[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-12-16

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Fri Dec 16 08:19:52 PST 2011

In This Issue:
1. Native American Architecture Topic of Lecture
2. Online Historic Map Collection Growing
3. Historical Society Seeks Executive Director in Moro
Melissa Darby will present “Native American Architecture of the Lower
Columbia, Oregon Coast and Willamette Valley: The Vernacular Style”
following a general business meeting that begins at 7 p.m., Jan. 3, at
the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 SE Water Street,
Ethnographic, archaeological and ethnohistorical accounts suggest that
the architecture of the people of Western Oregon and the lower Columbia
region was similar to other Northwest Coast groups, but there were some
distinct differences in dwelling styles on the central and southern
Oregon Coast. Several house styles from the region will be described and
compared with descriptions of the people and their houses found in the
logs and charts of Captain Francis Drake, who landed on the West Coast
of America during the summer of 1579. These documents were suppressed,
and the official account censored. Darby will explore whether these
descriptions ‘fit’ the record. 
Principal investigator for Lower Columbia Research and Archaeology, and
president of the non-profit Drake Anchorage Research Collaboration,
Darby is a noted authority on the ethnohistory of the lower Columbia
River region. Visit www.oregonarchaeological.org or call (503) 727-3507
for more information. 
The USGS Historical Topographic Map collection is now online.  With
over 90,000 of the more than 200,000 maps in the collection now
available for download, this map collection can be a boon to people who
use historical maps as research tools.  
The agency will continue to add maps to the collection through the next
year, until its entire map library is online and available for public
use. To view the maps, visit http://nationalmap.gov/historical .
The Sherman County Historical Society, located in Moro, is seeking an
executive director. 
Responsibilities include daily operations of the Society's museum,
meeting annual goals, supporting the Society's Board in its stewardship
role and supervising volunteers associated with various museum
functions. The successful candidate will be energetic and a
collaborative leader; will possess strong communication skills and have
a record of achieving results, a passion for rural community development
and experience in rural communities. 
A related degree, and a minimum of five-years experience in educational
or hands-on museum management, volunteer management, nonprofit
management, fund development and grant writing preferred. Direct
experience in museum collections care and management is a plus. For a
complete job description, visit http://www.shermanmuseum.org . Send
resume and cover letter postmarked by Jan. 4, 2012  to Hiring Team,
carrie at wheatacresranch.com or Hiring Team, Sherman County Historical
Society, P. O. Box 173, Moro, OR 97039.

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

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