[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-10-12

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri Oct 12 08:50:24 PDT 2012

1. Oregon Archaeology Celebration Discussed on Exchange
2. MAP Applications Now Available
3. Events to Haunt Jacksonville and Oregon City
4. “Jungleers in Battle” to Screen in Bend, Oct. 16
The Oregon Archaeology Celebration is off and running this month! Read
all about it on Heritage Exchange: http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com (
http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ). 
The Museum Assessment Program (MAP) is an IMLS funded program available
to small and mid-sized museums of all types. During MAP your museum
conducts a self-study, consults with a museum professional who will
provide a customized site visit and report, and gains the tools to
become a stronger institution. The upcoming application deadline is
December 1.
IMLS-funded MAP grants provide $4,000 of consultative resources and
services to participating museums. Become the next museum to take
advantage of MAP. Visit www.aam-us.org/map, email map at aam-us.org or call
(202) 289-9118 for further information.
Jacksonville: Those unable to “Meet the Pioneers in Jacksonville's
Historic Cemetery” from 4 – 7:30 p.m., Oct. 12, can attend the event
during the same hours on Oct. 13 at North Oregon and D Streets. The
living history program features a guided tour through the torch lit
cemetery and pioneers telling stories about Jacksonville's last hanging,
the first Oregonian killed in the Civil War. For further information,
visit www.friendsjvillecemetery.orgor call (541) 899-8118 to make a
OregonCity: Visitors will learn about Oregon City’s past during the
“Scandals, Scoundrels and Shenanigans” guided walking tour through
the McLoughlin neighborhood from 6 – 9 p.m., rain or shine, Oct. 27. The
event includes live vignettes at local heritage sites and a comedic
séance. For information, call (503) 650-1851. For reservations, call
the Best Western Rivershore Hotel, (503) 655-7141. 
“Jungleers in Battle, the 41st Infantry Division of World War II” will
make its central Oregon premier at 7 p.m., Oct. 16 at the Tower Theater,
835 Wall St., Bend. 
Jungleers stars last living Distinguished Service Cross Recipient from
the 41st Infantry Division, Leonard DeWitt. He was walking down the
street in Bend one day well before World War II started, and he heard
shooting so he took a detour to investigate its source. He ran into the
local National Guard unit, I Company, 162nd Regiment, 41st Infantry
Division. They invited him to fire one of the weapons and he joined the
Oregon National Guard on the spot. It was all fun and games until Sept.
16, 1940 when the 41st Infantry Division began Federal Service as one of
only four National Guard Divisions activated well over a year before the
attack on Pearl Harbor. The documentary explores why the Japanese
attacked the United States through veterans telling their stories,
including their reactions to the dropping of atomic bombs and how they
interacted with the Japanese during their occupation duty. 
DeWitt and the film’s director, Alisha Hamel will be in Bend for this
showing and available for questions before and afterward the screening.
For further information, or to view a list of upcoming screening dates
and locations, visit www.historicaloutreach.com (
http://www.historicaloutreach.com/ ).

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