[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-07-13
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Tue Jul 3 08:52:56 PDT 2012
In this Issue:
1. Exchange Features Preservation at Work in Roseburg
2. Annual Tour of Historic Homes Scheduled in Albany
3. Behind-the-Scenes Basketry Tour Offered at Tamastslikt
4. “Votes for Women! The Oregon Story” Exhibit Available
EXCHANGE FEATURES PRESERVATION AT WORK IN ROSEBURG
For Kathy Henderson, director of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association in
Roseburg, her organization’s leased historical building is both a
blessing and a burden. The 1917 Old Soldiers’ Home is a beautiful
building according to Henderson, but can be costly to operate. Read how
a grant from the Oregon Department of Energy helped make the building
more energy efficient and worked well with its preservation needs on
Oregon Heritage Exchange at www.oregonheritage.wordpress.com.
ANNUAL TOUR OF HISTORIC HOMES SCHEDULED IN ALBANY
Albany’s 35th Annual Tour of Historic Homes will take place from 11
a.m. – 5 p.m., July 28. This year’s tour features six historic homes,
two churches, including the United Presbyterian Church – celebrating its
100th year – and three museums. Homeowners and hosts/hostesses will be
available to answer questions about restoration efforts and historic
house maintenance. The self-guided tour includes trolley and/or
horse-drawn wagon rides.
For information contact the Albany Visitors Association, (541) 928-0911
or E-mail: albanytour at gmail.com
BEHIND-THE-SCENES BASKETRY TOUR OFFERED AT TAMASTSLIKT
The Tamástslikt Cultural Institute will feature a behind-the-scenes
tour of the institute’s basket collection as part its Community Academy
from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., July 25 at 47106 Wildhorse Blvd., Pendleton.
Registrar Randall Melton will guide the tour and the basket discussion.
The Tamástslikt collection features woven round and flat bags created
by weavers of the Umatilla Indian Reservation as well as Klickitat and
Wasco baskets. Weaver Joey Lavadour, whose baskets appear in the
Tamástslikt gallery through August 12, will add commentary during the
Tamástslikt Cultural Institute holds the Community Academy on a
quarterly basis in response to community interests. It offers an
opportunity to connect with teaching resources to revitalize and
repopulate cultural knowledge and skill assets in Tribal and non-Tribal
For more information, visit www.tamastslikt.org (
http://www.tamastslikt.org/ ) or call (541)966-9748.
“VOTES FOR WOMEN! THE OREGON STORY” EXHIBIT AVAILABLE
“Votes for Women! The Oregon Story”, which débuted at the Collins
Gallery of the Multnomah County Library, is now available for exhibit at
libraries, schools, museums, historical societies and other public
venues. Created by Century of Action, the inexpensive and easily mounted
exhibit provides an overview about woman suffrage across Oregon.
Use the exhibit materials as a stand-alone display or enhanced them
with local historical documents, ephemera and oral histories from your
community. The main panels are available in downloadable files so
multiple venues can tell this story simultaneously. Exhibit materials
include outreach ideas, an adaptable press release and flyer to help
spread the word.
To request the "Votes for Women!" exhibit materials, visit
fill out the form and email it to info at centuryofaction.org.
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