[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-10-16

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Oct 16 08:32:27 PDT 2012


In this Issue:
1. Vesper Geer’s Story Shared on Exchange 
2. Registration Open for Rural Tourism Studio, Central Oregon
3. Historical Haunts Featured on Bend Heritage Walk
4. Working as a Consulting Historian Subject of Panel Discussion
 
 
VESPER GEER’S STORY SHARED ON EXCHANGE
 
Vesper Geer was extraordinary: her work ethic, her heart and humor, her
pioneer family homestead that she struggled to preserve in a dusty
corner of Oregon history. Michael Turner shares her story on Heritage
Exchange: http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com (
http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ). 
 
 
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR RURAL TOURISM STUDIO, CENTRAL OREGON
 
Registration is open for Travel Oregon's Rural Tourism Studio (RTS),
which will take place from November through January for the Prineville,
Madras, Warm Springs and Terrebonne area. RTS is a series of development
workshops designed to bolster tourism in a targeted destination. 
 
The program offers hands-on skill-building, planning and product
development workshops rich in information and networking opportunities.
This program is open to residents and businesses with a stake in the
River Canyon Country region. Community leaders, business entrepreneurs,
tour operators, lodging property owners, land managers, outdoor
enthusiasts, restaurateurs, event producers and anyone interested in
strengthening the local economy through tourism in this region are
encouraged to participate in the program. 
 
Participants are encouraged to attend all workshops and events and
those attending seven or more will receive a certificate of completion
from Travel Oregon. To register,
visithttp://www.cvent.com/events/river-canyon-country-rural-tourism-studio/event-summary-519a5d8190074a438db3dcb6c69a6e7f.aspx.
For questions about the local program, contact Joe Becker,
Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce,director at visitprineville.org
(
http://emailer.emailroi.com/go2.shtml?uZPdByrjB7FaGuKX/3cfc05247a36a273/5236807867e23535/heritage.info@state.or.us
), (541) 447-6304 or Joe Krenowicz, Madras Chamber of
Commerce,director at madraschamber.com (
http://emailer.emailroi.com/go2.shtml?uZPdByrjB7FaGuKX/ff85cfc1b5faf958/5236807867e23535/heritage.info@state.or.us
), (541) 475-2350. 
 
For more information about the program, please contact Linda
Andrews,Linda at TravelOregon.com (
http://emailer.emailroi.com/go2.shtml?uZPdByrjB7FaGuKX/0fcfa25e7f65bee8/5236807867e23535/heritage.info@state.or.us
), (971) 717-6204 or Kristin Dahl, Kristin at TravelOregon.com (
http://emailer.emailroi.com/go2.shtml?uZPdByrjB7FaGuKX/28fa231efdd20cf1/5236807867e23535/heritage.info@state.or.us
). 
 
 
HISTORICAL HAUNTS FEATURED ON BEND HERITAGE WALK
 
The Des Chutes Historical Museum invites visitors to take a walk on the
haunted side from 4 – 7:30 p.m., Oct. 25 – 27. The tour will begin at
the museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave, between Wall and Bond. 
Bring your flashlights, comfortable walking shoes, plenty of nerves,
and get ready to explore the haunted history of Bend’s downtown
district. The tour will take place outdoors, ending at the Tower
Theater.  For further information, visit www.deschuteshistory.org (
outbind://6/www.deschuteshistory.org ) or call (541) 389-1813.
 
 
WORKING AS A CONSULTING HISTORIAN SUBJECT OF PANEL DISCUSSION
 
The Northwest History Network Professional Development Program will
present a panel discussion titled, “Who Hires Consulting Historians?”
from 6 – 8 p.m., Nov. 8 at the Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE
Grand Avenue, Portland. 
 
Whether you’re thinking of becoming a consulting historian or already
have an established practice, you will find this program helpful. A
panel of professionals will discuss the process for successful
employment by universities, local governments and their agencies, as
well as the National Park Service. A question and answer session will
follow the discussion. 
 
Panelists include Maija Anderson, Head of OHSU Historical Collections
and Archives; Denyse McGriff, Senior Project Manager at Portland
Development Commission; Christina Robertson-Gardiner, Planner at City of
Oregon City; Greg Shine, Historian at Fort Vancouver National Historic
Site. Registration is required. To register, visit
www.northwesthistory.org ( http://www.northwesthistory.org/ ). For
additional information, email info at northwesthistory.org. 
 
 
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