[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-07-10
heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Jul 10 08:41:10 PDT 2012
In this Issue:
1. Volunteer and Cemetery Workshops, Commission to Meet, Burns
2. Space Filling Quickly in Annual Preservation Field School
3. Extreme History Immersion Course Offered at Fort Clatsop
4. Columbia River Quarantine Station Celebrates Centennial
VOLUNTEER AND CEMETERY WORKSHOPS, COMMISSION TO MEET, BURNS
Oregon Heritage is offering workshops for strengthening volunteer
programs and cemetery maintenance and repair, July 20-21 in Burns. In
conjunction with the workshops, the Oregon Commission on Historic
Cemeteries will also meet in Burns.
The “Building a Strong Volunteer Program” workshop will take place from
9 – 11 a.m., July 20 at the Harney County Chamber of Commerce, 484 N.
Broadway Ave. Volunteers are helpful workers and great advocates.
Workshop participants will learn tips to develop a strong volunteer
corps, keep volunteers engaged, and work effectively with volunteers.
On July 21, Oregon Heritage will lead a cemetery maintenance and repair
workshop from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Burns Cemetery near the
intersection of Highways 395 and 20. The workshop will address marker
cleaning, leveling and repair.
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet at the Chamber
of Commerce at 1 p.m., July 20. Agenda items include current projects
and upcoming plans. The commission invites public comments. State law
established the seven-member commission to maintain a listing of all
historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education
on the significance of historic cemeteries; and help obtain financial
and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their
Join the Commission on Historic Cemeteries at 4 p.m. for a tour of the
Burns Cemetery with the Harney County Historical Society.
For more information about these events and Oregon Heritage, contact
Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill at state.or.us or (503) 986-0685.
SPACE FILLING QUICKLY IN ANNUAL PRESERVATION FIELD SCHOOL
Interested in working in a hands-on environment, learning about
preservation by doing it, and seeing a spectacular part Oregon? This
summer, the Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School heads to
southeastern Oregon for the 18th annual installment of the hands-on
training program. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge will
host the summer 2012 Field School.
The historic ranch of legendary 19th century cattle baron Pete French
is the focus of this summer’s Pacific Northwest Preservation Field
School, beginning August 19. Participants from all walks of life – from
practicing cultural resource professionals to undergraduate and graduate
students to novices with little background in the field – will have the
opportunity to experience preservation firsthand.
Field School sessions will take place over a four-week period, split
into two locations: Frenchglen Hotel and Sod House Ranch. Field School
participants can earn two (2) graduate or undergraduate level credits
from the University of Oregon for each repeatable one-week session.
Participants can also earn up to fifteen (15) continuing education
credits for architects.
One of the week-long sessions is full, but openings remain in the other
three. For further information, email pnwfs at uoregon.edu, visit
http://hp.uoregon.edu ( http://hp.uoregon.edu/ ) or call (541)
EXTREME HISTORY IMMERSION COURSE OFFERED AT FORT CLATSOP
“Over to the Sea Coast”, an intense history course for adults, will
take place at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park beginning at the
Fort Clatsop Visitor Center at 8 a.m. July 28 and concluding in the
afternoon of July 29. Park Rangers will provide a 30-hour immersion
experience in the daily life of members of the Corps of Discovery (Lewis
and Clark Expedition) in January 1806.
In conjunction with Clackamas Community College, course objectives
include learning about the Corps’ salt-making, Clark’s quest for the
whale, local 1806 transportation, and Clatsop Indian culture at the
time. Participants, age 16 and older, will stay overnight near the beach
and need to be in moderate physical condition to hike seven miles.
Deadline for enrollment is July 25. For further information, contact
Sally Freeman at sally_freeman at nps.gov or (503) 861-4424.
COLUMBIA RIVER QUARANTINE STATION CELEBRATES CENTENNIAL
The Knapppton Cove Heritage will celebrate the 100th anniversary the
“Pesthouse” at 2 p.m., July 21 at Knappton Cove, three miles east of
the Astoria/Megler Bridge. Three miles upriver from the Washington side
of the bridge, look for heritage marker signs and then turn into the
driveway by the old gillnet fishing boat.
In 1899, the Marine Hospital Service began inspecting immigrants
entering the United States through Astoria. The Hospital Service built
quarantine station or "lazaretto" in 1912 across the Columbia River in
Knappton Cove on the former site of a cannery. That same year, the
Marine Hospital Service became the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS).
The new “Pesthouse” served as an inspection point for ships and
immigrants, keeping illness and vermin from the shores of Astoria.
The centennial celebration will feature USPHS Assistant Surgeon General
Rear Admiral Patrick O'Carroll as the keynote speaker, with follow-up
comments by USPHS/Coast Guard Captain William Stenberg. Visitors will
have the opportunity to view a new immigrant display in the Pesthouse
Museum and to see a healing garden in the front lawn which features
local plants used historically for their healing properties. For more
information, visit www.knapptoncoveheritagecenter.org (
http://www.knapptoncoveheritagecenter.org/ ) or call (503) 728-5206.
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