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11th Annual Sikh Day Parade in #SalemOR – Sat., June 17th

11th Annual Sikh Day Parade 2017

History in the News at Willamette Heritage Center – Thurs., June 15th

“Real Histories of ‘Fake’ News:

The Politics of Journalism in Oregon’s Past”

Thursday, June 15 at 5:30 PM

Willamette Heritage Center | Dye House

The roundtable:

  • Barbara Mahoney, author of The Salem Clique: Oregon’s Founding Brothers (http://osupress.oregonstate.edu/book/salem-clique)
  • Dick Hughes, founder and principle of Hughesisms LLC and long-time reporter, columnist, and editor at the Statesman Journal
  • Seth Cotlar, professor of history at Willamette University.

For more information on these speakers and the program, see the History in the News webpage (https://www.willametteheritage.org/history-in-the-news/) or our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1109135295897953/

Hope to see you Thursday in the WHC’s Dye House from 5:30-7pm.

Our friends from Taproot Lounge & Café will have delicious food and beverage available for purchase.

The program is free and open to the public.

#Oregon Garden Brewer’s Tasting Dinner – June 15th

image002Brewer’s Tasting Dinner offers the ideal way to kick off the Oregon Garden Brewfest

Thursday, June 15 starting at 7 PM

Oregon Garden Resort

A limited number of tickets to the event are still available

SILVERTON, Ore. — The Oregon Garden will kick off this year’s Oregon Garden Brewfest, presented by Venti’s Restaurants, with the 6th annual Brewer’s Tasting Dinner. There are a limited number of tickets available to the public at $60; tickets and more information are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brewers-tasting-dinner-2017-tickets-28794852178.

The Brewer’s Tasting Dinner serves six courses, each featuring a small-plate paired with a unique beer from one of six selected breweries. This year’s featured breweries include Agrarian Ales from Eugene, OR, Burnside Brewing Co from Portland, OR,Gilgamesh Brewing from Salem, OR, Mazama Brewing Co. from Corvallis, OR Pelican Brewing Co. fromPacific City, OR, and Wolf Tree Brewery from Seal Rock, OR.

Representatives from each of the breweries give a presentation about their beer during the dinner, which is attended by brewers participating in the festival, industry insiders and beer aficionados.

A special overnight package is available at the Oregon Garden Resort, which includes tickets to the Brewer’s Tasting Dinner and tickets to Oregon Garden Brewfest, starting at $259. Packages can be booked at oregongardenresort.com or by calling 503-874-2500.

Located in the historic town of Silverton, just an hour south of Portland, the Oregon Garden Brewfest will take place Father’s Day weekend, June 16 through 18 and will feature 60 breweries pouring 120 beers, ciders and meads from throughout Oregon and across the country. There’s also live music and a variety of food and artisan vendors. The festival will again be held in the Rediscovery Forest, and attendees are welcome to explore the 80-acre botanical garden with beer in hand.

The Oregon Garden Brewfest is for ages 21 and over on Friday and Saturday evening; minors are welcome until 5pm on Saturday and all hours on Sunday.Admission ranges from $15 to $50; all admission packages include a souvenir tasting glass and a number of tasting tickets.Parking at The Oregon Garden is $5 per car; free shuttles are available from various locations in Silverton.

New this year is a family-friendly Father’s Day Fun Run that will start at 9am on Sunday, June 18th, and take place fully inside The Oregon Garden, winding through Garden paths and among 60,000 annual flowers planted in the Garden. Participants will receive admission into the festival, a t-shirt and a full glass of beer after the run. For more information visit:oregongarden.org/brewfest-5k/.

The Oregon Garden is also offering campsites on Garden property, just a short walk from the Oregon Garden Brewfest. Guests can choose between walk-in sites, RV sites and car-camping sites. Camping starts at just $120, and requires purchase of a 3-day festival pass.

The Oregon Garden Brewfest is presented by Venti’s Restaurants and sponsored by the Oregon Lottery, Renewal by Andersen, Goschie Farms, Imperial Bottle Shop, Kona Ice, DrinkTanks, Crater Lake Soda, Cascade Mt. Realty, Republic Services and North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity. For more information about the event, visitwww.oregongarden.org/events/brewfest.

 

 

 

Get #SalemOR Moving – Building an Active & Age-Friendly Transportation Network -Wed., May 24th

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GET SALEM MOVING

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Salem’s Center 50+

Walk with nationally-renowned walking expert Dan Burden & to learn how YOU can help Salem build an Active & Age-Friendly Transportation Network!

  • 4pm-6pm Winter-Maple Family-Friendly Bikeway Open House
    (Give feedback on the newest progress update!)
  • 5pm-6pm Neighborhood Walk with Community Leaders
    (Learn how healthy streets create healthy neighborhoods!)
  • 6pm-7:30pm Presentation and Q & A with Dan Burden
    (Ask the hard questions about how to make it happen in Salem!)

Light snacks and refreshments provided by North Salem High School Culinary Program.

Raffle prizes for attendees!

Free

Phone: 503-588-6211

History in the News at Willamette Heritage Center in #SalemOR – May 18th

True-Sons-of-Freedom-Library-of-CongressHistory in the News Presents:

Citizenship and Civil Liberties on the World War I Home Front

Thursday, May 18th • 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

at the Willamette Heritage Center

May’s History in the News program is presented in partnership with the Oregon Historical Society and features a presentation by and discussion with Dr. Adriane Lentz-Smith, Dr. Kimberly Jensen, and Dr. Steve Sabol.

Americans fought their wars for democracy at home as well as abroad. Wartime propaganda and policies defined new rules for the status and practice of citizenship in Oregon and across the nation. Women activists, for example, claimed a more complete female citizenship. For women of color and women in ethnic communities, this push intersected with claims and contestations rooted in their racial and ethnic identities and pushed back against a system of white racism that seemed destined and determined to expand. Native Americans, African Americans, immigrants, and hosts of others all engaged in war-related debates and activism that furthered their ongoing claims to civic rights and obligations. Some saw the promise of citizenship through wartime loyalty in support of government programs and the war effort. Others claimed a citizen’s right to dissent, often paying a high price to do so. This panel will provide audiences an overview of these histories and create opportunity for discussion about their ongoing legacies today.

Kimberly Jensen is Professor of History and Gender Studies at Western Oregon University. She is the author of Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War (2008) and is completing a book project “Civic Borderlands: Oregon Women, Citizenship, Civil Liberties and the Surveillance State, 1913-1925.”

Adriane Lentz-Smith is Associate Professor of History, Women’s Studies, and African & African-American Studies at Duke University. A historian of the black freedom struggle and the United States in the World, she is the author of Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I. She is currently working on a new book project on African Americans and state violence in the post-civil-rights years.

Steven Sabol is Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  His forthcoming book, “The Touch of Civilization”: Comparing American and Russian Internal Colonization, is scheduled to be published by the University Press of Colorado in February 2017. In addition, he is co-editing North Carolina During the First World War, forthcoming in late 2017 with the University of Tennessee Press.  He is the former editor of two different scholarly journals, Nationalities Papers and First World War Studies.

History in the News is FREE and open to the public!

Food and drink will be available for purchase from Taproot Lounge & Cafe.

Join us for History in the News on the third Thursday of each month through November.

History in the News is presented in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities and is sponsored by KMUZ Community Radio with the support of our communications partner, Salem City Club.

Independent Bookstore Day at The #SalemOR Book Bin – Saturday, April 29th

Saturday, April 29, 2017 ibd-logo_orig-259x300

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.

In addition to exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day there will also be authors, live music, scavenger hunts, kids events, crafts, readings, contests, and other fun stuff.

This event will run all day, so bring your family and help us celebrate! A full list of events is available on our Facebook page.

This event is free and open to all.

Full Schedule:

9:00 AM Coffee, tea & donuts
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Storytime with lcoal author Heidi Schultz
11:30 AM Scavenger hunt
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Author, Dana Haynes
1:00 PM Book Challenge Raffle drawing for kids and adults
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Rare Book Room tour with Obadiah Baird
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Author Laurie Notaro
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Author John Shirley and David Barker – In Converstation
5:00 PM Grand Prize raffle drawing for Independent Bookstore Day!
5:00 PM – 7::00 PM Live music
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Book Club Mixer
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Audient Void Release Party

Salem Downtown Book Bin
450 Court St NE Salem, OR
503-361-1235

Monday through Saturday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

History in the News: Crowds and Controversies in Oregon’s Parks and Wilderness – at Willamette Heritage Center in #SalemOR – Thurs. April 20th

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Crowds and Controversies in Oregon’s Parks and Wilderness

Thursday, April 20th | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Willamette Heritage Center

Oregon’s parks, campgrounds, and wilderness areas are less tranquil than we might imagine. Heavy use of such areas has produced questions and controversies about new regulations at Opal Creek, overcrowding at Crater Lake, and increased fees at state parks. Public lands attract controversies in other ways, from the “rogue” National Parks twitter account resisting efforts to reduce National Parks Service funding to the 2016 militant takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. This History in the News program will explore the political, cultural, and social history of controversies and debates in and about Oregon’s spectacular natural public spaces.

History in the News is FREE and open to the public.

Food and drink will be available for purchase from Taproot Lounge & Café.

This series is presented in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities, with the sponsorship of KMUZ Community Radio, and with our communications partner Salem City Club.

Contact Info:
Willamette Heritage Center, Suite 200
1313 Mill Street SE
Salem, OR 97301