[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-06-15
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Fri Jun 15 08:38:30 PDT 2012
In this Issue:
1. Heritage Exchange Features Scene for Visitor Orientation
2. History Nights Set in Pendleton, Portland
3. AHC Schedules Preservation Plan Discussion, Walking Tours
4. Butteville Store Site of Rose Trail Talk
HERITAGE EXCHANGE FEATURES SCENE FOR VISITOR ORIENTATION
While all museums and historic sites have similar goals and challenges,
they are also unique. A solution for one museum’s challenge might be
insufficient for another. Cape Blanco Heritage Society recently
completed a project to address a significant interpretive challenge at
the Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum. Read the rest of the story on
Oregon Heritage Exchange at www.oregonheritage.wordpress.com (
http://www.oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ) .
HISTORY NIGHTS SET IN PENDLETON, PORTLAND
The Oregon Encyclopedia (OE) www.oregonencyclopedia (
http://www.oregonencyclopedia/ ), a partnership of Portland State
University, the Oregon Historical Society, and The Oregon Council of
Teachers of English offers History Night in various locations around the
state. History Night offers an opportunity to look back at the people
and events that have shaped our communities.
Pendleton: Oregon Council of Teachers of English board members, Rick
Hardt and John Scanlan, will work with History Night participants to
identify local topics for inclusion in the Oregon Encyclopedia during “A
Night of Umatilla County History”, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., June 20 at The
Prodigal Son Brewery and Pub, 230 SE Court Avenue, Pendleton. Susan
Badger Doyle, Jack Sanders, and Keith May will also talk about the WWII
Reminiscences Project and their Umatilla County Historical Society book,
which captures 150 years of Umatilla County History.
Portland: Did you know that the collection at Fort Vancouver contains
the world’s largest archaeological collection of Spode ceramics? In his
presentation, “Exploring Fort Vancouver”, Douglas Wilson, will discuss
the development of the Northwest through the artifacts and narratives of
Fort Vancouver, a center of trade and military history in the Pacific
Northwest beginning at 7 p.m., July 2 at McMenamins Mission Theater,
1624 NW Glisan Street, Portland. The Fort Vancouver museum collection
contains over two million archaeological and historic artifacts that
tell the stories of the many people who lived, worked and visited the
fort for over 150 years including, fur traders, soldiers, Native
Americans, Hawaiians and European American settlers.
Visit www.oregonencyclopedia.org ( http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/ )
for further details about History Night around the state.
AHC SCHEDULES PRESERVATION PLAN DISCUSSION, WALKING TOURS
“Historic Preservation and the Portland Plan - Understanding and
Untangling all the Parts!” will be the topic of a panel discussion from
10 a.m. – noon, June 30 at the Architectural Heritage Center (AHC), 701
SE Grand Avenue, Portland. The panel will provide status updates on
Portland’s preservation plan, including the Central City Plan/2035, the
North/Northeast Quadrant Plan and the upcoming Comprehensive Plan.
A walking tour of Downtown Portland’s Terra Cotta buildings will take
place from 6:30 – 8 p.m., June 21. Docents and chaperones will meet
participants at the fountain, Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Broadway and
Morrison. Downtown Portland’s collection of terra cotta clad buildings
is one of the finest in the nation, exemplifying the popularity of this
building material during the early decades of the 20th century. The
concentration of these buildings, designed by the likes of A.E. Doyle,
also shows us how, by 1910, the city’s central business district had
moved west of 4th Avenue.
Tour Portland’s Hollywood Neighborhood from 6:30 – 8 p.m., June 28,
beginning on the sidewalk east of the entrance to the Hollywood Theatre,
NE 41st and NE Sandy. The Hollywood Theatre, which opened in 1926, is
the namesake for thriving northeast Portland neighborhood filled with a
blend of residential and commercial architecture. This tour takes you to
both sides of Sandy Boulevard, where you’ll see lots of historic
character, but also the impacts of ongoing redevelopment activities.
For further information, visit www.vistahc.org (
http://www.vistahc.org/ ) .
BUTTEVILLE STORE SITE OF ROSE TRAIL TALK
The Northwest Rose Historians will tell tales about Oregon’s first rose
blooms and the pioneers that brought roses out west in a presentation
titled, “Northwest Rose Historians Pioneer Rose Trail”, from noon – 2
p.m., June 28, at the Historic Butteville Store, 10767 Butte Street
Northeast, Aurora. Although the address is Aurora, the Butteville Store
is located 10 miles from downtown Aurora.The Butteville Store is about
3.5 miles from the entrance to Champoeg Park. For driving directions and
other information, visit www.buttevillestore.com (
http://www.buttevillestore.com/ ) . For reservations to the event,
call (503) 678-1605.
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