[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-02-17

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri Feb 17 08:05:58 PST 2012

In this Issue:
1. “Bittersweet Harvest” Exhibit Set to Open at OHS
2. THS Features “The Loggers: How They Saw It”
3. Landscapists Lord and Schryver Subject of Talk
4. Position Openings at Pittock Mansion
“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.
Chuck Rollins will present “The Loggers: How They Saw It” from 2 – 4
p.m., Feb. 19 at the the February meeting of the Troutdale Historical
Society (THS), in the City Conference Building, 223 S. Buxton,
Troutdale. Rollins will discuss logging in Bridal Veil, and share
stories illustrated with photos of the area’s logging process from 1906 –
1930. Loggers took the photographs in and around the forest and mill at
Bridal Veil. Many images appeared on postcards in the early twentieth
century. The stories and images are also featured in Rollins’ new book,
“The Loggers: How They Saw It.” For further information, visit the
THS website www.troutdalehistory.org ( http://www.troutdalehistory.org/
) or call (503) 661-2164.
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. 
Pittock Mansion is seeking two experienced Custodians to perform
general day-to-day care and cleaning in the Mansion, Museum Store, Gate
Lodge and public restrooms. Successful candidates will have minimum of
one – two years experience, preferably in an historical building, and
demonstrated knowledge of cleaning techniques, materials and equipment.
Other important skill include the proven ability to work independently
and as part of team. These are part time positions, with shifts
occurring before the Museum opens, two – four days per week (Mon. – Sun.
5 – 11 a.m.). Visit www.pittockmansion.org (
http://www.pittockmansion.org/ ) to view the full job description
under “Recent News”.  For questions or to apply, email a resume and
cover letter to jobs at pittockmansion.org no later than March 9. No phone


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