[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-02-16

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Feb 16 08:37:50 PST 2012

In this Issue:
1. “Bittersweet Harvest” Exhibit Set to Open at OHS
2. Landscapists Lord and Schryver Subject of Talk
3. Talk Will Reveal Archaeological Findings in Harney County
4. Spinning Wheels Featured at Aurora Event
“Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942 – 1964” is set to open
at 11 a.m., Feb. 18 at the Oregon History Musuem, 1200 SW Park Ave.,
Portland. The Historical Society is offering free admission on opening
“Bittersweet Harvest”, a bilingual (English/Spanish) exhibition from
the Smithsonian, explores the little-known story of the Bracero program;
the largest guest worker program in American history. Between 1942 and
1964, millions of Mexican men came to the United States on short-term
labor contracts. Both bitter and sweet, the Bracero experience tells a
story of exploitation but also of opportunity. 
This exhibition is organized into three main sections that explore the
braceros’ motivations and expectations for the journey north, the work
they did and the effects the Bracero program had on family and
communities in Mexico and the United States. “Bittersweet Harvest”
features the work of famed photojournalist Leonard Nadel as well as oral
histories collected by the Bracero Oral History Project. 
For further information, visit www.ohs.org ( http://www.ohs.org/ ) or
call (503) 222-1741.
Carmen Lord will present “The Secret Garden: A Family Portrait of
Landscapists Lord and Schryver” from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., March 1 at the
Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill Street SE, Salem as part of
Centers’ Heritage Extravaganza. 
Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver were the first women Landscape
Architects in the Northwest. Based in Salem, Lord and Schryver designed
many important and influential gardens in Washington, Oregon and
northern California, over a forty-year professional collaboration, and
helped create today’s public garden spaces in Salem, including Bush
Park. This presentation, by Elizabeth Lord’s grand-niece, will address
the family roots, life and character of the two pioneering career women,
and ways in which their private background acted as a formative
influence on their remarkable professional life. 
For more information, visit www.willametteheritage.org (
http://www.willametteheritage.org/ ) or call (503) 585-7012. 
Dr. Pat O-Grady will present “At the Crossroads: Advances and
Transitions in Research on Paleoindian Sites in the Northern Great Basin”
at 7 p.m., March 6, at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945
SE Water Ave.  
Four years of University of Oregon and Bureau of Land Management
research archaeology in Harney County has culminated in important
discoveries that may indicate Clovis occupation sites. O’Grady’s 2011
field excavations found a deep, artifact-bearing gravel layer underneath
a Paleoindian stemmed point occupation site that may signal the location
of buried Clovis deposits. 
Visit www.oregonarchaeological.org (
http://www.oregonarchaeological.org/ ) or call (503) 727-3507 for
more information.
Aurora: The Aurora Colony Historical Society will host the 30th annual
Spinning Wheel Showcase from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., March 10 and from noon –
4 p.m. on March 11, at the Old Aurora Colony Museum, located on the
corner of Second and Liberty Streets. This event will feature over 30
antique spinning wheels, in working condition, exhibited by their
spinners dressed in period costume, who will tell the story of their
wheels. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn to spin in the 1875
Summer Kitchen. To learn more, visit www.auroracolony.org (
http://www.auroracolony.org/ ) or call (503) 678-5754. 


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