[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-04-09

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Mon Apr 9 08:56:03 PDT 2012


SCENIC BIKEWAY ALONG OREGON TRAIL ROUTE DESIGNATED
 
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and Oregon Tourism
Commission recently announced the designation of a new Scenic Bikeway
bringing the total number of bikeways to nine. The 134-mile Grande Tour
Scenic Bikeway encompasses sections of the original Oregon Trail and
takes riders near historic small-town communities in northeastern
Oregon. It offers cycling opportunities for all abilities and stunning
views of the Blue Mountains, Wallowa Mountains and the sweeping
sagebrush rangelands near La Grande and Baker City. 

Launched in 2010 with the 132-mile Willamette Valley State Scenic
Bikeway, the Oregon state scenic bikeway program is the first and only
program of its kind. For further information, visit
www.rideoregon.com/inspiration/scenicbikeways.org .
 
 
NATIVE AMERICAN ART SUBJECT OF TALK, WYATT RECEPTION FOLLOWS
 
Portland State University scholar-in-residence Tracy Prince will
present “Uniquely Oregon: Native American Art of Oregon,” at 2 p.m.,
April 14, at the Carriage House of the Lincoln County Historical
Society, 545 SW Ninth St., in Newport. 
 
How are Oregon’s history and culture represented in Native art and how
can we learn more about our community’s values and aspirations by
looking at the artwork? Learn what differentiates Native American art in
Oregon from Native art in other parts of the Pacific Northwest, and what
this tells us about our state’s identity. 
 
Prince has taught university classes on Native American art and
literature for 19 years. She studies traditions that have survived the
suppression of Native identity and customs. Her book “Portland’s Goose
Hollow” explores the history of Native, Chinese, Irish, German, and
Jewish residents of one of Portland’s oldest neighborhoods.
 
The event is part of the Conversation Project offered by Oregon
Humanities. A reception for Steve Wyatt, new executive director for the
Society, will take place after the event at 3:30 p.m. For more
information, call (541) 265-7509.

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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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