[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-09-21

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri Sep 21 09:22:49 PDT 2012

In this Issue:
1.  Legislative Task Force to have final meeting
2.  Records guides updated for four counties
2.  Yaquina Head day includes farm heritage topic
3.  Exhibit activity slated in Portland, Salem
The Legislative Task Force on Heritage Vitality in Oregon will meet via
telephone conference call at 10 a.m. Sept. 24. The agenda includes
reviewing and approving recommendations.
The 76th Legislative Assembly created the Task Force to study and
review several heritage-related laws and the effectiveness of heritage
organizations with education, tourism, preservation and economic
development. The Task Force will submit a report, including
recommendations, to the Legislature by Oct. 1.
The Legislative Assembly created the Task Force upon the request of the
Oregon Heritage Commission, which last year released a report
identifying eight major issues challenging more than 500 local, regional
and state heritage organizations in Oregon. Copies of the report are
available from the Oregon Heritage Commission, 725 Summer St. NE, Salem
OR 97301 or through the Task Force website at 
The Task Force is comprised of two legislators appointed by the Senate
President and the House Co-Speakers and 12 people appointed by Governor
John Kitzhaber who represent a variety of heritage constituencies
identified in the Task Force legislation.

People wanting to listen to the meeting, or who want more information,
should contact Task Force Kyle Jansson for call-in information. He can
be contacted at 503-986-0673 or by e-mail at kyle.jansson at state.or.us . 
The guides to holdings of records for Benton, Lane, Tillamook and Union
counties have been updated by the Oregon State Archives. 
The Oregon Historical County Records Guide is a comprehensive
descriptive inventory of selected records for each of the 36 counties in
the state. Custody of county records is shared by the Oregon State
Archives and county governments, and often are located in several dozen
different places. The comprehensive guides for each county are updated
every five years.
For more information about the guides and to find the guides for your
county, visit
The Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area will host a National Public
Lands Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 29 at 750 NW
Lighthouse Dr., Newport.  Visitors will learn why 19th century
Willamette Valley farmers needed coastal lighthouses and participate in
other activities.  Visit
http://www.blm.gov/or/resources/recreation/yaquina for more
Portland: A new eastside streetcar line grand opening will coincide
Sept. 22 with an exhibit on "Streetcars Build a City" at the
Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Ave. Other events will take
place that day on the neighborhood. At 10 a.m. Oct. 6, the center will
also host a lecture on "Electrifying Times: Streetcars and the Building
of Portland."  For more information, visit www.visitahc.org.
Portland: The old mills and silos of southeast Portland’s historic
Dairy Cooperation Association became the inspiration for Lisa Caballero
for a three year project in which she painted the site, immortalizing
the structures and their history through her art before they were
demolished. Her paintings are part of “History as Muse, Art as Record:
Contemporary Paintings of the Historic Dairy Cooperative Association lot
in South East Portland” at the Oregon History Museum, 1200 SW Park Ave, 
until Dec. 24. This exhibit explores the artist’s process, and how her
growing knowledge of the site’s history influenced her work. For more
information, visit www.ohs.org
Salem: "The Art of the Kimono" will be on display until Dec. 24 at the
Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St.  All but three of the kimono
on display are from a collection of kimono from Portland’s Oregon Nikkei
Endowment, that were made by Japanese immigrant Yukimo Omori Tsuboi. 
Omori came to Portland as Masaichi Tsuboi’s bride in 1913.  She was a
seamstress in Japan, and continued to make kimono for her family once
she relocated to Oregon.  She made a new kimono for her daughters every
year, until she and her family were sent to a relocation camp During
World War II. For more information, visit www.willametteheritage.org 
Oregon Heritage News is a service of the Oregon Heritage Commission.
Contact us at heritage.info at state.or.us  .
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