Willamette Heritage Center in #salemor presents: Drive Thru Sheep to Shawl – May 8th

Willamette Heritage Center presents:

Drive Thru Sheep to Shawl

Saturday, May 8, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

On May 8 we welcome you to our 35th Annual Sheep to Shawl Festival with a COVID-safe drive-thru celebration. We would love to have you join us!

The event is free for all ages, is family-friendly, and provides fun and exciting activities to enjoy. There will be live animals, entertainment, children’s activities to go, fiber arts demonstrations and more!

All visitors must remain in their vehicles while driving through the museum site. Our retail partners and warehouse building will be available for restrooms — face masks required.

First held in 1985, our Sheep to Shawl festival is a classic family event, offering the opportunity to experience the full spectrum of wool fiber processing, from the shearing of animals—sheep, of course, but also alpacas, llamas, and the occasional rabbit—to the production of beautiful lace at the hands of expert fiber artists. Weaving, spinning, knitting, and rug-hooking are on display, as are blacksmith demonstrations in our operating forge.

You don’t want to miss the 2020 Sheep to Shawl! Bring the whole family!

Admission is free for everyone.

More info and pictures from past events…

Willamette heritage center presents “Zooming Back to History” – may 11th

Zooming Back to History: Kimberli Fitzgerald, City of Salem
“Uncovering Salem’s Chinese Shrine”

May 11, 2021 | 7:00 PM


Inside the Salem Pioneer Cemetery is a relatively unknown shrine that was used by residents of Salem’s Chinatown from the late 1800s through the 1940s. Join Kimberli Fitzgerald, archaeologist and historic preservation officer with the City of Salem, to learn about the public archaeology project that uncovered the shrine-one of the few remnants of the city’s early Chinese immigrant history-and how the practice of public archaeology can help amplify the stories of Oregon’s historically marginalized communities.

Kimberli Fitzgerald

Kimberli Fitzgerald has been a resident of Oregon for almost thirty years, where she lives with her husband and three daughters. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Kimberli holds a Masters degree in City Planning and Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Archaeology/CRM from Adams State in Colorado. Currently, she is the Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Salem where she has worked since 2009. Ms. Fitzgerald enjoys hiking, swimming and sailing in her spare time.

This series, a fundraiser for the Willamette Heritage Center, is brought to you by our generous presenting sponsor Oregon State Capitol Foundation.

This public online gathering seeks to share historical perspectives of topics related to the Mid-Willamette Valley and beyond. Payment options – $10/speaker or $30/series. The link and password for each speaker will be sent to you via email.

Willamette u. presents ART NOW: Visiting Artist Virtual Lecture with Ralph Pugay

ART NOW: Visiting Artist Virtual Lecture with Ralph Pugay

Monday, April 19, 2021 | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Our final ART NOW: Visiting Artist lecture of Spring 2021, will be with Ralph Pugay

Ralph Pugay (b. Cavite Philippines) draws, paints and organizes participatory projects in Portland, Oregon, where he lives and works. He employs the visual vernacular of late capitalism to render absurd fantasy worlds that allegorize the slippery and multifaceted experience of otherness.

Notable solo exhibitions of his work have been held at the Seattle Art Museum, Upfor, Vox Populi, FAB Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University, and King School Museum of Contemporary Art, among others. His work has also been included in group exhibitions at Dust to Dust Projects at High Desert Test Sites, AA|LA, PNCA Center for Art and Culture, The Art Gym, Salt Lake Art Center, Marinaro, and Ortega Y Gasset Projects, to name a few. 

Pugay has been artist-in-residence at Crow’s Shadow Institute for the Arts, PICA’s Creative Exchange Lab, Joan Mitchell Center, Rauschenberg Residency, Vermont Studio Center, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work has received support from the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Program, the Betty Bowen Award, the International Sculpture Center, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Oregon Arts Commission, and the Ford Family Foundation. He studied art at Portland State University, where he was recently appointed as assistant professor of art practice.

Join us Monday, April 19th, at 5:30. Zoom meeting ID for this lecture is: 914 8209 3729

Willamette U. Events Page


Ahna Piatt

Virtual: Asian and Pacific Islander Day at the Capitol (#Salemor) – sAT. APRIL 24TH

Virtual: Asian and Pacific Islander Day at the Capitol

Saturday, April 24, 2021 | 10:00 AM | Online Event

Asian and Pacific Islander Day is one of our annual heritage events celebrating the rich diversity of our state.

This year we will be celebrating virtually by offering videos and activities online only.

There will be no live gatherings or live link the day of the event. Videos and activities will just start populating the discussion tab at 10 a.m. on April 24.

Free and open to the public!

Anyone on or off Facebook

#Salemor public library: Alzheimer’s Education Sessions – 2 in april

Alzheimer’s Education Sessions 

  • 6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 22 | On Zoom
  • 6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 29 | On Zoom
  • Two education programs presented by the Alzheimer’s Association and hosted by Salem Public Library will be available in April via Zoom. Sign up now to receive the Zoom link by email the day before the session.

    The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 22 on Zoom – This education program will help you recognize common signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in yourself and others and next steps to take, including how to talk to your doctor.

    Dementia Dementia Conversations6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 29 on Zoom  –  If you know someone who is experiencing changes in memory, thinking, and behavior, this program will provide tips and strategies for difficult—but important—conversations about changes that may be related to dementia. 

    Free and open to the public.

    Willamette university: Hatfield Lecture Series tickets on sale now!

    Hatfield Lecture Series tickets on sale now!

    For twenty-three years, the Oregon Historical Society’s Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series has earned a reputation for hosting America’s most prominent historians, biographers, and public officials. The series began at the suggestion of Senator Hatfield, and continues as a tribute to his legacy of public service and as an opportunity to share stories of the people and events that have shaped American history.

    Due to the postponement of our 2020 Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series, our 2021 series line-up will only include two speakers. Read on for additional benefits available to patron and reserved ticket holders attending this virtual series!  Buy Tickets Now

    Amanda L. Tyler

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 7pm

    Amanda L. Tyler is the Shannon Cecil Turner Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. She is the co-author with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue: A Life’s Work Fighting for a More Perfect Union.

    Learn More

    Jon Meacham

    Jon Meacham

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 7pm

    Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. His latest book, His Truth is Marching On, draws on decades of interviews with the late Congressman John Lewis.

    Learn More

    All lectures begin at 7pm PT and will be broadcast virtually at hatfieldlectureseries.org.

    OHS will send an access link and password by email one week prior to the lecture. Each lecture will be recorded and available to ticket holders on the website listed above using your unique password until midnight 30 days following the lecture.

    #Salemor Reads 2022 Book Vote!

    Salem Reads 2022 Book Vote!

    Help us choose the 2022 Salem Reads: One Book, One Community title!

    A community committee has narrowed the field to two highly regarded fiction books: Circe by Madeline Miller and A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. Now, it is up to you, the readers. Should we explore ancient Greece or contemporary Japan together in February 2022?

    Everyone is encouraged to vote! The ballot is open through April 21.

    Visit the survey for more information about the finalists. Then, mark your calendars for February 2022 as we anticipate this annual program, presented by the Salem Public Library Foundation.

    Earth Day Concert Hour with David Roth (Zoom)

    Earth Day Concert Hour with David Roth

    Thursday, April 22, 2021  |  7:30 PM


    Join me for my next online concert appearance, this time in honor of Earth Day.

    Request your Zoom invite at davidrothmusic@gmail.com and we’ll stream to Facebook and YouTube.

    Online appearances continue to add up in the coming weeks and months – everything from concerts, coffeehouses, conferences, private parties, custom songs, spiritual gatherings, and special occasions. Got one? Need one? Drop me a line (use the “contact” link on this website). It ain’t like being there, but it is a different kind of miracle. And kindly check back here from time to time as we move forward – together.

    Thank you as ever. We’ll get to the other side.

    …more information

    art: Willamette university senior studio art major exhibition in #salemor

    Hallie Ford Museum of Art Upcoming Exhibition:

    Tangent: Senior Studio Art Majors 2021

    April 17 – May 15, 2021

    Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

    Each spring, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art features the work of senior studio art majors at Willamette University. The exhibition represents the culmination of their four years at Willamette.

    Characterized by a wide variety of styles and approaches, the exhibition is characterized by a variety of styles and approaches and includes handmade dolls, jewelry, drawings, sculptures, prints, video, and mixed media installations. As a special feature, the current group of seniors will discuss their work as part of two online Tuesday Gallery Talks during the exhibition.

    This year’s senior art students include:

    • Emma Rose Callahan Burgess (Santa Rosa, CA)
    • Mason Feldtkeller (Sedona, AZ)
    • Sarah Grahn (Woodland, CA)
    • Kara “Efflorescence” Lantz (Cornelius, OR)
    • Elizabeth Larson (Bend, OR)
    • Lily O’Brien (Portland, OR)
    • Emma Stocker (Galisteo, NM)
    • Wolfgang W. Widrig (Los Angeles, CA)
    • Bailey Joell Wright (Austin, TX)

    Each spring, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University, pairs the annual senior studio art majors exhibition with a small solo exhibition of recent work by one of the faculty members in the art department at Willamette University. The purpose of the exhibitions are to demonstrate the continuing connection and relationship between student and faculty research. This year’s senior studio art majors exhibition is paired with the faculty exhibition, Cayla Skillin-Brauchle: Locating, which focuses on recent works by Assistant Professor Cayla Skillin-Brauchle (American, born 1984).

    Quick, helpful links to stuff going on in Salem, Oregon.