In this Issue:

1. Heritage Vitality Task Force Update on Exchange

2. AGS to Hold 2013 Annual Conference Planning Meeting Aug. 13 in Salem

3. “Timberrr!” to Open at Forestry Center Discovery Museum, Aug. 4

4. Shelton McMurphey Johnson House Living History Day Featured, Aug. 4

5. Albany Regional Museum Seeks Collections / Exhibits Coordinator

 

 

HERITAGE VITALITY TASK FORCE UPDATE ON EXCHANGE

 

Hundreds of heritage organizations have struggled to remain open during the past few years. For other groups, the struggle has lasted for a couple of decades. Read how the Task Force on Heritage Vitality in Oregon is trying to improve the operations and effectiveness of Oregon's heritage organizations and how they need your help on Oregon Heritage Exchange at www.oregonheritage.wordpress.com .

 

 

AGS TO HOLD 2013 ANNUAL CONFERENCE PLANNING MEETING AUG. 13 IN SALEM

 

The Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) is holding its next Annual Conference at Willamette University in Salem June 18 - 23, 2013. This will be the first time AGS has met in the West in more than a decade! An initial planning meeting to launch this project will take place at 1 p.m., Aug. 13, North Mall Office Building Room 124B, 725 Summer St NE, Salem.

 

Would you like to take part in showcasing Oregon's historic cemeteries and share your successes in preserving them as a vital part of our communities and cultural heritage? Consider becoming a part of the gathering and help organize the conference. Conference co-Chairs are Judy Juntunen from Corvallis and Bob Keeler from Portland.

 

The goal for this planning meeting is to interest volunteers in leading key sections of the conference activities. These include Registration, Vendors' Tables, Cemetery Bus Tours, Classroom/Audience Participation Sessions, Hands-On Workshops, Evening Formal Lectures, Silent Auction, and Late Night Informal Slide Shows. Each of session is essential to making the conference a successful and memorable one.

 

For more information, contact Judy Juntunen by email at rycraftjuntunen@aol.com or phone at (541) 752-5842; or Robert Keeler at robertk@clackamas.edu or (503) 657-6958 x 3409

 

 

“TIMBERRR!” TO OPEN AT FORESTRY CENTER DISCOVERY MUSEUM, AUG. 4

 

A new exhibit, titled “Timberrr! A Nostalgic Look Back at Working in the Woods,” will open on Aug. 4, at the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum in Washington Park, 4033 SW Canyon Rd., Portland.  The museum is five minutes from downtown Portland, just off Highway 26 and is accessible by the MAX light rail line or TriMet Bus 63. The exhibit will illustrate a retrospective of 20th century logging practices that built the cities of the Pacific Northwest through vintage photographs, antique tools, and a rare motion picture film.

 

Visitors will discover logger lingo, including “bull of the woods” and “guthammer” and kids can dress up like a lumberjack with flannel shirts, tin hats, and suspenders. The exhibit includes the scent of pine wafting through the air, and boot prints on the floor lead the way through the story of men who came to the Pacific Northwest looking for a new life. They found hard and dirty work, removing trees from the forest through their own strength and sweat; trudging along side by side with horse and oxen; and living a migratory life going from one camp to the next. They created a culture all their own as they harvested trees for railroads and towns that were springing up all over the West.

 

“Timberrr!” runs through Dec. 31. For more information, please call 503-228-1367 or visit www.worldforestry.org.

 

 

SHELTON MCMURPHEY JOHNSON HOUSE LIVING HISTORY DAY FEATURED, AUG. 4

 

A living history day will take place at the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Aug. 4, 303 Willamette St. Eugene. The event will feature costumed interpreters, Old Time Fiddlers, traditional and children’s craft demonstration and Chinook Jargon lessons. To learn more visit www.smjhouse.org.

 

 

ALBANY REGIONAL MUSEUM SEEKS COLLECTIONS / EXHIBITS COORDINATOR

 

The Albany Regional Museum is seeking a dynamic and knowledgeable critical thinker, and manager, to fill the position of Collections and Exhibits Coordinator. Collaborating and communicating with the Executive Director, the Coordinator will direct and oversee the implementation of the Museum's mission and vision by managing the daily operations of collections and exhibits of the museum, including financial, strategic, and fund development aspects related to that department. This is a part time position.

 

The successful candidate will develop, coordinate, oversee, and assist with the planning, creation, and construction of exhibits; maintain current exhibits through cleaning and updating information and objects; and work with the Executive Director and other committee members in the formation of exhibits. This position will conduct all aspects of museum collections responsibility, according to national professional collecting initiatives, including housing of collections; assessing object conditions; and responding to internal and public inquiries related to collections and associated subjects. The Coordinator will serve as a public representative of the museum when necessary, and will assist the Executive Director at events and programs.

 

The deadline for receipt of applications is Aug. 10. The position will remain open until filled. For a complete job description and application in PDF format, visit www.armuseum.com . To apply, send hand written cover letter and résumé to Chairman, P.O. Box 1463, Albany, OR 97321.


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