[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-08-08

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Mon Aug 8 14:19:13 PDT 2011

In this issue:
1. Archivist, Heritage Conferences to be Joint Gathering in 2012
2. Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan Offered Free
3. Marie Equi Subject of Talk in Portland
4. Book Highlights African-Americans in Marion, Polk Counties
5. Saltmakers Return Aug. 19-21 to Seaside


The Northwest Archivists and Oregon Heritage Commission will jointly
conduct a 2012 conference April 26-28 in Salem.

“The attendees at the 2009 joint conference in Portland said they
enjoyed it and found it very worthwhile,” said Kyle Jansson,
coordinator of the Oregon Heritage Commission. “We look forward to
creating an even better event for 2012 that informs and inspires

The conference theme will be “Fertile Ground: Planting the Seeds for
Restoration, Innovation and Collaboration.” Using the fertile lands of
the Williamette Valley as a backdrop, it highlights the
multi-disciplinary approaches that are strenghtening and expanding the
capacity of archives and other heritage fields in the Northwest. 

Attendees will include community leaders, staff and volunteers from
archives, records repositories, historical societies, museums, historic
cemeteries, ethnic organizations, schools, historic preservation
commissions, humanities groups, Main Street programs, the tourism
industry, economic development, history buffs and professional
historians, youth, and local, tribal, state and federal governments

The 2012 conference will include new events, as well as activities
popular at Northwest Archivists meetings and Oregon Heritage
Conferences. These include keynote speakers, panels, workshops, and
behind-the-scenes visits to some of the area’s heritage sites and
historic buildings. The Oregon Heritage Excellence Award banquet and the
Oregon Heritage Fellowship research talks are also scheduled. 

A request for presentations at the conference will be announced

Mark your calendar now for April 26-28 to attend the joint Northwest
Archivists/Oregon Heritage Conference in Salem.


The Architectural Heritage Center in Portland received an Oregon Museum
Grant recently to prepare its “Disaster Preparedness and Response
Plan”. Focusing on seismic preparedness, the document also contains
abundant coverage of multiple potential disasters, advanced planning and
preparation. The center is making its plan available to other
organizations to use as a starting point. Visit
to download, review, and / or customize it. 


Heather Mayer will present “The Story of Dr. Marie Equi” as part of
the Oregon Encyclopedia project’s “Stumptown Stories: Portland
History and Legends” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23, at the Rialto Poolroom and
Bar, 529 SW 4th Ave., Portland. A remarkable woman during Portland’s
Progressive Era, Equi was a suffragist, an advocate for labor rights,
and a vocal political agitator against World War I, imperialism, and
profiteering. She was also a physician who often provided free treatment
for women and children in Portland’s working-class neighborhoods. A
part-time instructor at Portland Community College, Mayer is currently
working on her dissertation, “Beyond the Rebel Girl: Women and the
Industrial Workers of the World in the Pacific Northwest, 1905-1924.”
To learn more visit www.oregonencyclopedia.org, call (503) 725-3990 or
email pdx05508 at pdx.edu .


African Americans played an essential part in building Oregon,
sometimes un-noted, even before wagon trains arrived bringing more from
the East. “Perseverance:  A History of African Americans in Oregon's
Marion and Polk Counties” brings their names, biographical information
and accomplishments in the Willamette Valley together. Produced by
Oregon Northwest Black Pioneers, the 280-page illustrated book will make
its debut from 4 to 6 p.m., Aug. 27 at the First Congregational Church,
700 Marion St. NE, Salem. Visit www.oregonnorthwestblackpioneers.org to
preview the book and learn more.


Pacific Northwest Living Historian interpreters will set up a camp to
make salt from seawater on the beach in south Seaside, beginning at 5
p.m., Aug. 19 thru 3 p.m., Aug. 21. Located on the beach at the west end
of Avenue U, the annual event offers visitors an opportunity to talk
with actors portraying members of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery
as they make salt for their return trip and tend fires to boil seawater
and make salt. To get to the location from Highway 101 take Avenue U to
the beach; from the Promenade in Seaside, walk south to where Avenue U
meets the beach. For more information, call Fort Clatsop at (503)
861-2471, ext 214; the Seaside Museum and Historical Society at (503)
738-7065, or visit http://www.seasidemuseum.org/saltmakerspromo.cfm .

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