[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-03-15
heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Mar 15 08:57:31 PDT 2012
In this Issue:
1. Salem Radio Station Launching History Program
2. Fort Vancouver Seeks WWI Spruce Production Division Items
3. Washington County Heritage One Click Away
4. Organizations, Companies to GetNoticed at Conference
SALEM RADIO STATION LAUNCHING HISTORY PROGRAM
Salem public radio station KMUZ is launching a Salem history program.
It will be broadcast at 10 a.m. Thursdays beginning March 15.
The program is hosted by former state librarian Jim Scheppke, assisted
by Salem history expert Virginia Green.
The program will be streamed on the station's website
http://kmuz.org/or by tuning into 88.5 FM in the Salem area.
FORT VANCUOVER SEEKS WWI SPRUCE PRODUCTION DIVISION ITEMS
The Northwest Cultural Resources Institute at Fort Vancouver National
Historic Site is developing a history of the U.S. Army's Spruce
Production Division at Vancouver Barracks from 1917 - 1920. Cultural
Resources staff want to contact families of former Spruce Production
Division soldiers for stories, memories, photos, letters, and other
items they might be willing to share.
Vancouver Barracks was the headquarters for the Spruce Production
Division and the home of its largest mill. Sitka spruce, harvested from
places like Olympic National Park and the Oregon Coast Range, arrived at
the mill by rail during a period of change in the logging industry and
The project recognizes the centennial of World War I and will
facilitate the design of exhibits, interpretive materials and programs
at the park. The work will also guide a future archaeological study of
the Spruce Mill cut up plant.
If you have memories of the Spruce Production Division, or wish to
obtain further information, contact the Theresa Langford at (360)
WASHINGTON COUNTY HERITAGE ONE CLICK AWAY
The recent launch of Washington County Heritage Online (WCHO) allows
visitors to access thousands of photographs chronicling Washington
County's rich history. The site, located at washingtoncountyheritage.org
( http://washingtoncountyheritage.org/ ) , is a collaborative effort
between the Pacific University Library and the Washington County Museum,
with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The
project encourages increased collaboration between libraries, museums,
historical societies, educational entities and cultural organizations.
Initial image galleries include Pacific University's class of 1878,
historic looks at Forest Grove and Hillsboro, images of the area's
Native American heritage, and the growing Latino community. Centro
Cultural, an organization focused on Latino culture in Washington
County, has contributed more than 800 images thus far.
Designed to house many more collections from the county's vast network
of public libraries, cultural and historical organizations, the site
allows access to the area’s many collections physically housed in
different locations. For more information about WCHO, contact
Zaborowski at lindsay.prescott at pacificu.edu .
ORGANIZATIONS, COMPANIES TO GET NOTICED AT CONFERENCE
Organizations and companies wanting to get extra attention at the
Oregon Heritage Conference/Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting are able
to reserve tables, sponsor events and advertise in the conference
The conference, which is expected to attract several hundred people,
will take place April 26-28 in Salem. Attendees will include community
leaders, staff and volunteers from archives records repositories,
historical societies, museums, historic cemeteries, ethnic
organizations, schools, historic preservation commissions, humanities
groups, Main Street programs, the tourism industry, economic
development, history buffs and professional historians, and local,
tribal, state and federal governments.
Complete information about table reservations, sponsorships and
advertisements is available at:
April 1 is the deadline to make arrangements.
Visit www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/Conference.shtml to learn more about
the joint Oregon Heritage Conference / Northwest Archivists Annual
Meeting April 26-28.
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