[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-05-29

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Tue May 29 08:54:10 PDT 2012


1. Grant’s Getaways Features Covered Bridges Scenic Bikeway
2. Home and Garden Tour Set in Salem
3. Plateau Weaver Exhibit to Open Tamastslikt
4. Douglas Brinkley to Speak on Cronkite in Portland
 
 
GRANT’S GETAWAYS FEATURES COVERED BRIDGES SCENIC BIKEWAY
 
Grants Getaways recently featured the six historic covered bridges near
Cottage Grove, known as the Covered Bridge Scenic Bikeway, including the
Chambers Railroad Bridge – a recent recipient of the Oregon Heritage
Excellence Award. The program also touches on downtown Cottage Grove’s
historic district. To watch the program, visit
www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZYcHC626KJU .
 
 
HOME AND GARDEN TOUR SET IN SALEM
 
Peek into some of Salem's historic homes and stroll through several
lovely gardens from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., June 10. The tour will begin at
the Historic Deepwood Estate, 1116 Mission Street, NE, Salem. Visit
www.historicdeepwoodestate.org (
http://www.historicdeepwoodestate.org/ )for further information or to
make reservations, call (503) 363-1825.
 
 
DOUGLAS BRINKLEY TO SPEAK ON CRONKITE IN PORTLAND
 
Author and historian Douglas Brinkley lecture about Walter Cronkite at
7 p.m., June 14, at the First Congregational Church, 1126 Southwest Park
Avenue, in downtown Portland. Hosted by the Oregon Historical Society,
Brinkley’s lecture presents the definitive, revealing biography of an
American legend drawn from recently disclosed letters, diaries. 
 
Brinkley interviewed nearly two hundred of Cronkite’s closest friends
and colleagues for his recently-published book, “Cronkite”. For further
information, visit www.ohs.org ( http://www.ohs.org/ ) or contact Rachel
Randles at (503) 306-5221. 
 
 
PLATEAU WEAVER EXHIBIT TO OPEN TAMÁSTSLIKT
 
A new exhibit featuring twine-woven bags, pouches, and hats produced by
Joey Lavadour, a Walla Walla tribal elder of the Umatilla Indian
Reservation, will open June 15 and run through Aug. 12 at Tamástslikt
Cultural Institute, 47106 Wildhorse Boulevard 10 minutes east of
Pendleton. The exhibit, “Transitions: Joey Lavadour, One-Man Show”
illustrates Lavadour’s career as an artist and teacher and reflects
twine hand weaving of Natives living on the Columbia River plateau. 
 
Twine weaving fit the mobile lifestyle of prehistoric American Indians
through modern times. The twine hand weaving techniques of the Columbia
River plateau culture produced fine flexible bags of Indian hemp and
cornhusk that were distinctive of the Plateau Tribes. Weavers created
remarkable abstract and figurative designs within the format of the flat
wallet, cylindrical bag, and truncated conical hat.  
 
The exhibit will feature public programs to honor both Lavadour’s work
and the Plateau tribal weaving tradition. More details can be found at
www.tamastslikt.org ( http://www.tamastslikt.org/ ) or  call (541)
966-9748.


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