[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-02-08

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Wed Feb 8 08:15:42 PST 2012

In this Issue:
1. Program Focuses On Environmental Conditions For Collections
2. Events Set in Sisters, Newport, Vancouver
The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) will
present “Environmental Management: Stewardship & Sustainability” from
8:15 a.m. – 5 p.m., May 22 at the Portland Art Museum, 1219 Southwest
Park Avenue, Portland. 
Many of today’s cultural institutions face the challenge of preserving
collections housed in historic structures, in buildings with aging
systems, or in structures whose designs make environmental management
difficult. Creating stable environmental conditions is the most
significant step an institution can take for the long-term preservation
of the collections under its stewardship.  
This one day program will include information about the collection
environment; understanding the building / climate relationship; new
approaches and best practices for environmental control; and
environmental monitoring and data analysis. Leading experts in the field
will present physically and financially feasible strategies to help
staff of cultural heritage organizations preserve their treasures for
the long-term.
Visit www.ccaha.org/education/program-calendar for registration and 
program information. Call (215) 545-0613 or email pso at ccaha.org with
questions. To learn more about CCAHA, visit www.ccaha.org (
http://www.ccaha.org/ ) .
Sisters: Nick Sheedy will present “Donald Mackenzie's Travels,
1810-1820, and the Early Fur Trade in the Old Oregon Country” at 5 p.m.,
Feb. 11 in the Fireplace Room at the Hoodoo Ski Lodge in Sisters as part
of the McKenzie River Bicentennial. Sheedy’s discussion follows
Mackenzie's movements with the Pacific Fur Company between 1811 and
1814, including his first trek into the Willamette Valley when he
explored the river that now bears his name, his career as a fur trader
working for the Northwest Company from 1816-1820 and as Governor of The
Hudson's Bay Company's Red River Colony. The presentation will also
provide information about the early Oregon fur trade and details on
other fur traders and trappers who were in the area during that time.
For further information, visit www.hoodoo.com ( http://www.hoodoo.com/ )
or call (541) 822-3799.
Newport: Lonnie Headrick will present “Tall Tales by Lonnie the Logger”
at 2 p.m., Feb. 14, in the Carriage House of the Lincoln County
Historical Society, 545 SW Ninth Street. Headrick’s talk includes his
memories of Lincoln City and the surrounding area in the 1930s and
1940s, which range from schoolboy and teen adventures to his experiences
working as a logger on the Siletz River.  For more information call
(541) 265-7509.
Vancouver: The Fort Vancouver National Heritage Site Visitor Center
will unveil a special exhibit of letters and postcards from the museum
collection as part of its program “Fur Trade Letters and Army Postcards:
Connections Through the Written Word”, from noon – 3 p.m., Feb. 12 at
the Visitor Center, 1501 East Evergreen Blvd. Throughout the day,
interpreters dressed as Hudson’s Bay Company clerks will perform a short
scenes about real undelivered Hudson’s Bay Company letters. They will
talk about the days before Twitter, email, telephones and fast postal
delivery, when writing was the means by which the literate expressed
their true selves. 
Hands on activities include writing a postcard by dipping a pen in ink
and keeping the words of a sentence in a straight line. Reproduction
postcards will be available for composing a note and mailing it from the
Fort. For those visitors a bit too young to write, there will be a table
of coloring and paper folding crafts. Visit http://go.use.gove/nIu for
additional information or contact Cassie Anderson by phone (360)
816-6247 or email Cassie_Anderson at nps.gov .

Save the dates for the 2012 Oregon Heritage Conference: April 26 - 28!

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