[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-08-10

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri Aug 10 09:10:31 PDT 2012

In this Issue:
1. Exchange Shares “Home! Sweet Homestead!” Story Project
2. Springfield Historic Commission Seeks Survey Proposals
3. Events Scheduled in Seaside, McMinnville, Maxville, Aug. 17 – 19
Gypsy McFelter with the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretative
Center in Baker City shares how the center is collecting homesteading
stories through an interactive Google map. Read more about the project
and share your own story on Oregon Heritage Exchange at
www.oregonheritage.wordpress.com (
http://www.oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ) .
The City of Springfield Historic Commission and Development and Public
Works Department are seeking qualified consultants to conduct intensive
and standard reconnaissance level surveys. Visit
www.springfield-or.gov/RFPPAGE.HTM to review RFP#806, Downtown
Springfield Intensive Level Surveys; and RFP#809, Willamette Heights
Reconnaissance Level Survey for detailed information. Proposals are due
by 2 p.m., Aug. 31 and 2 p.m., Sept. 7, respectively. Direct questions
to Jayne McMahan by email at jmcmahan at springfield-or.gov . 
SEASIDE: The Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Saltmakers will arrive
in Seaside and set up camp at 5 p.m., Aug. 17 on the beach at the west
end of Ave. U. There they will make salt thru 3 p.m., Aug. 19. Camp
visitors can meet, trade and talk with soldiers and civilians from the
Corps of Discovery.   To get to the camp, walk south from the Promenade
in Seaside to the point where Avenue U meets the beach.
The Saltmakers offer an interactive learning opportunity for the whole
family. The weekend-long program consists of a 46-hour first-person
historical interpretation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s 1806
winter salt making operation. The Saltmakers have returned to Seaside
each year since 2001, when the Seaside Museum and Historical Society
began partnering with the Pacific Northwest Living Historians and Lewis
and Clark National Historical Park to produce “The Saltmakers Return to
The members of the Pacific Northwest Living Historians, who portray
characters of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery for the program,
also participate in the “Wintering Over at Fort Clatsop” program in
January.  For more information, call Lewis and Clark National Historic
Park, Fort Clatsop at (503) 861-2471, ext 214 or the Seaside Museum and
Historical Society at (503) 738-7065.
MCMINNVILLE: The Yamhill County Historical Society will present Harvest
Fest, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Aug. 18 – 19, at the Yamhill Valley
Heritage Center, 11275 SW Durham Lane. Visitors will enjoy a variety of
harvest-related activities including an operational 1912 Peerless steam
traction engine and mules pulling equipment; heritage craftsman
producing wood carvings and textiles; the McMinnville 100 Years Ago
project, which features an exhibit of historic photos; and an exhibit of
toy tractors. For further information, visit
www.yamhillcountyhistory.org ( http://www.yamhillcountyhistory.org/ )
or call (503) 434-0490. 
MAXVILLE: The annual Maxville Gathering will take place from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m., Aug. 18 at the Maxville town site on Promise Road, 16 miles
outside of Wallowa. The full-day family-friendly event celebrates the
logging history of Wallowa County. Activities include mule skid and
other logging demonstrations; blacksmithing; guided tours of the town
site; and “Jack and Jill” competitions. The event will also feature
guest speaker Melissa Stuckey, professor of African American history at
the University of Oregon. For further information, visit
www.maxvilleheritage.org ( http://www.maxvilleheritage.org/ ) .

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