[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-09-28

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri Sep 28 08:33:37 PDT 2012


In this Issue:
1. State Archives to Hold Open House, Oct. 13
2. Old Fashioned Harvest Set At Foster Farm in Eagle Creek, Sept. 29
3. Oregon Voices Conversation Project Talk to Take Place Oct. 4
4. Forestry Center Features Talk on African American Loggers, Oct. 7
 
 
STATE ARCHIVES TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE, OCT. 13
 
The Oregon State Archives will hold an open house as part of the
Archives Month celebrations, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 13, at 800
Summer Street NE, Salem. 
 
The theme for this year's Archives Month is celebrating the 100th
anniversary of the passage of women's suffrage in Oregon. An exhibit
highlighting documents related to women's history and political
involvement in Oregon will be on display in the gallery of the Archives
Building. Included in the exhibit is the original proclamation declaring
women's suffrage, written by Abigail Scott Duniway.
 
The event will feature tours on the half-hour with a chance for
visitors to go "behind the scenes" and learn more about the Archives and
its holdings. Highlights of the tours include the opportunity to view
some of Oregon's most significant historical documents, including the
original Oregon Constitution. Staff will also be on hand to assist
visitors with research and make records available for them to use.
 
For further information, call (503) 373-0701 or visit
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us ( http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/ ).
 
 
OLD FASHIONED HARVEST SET AT FOSTER FARM IN EAGLE CREEK, SEPT. 29
 
 An “Old Fashioned Harvest” will take place on from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.,
Sept. 29 at the Philip Foster Farm, 29912 SE Highway 211, Eagle Creek.
Heritage-inspired activities include press cider using an authentic
cider press, corn shelling and log hewing. For further information, call
(503) 637-6324 ( tel:%28503%29%20637-6324 ), or email
fosterfarmevents at rconnects.com.
 
 
OREGON VOICES CONVERSATION PROJECT TALK TO TAKE PLACE OCT. 4
 
Portland: Walidah Imarisha will present “Why Aren’t There More Black
People in Oregon?: A Hidden History” at 6 p.m., Oct. 4, at the Oregon
Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave., Portland, as part of the Oregon
Voices Conversation Project Series. Attendees can visit the “Oregon
Voices” exhibit before the event from 5 – 6 p.m. For further
information, call (503) 222-1741 or visit www.ohs.org (
http://www.ohs.org/ ). 
 
 
 FORESTRY CENTER FEATURES TALK ON AFRICAN AMERICAN LOGGERS, OCT. 7
 
Gwen Trice, director of the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center (
http://www.maxvilleheritage.org/ ), and Mary Oberst will present
"African American Loggers in Oregon: What Happened to Maxville?" at 1
p.m., Oct. 7 at the World Forestry Center, 4033 SW Canyon Rd.,
Portland.. The talk will take place in conjunction with the Center’s
exhibit, “Timberrr! A Nostalgic Look Back at Working in the Woods”. For
further information,www.worldforestry.org (
http://www.worldforestry.org/ ) or call (503) 228.1367. 
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