[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-10-21

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Oct 21 16:11:14 PDT 2010

In this issue:
1.  Cemeteries Commission to conduct meeting, workshop Nov. 5
2.  Wagon's arrival to end Baker museum's season
3.  Cultural alliance forms to promote tourism in Gorge
4.  High Desert Museum to host heritage events this weekend
5.  Travel Oregon seeks input for strategic plan
6.  OSU archives to host food, film events next week


The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will conduct a workshop
and meeting Nov. 5 at the Redmond City Hall, 716 SW Evergreen Ave. 

The workshop, "Long Range Planning for Historic Cemeteries," will be
from 8:30 a.m.-noon. The do-it-yourself workshop will provide tools to
create a plan for grounds, organization, operation, records management,
etc. The commission's public meeting will be at 1 p.m.. Agenda items
will include grant reports, current projects and upcoming plans. The
commission will invite public comments. The meeting will be followed by
a tour of Redmond Cemetery.

Registration is required for the free workshop. Both the meeting and
the workshop will be accessible by teleconference.

State law established the seven-member commission to maintain a listing
of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public
education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and help obtain
financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and
maintaining their appearances. More information about commission
activities, the meeting, teleconference and workshop registration may be
obtained from Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s historic
cemeteries program coordinator Kuri Gill, at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail:
Kuri.Gill at state.or.us.


The end of the 2010 season at the Baker Heritage Museum is rapidly
approaching.  October 31 is the final day to see this year’s featured
exhibits “Life in the Golden Mountains,” a tribute to early Chinese
culture in Baker City, and the “Esther Munk Photography”.  

For its closing weekend, the museum has planned a special event “The
Last Stage Stop” on Oct. 30. To celebrate Ralph and Alvin Ward's
donation of their stagecoach to the museum, Ron Colton of Colton’s
Carriage Service will hitch a team of his horses to pull the stagecoach,
with guest dignitaries riding along, through town and to the museum at
noon on Saturday.  The stagecoach has been used for actual stage service
and in numerous local parades.

Stagecoach rides will be offered later ion Oct. 30.  The museum will
have live music starting at noon and a recognition ceremony at 2:30

The museum is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through Oct. 31.  For more
information, contact museum director Chris Cantrell at 541-523-9308. 


A group of heritage, arts and other cultural organizations and
individuals have announced the formation of the Columbia Gorge Arts &
Culture Alliance to promote the Columbia Gorge as a regional destination
for arts and culture.

 “The Columbia Gorge is home to an array of fantastic museums, art
centers, heritage sites and artists,” said Joanie Thomson, executive
director of the Columbia Center for the Arts. “We want to be known -
like Santa Fe, New Mexico, Paducah, Kentucky or Nelson, New Zealand - as
an arts and culture region. A great place to live for artists and
culture mavens, and a great place to visit.” 
The alliance was established following a meeting of 30 organizations
and individuals in August. Among other attendees were Thomson and DeKay,
Kris Tucker of the Washington Arts Commission; Chris D’Arcy of the
Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon Cultural Trust; Carmen Toll of The
Dalles Art Center; Carolyn Purcell of the Columbia Gorge Discovery
Center; John Maher, Pat Bozanich and Mary Rollins with Gorge Artists
Open Studios; Harriet Langfeldt of The Dalles Art Association; Connie
Nice of The History Museum in Hood River; Jessica Metta with the Mid
Columbia Economic Development District; Roberta Lavadour of the
Pendleton Center for the Arts; Mike Cannon with Klickitat County
Economic Development, Lee Weinstein of LWA PR, and representatives from
the Goldendale Art Gallery, Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office,
Travel Portland, Gorge area Chamber of Commerce organizations and
The alliance will focus on establishing the Columbia Gorge as a
cultural destination through cooperative planning and marketing while
emphasizing and enhancing the economic benefits to the region. It seeks
to develop a sustainable reputation for the culture of the region, and
for organizations and individuals to be recognized as being economically
vital to the region. It also seeks to make culture attractive,
accessible and engaging to all residents and guests of the Gorge. 

Among the alliance’s first activities will be to brand Gorge cultural
assets and promote Columbia Gorge Arts and Culture Month in May 2011.
The alliance also plans to establish a website that any alliance
participant can use to promote cultural activities in the Columbia
Gorge. A Facebook page was launched at
www.facebook.com/Columbia-Gorge-Arts-Culture-Alliance. The alliance
also aims to stimulate collaboration in event planning and co-op

For more information visit
facebook.com/columbiagorgeartsandculturealliance or email
ColumbiaGorgeArtsAndCulture at gmail.com. A website will launch soon at


The High Desert Museum near Bend will host several heritage events this

At 1 p.m. Oct. 23, Perry Chocktoot of the Klamath Tribe will talk about
"Giiwas: Native Americans and Crater Lake." The presentation focus on
the oral history of the Crater Lake creation  retained by the tribal
members since Mt. Mazama erupted more than 7,000 years ago

>From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 23-24, re-enactors will portray fur trappers
from 1831 exploring the High Desert. Attendees will talk with them and
see demonstrations of black powder firearms, flint and steel
fire-starting, and authentic cooking and more.

For more information, visit www.highdesertmuseum.org 


Travel Oregon is developing its 2011-2013 Biennium Strategic Plan.
Members of the tourism and hospitality industry are requested to take
five minutes to answer a six-question survey. The collective responses
will be shared with key Travel Oregon staff. They request the survey
responses by made by Oct. 29. To participate in the survey, visit


The Oregon State University Archives is honoring Oregon Archives Month
with food, historic films, and cheer on the Oct. 27 and Oct. 29.

At the historic recipe showcase from noon-1 p.m. Oct. 27 in the OSU
library's Willamette Room, it will highlight the dishes of the past as
featured in historic publications
that have been scanned and are now available as PDFs on
ScholarsArchive. You can check the recipes at
(search under terms like "recipes," "cook," "meals," or "cheese")

Beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 29 in the Archives Reference Room, films from
the Archives collections will be shown. A list of the selections is
available at 
 The archvists also plan to shout out some historic cheers and yells at
the OSU Homecoming Bonfire that night too! Details are on the webpage.

For more information, contact karl.mccreary at oregonstate.edu 
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which can be contacted at heritage.info at state.or.us 

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