[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-09-14

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Sep 14 08:52:19 PDT 2011

In this issue:
1. Medicine and Anesthesia Topic at Butteville 
2. “In Their Footsteps” Series to Begin at Fort Clatsop
3. Cemetery Roses Subject of Talk
4. Museum to Deaccession Photograph Collections 


Medical historian Suzanne Brown will present “A Selected History of
Medicine and Anesthesia” from 7 - 8:20 p.m., Sept. 15 at the Historic
Butteville Store, 10767 Butte St, in Butteville. Those attending will
learn about the Thomasonian approach to medicine, early dental practice
and the beginnings of surgery and anesthesia in the 1800s.	This is
the second in a three-evening history series. For more information or
directions, call Dianne Stefani-Ruff at 503-678-1605 or email Kim
Martin, kim at champoeg.org .

Carol Lucas will speak about Meriwether Lewis’ knowledge of plants
and documentation of 178 new species during a presentation titled, “At
His Mother’s Knee: Three Major Herbs and What Lewis Knew” at 1 p.m.,
Sept. 18 at the Netul River Room of the Fort Clatsop visitor center.
Raised on a homestead in the hills of Vernonia, Lucus gained her
appreciation for storytelling and herbs from her grandmother in much the
same manner as Lewis, who learned about plants from his mother, Lucy.
This is the first of several “In Their Footsteps” speaker events.
Others this fall include a presentation by William K. Brunot and Michael
Carrick on Oct. 16, titled “The Air Gun Of Meriwether Lewis on
Brunot's Island” and on Nov. 20 “Native American Women; Three Who
Changed History” presented by Gloria S. Linkey.  For more information,
call the park at (503) 861-2471.


Pioneer Cemetery Roses are often living graveside links to the people
who first brought these roses out west. Learn more about the history of
the roses in Lone Fir and other cemeteries by attending a presentation
by the Northwest Rose Historians from 1 - 2:30, Sept. 22 at the new
location of the Genealogical Forum of Oregon, 2505 South East 11th
Avenue, Suite B-18, Portland. For more information, visit
http://www.gfo.org/pioneer-roses.pdf .


The Lane County Historical Museum (LCHM) is beginning the deaccession
process for its nitrate cellulose negative collections. The University
of Oregon Special Collections has shown interest in two of the three
collections in question. The third collection consists of 19,000 images
by a commercial photographer Elizabeth Romane. A Eugene photographer
between 1930 and 1950, the Romane collection includes mostly portraits,
housed in 31 cubic feet of boxed archival storage. Because the museum
building is not climate controlled, continued storage of the negatives
poses a potential threat to the facility. Over the last four years, LCHM
has undertaken a digitization project supported by grant funding and
that task is now virtually complete. LCHM staff has segregated 11
percent of the images because of deterioration; but no images are yet in
the most serious stage. If your institution would like to acquire this
collection, please contact Bob Hart at
director at lanecountyhistoricalsociety.org  or (541) 682-4242.

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