[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2018-05-29

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Tue May 29 09:37:55 PDT 2018

In this issue:
1. Portland Midsummer Festival designated an Oregon Heritage Tradition
2. 10TH anniversary celebration of Kam Wah Chung Museum
3. Lord & Schryver Conservancy seeks Executive Director
4. Quickbooks for Nonprofits seminar July 17
5. Archaeology Roadshow in Portland June 2 & Harney County June 9


The Portland Midsummer Festival marks its upcoming 90th year with an Oregon Heritage Tradition designation by the Oregon Heritage Commission. Other Oregon Heritage Traditions include Medford's Pear Blossom Festival, the Pendleton Round-Up, the Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana, and University of Oregon's Mother's Day Powwow. "The designation recognizes those traditions that have helped define the state," said Todd Kepple, the commission's chair. "We are particularly pleased to honor a tradition that has existed for 90 years."

The Portland Midsummer Festival began in 1928 by the League of Swedish Societies to celebrate the summer solstice and the traditions of Portland's immigrants from Nordic countries. During WWII gasoline rationing caused the festival to locate at Oaks Park where attendees could access the event by Portland Street car. Today, the event remains at Oaks Park Amusement Park and is coordinated by Nordic Northwest and a committee of participating Scandinavian organizations.

Over 2,500 people attend the one-day festival annually. Participants are greeted by the Oregon Lucia Court. Activities include raising the Midsummer Pole, floral wreath making, lawn games, a kids craft area, traditional costume, folk music and dancing, and educational opportunities. Attendees can wander through booth of Scandinavian organizations selling locally prepared Nordic foods, crafts, clothing, and household goods. Everyone is invited to participate in traditional dances.

Elsie Lovgren Norby, a long-time attendee of the festival notes, "It was and still is about family, friends and the traditions brought here from Sweden.  I now enjoy seeing the younger generations participating in their heritage as I have done and knowing it will continue on." Elsie was crowned Midsummer Queen in 1941, helped organize the Midsummer Festival in the 80s, received the Scandinavian of the Year award in 2001.

The Portland Midsummer Festival will be held June 9, 2018. More information can be found at: https://www.nordicnorthwest.org/midsummer-festival. An Oregon Heritage Tradition must have been in continuous operation for more than 50 years, demonstrate a public profile and reputation that distinguishes it from more routine events, and add to the livability and identity of the state. A list of Tradition designations is available at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/pages/oht.aspx.


the Friends of Kam Wah Chung will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the restoration of the Kam Wah Chung dry goods store to become an interpretive center honoring the role that "Doc" Hay and Lung On played in providing alternative medicine, herbs, medications and dry goods to the growing community of John Day during the gold rush. Kam Wah Chung & Co. has been a presence in John Day for 140 years. The history of Ing Hay and the Chinese community of John Day provide an interesting and rewarding picture of the Chinese immigrants to the mining frontier of Eastern Oregon and Washington.

The celebration dinner will be catered by the Golden Crown Restaurant of Baker City. They will serve a Chinese dinner at 6:00 pm at the Senior Center in John Day. Doors will open at 5:30 pm. Honored speakers will be former First Lady Mary Oberst, Barbara Sidway, former curator Christy Sweet, and Dr. Eric Brand, an expert in Chinese herbal medicines. The Portland Lion Dancers will perform after the dinner. They will also perform earlier in the '62 Days parade in Canyon City at 11:00 a.m. Tickets for the dinner are $20. Seating is limited, so please reserve early. The deadline is June 4th.

Reservations may be made  by sending a $20 check to Friends of Kam Wah Chung, PO Box 663, John Day, OR 97845. Or you may drop it off with staff at the Interpretive Center at 125 NW Canton St. John Day<https://maps.google.com/?q=125+NW+Canton+St.+John+Day&entry=gmail&source=g>. Or, by calling the Interpretive Center 541 575 2800 and they will take your credit card information over the phone.


Gaiety Hollow is a new public garden and historic preservation resource located in Salem, Oregon. It was the home, garden and studio of Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver, who designed 250 gardens  in the region between 1929 and 1969.  The Conservancy is governed by a hardworking volunteer Board of Directors. Currently the one employee is a full-time Garden Manager/Curator, who is assisted by volunteers.  With a strategic framework in place, the Board is now ready to transition to a focus on fundraising and governance and is searching for
an Executive Director to take the helm of our successful organization.
If you have demonstrable  experience in:
- Fundraising for operational and/or project goals
- Designing, implementing and promoting events and programs
- Managing budgets, personnel, volunteers, contractors
- Working with a board and/or board service, understanding of board relations
- Understanding preservation, management and interpretation of historic properties and gardens

And you want to:
- Be part of a unique opportunity to engage with the arts, preservation, horticulture and civic improvement communities in the region
- Establish the new position of Executive Director for a growing not-for-profit organization

Please view the full Executive Director <http://www.lordandschryverconservancy.org/uploads/2/0/6/5/20654200/lord_schryvered_full.pdf> Job Description.

To apply:
Please submit the following via email only to lordschryverconservancy at gmail.com
1.  A cover letter explaining how you have the experience and passion to become the Conservancy's
first Executive Director.
2. A resume which includes a chronological work history
3. A statement of how you heard about this position

References will be required after the first interview for candidates being further considered. Application review begins June 22, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.


Quickbooks Made Easy for Nonprofits Seminar in Portland & Redmond
Date: July 17, 2018 in Portland & July 18 in Redmond
Time: 9:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Breakfast and Lunch Provided)
VIP Ticket: $479 ($459 Early Bird*)
Full Day: $179 ($159 Early Bird*)
Part 1 Only: $129
Part 2 Only: $119
Additional Attendee: $99

QuickBooks Made Easy is partnering with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon to offer this in-person QuickBooks Made Easy For Nonprofits Seminar. Gregg S. Bossen will cover everything from basic setting up to advance material that will help you do some helpful and amazing things!

This training material will be presented using QuickBooks Desktop Version for Nonprofits. Some of the presented setup procedures, chart of accounts set-up and financial statement presentations are applicable to the QuickBooks Online version.

More information about the Portland Seminar<https://quickbooksmadeeasy.com/seminar/portland-or-2018/>
More information about the Redmond Seminar<https://quickbooksmadeeasy.com/seminar/redmond-or-2018/>


The Archaeology Roadshow is a free celebration of archaeology and heritage in our region and beyond designed to introduce the public to archaeology and instill a sense of stewardship for cultural resources. It includes hands on activities, stone tool making demonstrations, a chance to meet real archaeologists, samples of historic beer, and a panel of experts, among a rotating cast of other exciting exhibits.

The event will be held June 2nd, 2018 on PSU campus near Hoffman Hall & Harney County on June 9th, 2018!

Visit their website<https://www.pdx.edu/anthropology/archaeology-roadshow> or Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/ArchaeologyRoadshowPDX/> page for more information.

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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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