[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2013-03-11

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Mon Mar 11 08:30:48 PDT 2013


In this Issue:
1. Summer Lake and John Fremont featured on Exchange
2. “Telling our Stories” offers self-documentation opportunity 
3. Hellenic-American Community History Project
4. Nisei soldiers’ homecoming subject of talk, March 19
5. National Historic Covered Bridge Conference registration open
6. Oregon Historical Society seeks Assistant Editor
 
 
SUMMER LAKE AND JOHN FREMONT FEATURED ON EXCHANGE
 
John C. Fremont named a number of locations while on his “Second
Exploring Expedition” in 1843 – 1844. His mission when he left Westport,
Missouri in spring of 1843 was to map and survey the Oregon Trail. Join
Loren Irving as he explores what happened next on Oregon Heritage
Exchange ( http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ).
 
 
“TELLING OUR STORIES” OFFERS SELF-DOCUMENTATION OPPORTUNITY 
 
Oregon Folklife Network (OFN), collaborating with the University of
Oregon, is developing a web-based tool kit that will allow the public to
document communities, families, and grass-roots organizations.
Tentatively called “Telling our Stories,” families, culture groups, and
in classrooms from middle school through higher education will use the
tool kit to experience the process of acquiring information through
interview techniques and photography tips, to archiving and
self-publishing stories on the web. 
 
OFN will give a public presentation on the collaborative development of
this tool from 4 – 5:30 p.m., March 14 at the Knight Library
Collaboration Center, Room 122, University of Oregon campus, Eugene. For
further information, contact Emily Afanador at ofn at uoregon.edu or call
541-346-3820.
 
 
HELLENIC-AMERICAN COMMUNITY HISTORY PROJECT
 
The Hellenic-American Cultural Center and Museum is collecting
information about members of the Greek/Hellenic-American community in
Oregon. The museum will preserve the collected information in a database
to establish records of community members for future generations. HACCM
is also collecting photographs and can create audio files if you would
like to share. To learn more about submitting information, contact
Dimitra Giannakoulias at (503) 922-0611. Alternatively email the HACCM (
mailto:haccmpdx at gmail.com ) or call (503) 858-8567. 
 
 
NISEI SOLDIERS’ HOMECOMING SUBJECT OF TALK, MARCH 19
 
Linda Tamura will present “When Heroes Weren't Welcome Home” at 7 p.m.,
March 19 at PSU’s Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238 (Browsing
Lounge), 1825 SW Broadway, Portland. Based on her book “Nisei Soldiers
Break Their Silence”, Tamura’s talk explores what happened when World
War II war heroes returned to their hometown where storeowners refused
to serve them. Community leaders had removed their names from a local
war memorial and proposed a constitutional amendment to deny them of
their citizenship. For further information, visit the Oregon Nikkei (
http://www.oregonnikkei.org/exhibits.htm ) website.
 
 
NATIONAL HISTORIC COVERED BRIDGE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPEN
 
Registration is now open for the National Historic Covered Bridge
Conference, which will take place in Dayton, Ohio, June 5 – 8. This
year’s conference offers a diverse program touching on a variety of
themes from rehabilitation process, strategies and guidelines,
documentation, analysis, protection, new construction methods and
materials, and international covered bridges. Participants will
experience timber-framing demonstrations and tour several historic and
newly constructed covered bridges. 
 
The conference will offer the opportunity for exchange between a
diverse audience of civil engineers, public transportation officials,
academics, trades people, historians, architects, international
scholars, and covered bridge enthusiasts. To registers, visit
http://ncptt.nps.gov/second-national-covered-bridges-conference. 
 
 
OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEEKS ASSISTANT EDITOR
 
The Oregon Historical Society (OHS) has a current vacancy for part-time
Assistant Editor. The 24- hours-per-week position is responsible for the
production of the Oregon Historical Quarterly. Visit the OHS current
openings ( http://ohs.org/about-ohs/current-openings.cfm ) page to
review the full job description and application information.  The
deadline for position application is March 14.
 


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