[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-03-20

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Tue Mar 20 08:27:05 PDT 2012


In this Issue:
1. History Nights To Feature Art, Aprons and Archaeology
2. Lecture To Discuss Early Inhabitants of Umpqua River
3. Study Shows Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation
4. Farm Fest Set in Yamhill County
 
 
HISTORY NIGHTS TO FEATURE ART, APRONS AND ARCHAEOLOGY
 
The Oregon Encyclopedia continues its monthly History Nights series at
McMenamins pubs in Bend, Troutdale and Portland, offering the public the
opportunity to explore and examine the people and events that have
shaped our communities. 
 
Did you know that the Columbia River region is home to one of the
world’s most extraordinary art histories? Rebecca Dobkins will
present "Native American Art of the Columbia River People" beginning at
6:30 p.m., March 27, at the Edgefield - Power Station Theater (
http://www.mcmenamins.com/edgefield ), 2126 S.W. Halsey St., in
Troutdale. Dobkins offers an overview of the media and iconography
traditional to the region for centuries, as well as a discussion about
contemporary work by Native American artists that reinterprets this rich
art history. Dobkins most recent projects include the exhibition “Marie
Watt: Lodge”, appearing at the Hallie Ford Museum through April 1.
 
If we listen to the stories that aprons tell, we can learn about
women's historical roles, fashion trends and twentieth century American
culture. In her talk “Aprons: Memories of the Past," Bobbe Schafer
offers a lively discussion about women's history and fashion through the
world of 20th centuryapronsat 7 p.m., March 27 at the Old St. Francis
School, 700 N.W. Bond St., in Bend. Schafer, a retired librarian, blends
stories with slides and her collection of vintage aprons for a memorable
presentation.
 
Did you know that 600 years ago the Portland Basin had one of the
densest populations in Western North America? Kenneth Ames will discuss
"The Archaeology of the Portland Basin, AD 1400-1830" at 7 p.m., April 3
at the Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan Street, Portland. By 1830 the
valley’s peoples had actively participated in the global fur trade and
experienced the devastating effects of epidemics of introduced diseases.
Ames’ will present data archaeologists have uncovered that reveals
important information absent from the general histories of Native
Americans of the region, and helps to explain what happened to them
since 1400. 
 
For more information about History Nights visit
www.oregonencyclopedia.org ( http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/ ) .
 
 
LECTURE TO DISCUSS EARLY INHABITANTS OF UMPQUA RIVER 
 
Brian O’Neill will present a lecture titled “Early-Holocene Pre-Mazama
Components in the North Umpqua River Drainage” at 7 p.m., April 3, at
the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 SE Water Ave., in
Portland. An archaeologist with the University of Oregon Museum of
Natural and Cultural History, O’Neill has conducted archaeological field
work throughout the Pacific Northwest, with a focus on the interior
valleys of the Willamette, Umpqua, and Rogue River drainages. 
 
For further information, visit www.oregonarchaeological.org (
http://www.oregonarchaeological.org/ ) or call (503) 727-3507. 
 
 
STUDY SHOWS ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION
 
A 2011 study commissioned by the Advisory Council on Historic
Preservation, with funding assistance from the U.S. Department of
Commerce, Economic Development Administration, identifies and analyzes
methods for measuring the economic impacts of historic preservation. The
report focuses on such economic indicators as jobs and household income,
property values, heritage tourism, sustainable development, and downtown
revitalization. It recommends ways to improve our understanding of how
preservation activity supports economic vitality.
 
Read the full report by visiting
www.achp.gov/docs/economic-impacts-of-historic-preservation-study.pdf
. To review a summary, visit
www.achp.gov/docs/final-popular-report6-7-11.pdf .
 
 
FARM FEST SET IN YAMHILL COUNTY
 
The Yamhill County Historical Society’s 5th annual Farm Fest will take
place from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., April 14, at the Yamhill Valley Heritage
Center, 11275 SW Durham Lane, just outside McMinnville. The event will
include a plowing competition featuring 16 – 20 teams of draft horses
and mules; agricultural displays, blacksmith, horse shoeing, sawmill and
steam engine demonstrations; and pioneer kids’ activities.
 
For additional information, visit www.yamhillcountyhistory.org (
http://www.yamhillcountyhistory.org/ ) or call (503) 434-0490.

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the joint Oregon Heritage Conference / Northwest Archivists Annual
Meeting April 26-28. 

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