[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-05-15

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue May 15 08:10:17 PDT 2012


In this Issue:
1. Museum Collections Group Shares Information 
2. Emigrating to America Exhibit Set to Open
3. Traditional Uses of Columbia Plateau Plants Subject of Talk
4. Rose Farm Museum Set to Open for Summer 
 
 
MUSEUM COLLECTIONS GROUP SHARES INFORMATION
 
People who work with museum collections deal with the objects, photos,
artwork – basically the “stuff” behind the scenes. Most experience
similar issues and have overcome problems with success. A group of such
individuals now meets in the Portland area to share their experiences.
They exchange information about what works, what doesn’t work, and more.
Learn about them and join the discussions taking place at the Oregon
Heritage Exchange - http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com (
http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ) and while your there, sign up
to receive blog post notification via email.
 
 
EMIGRATING TO AMERICA EXHIBIT SET TO OPEN
 
Between 1889 and 1938, thousands of people passed through a required
health inspection at the Knappton Cove Quarantine Center, sometimes
called the Columbia River's Ellis Island. A special titled “Emigrating
to America” will open at 2 p.m., May 26 at the KnapptonCove Museumin
Washington 3 miles upriver (east) on Highway 401 from the north side of
the Astoria/Megler Bridge. Vintage photographs illustrate this exhibit,
which details the emigrants experience at various ports of departure
before boarding ships to America and arriving in ports like Knappton
Cove. The exhibit will run through fall 2012. For further information
call Nancy Anderson (503) 738-5206 or email thecove at theoregonshore.com .

 
 
TRADITIONAL USES OF COLUMBIA PLATEAU PLANTS SUBJECT OF TALK
 
When hiking through the Columbia River Gorge, have you ever wondered
how people used flora and fauna over time for medicinal and food
sources? Kimberlee Chambers will present “Plants of the Columbia
Plateau: Traditional Uses and Contemporary Applications” at 6:30 p.m.,
May 29 at McMenamins Edgefield Power Station Theater, 2126 SW Halsey
St., Troutdale, as part of the continuing Oregon Encyclopedia History
Nights. 
 
At this History Night you will have the opportunity to understand how
our lives have benefitted from the knowledge of native plants that
indigenous peoples have used for thousands of years. In this
presentation, Chambers will offer an overview of some of the most
important plants of the Columbia Plateau; reviewing their traditional
uses and the application of these plants and traditional ecological
knowledge to contemporary challenges in land management practices,
sustainable foods, natural medicine and climate change.
 
Visit www.oregonencyclopedia.org for History Night locations and more
details.
 
 
ROSE FARM MUSEUM SET TO OPEN FOR SUMMER
 
The Rose Farm Museum will open for tours on Saturday afternoons from
noon – 4 p.m., beginning June 2 through Sept. 1.  Visitors will see the
Holmes House, one of the earliest American homes in Oregon built by
William and Louisa Holmes in 1847, which served as a social center for
Oregon City well into the 1900s.  General Joseph Lane, the first
territorial governor, gave his inaugural address from the balcony in
1849.  
 
Operated by the McLoughlin Memorial Association tours take
approximately 45 minutes, and can accommodate groups of up to 20 people.
 For reservations and additional information, call (503) 656-5146 or
visit www.mcloughlinhouse.org ( http://www.mcloughlinhouse.org/ ) .

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