[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-03-24

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Thu Mar 24 15:58:34 PDT 2011

In this issue:
1.  Emerging scholars slated for Heritage Conference
2.  Talks scheduled for four cities
3.  Preservation leadership training to be offered
4.  Collections workshop covers variety of issues
5.  Dressmaking seminar scheduled at Champoeg


Three Oregon university students will present research findings April 8
at the Oregon Heritage Conference in Astoria. The presentations will
begin at 2 p.m. in the Liberty Theatre's McTavish Room.

The three Fellows have been selected by the Heritage Programs Division
of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) based on the
strength of both their scholastic achievement and their research topics.
The fellowships are intended to encourage the thoughtful inquiry of
Oregon’s heritage by emerging scholars.

“We hope the fellowship program will also increase public interest in
the diverse history and heritage of Oregon,” said Roger Roper,
assistant director for OPRD.

The students, their schools and topics are:
1.  Heidi Beierle, University of Oregon, "Pedaling Oregon’s Historic
Roadways: Bicycle Tourism as a Rural Economic Development Vehicle."
2.  Heather Burmeister, Portland State University, "Tuning In, Dropping
Out: Documenting Lesbian Land Communities in the Pacific Northwest."
3.  Melissa Ruhl, University of Oregon, "'Forward You Must Go':
American Indian Youth, Education and Cultural Heritage in the 1960s"

Details and registration for the Heritage Conference are online


Ashland and Medford:  Jeff Lalande will talk about "Hard Times in the
Rogue Valley and the CCC Program" in presentations next month sponsored
by the Jackson County Library and the Southern Oregon Historical
Society. Lalande will talk at noon April 6 at the Medford Branch
Library, 205 S. Central Ave., and at noon April 13 at the Ashland Branch
Library, 410 S. Siskiyou Blvd. For more information, visit

Oregon City: Cheryle Kennedy, council chairwoman of the Confederated
Tribes of the Grand Ronde, who as a young girl fished for eels with her
family at Willamette Falls, just as her ancestors did for centuries
before her, will speak at 7 p.m. March 24 at the Clackamas County
Historical Society, 211 Tumwater Dr. Tribal culture in and around
Willamette Falls is one of six themes of the proposed Willamette Falls
Heritage Area. Kennedy's talk will include looks at tribal culture past,
present and future. For more information, visit 
www.clackamashistory.org, or the society's Facebook page. 

Troutdale: "Soccer City, USA: The Birth and Rise of the Portland
Timbers" will be presented by soccer historian Michael Orr at 6:30 p.m.
March 29 at McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey St. Orr will talk about
the first season of the Timbers team in 1975, a season so successful
that it landed the Timbers in the NASL Soccer Bowl and earned Portland
the nickname "Soccer City USA." For more information, visit The Oregon
Encyclopedia website at www.oregonencyclopedia.org 


The National Trust for Historic Preservation will conduct a
Preservation Leadership Training  June 11-18 at Woodlawn, a National
Trust historic site in Alexandria, Va. The training is an intensive
experience tailored to respond to the needs of state and local
preservation organizations and agencies.  It includes a participatory
experience in leadership and organizational development techniques and
provides the most up-to-date and effective information and training in
current preservation practices, issues, and action strategies. Visit
www.preservationnation.org/plt to apply. The application deadline is
April 1.


The American Association for State and Local History will present a
Collections Management and Practices workshop June 23-24 in Seattle at
the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.
Participants in this workshop will learn about their institution's
responsibility toward its collection, the necessary policies and
procedures, and the best practices of collection management. 

During group discussions and hands-on activities, participants will
become familiar with current issues and trends to better understand how
collections fit within the context of history organizations.
Participants will explore other topics including the role of collections
in exhibition and interpretation, the basic steps of collections
management from acquisition to disposal, professional standards and
ethics, conservation on a shoe-string budget, as well as learning about
the multitude of resources available for collections preservation.

This workshop is targeted to new professionals and dedicated volunteers
with responsibility for collections. Register at www.aaslh.org or by
calling Bethany Hawkins at 615/320-3203. 


This week you can learn to make an 1860s cotton day dress by watching
an experienced seamstress.  Kay Demlow will be teaching her “Dress in
a Day” class at the Visitors’ Center at Champoeg State Park from 9
a.m.-3 p.m March 26. The Visitors’ Center is located at 8239 Champoeg
Road NE, St. Paul.

She and her assistant Kelly Demlow will cover topics for beginning and
skilled sewists, from choosing fabrics, to fitting the bodice, to
finishing edges and seams with period correct piping.  Instructional
handouts will be provided.  Students may also bring notebooks and
cameras.  At the end of the demonstration Kay will draft a pattern for
the bodice front and back for anyone who needs it. 

There is a fee for the class. A morning snack will be provided.  Each
student should plan to bring a brown bag lunch.  There is also a State
Parks Day Use fee for parking that day. To register for the class, call
Kim Martin of the Friends of Historic Champoeg at 503-678-1649 or email
her at  kim at champoeg.org.
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