[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-11-13

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Nov 13 08:28:27 PST 2012

In this Issue:
1. Eugene Features 150 Historic Locations on iPhone 
2. Call for Preserve America Symposium Proposals
3. Upcoming Events in Coos Bay, Portland, Troutdale, Aurora
To celebrate its 150th birthday, the City of Eugene and its community
partners recently launched a new iPhone application featuring 150
historic locations and structures throughout the city. Available through
iTunes (search Eugene at 150), the application provides a map of the city
with location markers, images of the sites, and a short narrative about
Funds for the application came from a $4,500 Oregon Heritage Grant from
the Oregon Heritage Commission, matched with city staff and volunteer
time. Members of the city’s Historic Review Board, the Lane County
Historical Museum and other volunteers helped gather community, cultural
and historic resource information; compiled data on significant city
landmarks and areas; and collected supporting images and text for the
The University of Oregon’s InfoGraphics Lab developed the iPhone
application, which includes properties listed on the National Historic
Register and local City of Eugene Historic Landmarks as well as other
notable places tied to Eugene’s history. Users can use the mobile map to
get directions to specific sites or learn what historic sites are near
their current location. 
The application is an educational tool for local school districts,
educators and parents; and a tool for visitors and residents of Eugene
who utilize the convenience of smart phones. In addition to building
awareness of the city’s birthday and heritage, the application may help
engage the public in the preservation, celebration, and acknowledgement
of historic properties and places in Eugene.
In recognition of the 10th Anniversary of the Preserve America program,
the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership (JTHG), the Advisory
Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), and the National Park Service
(NPS) will present a symposium entitled “More Bang for the Buck: Tools
for Sustainable Growth and Heritage Tourism” during the JTHG
Partnership’s Annual Conference, May 21-22, 2013, in Gettysburg, Pa.
The Partnership is seeking symposium proposals for 75-minute sessions
from the people who make things happen in their communities. The format
will consist of a combination of short presentations on topics such as
economic development through heritage tourism, project management, the
characteristics of successful projects and how to get the most benefit
from them. The deadline for proposals is Nov. 30.
This is an opportunity for open dialogue among communities on the
challenges and creative solutions that are part of preserving and
promoting a place-based identity. To submit a proposal, visit

Coos Bay: Dr. Mark Tveskov and Chelsea Rose of the Southern Oregon
University Laboratory of Anthropology will discuss archeological work at
three locations ("Camp Castaway", the Battle of Hungry Hill and Fort
Lane) in southern Oregon at 7 p.m., Nov. 14 at the Coos Bay Public
Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. The speakers will describe new
evidence documenting interactions from 1852-1856 between new settlers,
U.S. government troops and established tribal communities.  For further
information, call (541) 756-6320.
Portland: The Oregon Historical Society will screen a “Finding David
Douglas” at 7 p.m., Nov. 15, at 1200 SW Park Ave., Portland. The film
focuses on David Douglas’s contributions to science—forestry, botany,
and horticulture—and his relationships with Hudson’s Bay Company
employees and Indians he met during his travels. Visit
http://www.ohs.org/visit-ohs/events.cfm for further information.
Troutdale: Sarah Munro, Ginny Allen, Robert Hadlow, and Chrissy Curran
will present "The WPA in Oregon: A Panel Presentation” at 6:30 p.m.,
Nov. 27 at McMenamins Edgefield Power Station Theater, 2126 SW Halsey
Street, Troutdale as part of the Oregon Encyclopedia’s History Night
series. Under Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, the Works Progress
Administration (WPA) employed workers who contributed to Oregon’s
cultural heritage. The panel will discuss the treasures created by WPA
workers. For additional information, visit www.oregonencyclopedia.org (
http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/ ). 
Aurora: The Aurora Colony will celebrate the 200th birthday of its
leader, Dr. Wilhelm Keil from noon to 4 p.m., Dec. 1 at 15018 Second St.
NE, Aurora. For further information, visit www.auroracolony.org (
http://www.auroracolony.org/ ) or call (503) 678-5754. 


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