[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-08-21

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Tue Aug 21 08:32:34 PDT 2012


In this Issue:
1. Exchange Reasons to Go to the Oregon Main Street Conference
2. Cultural History of Gordon Meadows Offered, Aug. 16
3. Labor Day Weekend Encampment Set at Trail Center, Baker City
4. “Tribute to Tradition” Celebrates Timberline’s 75th, Sept. 3
5. Springfield Museum Seeks Executive Director
 
 
EXCHANGE REASONS TO GO TO THE OREGON MAIN STREET CONFERENCE
 
Why should you attend the Oregon Main Street Conference? Read about
three big reasons on Oregon Heritage Exchange:
www.oregonheritage.wordpress.com (
http://www.oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ) . 
 
 
CULTURAL HISTORY OF GORDON MEADOWS OFFERED, AUG. 16
 
The Sweet Home Ranger District, located in the Willamette National
Forest, will offer an opportunity to learn about the cultural history of
Gordon Meadows beginning at 9 a.m., Aug. 16. The activity includes a
moderate-level, five mile walk to the high elevation meadow. Leader Tony
Farque will provide information about traditional uses of plants found
in the meadow. 
 
Visit
www.fs.usda.gov/detail/willamette/recreation/outdoorlearning/?cid=stelprdb5182167
for further information or email tfarque at fs.fed.us .
 
 
LABOR DAY WEEKEND ENCAMPMENT SET AT TRAIL CENTER, BAKER CITY
 
Travelers visiting the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive
Center, near Baker City, will encounter a pioneer wagon encampment,
including a group of early fur-trading mountain men, over the Labor Day
Weekend, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sept. 1 and 2. The Interpretive Center is
located five miles east of Baker City on Highway 86. Take Exit 302 from
I-84. 
 
Historic re-enactors will demonstrate Dutch-oven cooking, black powder
shooting, quilting, woodworking, and music. “Bullwhackin Kass” will have
her team of oxen on site to give demonstrations of how teamsters used
animal power to drive wagons and equipment on the frontier. The event
will also provide visitors with the last opportunity to see the special
exhibit “Home, Sweet Homestead”, which marks the 150th anniversary of
the Homestead Act. The exhibit closes Sept. 3. 
 
For further information, visit www.blm.gov/or/oregontrail/ or call
(541) 523-1843. 
 
 
“TRIBUTE TO TRADITION” CELEBRATES TIMBERLINE’S 75TH, SEPT. 3
 
Timberline Lodge will host “Tribute to Tradition”, a heritage fair and
concert to celebrate its 75th Anniversary and commemorate Woody
Guthrie’s 100tha birthday from 1 – 9 p.m., on Labor Day, Sept. 3. 
 
The heritage fair will bring together numerous historic preservation
groups who will share their efforts with the public. The event’s main
feature, “Walking Woody’s Road”, will celebrate American songwriter and
poet Woody Guthrie. All of the artists performing have a real connection
to Guthrie, including his granddaughter Sarah Lee Guthrie. Besides
Guthrie, others performing at the event include Moe Dixon, Eliza
Gilkyson, Slaid Cleaves, Jimmy LaFave, Bryan Bowers, Johnny Irion, and
Sarah Lee Guthrie in the Lodge’s historic outdoor amphitheater. The
event will also offer children’s activities, including face painting. 
 
Timberline’s 75th Anniversary is not just about history. It is about
how a living history provides meaning and momentum into the future. Many
of Guthrie’s songs such as “Ain’t Gonna Be Treated This Way” and “Better
World” were born out of the Great Depression and spoke of a better day.
Those songs, like the Timberline project itself, were an expression of
the people. They spoke of determination and perseverance. The Bonneville
Power Administration hired Guthrie during the mid-1940s and he wrote the
beautiful collection of Columbia River songs will living in the Columbia
River Gorge and up on Mt. Hood. 
 
Go to www.timberlinelodge.com/visit/a-tribute-to-tradition for a
complete schedule of events.
 
 
SPRINGFIELD MUSEUM SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 
The Springfield Museum is seeking a qualified candidate for Executive
Director. The successful candidate will bring leadership experience in
fundraising, grant writing, marketing, financial management, operations,
and an ability to work cooperatively with community leaders, Board of
Directors, staff and volunteers. 
 
The major areas of accountability for this position include resource
development; oversight of fundraising activities including seeking and
developing grant opportunities, and managing approved grants to ensure
compliance with requirements; engaging the Board of Directors by setting
goals, creating committees, developing strategies, and tracking results;
and maintaining relationships with the members ensuring retention and
referrals to grow memberships. The executive director will provide day
to day leadership and management of the museum, staff and volunteers;
ensure proper financial management and accounting; provide marketing
oversight; and cultivate and maintain community relations. 
 
For a complete job description, visit www.Cardinal-Services.com (
http://www.cardinal-services.com/ )
(https://coos01.cardinal-services.com/jobboard/JobDetails.aspx?__appid__=3c41c3da-17c8-4198-9628-0bacf00a22fc&__job__=8785).
 Email resumes to shari at cardinal-services.com .
 


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