the origins of both the original freeway
plan and the protest against it, and connects the debate to Portland’s
present landscape. The presentation is made possible by the Oregon
Encyclopedia, a partnership between Portland State University, the
Oregon Council of Teachers of English, and the Oregon Historical
Society. For more information please visit: www.oregonencyclopedia.org 


The Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria will host a free
community day from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 4.   Crafts will focus on a few
of the cultures that depended or worked on the Columbia River. Historic
films shown throughout the day in the Kern Room. For a schedule of
events, visit the museum's website at www.crmm.org or join the museum on
its Facebook page.


Tamástslikt Cultural Institute will host the collectors' cache from 10
a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 26.  Wayne Lowe and Mervin Swearingen will be on hand
with some of their favorite Round-Up memorabilia to exhibit for the
public.  Both gentlemen exemplify the spirit of volunteerism that is the
engine of the Round-Up.  They have each built up one-of-a-kind
collections.  While both were big contributors to the
"Tall-in-the-Saddle"  exhibit produced by the Oregon Historical Society
that is now on display at Tamástslikt, each will share other intriguing
objects not included in the show.  This program is a free event. 

Lowe is a retired cattle rancher and past Happy Canyon President.  He
has collected Round-Up memorabilia for over 25 years.  Although he
collected various materials, the majority are photos, postcards, and
publicity items.  Swearingen has volunteered at the Pendleton Round-Up
for 42 years.  He has been collecting Round-Up memorabilia for nearly as
long.  He has an extensive collection which includes photos, scarves,
programs, and other souvenirs from both Round-Up and Happy Canyon.   He
and his brother Wayne were the grand marshals of the 2009 Westward Ho!

For more information, contact Tamástslikt Cultural Institute at
(541)966-9748 or visit www.tamastslikt.org.  Tamástslikt can be reached
via Exit 216 off Interstate I-84 or by following the "Mission-LaGrande"
sign south off Highway 11 onto Highway 331. Tamástslikt Cultural
Institute is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the
Umatilla Indian Reservation.


Buckhorn Mineral Springs, an Oregon non-profit, has published the
"Buckhorn Springs Heritage Cookbook." The 240-page book includes a
historic account of Buckhorn Springs resort, nestled in the foorthills
of Oregon's Cascade and Siskiyou mountains. Healthy, seasonal recipes
from the Sargent family's 21 years in the kitchen are coupled with
Buckhorn's restoration story and the site's history. The book, which
includes dozens of photographs, is produced by Lauren, Leslie and Bruce
Sargent. Buckhorn Springs, a retreat center, is on the National Register
of Historic Places.  For more information, visit www.buckhornsprings.org
or phone 541.488.2200 or email info at buckhornsprings.org 

The Lane County Historical Society & Museum has published author Ken
Metzler’s latest book, "Dangerous Beauty: 150 Years of law Enforcement
and Rescue in Lane County, Oregon". As editor, Metzler has collected
contributions from 22 retired officers, which when combined with
Metzler’s own research, has for the first-time produced a popular
history of law enforcement and rescue in Lane County. "Dangerous Beauty"
contains more than 50 photographs from various sources. An unexpected
treat is the first-time publication of a piece of satirical artwork by
Detective Bill McKee, now part of Lane County Historical Museum’s
collections. Metzler’s final chapter, “A Perfect Storm,” rounds
out the book with the controversy over the establishment of the Eugene
Police Commission. For more information, visit the museum at 740 West
13th Ave., Eugene, or call 541-682-4242 or visit


The General Services Administration publishes the Historic Preservation
Note Series, a series of technical briefs prepared by the GSA's historic
preservation staff as a resource on preservation project design,
contracting, construction and historic management issues. To view the
materials, visit http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104184 

Portland Preservation, a project of the Bosco-Milligan
Foundation/Architectural Heritage Center in partnership with the
National Trust for Historic Preservation, has published "Window
Know-How: A Guide to Going Green." To view a copy of it, visit


The annual conference of the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild is
planned for the first weekend of March.  The program chairman is Alex
Morrow and the theme will be "Pacific Waterways: Connecting Local,
Regional, and Global Histories. " The organizing committee welcomes
discussion about the environment, labor, economics, immigration,
technology and social justice.  This year is also the 100th anniversary
of the Port of Seattle, which pioneered the idea of publicly owned

The guild encourages the historical community to submit proposals on
how land with water have shaped the Pacific Northwest, how native tribes
formed economic and social networks, and how ports and usages developed
or disfigured the region. To see a fuller account of possible topics,
visit http://www.pnwhistorians.org/   The conference will take place at
the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle. 
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