[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-07-20

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Fri Jul 20 07:35:07 PDT 2012


In this Issue:
1. Spotlight on Excellence: Clatsop County Housing Authority
2. Passenger Rail Service Explored for “History: Made by You”
3. OCTA Invites Papers for 2013 Convention in Clackamas
4. “Travel in the Victorian Era Subject of Jacksonville Talk
5. Charles and Martha Brown House To Open for Viewing, Exhibit
 
 
SPOTLIGHT ON EXCELLENCE: CLATSOP COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY
 
Read how the Clatsop County Housing Authority saved money and gained
energy efficiency by repairing more than 250 original windows in the
Owens-Adair building on Oregon Heritage Exchange at
www.oregonheritage.wordpress.com (
http://www.oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ) .
 
 
PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE EXPLORED FOR “HISTORY: MADE BY YOU”
 
The Southern Oregon Historical Society and the Ashland Historic
Railroad Museum will hold a community forum about passenger rail service
from 7 – 9 p.m., July 24 at the Ashland Public Library, Gresham Room,
410 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland. 
 
Passenger Rail in the Rogue Valley started in 1884 and expanded in 1887
with the through connection to California. In the railroad heyday there
were sometimes ten passenger trains a day coming through Ashland
connecting to both Portland to the north and San Francisco to the south.
The Rogue River Special, the last passenger train to leave Ashland,
departed north from the station at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 6, 1955. What would
happen if passenger rail service returned to the Rogue Valley? How would
this benefit or harm Jackson County? 
 
The community forum will determine the topic for the next “History:
Made by You” traveling exhibition. Through this project, the Southern
Oregon Historical Society works hand-in-hand with volunteers to create
community-curated exhibitions that travel throughout Jackson County. For
more information, please contact Amy Drake, Curator of Special Projects,
at (541) 773-6536 ext. 1006 or amy at sohs.org .
 
 
OCTA INVITES PAPERS FOR 2013 CONVENTION IN CLACKAMAS
 
The Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) is inviting submission
of papers for presentation at its 2013 annual convention in Clackamas
July 22 – 26, 2013. The deadline for receiving 200-word abstracts is
Nov. 1.
 
The convention theme is "The End of the Oregon Trail and Beyond." OCTA
all consider all submissions relating to mid-nineteenth century overland
migration to the west; however, it will give priority to subjects
related to the theme, especially what happened after the immigrants’
arrival. Papers addressing interaction with Native Americans, claiming
land and creating a home, establishing towns and cities, the Hudson's
Bay Company/Dr. McLaughlin, and forming a government are examples of the
topics sought. Of special interest are presentations by descendants of
pioneer settlers. 
 
Papers should be scholarly and original. OCTA may seek permission to
publish one or more presentations in OCTA's publication, “Overland
Journal”. For consideration, submit abstracts by the deadline to Roger
Blair, 524 NW 3rd St., Pendleton, Oregon 97801. For additional
information or questions, call (541) 966-8854 or email
rblair at oregontrail.net .
 
 
“TRAVEL IN THE VICTORIAN ERA SUBJECT OF JACKSONVILLE TALK
 
The Jacksonville Heritage Society will present “Travel in the Victorian
Era” from Noon – 4 p.m., July 21 at the Cornelius Beekman House, 452 E.
California Street, Jacksonville.  Visitors will Learn about travel
during the 1800s, including stories about the traveling adventures of
the Cornelius Beekman family. For additional information, call (541)
245-3650 or email info at jvilleheritage.org .
 
 
CHARLES AND MARTHA BROWN HOUSE TO OPEN FOR VIEWING, EXHIBIT
 
The Charles and Martha Brown House (
http://www.wvi.com/~dnielson/Ads/SantiamHeritageFoundation.htm ),
located at 425 N. First Ave., Stayton, will open from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.,
July 28. Built in 1903, the Queen Anne Victorian served over the years
as a residence, hospital and boarding house. The open house will feature
a student art exhibit in the front parlor, which focuses on the
architectural details and charm of the Brown House.  Other exhibits
include photographs that show the house during its hospital years and
images of the Brown family. Visitors touring the house will see the
restoration progress underway as well. For more information call (503)
769-8860.
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