[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-08-10
heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Aug 10 08:37:51 PDT 2011
In this issue:
1. Deadline Approaching for Historic Cemeteries Grants
2. Tour, Trail Tunes Featured at Rose Farm
3. Speaker Series to Begin at Butteville Store
4. Oregon in the Civil War Lecture Set
5. Historic Barn Tour Set in Clackamas County
DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR HISTORIC CEMETERIES GRANTS
The deadline is approaching for Historic Cemetery Grant applications.
These grants provide financial assistance to cemeteries throughout
Oregon in the following general categories: protection and security,
restoration and preservation, education and training, and research and
Eligible projects may include security fencing or lighting, skilled
monument repair or training, and signage. Endeavors like historic
element conservation of curbs, markers, etc., documentation and mapping,
landscape restoration, interpretation and planning efforts are also
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries must receive grant
applications by Sept. 23. For further information, visit
www.oregonheritage.org and click on “grants”, contact Kuri Gill
by phone (503) 986-0685 or email kuri.gill at state.or.us .
TOUR, TRAIL TUNES FEATURED AT ROSE FARM
When pioneers William and Louisa Holmes arrived with the ‘great
migration‘ of 1843 they settled on a 640-acre land claim at the south
edge of Oregon City. They lived in a log cabin until completing their
new home in 1847, which survives as the oldest American home in Oregon
City. It served as the scene of early government meetings and social
events, including first territorial governor Joseph Lane’s inaugural
address, presented from its balcony to territorial citizens gathered on
the lawn below. It earned the nickname “Rose Farm” for the many
roses Louisa planted in the garden. Visit Rose Farm (536 Holmes Lane,
Oregon City) from noon - 4 p.m., Aug. 13, tour the home and enjoy the
toe-tapping tunes of the Oregon Trail era with local musical duo,
"Heartstrings" on the lawn. For more information, visit
www.mcloughlinhouse.org or call (503) 656-5146.
SPEAKER SERIES TO BEGIN AT BUTTEVILLE STORE
Author and historian Kurt Nelson will discuss the era of treaty
negotiations resulting in the Great Outbreak of 1855 - 1858 from 7 -
8:30 p.m., Aug. 13 at the Butteville Store, 10607 Butte St., Butteville.
The Great Outbreak and its aftereffects resulted in a changed political
and cultural landscape in the Willamette Valley. This event is the first
of three Third Thursday events at the Butteville Store. For more
information, contact Dianne Stefani-Ruff at (503) 678-1605 or visit
www.buttevillestore.com, or www.champoeg.org .
OREGON IN THE CIVIL WAR LECTURE SET
Steve Betschart of the Northwest Civil War Council will discuss
Oregon’s role in the Civil War from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Aug. 17, at
the Washington County Museum, 17677 NW Springville Rd., Portland.
Betschart will discuss highlights of the 1st Oregon Volunteer Infantry,
basic military functions and the local political climate - and why it
was important in the end. For more information, call (503) 645-5353,
ext. 103 or visit www.washingtoncountymuseum.org .
HISTORIC BARN TOUR SET IN CLACKAMAS COUNTY
The Architectural Heritage Center will conduct a tour of historic barns
in Clackamas County from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Aug. 27, beginning at the
Mark Prairie School, 7528 S Mark Road, south of Canby. Participants will
watch a video, “Historic Barns of Clackamas County”, hear about
Washington’s “Heritage Barns” and the National Trust’s “Barn
Again!” programs, and learn about Oregon’s Century Farm program and
the newly-minted Oregon Heritage Barns initiative from Richard Engeman.
Following the presentation, the group will board vans for an in-depth
tour of several historic barns. Bring a brown bag or picnic lunch to
enjoy along the way. To pre-register, visit www.VisitAHC.org or call
Grants deadlines are approaching! Visit www.oregonheritage.org to learn
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