[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-12-06

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Dec 6 08:34:14 PST 2011

In This Issue:
1. Heritage Commission to Meet
2. Archival Materials Now Available Online
3. OHS to Present WWII Events
4. Albany Features “Parlour Tour”


The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet via teleconference at 1:30
p.m., Dec. 9. The public listening room will be in Room 146 of the North
Mall Office Building, 725 Summer St. NE, Salem.
The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people appointed by the
Governor who represent Oregon’s heritage and geographical diversity.
There are nine advisory representatives from state agencies and
statewide organizations.
A variety of issues related to Oregon heritage sites, organizations and
activities is on the preliminary agenda for this public meeting.
The mission of the Oregon Heritage Commission is to secure, sustain,
and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage
initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on its behalf;
education of the public about its extent and value; and promotion and
celebration of its diversity.
More information about the Commission is available at
www.oregonheritage.org or by contacting Commission coordinator Kyle
Jansson at 503-986-0673.
Special accommodations may be arranged up to 72 hours in advance by
calling 503-986-0655. 

Researchers can now access the Directory of Archival and Manuscript
Repositories in the Northwest by visiting the Northwest Archivists
website http://northwestarchivistsinc.wildapricot.org/directory . The
Directory provides access to information about heritage institutions in
the Northwest that contain archival, manuscript, and photograph
Compilation of information is on-going. If your repository is not
included, or if you have updates for any of the entries listed, contact
Linda Long at llong at uoregon.edu or (541) 346-1906. 
OHS will present two events surrounding World War II this week. 
Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor and
America's entry into World War II, OHS will present “An Evening with
Heroes” beginning at 7 p.m., Dec. 7. World War II scholar and Marion
County Circuit Court Judge Vance Day will moderate the event, during
which guests will hear Technical Sergeant Donald Malarkey and 1st
Lieutenant Lynn "Buck" Compton share their stories of remarkable
gallantry and courage. Malarkey and Compton are two of the original
members of "Easy Company," the 506th Parachute Infantry, 101st Airborne
Division, portrayed in the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers.  
Also recognizing the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor bombing, a
panel of speakers will acquaint guests with “Unusual Stories of World
War II” beginning at 2 p.m., Dec. 11. 
Discussing some of the less-well-known effects of World War II, retired
history professor G. Thomas Edwards will tell stories about how Taft, on
the Oregon coast, reacted to potential threats by forming a civilian
defense force. Katy Barber, of Portland State University, will talk
about the camp at Waldport, Oregon, where Conscientious Objectors lived
during the war, working for the Forest Service and producing art in
their free time. Jeremy Skinner, of Lewis and Clark College's Special
Collections will present some of that art during the event. Nicole
Nathan, of the Oregon Nikkei Endowment, will describe how the FBI
forcefully removed members of the Oregon Japanese American community
from their homes and incarcerated them.
For further information, visit http://ohs.org/visit-ohs/events.cfm .
A tour featuring several historic homes, two churches, the Albany
Regional, Monteith House and the Historic Carousel museums, and the
Carnegie Library, will take place from 2 – 7 p.m., Dec. 11 in Albany.
Also included in the tour are the Orchard House and Pumpkin Hollow, a
reproduction salt box style home and mill. The tour will begin at Two
Rivers Market, where guests can travel the self-guided tour via
horse-drawn wagon, vintage trolley or their own vehicle. For more
information, call (800) 526-2256 or (541) 928-0911 or visit
www.albanyvisitors.com .

Save the dates for the 2012 Oregon Heritage Conference: April 26 -28!

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