[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-08-15

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Wed Aug 15 09:02:10 PDT 2012


In this Issue:
1. Heritage Exchange Hits the Oregon Trail
2. Washington County Museum Seeks Bracero Information, Images
3. “Horse-Drawn Day” Set at Hanley Farm, Aug. 18
4. Celilo Falls Stories Subject Of Aug. 28 History Nights Talk
 
 
HERITAGE EXCHANGE HITS THE OREGON TRAIL
 
Oregon Heritage and noted historian Stephen Dow Beckham (
http://college.lclark.edu/faculty/members/stephen_beckham/ ) are on
the Oregon Trail ( http://www.nps.gov/oreg/index.htm )! Read about what
they are doing at Oregon Heritage Exchange:
www.oregonheritage.wordpress.com (
http://www.oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ) .
 
 
WASHINGTON COUNTY MUSEUM SEEKS BRACERO INFORMATION, IMAGES 
 
The Washington County Museum is developing an exhibit about the Bracero
Program in Oregon from 1942 through 1947.  With a goal of including as
much local history as possible, the museum is seeking photographs of the
farms, the farmers, the braceros, and the government camps. It also
wishes to locate braceros’ requisitioning documents; regulations about
housing or working conditions; and any memorabilia from the era.
 
The Bracero Program began as a pact between Mexico and the United
States to bring in Mexican agricultural laborers to make up for the
exodus of farm laborers during World War II.  This was the first time
that large numbers of Mexican farm workers came to Oregon, and marks an
historical change in Oregon and the eventual establishment of a
significant Latino community.
 
Do you know of a farm that employed braceros or do you possess
information or memorabilia relating to the Bracero Program? If so,
contact Ilene O'Malley by email at ilene at washingtoncountymuseum.org or
call (503) 645-5353, ext.133. 
 
 
“HORSE-DRAWN DAY” SET AT HANLEY FARM, AUG. 18
 
The Southern Oregon Historical Society and the Southern Oregon Horse
and Carriage Club will present “Horse-Drawn Day” from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.,
Aug. 18 at Hanley Farm, located between Central Point and Jacksonville
at 1053 Hanley Rd. Visitors will learn about working horses and horse
drawn vehicles; view harnessing and hitching demonstrations; listen to
farrier talks and participate in carriage and other horse-horse drawn
vehicle rides. 
 
For further information, visit www.sohs.org ( http://www.sohs.org/ ) .

 
 
CELILO FALLS STORIES SUBJECT OF AUG. 28 HISTORY NIGHTS TALK
 
Donna Sinclair and Aili Schreiner will present “Weaving The (Digital)
Stories of Celilo Falls: An Introduction To Confluence Project's
Interactive Website” as part of The Oregon Encyclopedia (The OE),
History Night series at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 28, at McMenamins Edgefield
Power Station Theater, 2126 SW Halsey St., Troutdale.
 
Those attending The OE History Night will learn about the stories of
Celilo Falls and its people, view images and video footage, and engage
in discussion about multi-media interpretation of historical sites.
Sinclair and Schreiner will preview of the new and upcoming Confluence
Project’s Celilo Park art installation and accompanying interpretive
website. The Confluence Project is a collaborative effort of Pacific
Northwest tribes, artist Maya Lin, civic groups from Washington and
Oregon and other artists, architects and landscape designers. For more
information, visit www.oregonencyclopedia.org (
http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/ ) .

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