[OR_Archaeology] Historic Preservation Events planned in 5 Cities
Susan.White at state.or.us
Wed Mar 11 14:34:36 PST 2009
EVENTS PLANNED IN FIVE CITIES
CRESWELL: The Creswell Area Historical Society will present the film "A South Road to Oregon: The History of the Applegate Trail" at 2:30 p.m. March 22 at the museum at Fifth and Oregon avenues. In addition, Walter Heeron will talk about the 1/6 scale wooden models of trail wagons that he makes.
OREGON CITY: A demonstration of the Victorian craft of hair jewelry will be demonstrated from noon- 4 p.m. March 14 at the McLoughlin House, a unit of the Fort Vancouver Historic Site, 713 Center St. For more information about the free event, contact 503-656-5146.
PENDLETON: The Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, 72789 Highway 331, will feature demonstrations of bow-making and construction techniques at 2 p.m. March 14. Kent McAdoo, a natural resources officer with the University of Nevada Extension Service, will show the variety of materials used to make bows. In North America, the earliest bowyers employed materials at hand to fashion these highly functional weapons that were very powerful and accurate in the hands of a skilled archer. For more information about the free event, contact 541-966-9748 or http://www.tamastslikt.org
PHILOMATH: Patricia Benner, scheduled to lecture in the Benton County Historical Society's Benton Lecture series on March 16, has updated her topic to "The Hannah and Eliza Gorman Story: Black Pioneers of 1844". This story of a mother and daughter who came to Oregon over the Oregon Trail as slaves of John Thorpe has special significance to Benner: she and her husband saved the Gorman home, one of the oldest in the City of Corvallis. Benner will give further details about her current
research on this historically-significant family. The lectures begin at 10 a.m.; coffee is served at 9:30 a.m. at the museum, 1101 Main St. Call the museum at 541-929-6230 for more information or visit www.bentoncountymuseum.org.
SALEM: Mission Mill Museum will offer a 3-day blacksmith course on March 21, March 28 and April 4. This course also teaches how to fire up the forge and shut it down, add twist to straight rods, do basic forge welding, and make square nails. Advance registration is required. Class size is limited to four with a minimum age of 18. For more information please call 503-585-7012 or visit the Mission Mill website at http://www.missionmill.org <http://www.missionmill.org/> .
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