[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-06-07
heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Jun 8 08:21:56 PDT 2011
In this issue:
1. Five Oregon Sites Make Final Cut in This Place Matters Community
2. Gordon House to Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s 144th Birthday
3. Annual Brigade Encampment Set to Take Place at Fort Vancouver
4. Northwest History Network to Present “Finding David Douglas”
FIVE OREGON SITES MAKE FINAL CUT IN THIS PLACE MATTERS COMMUNITY
Out of more than 250 nominations, the National Trust for Historic
Preservation’s This Place Matters Community Challenge selected 100
finalists and five of those are located in Oregon. Visit
to view photos, learn more about each site and vote for your favorite
finalist. Out of the 100 finalists, three sites will receive a cash
prize (first $25,000; second $10,000; and third $5,000) for use on
anything from renovations to operating costs. Oregon’s finalists
include The John Quincy Adams Young House in Beaverton; Eugene's
Historic Wooden Stadium; the Municipal Elevator in Oregon City; the OK
Theatre in Enterprise; the Cottage Grove Armory. Voting ends June 30.
GORDON HOUSE TO CELEBRATE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S 144TH BIRTHDAY
The Gordon House, designed by world renowned architect Frank Lloyd
Wright, will hold a special celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 18,
to commemorate what would have been the month of Wright’s 144th
birthday. Built in 1964 in the Wilsonville area as Wright’s example
of the only truly American architectural style, the Gordon House is the
only example of his work in Oregon. He designed the house for Conrad and
Evelyn Gordon as an “affordable” Usonian style home, which was part
of his vision of the Usonian Community. Knowledgeable tour guides will
be on hand to answer questions and share stories about house. For more
information visit www.thegordonhouse.org, email
gordonhouse1957 at verizon.net or call (503) 874-6006.
ANNUAL BRIGADE ENCAMPMENT SET TO TAKE PLACE AT FORT VANCOUVER
The Annual Brigade Encampment, which celebrates the end of the fur
trapping season at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, will take
place from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 18. The 1840s fur brigadiers will
arrive at the site’s Columbia River waterfront, gather at Old Apple
Tree Park and walk to the Fort’s village where they will share stories
of adventure and life in the wilds. The day-long encampment offers
hands-on and engaging activities for everyone in the family. In
addition, archaeologists will demonstrate field techniques and show how
archaeology aids in public understanding of the site’s rich history.
The Public Archaeology Field School will conduct excavations in the
village beginning on June 15 through July 22. For further information
visit www.nps.gov/fova or call (360) 816-6230.
NORTHWEST HISTORY NETWORK TO PRESENT “FINDING DAVID DOUGLAS”
The Northwest History Network will present “Finding David Douglas”
at 1 p.m., June 25 at the Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E. Burnside,
Portland. Produced by historian and film maker Lois Leonard, the
56-minute film follows the adventures of Scots botanist David Douglas.
On his cross-country trek he developed multi-cultural relations with
members of the Hudson’s Bay Company and many Indian tribes in Western
North America. He also made significant scientific contributions by
documenting plant and animal species, many of which carry his name.
for further information.
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