[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-04-02

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Mon Apr 2 08:40:52 PDT 2012

In this Issue:
1. Homer Davenport Subject of Talks in Silverton, Portland
2. Oregon Nikkei Seeks Executive Director
Learn about the life and times of Silverton native and cartoonist Homer
Davenport during a talk by Gus Frederick beginning at 6 p.m., April 7 at
GeerCrest Farm five miles south of Silverton at 12390 Sunnyview Rd NE,
Salem. Davenport spent some of his early youth on the Geer farm, home of
his maternal Grandparents. His autobiography, "The Country Boy,"
recounts his visits to the farm, located near Silverton. Frederick will
also lead a walking tour of Silverton in the afternoon on same day. 
“Homer Who? A Presentation on the life and times of Homer Davenport” is
the subject of a talk by Frederick beginning at 7:30 p.m., April 24 at
the Jack London Bar, 529 SW 4th Ave., in Portland. Caricaturist, author,
Arabian horse breeder and out-spoken freethinking spiritualist,
Davenport was one of Oregon’s most outstanding citizens. He succumbed to
pneumonia one hundred years ago this May after contracting the illness
while covering the sinking of the RMS Titanic for W.R. Hearst, making
him, in effect, the last victim of the tragedy.
For further information about both events, visit
http://davenport.liberaluniversity.org (
http://davenport.liberaluniversity.org/ ) . 
The Oregon Nikkei Endowment (ONE) is seeking a visionary, self
motivated, energetic executive director (ED) to lead its growing
organization. The ED will build on a strong base of community support,
volunteers and facilities to create new and exciting programs that tell
untold stories and deepen the understanding of civil rights issues. The
ONE board seeks an individual experienced in fundraising, community
outreach and program development. ONE must receive applications via mail
or email by 5 p.m., April 16.
The ideal candidate will possess five years or more experience
supervisory and management responsibilities in nonprofit organizations,
and a masters degree or equivalent experience in responsibilities,
fiscal and budgeting, business management, organizational development,
fundraising and strategic planning. Additional qualities and experience
include the ability to build strong relationships within the
organization, among related organizations, with the Japanese American
community and with the broader public; and strong communications skills
to enhance the public profile and advocate for the mission of ONE. 
Address application to Dr. Connie Masuoka, Board Chair, 121 NW 2nd
Avenue, Portland, OR 97209 or email to info at oregonnikkei.org . Visit
www.oregonnikkei.org ( http://www.oregonnikkei.org/ ) for a complete
job description and application requirements. 

Visit www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/Conference.shtml to learn more about
the joint Oregon Heritage Conference / Northwest Archivists Annual
Meeting April 26-28. 

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Oregon Heritage News is a service of the Oregon Heritage Commission.
Contact us by emailing heritage.info at state.or.us .
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