[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-05-18
heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri May 18 08:53:03 PDT 2012
In this Issue:
1. Commission Schedules Two Meetings
2. Oregon Chinese Disinterment Documents Featured Online
3. Bicycling Exhibit Set to Open at SOU
4. Memorial Day Weekend Activities Offered in Baker City
5. Pietro Belluschi Exhibit Opens at Oregon History Museum
COMMISSION SCHEDULES TWO MEETINGS
The Oregon Heritage Commission has scheduled two upcoming meetings.
Both meetings are open to the public.
The Heritage Commission will meet by teleconference at 2 p.m., May 21
and 2 p.m., June 20. The public listening room for both meetings will be
at the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department offices, 725 Summer St.
NE, Salem. Agenda items include issues related to Oregon heritage sites,
organizations and activities.
The Governor appoints nine people to the Heritage Commission who
represent Oregon’s heritage and geographical diversity. There are also
nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide
organizations. The mission of the Oregon Heritage Commission is to
secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination
of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on
its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and
promotion and celebration of its diversity.
More information about the Heritage Commission is available at
www.oregonheritage.org or by contacting Commission coordinator Kyle
Jansson at 503-986-0673.
OREGON CHINESE DISINTERMENT DOCUMENTS FEATURED ONLINE
In 1948, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association in Portland
began the disinterment process of Chinese immigrants buried in Oregon
cemeteries for the purpose of returning the remains to China. The Oregon
Chinese Disinterment Documents provide information about the 1948-1949
disinterment program. These documents are now available online through a
collaborative project between Northwest News Network; Chinese
Consolidated Benevolent Association in Portland; Portland State
University Special Collections and University Archives; and Oregon
To view the documents, visit
BICYCLING EXHIBIT SET TO OPEN AT SOU
Have you ever wondered how Oregon became so bicycling friendly? The
Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS), in partnership with the
Southern Oregon University (SOU) Bike Program, will hold an opening
reception for a new traveling exhibit on from 7 – 8:30 p.m., May 24 at
the Stevenson Union building on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd.,
The exhibit, titled “Pedaling History: the Roll of Bicycles in Jackson
County”, will run through June 17. It explores how the bicycle has
impacted the Rogue Valley, from the introduction of the high wheel
ordinary in the 1880s, through legislation introduced by Don Stathos for
the Oregon Bicycle Bill, to how people use their bicycles today.
Working hand-in-hand with community members, SOHS and the SOU Bike
Program together developed, researched, and designed this traveling
exhibit, which is part of SOHS's innovative “History: Made by You”
traveling exhibit program. For more information on the exhibit, or if
you would like to request that a public forum/traveling exhibit come to
your community, email Amy Drake at amy at sohs.org or call (541) 773-6536
ext. 1006. For more information about SOHS, call (541) 773-6536 (
tel:%28541%29%20773-6536 ) or visit www.sohs.org ( http://www.sohs.org/
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES OFFERED IN BAKER CITY
The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center will hold a
“Meet the Pioneers” event over Memorial Day weekend between 10 a.m.
and 2 p.m. each day beginning May 25 through May 27. To get there, take
I-84 exit 302 east of Baker City onto Highway 86 and proceed five
Historical re-enactors will show authentic clothing, crafts, and
demonstrations of “frontier life” activities including quilting and
other textile skills, black powder shooting, and pen and ink writing.
Roving interpreters will portray pioneers and be available to answer
questions in character about life on the Oregon Trail. The “Pack Your
Wagon” children’s exhibit will engage youngsters with costumes, life
size games, rubber stamp activities, puppets, and a full-scale packable
Storyteller and living history re-enactor Karen Haas will perform
“Wagons West” an interactive, family friendly presentation, at 10:30
a.m. and 2 p.m., Fri. and Sun.; “Tales and Tunes” at 10:30 a.m. and 2
p.m., Sat., and “Narcissa Whitman”, which explores the pioneer
missionary and her role in early day frontier Oregon Territory, at noon
each day in the Leo Adler Theater. The Interpretive Center will offer
living history presentations of “Equine or Bovine” at 11 a.m. and 2
For more information call (541) 523-1843 or visit
PIETRO BELLUSCHI EXHIBIT OPENS AT OREGON HISTORY MUSEUM
The Oregon Historical Society’s History Museum recently opened a new
exhibit titled, “The Architecture and Legacy of Pietro Belluschi”. This
exhibit shares an overview of Belluschi’s architectural contributions
during his long and richly productive career. Designed and curated by
his son, architect Anthony Belluschi; the exhibit also uses the
Belluschi family archives to share personal mementos from Belluschi’s
Known as the most important architect to have lived and worked in
Oregon, Italian Pietro Belluschi (1899-1994) was as a prominent
contributor to a style known as Pacific Northwest Regionalism, and a
master of modern design innovations. The exhibit design is comprised of
eighteen panels that describe Belluschi’s life, models of Belluschi
buildings in Oregon, and a room that visitors can walk through and
experience Belluschi’s use of wood in his buildings, including a woven
The museum is located at 1200 SW Park Ave., Portland. For further
information, visit www.ohs.org ( http://www.ohs.org/ ) .
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