[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-09-01

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Sep 1 10:16:26 PDT 2010

In this issue:
1.  Heritage, hotdogs on menu at State Fair
2.  Architectural historians to meet in October
3.  Farmstead days planned for Champoeg and Hanley Farm
4.  Historic cottages to be open for Cannon Beach tour
5.  Two events slated for Baker City


Heritage events will be part of the activities during the final week of
the Oregon State Fair in Salem.

Cara Kaser and Joy Sears of the State Historic Preservation Office will
present "Don't Let Your Old Windows be a Pane!" at 11 a.m. Sept. 2 and
11 a.m. Sept. 3 at the Natural Resources Area stage. Alisha Hamel of the
Oregon Heritage Outreach Foundation will talk at noon Sept. 2 on
"Oregon's Role in World War II" at the same location, with Kuri Gill,
coordinator of the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries, following
at 1 p.m. with "Tales from the Graveyard."

Gill returns to the stage at 1 p.m. Sept. 3 to present "Make Grandmas's
Quilts Last Generations."

On Sept. 4, beginning at 10 a.m., a display of historic agricultural
equipment will be found west of the Forester Livestock Pavilion. At 3
p.m., the Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program will honor 16 farms and
ranches as the newest Century Farms and Ranches, while three farms will
be honored as Sesquicentennial Farms in ceremonies in the Americraft
Cookware Center.

On Sept. 6, Antique Powerland, which is home to historic agricultural,
logging and transportation equipment, will have a display in the Special
Exhibits Area.

For more information about all State Fair activities, visit


The 2010 conference program for the Society of Architectural Historians
Marion Dean Ross Chapter has been posted to its website at:

The group will meet Oct. 15-17 at  Kelowna, British Columbia.  The
conference is open to any interested in architecture. This year's
conference will address the unique planning and architectural challenges
that small cities (pops. 50,000 to 300,000) face when trying to balance
their heritage with their future aspirations.

Events will take place in the  Rotary Centre for the Arts and the UBC
Okanagan campus located 20 minutes north of downtown, where conference
papers discussing the heritage and challenges of various small cities in
the US and Canada will be given. Coach and walking tours are also


Hands-on activities will be part of farm history activities Sept. 4 at
Champoeg State Heritage Area and the Hanley Farm near Jacksonville.

The Friends of Historic Champoeg will combine from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. guided
tours of a 1860s-style kitchen garden and a wheat threshing barn, with
demonstrations, hands-on activities and old time music throughout the
Visitor Center and Farmstead area. Costumed interpreters will
demonstrate early farmstead crafts and skills, including woodcraft,
butter churning, Dutch oven baking, quilting, blacksmithing and wool
spinning. Children can help with chores, play 19th century games, make
simple toys and try on fashions from the era. For more information call
Kim at 503-678-1649, or contact  kim at champoeg.org. or visit

The Hanley Farm of the Southern Oregon Historical Society will host
"Bringing in the Sheaves" from 11 a.m.-4 p.m  Hands-on activities like
churning butter, peeling and coring apples, and grinding wheat will be
available, as well as games, crafts and tours. Some people will be able
to  load wheat onto horse-drawn wagons and watch the wheat get threshed
in the farm's 1930s Oliver Red River Special.  Special guest visitor
Michael Hanley IV, the great grandson of Michael and Martha Hanley, will
reminisce about Hanley Farm and the Hanley Family with visitors at 11:30
a.m. and 2 p.m. In addition, Jacque Tahuka-Nunez, 2009 California
Educator of the Year, will present "Journeys to the Past" in which she
shares stories, songs, tools, instruments and games from her Native
American culture. For more information, call (541) 899-8123 or visit
www.sohs.org .


Historic homes in the Tolovana Park of Cannon Beach will open their
doors to the public for the 7th Annual Cannon Beach Cottage Tour from 1
p.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 11. 

This is the second year that the tour has focused on the historic
Tolovana area, and eight beach cottages dating back to the 1920s will be
the highlight of the yearly walking tour presented by the Cannon Beach
History Center and Museum. A luncheon and lecture by former Cannon Beach
library director Dick Frank will also take place

For more information on tickets, the tour schedule, or other museum
events, contact the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum at (503)
436-9301, email cbhs at seasurf.net, or visit www.cbhistory.org  The museum
is located off Highway 101 on the corner of Spruce and Sunset. 


Baker City will be the center of two heritage events during September.

A wagon encampment event Sept. 4-6 at the National Historic Oregon
Trail Interpretive Center will recreate a pioneer “nooning” stop on
the Oregon Trail. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day costumed
interpreters will provide Dutch oven cooking demonstrations at the
Center’s outdoor wagon encampment. A variety of dishes will be
prepared, all using historic recipes and ingredients that were available
to overland pioneers. Historic characters such as miners, merchants,
washwomen, and pioneer
children will tell visitors their stories of life on the Trail. The
National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, operated by the
Bureau of Land Management, is located 5 miles east of Baker City, on
Highway 86.  Visit www.oregontrail.blm.gov for more information about
the Center, or call 541-523-1843 for updates on programs and events.  

The Historic Preservation League of Oregon will take a field trip Sept.
26-27 from Portland to Baker City via Pendleton. Participants are
scheduled for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Geiser Grand Hotel in
Baker City and a walking tour of the city's historic downtown. In
addition, the group will visit historic buildings in downtown Pendleton.
For more information visit www.historicpreservationleague.org or email
hplo at historicpreservationleague.org, or phone 503 243-1923.
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