[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2015-10-06

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Tue Oct 6 15:21:52 PDT 2015

In this issue:
1. Archaeology celebration has 'got glass'
2.  Hillsboro house added to National Register
3.  Medal of Honor exhibit to open in McMinnville
4.  Digitization, digital management webinars offered


This year's Oregon Archaeology Celebration theme focuses on the state's abundant, versatile and unique varieties of volcanic glass known as obsidian.  The celebration's poster<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/ARCH/docs/OR%20ARCH%202015%20poster%20-%20final.pdf> title of "Oregon's Got Glass - We are Obsidian" recognizes the wealth and diversity of the resource. Hydration dating and X-ray fluorescence have enabled archaeologists to trace thousands of archaeological specimens to their quarry in Oregon.

Dozens of events taking place during the celebration are listed in a calendar<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/ARCH/docs/OR%20ARCH%202015%20Cal%20of%20Events-proof-4.pdf>. These events provide learning experiences for people of all ages and encourage respectful visits to archaeological and historical sites.

The celebration is sponsored by more than 20 organizations and individuals. Co-chairs of this year's celebration are Jorie Clark of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Leslie Hickerson of the US Forest Service, and Heather Ulrich of the US Bureau of Land Management and the Association of Oregon Archaeologists.


The Andrew Jackson and Sarah Jane Masters House is among Oregon's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Masters House is located east of Hillsboro and west of Aloha. The house is as an example of a Classical Revival dwelling constructed during Oregon's settlement period by overland emigrants. The timber frame house illustrates common earlier building construction techniques, with hewn structural members, rough sawn utility lumber, and planed finish materials. The house is also notable as the long-time residence of Sarah Jane Masters, who settled there in 1854 with her first husband on their 638-acre land claim. Her husband died as the result of an altercation with neighbor James McMillen two years later. She married two more times, bore eight children, and lived in the house until her death in 1896.

The City of Hillsboro currently owns the structure, which was the subject of the University of Oregon's Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School this last summer. This is the second house owned by the City of Hillsboro that has been recently listed in the National Register. The first was the 1912 Malcolm McDonald House.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the Masters' house nomination at its February 2015 meeting. The house is one of 41 individual historic properties in Washington County that are now listed in the National Register. With a construction date of 1854, it is among the oldest houses in the county. The National Register is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

For more information, visit Oregon's National Register Program website<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/NATREG/Pages/index.aspx>.


Bend Heroes Foundation, Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, BNSF Railway and Pacific Standard Television have created the "Oregon Medal of Honor Exhibit" at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville.

The exhibit, which will be dedicated Oct. 24, will include  the Medal of Honor citation and photograph of each of the 26 Oregonians who received the nation's highest military award for valor during combat in 10 countries over a 108 year period beginning with the Civil War and ending with the Vietnam War. The awards were made to 21 Army, two Navy and three Marine Corps recipients.   For more information, visit the Bend Heroes Foundation website<http://bendheroes.org/news/post/oregon-medal-of-honor-exhibit-dedication>.


The Northeast Document Conservation Center will offer a series of webinars on digitization and digital collections management through December. The topics include digitizing personal photographs, planning for audiovisual reformatting, metadata for digital preservation, caring for rare books, and more. For complete details and to register, visit the center's website<https://www.nedcc.org/preservation-training/training-currentlist>.

Oregon Heritage News is a service of Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The news editor can be contacted at heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov>

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