[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-10-04

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Thu Oct 4 15:23:27 PDT 2012

In this Issue:
1. Falls City Students Capture Local History on Exchange
2. New Exhibits Open in Baker City, Eugene, Portland
3. Cemetery Events Slated in Astoria, Jacksonville
4. “Best Old House Neighborhoods” Seeks Nominations
5. McMath Award Nominations Deadline Set for Nov. 19
Imagine a high school class where students learned about their
hometown’s history, its developers and what happened to it over time.
Now, visit Heritage Exchange to learn about the Falls City High School
historic sites class.
Baker City: An exhibit titled “Trails Through Time: Contemporary
Photography of the Oregon Trail” recently opened at the National
Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center five miles east of Baker City
on Highway 86. It runs through November 12. The exhibit includes 50
images by 16 photographers from two dozen locations along the Oregon
Trail route used by pioneers in the 19th century. The modern day images
document the current landscape. Photos capture images pioneers might
have recorded on their journeys if they had packed modern cameras in
their wagons, with several taken directly from preserved Trail ruts and
locations. Visit www.oregontrail.blm.gov (
http://www.oregontrail.blm.gov/ ) for further information. 
Eugene: The Lane County Historical Museum will unveil its newest
exhibit, “Lane County: A Sense of Place” at 2 p.m., Oct. 6 at 740 West
13th Avenue, Eugene. This exhibit includes a series of then and now
photographs; photographs from the public that make statements of what
county means to them, and information on the J.J. Walton family, their
historic residence (now the Bates Steak House and Saloon), and their
role in the county. The exhibit also includes information about
conducting historic research on your home, the interactive Eugene
Coloring Book Project and a section for public comments. For further
information, visit www.landcountyhistoricalsociety.org (
http://www.landcountyhistoricalsociety.org/ ). 
Portland: A new exhibit titled “The Mightiest Wind” will commemorate
the 50th anniversary of the Columbus Day Storm beginning on its
anniversary at 8 p.m., Oct. 12, at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200
SW Park Ave., Portland. The exhibit will run through Jan. 6, 2013. The
exhibit features a wind machine that will blow visitors back 50 years to
the peak of the storm. For further information, visit www.ohs.org (
http://www.ohs.org/ ).
Astoria: The Clatsop County Historical Society will present “Talking
Tombstones” from 1:00 p.m. until dusk, Oct. 28 at the Greenwood
Cemetery, 91569 Highway 202. This year’s sequel, “Talking Tombstones IX,
Stone Cold Stories” will feature former citizens returning from the
great beyond for a graveside chat with any and all willing to visit
their tombstone. Visitors should plan to arrive no later than 3:00 p.m.
as the deceased begin to fade from view as the darkness of night draws
near. To learn more, call (503) 325-2203 or email cchs at cumtux.org. 
Jacksonville: The Annual Meet the Pioneers in Jacksonville's Historic
Cemetery event will take place from 4 – 7:30 p.m., Oct. 12 at North
Oregon and D Streets. The event includes a guided tour through torch-lit
cemetery grounds and storytelling. This living history program features
pioneers who will tell stories about Jacksonville's last hanging, the
first Oregonian killed in the Civil War. Cemetery visitors will also
learn what it was like to travel by stagecoach, the social life of
Jacksonville's young ladies. For further information, visit
www.friendsjvillecemetery.org or call (541) 899-8118 to make a

“This Old House” magazine and PreservationDirectory.com are seeking
nominations for the “Best Old House Neighborhoods” article, for
publication in 2013. The article will feature outstanding, sometimes
overlooked neighborhoods or towns, with exceptional older houses, and
residents working hard to both restore and maintain them for future
The magazine will feature 64 neighborhoods (one from each of the state
in the U.S., one from Puerto Rico and one from each of Canada’s ten
provinces and three territories).  Nominations should include the name
of the neighborhood, town or district; a brief history of the area; a
brief description of the types of houses available, including
architectural styles, the period, and the average price range; a short
paragraph explaining why the area deserves inclusion on the list; and at
least five high-resolution digital photographs (300 DPI, at about 8.5 by
6.5) of houses, streetscapes and, if possible, neighborhood events.
Send nomination suggestions to bestoldhousenabes at thisoldhouse.com. The
deadline is Oct. 19. 
Each year, the George McMath Historic Preservation Award celebrates a
leader who has made significant contributions to the field in the state
of Oregon. Honoring the legacy of George McMath, the award also raises
awareness of historic preservation; promotes excellence in preservation
practices; and builds partnerships between the professional and academic
communities to enhance the field of preservation. The deadline for
receipt of nominations is Nov.  19.
A jury of educators and professionals will consider each nomination for
the award. Interested in serving as a member of the jury? Contact
Kingston Heath by calling (541) 346-2115 or by emailat
kwheath at uoregon.edu. 
For further information about the award, to download or fill out an
online nomination form, or to learn more about the nomination process
visit http://hp.uoregon.edu/mcmath. 


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