[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-09-27

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Sep 27 08:51:35 PDT 2011

In this issue:
1. Connection between People and Salmon Lecture Subject 
2. Yaquina Bay Bridge 75th Celebration Set
3. Watzek House Tour Set in Portland


Dr. Virginia L. Butler will present “The 13,000-Year History of
Columbia River Salmon” at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 27 at McMenamins Edgefield
Power Station Theater, 2126 SW Halsey St., Troutdale. Dr. Butler joins
scientific research with historic and contemporary records to highlight
the long and enduring connection between fish and indigenous people in
the Pacific Northwest. A cultural anthropologist from Portland State
University, she will describe what she and other researchers have
discovered in seventy-five archeological sites in the Columbia River
basin. Archaic fish remains, dating to the past 13,000 years, provide an
unparalleled record of fish abundance and distribution in the river
system and reveal surprising answers to questions about the kind of fish
people gathered on the river and what has happened to those species. For
further information, visit http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org or call
(503) 669-8610.


Dress in vintage clothing, bring a picnic lunch and join the
1930s-theme community celebration of the Yaquina Bay Bridge’s 75th
anniversary from noon to 4 p.m., Oct. 2 at Yaquina Bay State Park under
the bridge. Walkers and bikers will gather at 11 a.m. on the south side
by Rogue Ales parking lot for a walk across the bridge. The Newport High
School band and Color Guard will lead the walkers and bikers across the
bridge, and 1930s-era cars will follow them. The cars will be on display
at Yaquina Bay State Park after the walk. Newport Mayor Mark McConnell
will announce the winners of the Yaquina Bay Bridge photo contest and
best vintage costume at the event. For more information, visit
www.oregoncoast.history.museum or call (541) 265-7509.


Public tours of the Watzek House will take place at 10 a.m. and 2:30
p.m., Oct. 2. Built in 1937 for lumber baron Aubrey Watzek, the house
features native wood and other local materials. It served as designer
John Yeon’s first built project and helped shape the emerging
Northwest regional modernist style. Named Portland’s Greatest Home by
a Portland Monthly Jury as well as one of Oregon’s 10 Best Homes by
the American Institute of Architecture, the Watzek House is one of the
nation’s newest National Historic Landmarks. For further information
about the 90-minute tour of the exterior and interior of the house,
visit http://aaa.uoregon.edu/tours or email Hannah at
yeongrf at uoregon.edu .

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