9-10 May. OREGON HERITAGE CONFERENCE, MAY 9 – 10
Registration and most sessions for this year’s Oregon Heritage Conference will take place at the Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Ave., Portland, with the exception of some Friday sessions that will take place at the East Bank Saloon, 727 SE Grand Ave. The Melody Ballroom, located at 615 SE
Alder St., will serve as the location for Thursday evening’s Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards Banquet and Friday’s luncheon.
Parking is limited and only available in two lots! You will find a convenient map in the Heritage Conference Program. Parking will be available at the Melody Ballroom during the Awards Banquet; otherwise, consider using the Portland Streetcar CL Line or Tri-Met bus (6 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. or 15 Belmont) to access the conference.
11 May. Work Party (Cemetery). Place TBA: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Baker Camp #6.
19 May. Miller/Simison Hale/Allphin Cemetery Association:
Meeting and Clean-up day, at Miller Cemetery. 9:00 a.m. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Baker Camp #6.
27 May.. 11 AM Memorial Day Ceremony. Eugene Pioneer Cemetery. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Baker Camp #6.
Memorial Day is fast approaching, and as we have done in the past, Friends of Lone Fir will be on site at the cemetery to help answer people’s questions and assist in locating loved ones.
For some, Memorial Day is a time for reflection, to give thanks to the veterans who served our country, to visit family members and friends that have passed. For Friends of Lone Fir, it is also a time to volunteer.
We will be stationed by the MacLeay Mausoleum and will be there from 10:00-3:00 the 25th, 26th, and 27th.
We are looking for volunteers to be at the table/booth to help us assist visitors at the cemetery. The shifts are from 9:45-12, 12-2 and 1-3:30. These times include set up and take down. We hope to have at least 3-4 volunteers per shift.
If you would like to help or have further questions please contact Janice Reid: firstname.lastname@example.org or cell 503-816-0742. Let me know the shift you would like and please include your contact information.
18-23 June. Register now! Join the Association for Gravestone Studies at their
annual conference, June 18-23 at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. For more information on cost and a complete list of the lectures and classroom/participation sessions visit the Association for Gravestone
Studies website: http://www.gravestonestudies.org/conferences.htm
8 Sept. Fall clean-up. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Baker Camp #6
23 November: Remembrance Day Ceremony commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg address. Time and Place TBA. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Baker Camp #6.