[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-02-24

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri Feb 24 08:55:54 PST 2012

In this Issue:
1. “Environmental Interpretation” Course Offered at OSU
2. History Pubs Set in Bend, Troutdale, Portland
3. New Exhibit Set to Open at Coos Historical and Maritime Museum
4. PSU Special Collections and University Archives on Twitter
This spring Oregon State University will offer “Environmental
Interpretation”, a course that explores interpretation as an effective
communication strategy, which engages visitors at museums and historic
sites. The course (FOR 493/593) will introduce communication tools and
techniques applicable to a variety of disciplines, including cultural
resource management. Participants will develop effective presentations,
craft interpretive displays and publications, and discover the important
role evaluation plays in program development. For registration
information, visit ecampus.oregonstate.edu or call 1-800-667-1465.
The monthly Oregon Encyclopedia (The OE) series will offer three
History Nights at McMenamins pubs in Bend, Troutdale and Portland during
the next few weeks. These events offer the public the opportunity to
explore and examine the people and events that have shaped our
Bend: Chuck Hutchings will present his 30-minute documentary film “The
Story of Three Bridges”, at 7 p.m., Feb. 28, during History Pub at
McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St. The documentary,
featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting, explores the design,
construction, and importance of the three bridges over the Crooked River
Gorge, as well as the architects and engineers who left their marks on
the arch bridges.
Troutdale: Mona Bell had an unusual relationship with Sam Hill, whose
lasting works include the Maryhill Museum and the Old Columbia River
Highway. John Harrison will present “A Woman Alone: Mona Bell, Sam Hill,
and the Mansion on Bonneville Rock,” at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 28, at
McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey St. In 1928, Hill built a mansion
for Bell in the Columbia River Gorge. Learn about Bell’s 15-month fight
with the Army over its condemnation of her hilltop home to make way for
Bonneville Dam and the resulting aftermath. 
Portland: Cheewa James, the great-granddaughter of a Modoc warrior will
present “Modoc: The Tribe That Wouldn’t Die,” at 7 p.m., March 13 at
McMenamins Mission, 1624 NW Glisan St. The 1873 Modoc War, fought in
today’s Lava Beds National Monument, in California, pitted over 1,000
U.S. soldiers against some 55 Modoc warriors. Discussing the war in
southern Oregon and northern California, James will tell about the fate
of the 150 Modoc men, women, and children who survived, became prisoners
of war, and found themselves on a train car and as exiles transported to
the Oklahoma Indian Territory, where they started a new life. She spent
a decade researching her book “Modoc: The Tribe That Wouldn’t Die,” also
appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s “The Modoc War.”
For more information about History Nights visit
www.oregonencyclopedia.org ( http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/ ) .
“Can You Dig It? A Celebration of Oregon’s Archaeology” will open on
Feb. 25 at the Coos Historical and Maritime Museum, 1220 Sherman Ave.,
North Bend.
“Can You Dig It?” emphasizes archaeological discoveries from all over
the state with objects and photographs from Coos County interspersed
throughout the exhibit. This travelling exhibit has appeared at other
institutions throughout the state. The objects at the heart of this
exhibit commemorate the annual Oregon Archaeology Celebration, which
emphasizes conservation of Oregon's heritage, culture, and history
through the collaboration of multidisciplinary sciences. The exhibit
will run through May 12. For additional information, visit
www.cooshistory.org ( http://www.cooshistory.org/ ) , email
ccollections at frontier.com (
) or call (541) 756-6320. 

Portland State University Archives and Special Collections now feature
a Picture of the Day and related news and announcements on Twitter. Home
to PSU's historical records, Special Collections and University Archives
also houses an array of rare books, collections and manuscripts ranging
from the 10th century to the present. Tune in to Twitter or check out
past tweets and photos at https://twitter.com/PSULibArchives .

Visit www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/Conference.shtml to learn more about
the joint Oregon Heritage Conference / Northwest Archivists Annual
Meeting April 26-28. 

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www.facebook.com/pages/Oregon-Heritage-Conference/194597583890959 )
for updates. 

Oregon Heritage News is a service of the Oregon Heritage Commission.
Contact us by emailing heritage.info at state.or.us .
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