[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-07-27

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Jul 27 08:07:03 PDT 2011

In this issue:
1. Harvest Events Planned near Jacksonville, McMinnville
2. Portland’s Cast-Iron Buildings Featured on Tour
3. Membership / Public Relations Manager Sought


Jacksonville: Visit the Hanley Farm from August 3 - 6, and participate
in the harvest - from cutting and threshing the wheat to making flour.
The farm’s draft horses will pull the harvesters to cut and bind the
wheat and visitors can help make wheat shocks. Visitors can also observe
the farm workers as they set up and clean a 1930s threshing machine to
prepare it for wheat threshing. After the harvest, children will have
the opportunity to grind the wheat into flour, churn butter and peel
apples. The event will also feature methods for preserving vegetables,
meats, dairy, and herbs - with plenty of opportunities for tasting.
Hanley Farm is located at 1053 Hanley Road, between Central Point and
Jacksonville. Visit www.sohs.org/hanley_farm.html for a full schedule of

McMinnville: The Yamhill Valley Heritage Center’s Harvest Fest will
take place August 13 and 14. During the two-day event mule teams,
farmers and antique equipment, including a 1927 Advance Rumley threshing
machine, 1925 John Deere stationary baler, 1936 McCormick Deering
mule-pulled binder, and a 1912 Peerless Steam Traction Engine, will
harvest a crop of oats. A tractor parade will take place both days
beginning at 1 p.m., and will feature Allis Chalmers tractors, with the
oldest dating to the 1920s. Visitors will also have the opportunity to
witness operating blacksmith and sawmill shops on location. To see a
full schedule of events, visit www.yamhillcountyhistory.org .


Plan to spend an evening exploring the oldest part of downtown Portland
from 6:30 - 8 p.m., August 4, during the “Cast-Iron Portland:
Skidmore-Old Town Walking Tour”. Learn about architectural cast-iron,
used throughout most of the last half of the 19th century as you see
some examples of surviving structures. The tour features some of the
city’s oldest standing buildings including the Dielschneider (1859),
New Market Theater (1872) and the Glisan (1889), one of the last
cast-iron buildings constructed in Portland. See www.VisitAHC.org for
more information.


Willamette University is seeking a Membership / Public Relations
Manager to oversee the overall membership program at the Hallie Ford
Museum of Art and various recruitment drives. The individual in this
position will compile and maintain mailing lists, process receipts of
membership dues and some contributions, and provide information to
members, patrons, donors, and others in a timely fashion.
Responsibilities also include the dissemination of information to the
print and electronic media regarding the Hallie Ford Museum of Art’s
collections, exhibitions, programs, and related services. For complete
job description and application, visit
https://jobs.willamette.edu/postings/115 .

Grants are now available! Visit www.oregonheritage.org to learn more.
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