[Heritage] Diverse history presentations set for next week's conference

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed May 1 13:13:51 PDT 2013

Three Oregon university students will present research findings May 10
at the Oregon Heritage Conference in Portland. The presentations will
begin at 8:30 am at the Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand
The three students have been named Oregon Heritage Fellows by Oregon
Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department,
based on the strength of both their scholastic achievement and their
research topics. The fellowships encourage the thoughtful inquiry of
Oregon’s heritage by emerging scholars.
“The Fellows not only conduct original research into the diverse
history of Oregon, but also present this research to increase public
interest in this history,” explains Roger Roper, Assistant Director
with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
The students, their schools and topics are:
-- Patrick Lozar, University of Oregon, “‘An Anxious Desire of
Self-preservation:’ Colonialism, Transition, and Identity on the
Umatilla Reservation, 1860-1910.”
-- Regan Watjus, University of Oregon, “Contours of Race: The Chinese
in Astoria, Oregon.”
-- Kelly Yelverton, Lewis and Clark College, “The Portland Hotel: A
Spatial Analysis of Race and Class Relations, 1890-1929.”
Chris Bell, Cultural Resources Program Coordinator with the Oregon
Department of Transportation, will chair the session.
The Oregon Heritage Conference May 9-10 brings together staff and
volunteers from historical societies, historic landmark commissions,
schools and universities, humanities groups, local and state agencies,
museums, tourism and economic development organizations, federal
agencies and tribal governments. To find more information and register
for the conference, visit
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