[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-05-07
heritage.info at state.or.us
Mon May 7 08:56:16 PDT 2012
In this Issue:
1. Learn Something New During Preservation Month
2. Historic Preservation Fair to Take Place in Astoria
3. HPLO Modern Home Tour Set to Spotlight Bohmann Park
4. Willamette Heritage Center Sheep to Shawl Event Set
LEARN SOMETHING NEW DURING PRESERVATION MONTH
Oregon Heritage has created a bank of information related to historic
preservation, organization and legal needs that is available to you 24
hours a day.
Whether you're looking for information about fundraising, protecting a
cemetery, trying to find a contractor, managing volunteers, or complying
with federal preservation laws, this website has information for you.
The website also includes links to Heritage Bulletins, which include
brief fact sheets on topics ranging from paper preservation to cleaning
cemetery markers to researching farm history to National Register
Take a look at this technical assistance website at
Oregon Heritage, a unit of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department,
includes the State Historic Preservation Office, the Oregon Commission
on Historic Cemeteries, the Oregon Heritage Commission and other
HISTORIC PRESERVATION FAIR TO TAKE PLACE IN ASTORIA
The City of Astoria Community Development Department, Columbia Pacific
Preservation, and the Craftsman Guild will hold a community-wide
Historic Preservation Fair from 1- a.m. – 2 p.m., May 12 at The Event
Center, 894 Commercial Street, Astoria. The Fair will include an
exhibit area and scheduled presentations, including hourly speakers
addressing subjects such as window repair, restoration of the Astoria
Train Depot, and architectural styles. Exhibitors will provide
information about salvage materials, how to handle and dispose of
hazardous materials, locally available products for historic projects,
and more. A guided tour through a few seldom seen basements in downtown
Astoria’s commercial buildings will take place at 1 p.m. Sign up for the
tour the Preservation Fair.
For information, contact Brett Estes by email at bestes at astoria.or.us
or phone at (503) 338-5183.
HPLO MODERN HOME TOUR SET TO SPOTLIGHT BOHMANN PARK
The Historic Preservation League of Oregon (HPLO) will sponsor
“Mid-Century Marvelous” Home Tour from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., June 2,
featuring SW Portland’s Bohmann Park neighborhood, a tract comprised
almost entirely of the distinctive – and wildly sought after – homes of
Robert Rummer. The tour will include the interiors of eight Rummer
homes, including one he built for himself, and an appearance by Rummer
with the current home owners.
Many of the homes are in near-original conditions, some have been
updated, and others are undergoing restoration to restore their “atomic
age” charm. The tour homes are located within walking distance of
Bohmann Park, also known as Vista Brook, a mid-century enclave built in
the mid-1960s, which is experiencing a renaissance. The tour is intended
to bring attention to the historic nature of the neighborhood and its
recent determination of eligibility for the National Register of
In tandem with the tour, humorist and “King of Retro,” Charles Phoenix,
will present his “Retro Slideshow”, at 3 p.m., June 3, at the Hollywood
Theater, 4122 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland. The live comedy presentation
explores America’s classic and kitschy pop cultural past and present.
He’ll also reveal his “Best of Portland Area” guide to local
Mid-Century landmarks, legends, and lore. Phoenix’s credits include
numerous TV appearances including Conan O’Brien and Martha Stewart, and
he is often heard on National Public Radio.
For further information, visit www.historicpreservationleague.org (
http://www.historicpreservationleague.org/ ) or call (503) 243-1923.
WILLAMETTE HERITAGE CENTER SHEEP TO SHAWL EVENT SET
The 28th annual Sheep to Shawl event will take place from 10 a.m. – 4
p.m., May 12, at the Willamette Heritage Center “at The Mill”, 1313 Mill
Street SE, Salem. This family-oriented event will feature Salem’s rich
heritage, including the opportunity to tour the Thomas KayWoolen Mill
and its complex machinery. A new exhibit will debut at 11 a.m. in the
Lee House, titled “The Canoe, The Cross and The Chalkboard”.
Enjoy sheep and sheep-shearing and taste freshly prepared Dutch Oven
Cooking treats while your children try on period costumes for a pioneer
fashion show. Watch spinning demonstrations and weaving with Grand Ronde
weavers. Learn from a blacksmith demonstration.
For further information, visit www.willametteheritage.org (
http://www.willametteheritage.org/ ) or call (503) 585-7012.
For a complete list of Historic Preservation Month events, go to
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