[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Jul 12 08:49:44 PDT 2011

In this issue:
1. Heritage Commission to meet in Monmouth
2. Seaman’s Day Set at Fort Clatsop
3. “Earth From Space” Featured at Cannon Beach History Center 
4. The Horse Culture Featured At Tamástslikt


The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet at 9 a.m., July 18, in Straub
Conference Room 301A in the Hamersly Library on the Western Oregon
University campus in Monmouth. The meeting will be the first for two
organizations recently added as advisors by the Oregon Legislature. The
addition of the Oregon Tourism Commission and the State Historic Records
Advisory Board brings to nine the number of advisors appointed by the
Governor representing Oregon’s heritage and geographical diversity. A
variety of issues related to Oregon heritage sites, organizations and
activities is on the preliminary agenda for this public meeting. The
Monmouth meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Arrange
for special accommodations 72 hours in advance by calling (503)
986-0655. Visit www.oregonheritage.org for additional information about
the Commission or contact Commission coordinator Kyle Jansson at


Over two hundred years ago, 33 people of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
wintered at Fort Clatsop.  The 34th “member” of this expedition was
not a human.  Visitors will learn about Meriwether Lewis’ Newfoundland
dog, Seaman, and to meet some modern Newfoundland dogs during the 18th
annual Seaman’s Day commemorating the dog of the Corps of Discovery on
Wednesday, July 13 at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort
Clatsop. According to the explorers’ journals, Seaman served as a
watchdog, hunter, retriever, companion and diplomat during the
two-and-a-half year voyage of discovery. Visit
http://www.nps.gov/lewi/planyourvisit/events.htm to learn more about
the day’s activities, or call the park: (503) 861-2471.


Visitors to the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum can view
“Earth From Space”, a travelling Smithsonian Exhibit now through
August 28.  Featuring satellite imagery of the Earth, the exhibit
reveals the true beauty of our home.  Four by seven foot banners
illustrate the Giza Pyramids, the Amazon rainforest, and the digital
video globe deemed "The Magic Planet" allows viewing of images returning
from orbiting satellites. For exhibit details, visit
http://www.cbhistory.org/events-exhibits.php or call (503) 436-9301.


The culture of the horse overtook Indian country and changed the
Plateau Indian world in the 18th century when Indians acquired horses
indirectly from Spanish explorers.   Indian artisans adapted elements of
Spanish horse armor.  On July 16 visitors to Tamástslikt will learn how
Indian people held the horse in high esteem, and expressed this by
dressing it up using natural materials at first, and later using glass
beads, woolen trade cloth, and metal bells and tinklers.  The horse
became a prominent theme in developing the Indian people’s aesthetic,
their ideal of beauty.   Interpreters will dress horses with regalia and
trappings such as martingale collars, hide-covered saddles, masks,
keyhole ornaments, and saddle bags. The display of horse regalia will
continue from July 17 - 22. For further information, visit
http://www.tcimuseum.com/exhibits.cfm or call (541) 429-7707.

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