[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-03-06

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Mar 6 11:44:48 PST 2012

In this issue:
1. Collections development seminar scheduled for Medford
2. Online Modoc collection, talk announced
3. Sherman County picks Apple for executive director
4. Albany museum selects Sauer to be coordinator


Museum collections are sometimes the heart-and-soul of their
communities. Is yours? This interactive session hosted by the Southern
Oregon Historical Society will help your organization learn how to
evaluate significance in potential donations and in items already in
your collections. Also, you will learn how to become aware of the idea
of bias and how it might be limiting the significance of your

Presenter Kyle Jansson of the Oregon Heritage Commission has asked
participants to bring an object (not necessarily from your museum) in a
brown paper bag for this hands-on session. The session will take place
from 10 a.m.-noon March 12 at the society's History and Discovery
Center, 106 N. Central Ave.

At the end of the two-hour session, Jansson will be available to
discuss potential applications this spring for Museum Grants, Heritage
Grants and Cultural Trust grants. For more information about the
collections development seminar, contact the Heritage Commission at
503-986-0673 or heritage.info at state.or.us 


A talk about "Modoc: The Tribe That Wouldn't Die" is taking place in
Portland as nearly 1,900 pages of correspondence, reports and other
documents related to their 1872-73 war are being made available online.

The documents were compiled and transcribed by Don Fisher, who served
as supervisor of the Lava Beds National Monument in the 1930s. Few
copies of the Fisher Papers are known to exist. Anne Ogle donated a copy
to the Klamath County Museum in 1967.

The museum's copy of the Don Fisher Papers were scanned in January by
Karen Caverly, a history major at Eastern Oregon University in La
Grande. The scanning project was a joint effort of the museum and the
university. Copies of the digital files are being archived at both
institutions. The scans have been posted by the Klamath County Museum at
http://www.co.klamath.or.us/museum/modocwar-fisherpapers.htm . The
university library will post the scans on its website in the near

Meanwhile, the Oregon Encyclopedia and the Northwest Examiner are
hosting a Modoc presentation by Cheewa James, great granddaughter of one
of the Modoc warriors and the author of a book about them. James is a
motivational speaker and business trainer based in Sacramento, Calif. 
The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. March 13 at the Mission
Theater, 1624 NW Glisan St., Portland.

The Sherman County Historical Society of Moro has named Emily Apple as
its first executive director. She begins her new position this week.
A 2011 graduate of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Apple
majored in public history with a minor in English and focuses on World
War II, Holocaust studies and American history, as well as literature
and creative writing. She relocated to Oregon from her hometown of
Holland, Mich..
"Her work will strengthen our ability to market the Sherman County
Historical Museum and to care for the collections we hold in the public
trust," noted society president Carrie Kaseberg.

More information about the historical society can be found at

Kaley Sauer began working as the Albany Regional Museum’s new
Administrative Coordinator on Feb. 7. 
Born in California and raised in Rhode Island, Sauer made summer visits
with her grandparents in LaPine and Prineville, and then graduated from
Crook County High School. Her interest in history and museums led to a
master’s degree and museum studies certificate from the University of
“Getting acquainted and learning about the Albany community will be
on my immediate list for things to do,” said Sauer.  More information
about the museum is available at http://www.armuseum.com/
Visit www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/Conference.shtml  to register for the
joint Oregon Heritage Conference / Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting
April 26-28. 

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