[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-12-30
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Fri Dec 30 08:52:45 PST 2011
In This Issue:
1. “Wintering Over” Program Set at Fort Clatsop
2. New Year, New Exhibits at Eagle Point, Salem
3. OAS offers Archaeology for the Curious Program
“WINTERING OVER” PROGRAM SET AT FORT CLATSOP
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park will present "Wintering Over:
Snugly Fixed in Their Huts," a special living history program from 9
a.m. – 5 p.m. Jan. 14 and 14 at Fort Clatsop, located southwest of
Astoria, three miles east of U.S. Highway 101.
During this two day “Wintering Over” event, visitors will explore the
people behind the story as they converse with expedition members
(portrayed by first-person character interpreters) camped at their Fort
Clatsop winter headquarters during 1806. Explore what it is like for
these Corps members as they survive off elk and the good graces of their
Clatsop and Chinook neighbors, while preparing to return to the United
States. Discover who these people are, where they came from and what
their journey has been like so far.
The Pacific Northwest Living Historians partner with the park to
provide this program and allow for a real experience (not a staged
event); visitors direct their own discoveries. In addition to the event
at the fort, there are movies in the visitor center theater including,
“A Clatsop Winter Story,” which discusses the 1805-06 winter from a
Clatsop Indian perspective, and “Lewis and Clark: Confluence of Time and
Courage,” which covers the entire voyage of the Corps of Discovery.
For further information, call the park at (503) 861-2471 ext. 214 or
visit www.nps.gov/lewi .
NEW YEAR, NEW EXHIBITS AT EAGLE POINT, SALEM
Eagle Point: The Southern Oregon Historical Society will present “Wire
by Wire: How the Telephone, Fencing, and Electricity Came to Lake Creek,”
an exhibit on display through mid-January at the Lake Creek Historical
Society, 739 South Fork Little Butte Creek Road, Eagle Point and open 10
a.m. – 3 p.m., Weds., Fri. and Sat. An open house will take place from
on Jan. 14.
“Wire by Wire: How the Telephone, Fencing, and Electricity Came to Lake
Creek” explores how the community changed with the introduction of new
technologies. After a community forum in September, participants decided
to explore the idea of wire versus wireless in their community. Bonded
by more than simply geography, Lake Creek’s determination and spirit of
self-reliance helped forge the unique character of their rural
community. The use of wire reflects the story of this community, as seen
through the history of the telephone, fencing, and electricity, to
illustrate the different ways residents united to change their
lifestyles. A map of Lake Creek traces the community’s development and
depicts many of the original homesteaders.
This exhibit is part of “History: Made by You,” a traveling exhibits
program designed to engage the community in discussions about
contemporary issues of local importance and to research the historic
roots of these issues. For more information or to request a public forum
/ traveling exhibit for your community, contact Amy Drake at the
Southern Oregon Historical Society via email amy at sohs.org or by phone
(541) 773-6536 ext. 1006, or visit www.sohs.org ( http://www.sohs.org/ )
Salem: “Willamette Women” will debut during the second annual Heritage
Invitational Extravaganza beginning Jan. 20 and running through March 10
at the Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill Street SE, Salem. The
exhibit will provide 21 Mid-Valley heritage, cultural, history museums
and organizations the opportunity to shine a light on women from their
communities. Throughout the exhibition's run, visitors will walk through
the history of women in the Mid-Valley, as they view a wide array of
locally, regionally and nationally important objects and images.
“Willamette Women” encourages the preservation and appreciation of
our local organizations that do so much to foster understanding and
enjoyment of our community's heritage.
Exhibit participants include the Aumsville Historical Society, Brooks
Historical Society, Bush House, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians,
Forest History Center, the Gordon House, Historic Deepwood Estate,
Hoover-Minthorn House, Jensen Arctic Museum, Keizer Heritage Museum,
Linfield Anthropology Museum, Lord and Schryver Conservancy, Mt. Angel
Historical Society, Oregon State Hospital Museum, Old Aurora Colony
Historical Museum, Polk County Historical Society, Salem YWCA, Silverton
Country Historical Society, Western Oregon University Archives,
Willamette University Archives and the Yamhill County Historical
Topic Examples include Polk County Historical Society presenting "Words
We Leave Behind: Women Authors of Polk County," Silverton Country
Historical Society displaying "Women Making History in Silverton
Country," the Gordon House looking at "Evelyn Gordon, Another Frank
Lloyd Wright Woman," and the Aurora Colony Museum highlighting Emma
For more information, visit www.missionmill.org (
http://www.missionmill.org/ ) or contact Keni Sturgeon by email at
kenis at missionmill.org or phone at (503) 585 7012.
OAS OFFERS ARCHAEOLOGY FOR THE CURIOUS PROGRAM
Are you looking to learn more about archaeology basics, or do you need
a refresher on the history of the Pacific Northwest ? The Oregon
Archaeological Society (OAS) is offering “Archaeology for the Curious”,
a basic training program co-sponsored by Portland Community College and
the Washington County Museum beginning on Feb. 4 and running consecutive
Saturdays through March 17 at the Portland Community College Rock Creek
Campus, in Room 121, Building 7.
Taught by experienced regional professionals from organizations, such
as the National Forest Service, BLM, and the University of Oregon,
topics for the first two sessions include archaeology basics as well as
information on artifacts, laws and ethics, Northwest archaeology and
rock art, site stewardship and volunteering. For those who want to dig
further into archaeology, the four additional Saturday training sessions
will cover field excavation and laboratory methods, site mapping,
cataloging and compass reading beginning.
The program is a great way to network with other archaeology lovers and
to learn how to get involved in the field. Visit
oregonarchaeological.org to download the application. For additional
information, email oas.basictraining at gmail.com or contact Steve
Satterthwaite via email satterts at hotmail.com or phone (503) 824-2264.
Save the dates for the 2012 Oregon Heritage Conference: April 26 -28!
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