In this Issue:
1. Museum Collections Group Shares Information
2. Emigrating to America Exhibit Set to Open
3. Traditional Uses of Columbia Plateau Plants Subject of Talk
4. Rose Farm Museum Set to Open for Summer
MUSEUM COLLECTIONS GROUP SHARES INFORMATION
People who work with museum collections deal with the objects, photos, artwork – basically the “stuff” behind the scenes. Most experience similar issues and have overcome problems with success. A group of such individuals now meets in the Portland area to share their experiences. They exchange information about what works, what doesn’t work, and more. Learn about them and join the discussions taking place at the Oregon Heritage Exchange - http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com and while your there, sign up to receive blog post notification via email.
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TRADITIONAL USES OF COLUMBIA PLATEAU PLANTS SUBJECT OF TALK
When hiking through the Columbia River Gorge, have you ever wondered how people used flora and fauna over time for medicinal and food sources? Kimberlee Chambers will present “Plants of the Columbia Plateau: Traditional Uses and Contemporary Applications” at 6:30 p.m., May 29 at McMenamins Edgefield Power Station Theater, 2126 SW Halsey St., Troutdale, as part of the continuing Oregon Encyclopedia History Nights.
At this History Night you will have the opportunity to understand how our lives have benefitted from the knowledge of native plants that indigenous peoples have used for thousands of years. In this presentation, Chambers will offer an overview of some of the most important plants of the Columbia Plateau; reviewing their traditional uses and the application of these plants and traditional ecological knowledge to contemporary challenges in land management practices, sustainable foods, natural medicine and climate change.
Visit www.oregonencyclopedia.org for History Night locations and more details.
Operated by the McLoughlin Memorial Association tours take approximately 45 minutes, and can accommodate groups of up to 20 people. For reservations and additional information, call (503) 656-5146 or visit www.mcloughlinhouse.org .