[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-01-27

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri Jan 27 09:08:29 PST 2012

1. Historic Cemeteries Commission Set to Meet in Salem
2. Oregon Heritage Tourism Award Deadline Feb. 1
3. National Register Lists Oregon Caves Boundary Increase
4. Programs and Tours Set at Crystal Ballroom in Portland
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries (OCHC) will meet Feb. 10
at the North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer St., room 124A, in Salem.
The public OCHC meeting will take place from 1 – 4 p.m. Agenda items
will include grant reports, new online volunteer training, current
projects and upcoming plans. The commission will invite public comments.
 The meeting will be accessible by teleconference and online, when
arranged in advance. 
For more information about commission activities, the meeting, or
teleconference contact Kuri Gill by phone, (503) 986-0685, or e-mail
Kuri.Gill at state.or.us. 
The deadline for submitting Oregon Heritage Tourism Award nominations
is noon, Feb. 1. The award recognizes outstanding use of Oregon's
cultural or natural history in 2011 to draw visitors to the state. 
Individuals, organizations, businesses, communities, or tourism regions
are eligible. Nominations must provide tangible evidence to support the
nominee's effort to draw visitors to the state, which also exemplify
best practices and sustainability. 
Awards will be presented at the 2012 Oregon Tourism Conference on March
18. For further information, visit www.oregontourismconference.com (
http://www.oregontourismconference.com/ ) or email
patti at traveloregon.com .  
The National Register of Historic Places recently increased the
boundary of the Oregon Caves Historic District to include four trails.
The Lake Mountain Trail, Big Tree Trail, Cliff Nature Trail and No Name
Trail are Oregon’s latest entries in the National Register of Historic
Places. Originally listed in 1992, the Oregon Caves National Monument
consists of 480 acres and lies deep within the Siskiyou Mountains of
southwest Oregon. 
The four trails retain the rustic design principles originally utilized
by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), which built or reconstructed
them between 1934 and 1941. The completion of a road to the monument in
1922 led to increased visitation, and development of trail system began
in 1934. Also important for their landscape architecture, the trails
blend with the natural surroundings while demonstrating the cohesive,
rustic architectural theme of buildings constructed on the monument
More information about the National Register and recent Oregon listings
is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on “National Register” at
left of page). 
McMenamins will offer history programs and tours in celebration of the
Crystal Ballroom’s centennial anniversary on Jan. 27 and 28. 
Anniversary events include presentations at the Crystal Hotel, (303 SW
12th Ave., Portland) by Joe Bianco, 1950s-60s award-winning crime
reporter for “The Oregonian”, whose beat included the notorious Desert
Room (now Zeus Café at the Crystal Hotel); and Patrick Rosenkranz who
worked concerts at the Crystal Ballroom and operated a shop in what is
now McMenamins Crystal Hotel. 
Marian Hays and Mel Baldwin, will talk about their grandmother, Lola
Baldwin, America's first Police Woman, who served as head of the Women’s
Protective Division of the Portland Police Bureau in the ‘teens and
1920s. She was the chief nemesis of the Crystal Ballroom’s operation and
namesake for the today’s Lola’s Room.  Phil Stanford will tell about his
time working as a reporter for “The Oregonian” and “Portland Tribune”
and his book “Portland Confidential”, which chronicles Portland crime
and rackets of the 1940s – 1950s including the role of the former
nightclub in The Crystal Hotel.
Tim Hills will lead tours of McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Ringlers
Annex and the Crystal Hotel. Tours will start on the third floor of the
Crystal Ballroom, 1332 SW Burnside. 
For event and tour times, or further information, visit
www.mcmenamins.com ( http://www.mcmenamins.com/ ) , call Tim Hills at
(503) 223-0109 or email past at mcmenamins.com .
Save the dates for the 2012 Oregon Heritage Conference: April 26 - 28!

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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