[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-08-31

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Fri Aug 31 09:04:32 PDT 2012

In this Issue
1. State Library Fall Lecture Series Begins Sept. 5
2. “Jungleers in Battle” Set to Premier in Salem, Sept. 18
3. Cemetery Tales to Take Place in Hood River, Sept. 21 - 23
4. Grant Workshops Offered in Southern and Central Oregon
5. National Trust Preservation Funds Grant Deadline, Oct. 1 
6. Oregon Travel Experience Seeks CEO
The first lecture of the State Library’s fall lecture series, "Oregon's
Holy Rollers Murder and Madness in Oregon's Love Cult," will take place
from noon – 1 p.m., Sept. 5, in room 103 at the State Library in Salem.
For further information, visit http://library.state.or.us (
http://library.state.or.us/ ) or contact Robert Pietz by emailing
robby.pietz at state.or.us or calling (503) 378-2814. 
A new documentary, "Jungleers in Battle, 41st Infantry Division during
WWII" will premier at 7 p.m., Sept. 18 at the Elsinore Theater in
Considered the "best" National Guard infantry division in the United
States, prior to WWII, the 41st Infantry Division included units from
Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. Because of its reputation,
President Roosevelt activated the 41st on Sept. 16, 1940 - over a year
before the attack at Pearl Harbor. With the attack on Pearl Harbor came
the 41st's mission to cover the Oregon and Washington coastline in case
the Japanese decided to continue their attack to the mainland of the
United States. The 41st went on to Australia, becoming the first
American division to arrive there after the attack at Darwin; they
fought through New Guinea, the Philippines and finally took occupation
duty in the Hiroshima district of Japan.
Jungleers explores why the Japanese attacked the United States through
veterans telling their stories, including their reactions to the
dropping of atomic bombs and how they interacted with the Japanese
during their occupation duty.
For advanced tickets, visit www.elsinoretheatre.com (
http://www.elsinoretheatre.com/ ) . To view a preview clip of the
documentary, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZK0pY4npLU&feature=youtu.be
. For more information, visit www.historicaloutreach.com (
http://www.historicaloutreach.com/ ) or contact Alisha Hamel at
historicoutreach at aol.com .
The History Museum will present its fourth annual Cemetery Tales
beginning at 5 p.m., Sept. 21 – 23 at Idlewilde Cemetery. Check-in and
staging will take place at the Hood River Valley Adult Center, 2010
Sterling Place, Hood River. There is a limit of 15 people per time slot.

Cemetery Tales engages and connects the community with members who have
passed on through dramatic monologues that allows participants to
experience Hood River-area history. The annual event takes about a year
to develop, beginning with museum personnel visiting the cemetery for
story options and conducting research on selected individuals using
museums files.  Volunteer actors receive a packet of research materials
and develop their story outline into a script for the event. Other
volunteers design and create costumes for the event.  
This year’s cast includes Matthew Oldfield playing Captain Charles
Schetky, a naval Civil War officer; Earleen S. Meyer, portrayed by
Gabriella Whitehead, a strong community leader; Jeanne Marie Davis will
portray Beatrice Finney, a teacher and principal credited for leading
the community to a hugely successful war bond drive; Janet Hamada acting
as Maki Hamada, who arrived late in life in Hood River and relays the
story of Japanese Americans in Hood River County during WWII. Visitors
viewing Jack Green as Roger Blashfield will learn about “The Iron Man”
from WWII and Hood River County’s logging industry; Alberta Kirkwood,
portrayed by Jean Harmon, who came to Hood River from Kentucky; and
Georgianna Smith, played by Kate Dougherty, who arrived in Hood River in
1876with six daughters, household goods, a piano and five crates of
chickens. Dennis Kindig portrays Nicholas Trebin, a Russian who came to
Hood River via China and became involved with the Diamond Fruit Growers;
and Scott Johnson will act as Luhr Jensen Sr., the founder of Luhr
Jensen, the fishing lure manufacturing plant.
This is event is not designed for children under 10. It will take place
outdoors, rain or shine. Bring a jacket and sturdy walking shoes.  To
order tickets online, visit www.co.hood-river.or.us/museum and clicking
on Cemetery Tales or call (541) 386-6772.  For further information,
contact Connie Nice, at (541) 386-6772 or email
thehistorymuseum at hrecn.net . 
Oregon Humanities will offer information and tips for successful grant
applications at six upcoming workshops in Southern and Central Oregon
during September and October. Director of Programs Jennifer Allen and
Program Officer Annie Kaffen will review guidelines for the 2013 Public
Program Grants, as well as best practices in preparing successful
letters of interest. Oregon Humanities offers nonprofit organizations
grants up to $10,000 annually for humanities-based public programs, with
a letter of interest deadline of Oct. 31.
September workshops will take place from noon – 1 p.m. Sept. 24, at the
North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend; Sept. 25 in
the Adams Room of the Medford branch of the Jackson County Library, 205
S. Central Ave., Medford; and Sept. 26 at the Douglas County Museum, 123
Museum Dr., Roseburg. For the September workshops, send an RSVP by email
to Jennifer Allen at j.allen at oregonhumanities.org or call (503) 241-0543
or (800) 735-0543, ext. 118.
October workshops will take place from 11 a.m. – noon, Oct. 3 in the
Rodriguez Annex of the Jefferson County Library, 134 SE E St., Madras;
Oct. 4 in the Broughton Room of the Crook County Library, 175 NW Meadow
Lakes Dr., Prineville; and Oct. 6 at the Redmond Public Library, 827 SW
Deschutes Ave., Redmond. For the October workshops, send an RSVP by
email to Annie Kaffen at a.kaffen at oregonhumanities.org or call (503)
241-0543 or (800) 735-0543, ext. 116.
Can’t make it to one of the workshops? Join Oregon Humanities grants
staff for a webinar on Sept. 20, which will advise nonprofit
organizations about grant guidelines for the 2013 Public Program Grants
cycle. Staff will review the guidelines and application process, present
tips, highlight strengths in past letters of interest, and answer
questions from applicants. To register for the webinar, visit
For further information, visit
Grants from the National Trust Preservation Funds encourage
preservation at the local level by providing seed money for non-profit
and publicly-owned preservation projects. The Trust awards a majority of
funding for planning activities and educational efforts focused on
engaging new audiences in the preservation movement. Funding generally
ranges from $2,500 to $5,000, and all grants must be matched
dollar-for-dollar. The application deadline is Oct. 1.
For further information, visit
www.preservationnation.org/resources/find-funding . For questions,
contact the Trust’s grants office by email grants at savingplaces.org or
call (202) 588-6277. 
Oregon Travel Experience (OTE) is seeking an entrepreneurial leader to
serve as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). OTE provides services that
help form visitor’s first impressions of Oregon. OTE coordinates
Oregon’s Heritage Tree and Heritage Marker programs, business highway
signs, brochure display programs, highway rest area management, and
TripCheck.com . 
The successful CEO candidate will lead the organization in its values
and mission to ensure the reliable stewardship of the agency’s resources
in accordance with public faith. The CEO works with the Oregon Travel
Information Council to set a code of values and standards of excellence,
and ensuring that members of the OTE team meet the values and standards.
The CEO will foster an environment of change, understand when change is
necessary and how and when to carry it out. 
to view the complete announcement and apply. Pay special attention to
the application instructions to ensure you submit your application
materials correctly. For specific questions contact Jennifer Rogers at
(503) 378-8257 or Jennifer.Rogers at state.or.us . 


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