[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-08-08

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Wed Aug 8 08:46:18 PDT 2012


In this Issue:
1. Heritage Exchange Reveals Hidden Architectural Treasure
2. “The People of the Wallowas” Subject of Enterprise Talk, Aug. 10
3. Old Houses and Seismic Issues Subject of Talk on Aug. 21
4. Criterion Schoolhouse Celebrates 100 Years During State Fair 
 
 
HERITAGE EXCHANGES REVEALS HIDDEN ARCHITECTURAL TREASURE
 
Oregon Heritage intern, Kenny Gunn, shares one of his favorite historic
buildings, which is located in the small community of Fossil. Read about
the building and Kenny's challenge to the heritage community about the
building's future on Oregon Heritage Exchange at
www.oregonheritage.wordpress.com (
http://www.oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ) .
 
 
“THE PEOPLE OF THE WALLOWAS” SUBJECT OF ENTERPRISE TALK, AUG. 10
 
Tim Nitz, of Nez Perce National Historical Park, will present
“W’al'wama: The People of the Wallowas” during an evening lecture
at 7 p.m., Aug. 10 at Stage One, 117 ½ East Main St., Enterprise.
Relying upon native objects and stories, Nitz will provide an overview
of the culture of the W’al'wama (Wallowa Band Nez Perce) including a
discussion of the roles of men, women, youth and the elderly, and how
they interacted with the land, flora, and fauna of the Wallowa Country. 
For further information, call (541) 426-2042 or email
Julia at wallowalandtrust.org .
 
 
OLD HOUSES AND SEISMIC ISSUES SUBJECT OF TALK ON AUG. 21
 
Interested in old houses?  Worried about the coming big quake and your
house? 
 
The Salem Historic Landmarks Commission will offer a presentation about
seismic issues for homes and working with a preservation contractor from
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 21 at Loucks Auditorium, 585 Liberty St. SE,
Salem.  Speakers include Steve Gemmell of Earthquake Tech and Richard
DeWolf from Arciform.
 
Gemmell will talk about the fundamentals of seismic construction
practices and the requirements for retrofitting homes that do not have
the necessary connections for enduring earthquakes. DeWolf’s
presentation will cover the restoration process and highlight key
components for a successful project, including accurate architectural
plans and a trusted preservation specialist.  
 
Attendees will learn how to create a project plan, set realistic
expectations, source appropriate materials and develop a contingency
plan for unexpected costs, and a long-term maintenance plan.
 
For further information, contact Joy Sears via email,
Joy.Sears at state.or.us or by phone at (503) 986-0688.
 
 
CRITERION SCHOOLHOUSE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS DURING STATE FAIR 
 
The Criterion Schoolhouse, located at the Oregon State Fairgrounds,
will celebrate its 100th anniversary during this year’s fair. 
 
Children first attended classes at the one-room Criterion School in
1912. Part of District 58 in Wasco County, it sat in the Oregon high
desert near Maupin. Although it ceased to operate as a school in 1925,
the building continued to serve the community as a Sunday school, dance
hall, voting space, and a location for other public events. In 1953, the
building closed and sat vacant for over 20 years
 
In 1976, the Criterion Schoolhouse began a new life and a 200-mile
journey to the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Chosen from a group of more
than 50 schools from around Oregon, it served as an exhibit celebrating
the bicentennial of the United States. It housed a state-wide spelling
bee during the fair that year.
 
The 2012 Oregon State Fair begins Aug. 24 and runs through Sept. 3. For
more information about the Criterion School House, visit
http://www.oregonstatefair.org/criterion .
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