September, 2012

  1. Upcoming Portland-area Presentations

    September 20, 2012 by TRogerWilliams

    “Meet the Producer: Public Markets and Progressives in Portland and Seattle”

    Sept. 24:  Historian Richard Engeman will present “Meet the Producer: Public Markets and Progressives in Portland and Seattle” at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave. Public markets blossomed in the early 20th century, and both Seattle and Portland embraced them. Yet the experience of the markets in the two cities were different, and Engeman explores those differences. The talk is co-sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society and Holy Names Heritage Center.

    “Oregon Democracy: Asahel Bush, Slavery, and the Statehood Debate” 

    Oct. 1:  Barbara Mahoney will present “Oregon Democracy: Asahel Bush, Slavery, and the Statehood Debate” during the Oregon Encyclopedia’s continuing History Night series at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at McMenamins Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan St. As the editor of a Salem newspaper and a leader of the Democratic party, Bush shepherded the Oregon territory to statehood in the midst of the national controversy over slavery.  Bush’s influence and his adamant loyalty to the United States led several contemporaries to conclude that he played the key role in keeping Oregon in the Union.

    “The Archaeology of Folk Pottery in the Pacific Northwest”  

    Oct. 2:  Harvey Steel will present “The Archaeology of Folk Pottery in the Pacific Northwest” following a business meeting of the Oregon Archaeological Society at 7 p.m., Oct. 2 at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 SE Water Ave.,. The lecture will concentrate on archaeological surveys that located and identified the earliest known stoneware and redware potters of Oregon and Washington.  More than two dozen pottery sites in these two states have been located and explored, including analyses of the exact composition of the clay beds used by each of the potters. For further information, visit or call .

  2. Creative Memoir-Writing Workshop

    September 13, 2012 by TRogerWilliams

    Creative Memoir—Writing Memories of Place Ages 18 & Up

    Come inhabit a place—a building, a street, a neighborhood—through writing.
We will embrace an open-genre approach, emphasizing poetry and nonfiction prose as well as multi-media possibilities so you find the approach that works best for your writing. Use research, explore archives, conduct interviews, and creatively gather information. This course will be team taught by a journalist and a poet/ essayist at the Multnomah Arts Center  All levels welcome.

    383605 Mon. 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Oct. 1 – Dec. 3 $190 [10 classes] Kaia Sand & Meg Eberle

  3. Workshop on family archive preservation

    September 1, 2012 by TRogerWilliams

    Preserving Family Photos & Archives, Sept 8, 2012

    Brina Bolanz will share techniques and materials for maintaining a family archives during “Preserving Your Family Photos and Archives” from 10 a.m. – noon, Sept. 8 at the Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Ave., Portland.  What causes damage to old photographs, letters, books, and other papers? How can we avoid or fix these problems? How do we arrange our collections so they are meaningful for future generations?

    For further information, visit

  4. Oregon Heritage Fellowships for Students

    September 1, 2012 by TRogerWilliams

    Oregon Heritage Fellowships for Students

    Oregon Heritage will award up to three $2,000 fellowships to full-time students of an Oregon university or college for researching, writing and presenting a topic related to Oregon history, geography, archaeology, cultural heritage, or historic preservation. The application deadline is Oct. 19, 2012. Visit for details and an application form. For more information, contact Cara Kaser, Heritage Outreach Specialist, at (503) 986-0670 or .