[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-05-09

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed May 9 08:59:15 PDT 2012

In this Issue:
1. Preservation at Work: Historic Cemeteries
2. “Astoria:  History in Images” Subject of Talk at Fort Clatsop
3. “Beyond Boundaries” National Preservation Conference Theme
Do you think of historic cemeteries when you think of preservation?
Cemeteries are places where we remember and reconnect with past
generations. May is traditionally the month for spring cleaning of these
sacred places in preparation for Memorial Day. Many historic cemeteries
across Oregon welcome volunteers to help remove winter debris and tidy
areas around headstones.  Whether volunteering on a clean up crew or
just visiting, cemeteries offer opportunities to reflect on historic
figures that shaped our communities, bringing a spark of life back to
those ‘living’ there. 
Read the latest blog post about historic cemeteries at
http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com. While there, sign up to receive
notifications of new posts.
Jeffrey Smith will present “Astoria:  History in Images” at 1 p.m., May
20 in the Netul River Room of the Fort Clatsop visitor center as part of
the “In Their Footsteps” speakers series.    
Smith’s talk draws on more than 23,000 photographs in the Columbia
River Maritime Museum’s archives, where he works as the curator. He has
compiled the recent book “Astoria”, which is part of the “Images of
America” series by Arcadia Publications.  He will share images that, for
a variety of reasons, were left out of the book and the stories that go
along with these historic photos of Astoria.
For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation will hold its annual
National Preservation Conference in Spokane, Oct. 31 – Nov. 3, featuring
nationally recognized experts and practitioners in preservation and
revitalization with the theme “Beyond Boundaries”. 
This year’s conference will focus on sustainability, diversity, public
lands, and reimagining historic sites. It will include interactive
educational sessions, field sessions, affinity sessions for partnership
building and networking, and informational on-your-own activities. For
more information, visit www.preservationation.org/conference . 


For a complete list of Historic Preservation Month events, go to
www.oregonheritage.org/OPRD/HCD/calendar.shtml .

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