[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-10-02
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Tue Oct 2 08:12:53 PDT 2012
In this Issue:
1. Exchange Features 10th Anniversary of OCT, Days of Culture
2. Committee on Historic Preservation to Meet, Oregon City, Oct. 11 -
3. Shipley-Cook Grove Attains Heritage Tree Status, Oct. 5
4. NMCH to host Archaeology Lecture Series Beginning Oct. 5
5. Deadline Approaching for OMA Annual Conference Registration
EXCHANGE FEATURES 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF OCT, DAYS OF CULTURE
Oct. 8 marks the 10th anniversary of the Oregon Cultural Trust (OCT).
What’s happening to celebrate the occasion? Visit Heritage Exchange to
find out: http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com (
http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ) .
COMMITTEE ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION TO MEET, OREGON CITY, OCT. 11 – 12
The State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation (SACHP) will
consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Places during
a two-day meeting at the Oregon CityCommission Chambers, 625 Center
Street. The public meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m., Oct. 11 and 11 a.m.,
The committee will review proposed nominations for individual
properties in Portland, La Pine, Roseburg, Eagle Point, and Silverton.
The SACHP forwards its recommended Nominations for listing in the
Register to the National Park Service, which maintains the Register
under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.
Members of the Committee hold credentials in many historic
The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. For special
accommodations, call (503) 986-0690. Visit
review a meeting agenda. For further information about the National
Register and Oregon properties listed in the Register, visit
www.oregonheritage.org ( http://www.oregonheritage.org/ ) (click on
“National Register” on the left side of the page).
SHIPLEY-COOK GROVE ATTAINS HERITAGE TREE STATUS, OCT. 5
On a Century Farm outside Lake Oswego, two owners planted a variety of
trees recently attained Oregon Heritage Tree status. The Oregon Heritage
Tree Committee, Oregon Travel Experience, and special presenters from
Clackamas County will present a plaque and dedicate the Shipley-Cook
Heritage Grove at 1 p.m., Oct. 5 at Stevens Meadows on Shipley Drive in
Established by Adam R. Shipley in 1862, the grove surrounding the farm
house exemplifies early settlers planting trees from their home state.
The amazing variety of trees include shagbark hickory, mulberry,
filbert, big leaf maple, Pacific yew, Pacific madrone, Port Orford
cedar, black locust, copper beech, magnolia, and many more. James P.
Cook purchased the farm from the Shipleys in 1900 and the Cook family
has served as stewards of this impressive grove since then.
To RSVP for the event, contact Jenn Smith by phone at (503) 373-0155 or
email at jenns at oregonte.com.
MNCH TO HOST ARCHAEOLOGY LECTURE SERIES BEGINNING OCT. 5
The Museum of Natural and Cultural History (MNCH) at the University of
Oregon will host an annual Archaeology Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m.,
Friday evenings beginning Oct. 5 in room 175 at Knight Law School. The
annual event, which takes place in conjunction with the 2012 Oregon
Archaeology Celebration, includes lectures by Jon Erlandson, MNCH
executive director; Scott Fitzpatrick, Professor of Anthropology, UO;
and Anna Roosevelt, Professor of Anthropology, University of Chicago.
Erlandson kicks off the series with “Connecting the Dots: Coastlines,
Crescents, the Pacific Flyway, and the Peopling of the Americas”. This
illustrated lecture presents new ideas and evidence about early stone
tools along the Pacific Rim and provokes new understanding on the
colonization of the Americas, the evolution of the Pacific Flyway, and
connections between Paleoindians of the Great Basin and California's
On Oct. 12 Fitzpatrick will present “Archaeology in Palau, Micronesia:
3000 years of Life and Death in the Chelechol ra Orrak Rockshelter”,
about an island used for human burials, as a campsite, and as a quarry
for stone money. Fitzpatrick brings together a variety of evidence to
illuminate the story of continuity and change over time.
Roosevelt’s lecture, titled “New Light on the Peopling of South America”
helps uncover the origins of the first people to settle South America.
Her lecture discusses the implications of new archaeological evidence
and the latest analysis of previously known sites.
All lectures will be available as podcasts on the MNCH website. Visit
http://natural-history.uoregon.edu/ ) to learn more.
DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR OMA CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
The Oregon Museums Association’s (OMA) annual conference will take
place Oct. 28 – 30 in Ashland. The theme of this year’s conference
is“Museums and the New Normal: Building Relevance in Your Community”.
The conference registration deadline is Oct. 22. To view the conference
schedule or register, visit www.oregonmuseums.org (
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