In this Issue:
1. Medford’s Holly Theatre Set to Restage
2. State Archives Seeking Beach Images for Blue Book
3. Old Days of Oregon Live Again at Flora School
MEDFORD’S HOLLY THEATRE SET TO RESTAGE
For five decades the Holly Theatre served as one of downtown Medford’s main attractions, but by 1986 the theatre couldn’t compete with smaller multiplexes and it closed. But now it's coming back. Read how a local foundation with assistance from the Medford Urban Renewal Agency is restoring the Holly Theatre and what event brought over 1,000 people to the Holly last month on Oregon Heritage Exchange at www.oregonheritage.wordpress.com .
STATE ARCHIVES SEEKING BEACH IMAGES FOR BLUE BOOK
The State Archives is looking for images related to the history of Oregon's beaches, the 1913 Open Beaches act and the 1967 Beach Bill for the upcoming edition of the Oregon Blue Book’s color section. Of particular interest are colorful and unusual images of the beaches; those related to Governor Oswald West’s designation of beaches as “public highways”; and images and memorabilia depicting the 1967 Beach Bill campaign. The time frame for this project is June 1-June 29.
Print versions of the Blue Book have featured a different themed color section of a uniquely Oregon topic since 1999, with images provided by many of the state's history organizations. The topic for the 2013-14 edition is the Oregon concept of public beaches from the 1913 Open Beaches act to the Beach Bill of 1967. Past topics for the Blue Book color section have included Women's Suffrage in Oregon, Oregon's Century Farms, and the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition.
To discuss items you have and wish to contribute, contact Managing Editor, Julie Yamaka by phone at (503) 378-5199 or email high resolution digital images to email@example.com .
OLD DAYS OF OREGON LIVE AGAIN AT FLORA SCHOOL
Days of old come once again to Flora School from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., June 16 at 82744 College Lane in Enterprise. Listen to old-time music as volunteers present pioneer-era skills including candle making for children, weaving, basket making and spinning, wagon wheel construction, soap, rope, bread and butter making, Dutch oven and wood cook stove demonstrations.