[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-11-15

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Nov 15 08:48:58 PST 2011

In This Issue:
1. Preserving Oregon Grants for 2011 Awarded
2. Civil War in Oregon Topic of Presentations
3. Simple Holiday Traditions at Champoeg
4. Notable Quilts Displayed in Newport
5. Pearl Harbor Commemoration Set

Financial aid ranging from $1,455 for a significant archaeological site
to $8,000 to preserve the Bly Ranger Station in Klamath County are among
the latest grants released by the State Historic Preservation Office to
preserve Oregon’s significant historic sites. 
Awarded annually for rehabilitation work on properties listed in the
National Register of Historic Places, or significant work contributing
to identifying, preserving and/or interpreting archaeological sites,
this year’s Preserving Oregon grants will support 13 projects estimated
to cost more than $600,000 in 12 counties.
“The State Historic Preservation Office likes to support projects that
will stimulate the economy and improve livability in the local
communities,” said Kuri Gill, a grants and outreach coordinator for the
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. “These projects will benefit
their communities and the state.”
For more information on the Preserving Oregon grants contact Kuri Gill
at Kuri.Gill at state.or.usor (503) 986-0685. To view a list of the
Preserving Oregon grants visit www.oregonheritage.org. 
Randol Fletcher will give several talks and present his new book, “The
Hidden History of Civil War Oregon” beginning at 6 p.m., Nov. 15 at the
Fort Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. His second
appearance will take place at 6 p.m., Nov. 16 at the Kenton Public
Library, 8266 N Denver Ave., Portland.
Fletcher will also speak at noon, Nov. 17 at Linn-Benton Community
College in Albany, followed by an event beginning at 7 p.m. the same day
at the Linn County Historical Museum 101 Park Ave., Brownsville. 
Back in Albany the next day, Fletcher will begin his talk at 5 p.m. at
the Montheith House Museum, 518 Second Ave., SW.
Fletcher’s talks include extended biographical information and
thumbnail sketches of future Oregonians who fought on both sides of the
Civil War, demonstrating how the War affected the newly admitted state
of Oregon. Walks through Oregon's pioneer and military cemeteries helped
to set the foundation for many of Fletchers stories. 
Children of all ages will enjoy the simple joys of an old-fashioned
holiday celebration from 1 – 4 p.m., Dec. 3 at the Champoeg State
Heritage Area Visitor Center. 
Costumed volunteers will help children and their families make sugar
plums, decorate gingerbread, play 19th century games and create holiday
decorations. Heartstrings, a local musical duet will play songs on
hammer dulcimer accompanied by stand-up bass.
“Children and their families can experience a connection with the 19th
century way of life,” comments Kim Martin, Public Programming
Coordinator for Friends of Historic Champoeg.  “Early settlers didn’t
have shopping malls, electric twinkle lights for the tree, or things we
take for granted today, but they did enjoy the holidays just as much as
we do.”
For more information please contact Kim Martin at (503) 678-1649, or
info at champoeg.org, or visit www.champoeg.org.
“Christmas Rose-Stars,” a quilt by Jean Amundson, is on display now
through January at the Log Cabin Museum of the Lincoln County Historical
Society's Log Cabin Museum, located at 545 SW Ninth Street in Newport. A
changing display at the Log Cabin Museum features historic or notable
quilts. Quilts constructed prior to 1960 are documented by the Quilt
Heritage Project of Lincoln County.
The goals of the Quilt Heritage Project are to register all quilts made
in or brought to Lincoln County; create a photo archive of quilts with
the Lincoln County Historical Society; encourage proper care and storage
of heirloom textiles; encourage families to enjoy and retain these
special heirloom textiles; and heighten public awareness of quilts as
unique pieces of American folk art, especially Oregon folk art.
For more information, visit www.oregoncoast.history.museum or call
A special program commemorating the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor
and World War II on the home front will take place from 5 – 8 p.m., Dec.
7 at the Clackamas County Historical Society, 211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon
Mount Hood Community College history instructor Pat Casey will present
“On the Home Front: Pearl Harbor’s Galvanizing Effect on America”, a
discussion about how Pearl Harbor solidified a previously divided
country and how World War II impacted the home front – especially the
Portland Metro area. The event will take the audience back to a time
when ration coupons, air raid drills, and paper, scrap metal and rubber
drives became a way of life. 
The program also includes exhibits from the Oregon Military Museum /
Historical Outreach Foundation, personal and museum collections of
weaponry and 1940s memorabilia, postcards from the war, personal stories
from Kaiser Shipyard, Norden Bomb Sight workers, and the Oregon City
High School Junior ROTC Color Guard. 
For further information visit
to RSVP call (503) 655-5574.

Save the dates for the 2012 Oregon Heritage Conference: April 26 -28!

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