[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-11-20
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Tue Nov 20 08:47:56 PST 2012
In this Issue:
1. Resilient Masonry Buildings Featured on Exchange
2. Photography Tips Offered in New Heritage Bulletin
3. OBP Features “Oregon Experience: Rajneeshpuram”
RESILIENT MASONRY BUILDINGS FEATURED ON EXCHANGE
Oregon is fortunate to have an aesthetically and culturally diverse
collection of masonry buildings. Consider the impact should one of these
historic resources disappear tomorrow. Learn more at
PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS OFFERED IN NEW HERITAGE BULLETIN
Oregon Heritage has published a new Heritage Bulletin about taking
photographs. Heritage Bulletin 16: Taking Good Pictures (
) provides tips on basic photography, ideas to perfect your technique
and suggestions on how to make images work for your organization.
Whether your focus is on artifacts or a historic downtown district,
good photographs strengthen your heritage story. Successful images grab
the viewer’s attention, creating a desire to learn more or to become
involved. To read or download this and other Heritage Bulletins, visit
OBP FEATURES “OREGON EXPERIENCE: RAJNEESHPURAM”
A new documentary is airing on Oregon Public Broadcasting, titled
“Oregon ExperienceRajneeshpuram”. The program tells the story of
Indian spiritual master Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his disciples’
arrival in Oregon during the summer of 1981, their plans to build a
utopian community in remote Central Oregon and the events that unfolded
over the next five years.
While news organizations worldwide covered the story of Rajneeshpuram,
a local station, KGW TV in Portland, decided to keep their tapes rather
than record over them – a common practice in the news industry. The
tapes provided valuable documentary information about day-to-day life at
the commune and from 1981 to 1986. Eventually, the TV station donated
the aging tapes to the Oregon Historical Society, who applied for and
received a grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission to preserve and
transfer about 200 of them to a newer digital format.
To learn more, visit
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