[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-08-01

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Wed Aug 1 08:06:05 PDT 2012


In this Issue:

1. Heritage Vitality Task Force Update on Exchange
2. AGS to Hold 2013 Annual Conference Planning Meeting Aug. 13 in
Salem
3. “Timberrr!” to Open at Forestry Center Discovery Museum, Aug. 4
4. Shelton McMurphey Johnson House Living History Day Featured, Aug. 4
5. Albany Regional Museum Seeks Collections / Exhibits Coordinator
 
 
HERITAGE VITALITY TASK FORCE UPDATE ON EXCHANGE 
 
Hundreds of heritage organizations have struggled to remain open during
the past few years. For other groups, the struggle has lasted for a
couple of decades. Read how the Task Force on Heritage Vitality in
Oregon is trying to improve the operations and effectiveness of Oregon's
heritage organizations and how they need your help on Oregon Heritage
Exchange at www.oregonheritage.wordpress.com .
 
 
AGS TO HOLD 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE PLANNING MEETING AUG. 13 IN SALEM
 
The Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) is holding its next Annual
Conference at Willamette University in Salem June 18 - 23, 2013. This
will be the first time AGS has met in the West in more than a decade! An
initial planning meeting to launch this project will take place at 1
p.m., Aug. 13, North Mall Office Building Room 124B, 725 Summer St NE,
Salem. 
 
Would you like to take part in showcasing Oregon's historic cemeteries
and share your successes in preserving them as a vital part of our
communities and cultural heritage? Consider becoming a part of the
gathering and help organize the conference. Conference co-Chairs are
Judy Juntunen from Corvallis and Bob Keeler from Portland.
 
The goal for this planning meeting is to interest volunteers in leading
key sections of the conference activities. These include Registration,
Vendors' Tables, Cemetery Bus Tours, Classroom/Audience Participation
Sessions, Hands-On Workshops, Evening Formal Lectures, Silent Auction,
and Late Night Informal Slide Shows. Each of session is essential to
making the conference a successful and memorable one. 
 
For more information, contact Judy Juntunen by email at
rycraftjuntunen at aol.com or phone at (541) 752-5842; or Robert Keeler
at robertk at clackamas.edu or (503) 657-6958 x 3409
 
 
“TIMBERRR!” TO OPEN AT FORESTRY CENTER DISCOVERY MUSEUM, AUG. 4
 
A new exhibit, titled “Timberrr! A Nostalgic Look Back at Working in
the Woods,” will open on Aug. 4, at the World Forestry Center Discovery
Museum in Washington Park, 4033 SW Canyon Rd., Portland.  The museum is
five minutes from downtown Portland, just off Highway 26 and is
accessible by the MAX light rail line or TriMet Bus 63. The exhibit will
illustrate a retrospective of 20th century logging practices that built
the cities of the Pacific Northwest through vintage photographs, antique
tools, and a rare motion picture film.
 
Visitors will discover logger lingo, including “bull of the woods” and
“guthammer” and kids can dress up like a lumberjack with flannel
shirts, tin hats, and suspenders. The exhibit includes the scent of pine
wafting through the air, and boot prints on the floor lead the way
through the story of men who came to the Pacific Northwest looking for a
new life. They found hard and dirty work, removing trees from the forest
through their own strength and sweat; trudging along side by side with
horse and oxen; and living a migratory life going from one camp to the
next. They created a culture all their own as they harvested trees for
railroads and towns that were springing up all over the West. 
 
“Timberrr!” runs through Dec. 31. For more information, please call
503-228-1367 ( tel:503-228-1367 ) or visit www.worldforestry.org (
http://www.worldforestry.org/ ). 
 
 
SHELTON MCMURPHEY JOHNSON HOUSE LIVING HISTORY DAY FEATURED, AUG. 4
 
A living history day will take place at the Shelton McMurphey Johnson
House from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Aug. 4, 303 Willamette St. Eugene. The
event will feature costumed interpreters, Old Time Fiddlers, traditional
and children’s craft demonstration and Chinook Jargon lessons. To learn
more visit www.smjhouse.org ( http://www.smjhouse.org/ ). 
 
 
ALBANY REGIONAL MUSEUM SEEKS COLLECTIONS / EXHIBITS COORDINATOR
 
The Albany Regional Museum is seeking a dynamic and knowledgeable
critical thinker, and manager, to fill the position of Collections and
Exhibits Coordinator. Collaborating and communicating with the Executive
Director, the Coordinator will direct and oversee the implementation of
the Museum's mission and vision by managing the daily operations of
collections and exhibits of the museum, including financial, strategic,
and fund development aspects related to that department. This is a part
time position. 
 
The successful candidate will develop, coordinate, oversee, and assist
with the planning, creation, and construction of exhibits; maintain
current exhibits through cleaning and updating information and objects;
and work with the Executive Director and other committee members in the
formation of exhibits. This position will conduct all aspects of museum
collections responsibility, according to national professional
collecting initiatives, including housing of collections; assessing
object conditions; and responding to internal and public inquiries
related to collections and associated subjects. The Coordinator will
serve as a public representative of the museum when necessary, and will
assist the Executive Director at events and programs.
 
The deadline for receipt of applications is Aug. 10. The position will
remain open until filled. For a complete job description and application
in PDF format, visit www.armuseum.com ( http://www.armuseum.com/ ) . To
apply, send hand written cover letter and résumé to Chairman, P.O. Box
1463, Albany, OR 97321.
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