News Release 08-087-D
UCC hosts “Oregon 150 Symposium” celebrating Oregon’s 150th birthday
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Release date: 02/05/09 Bentley Gilbert
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Winchester— From painting contests in Eugene to an unveiling of a new museum of ghost towns in Baker City, enormous celebrations for Oregon’s 150th birthday are spanning the entire state. On Wednesday, February 18 at Umpqua Community College’s Whipple Fine Arts Center, a celebratory bash will be held to commemorate this momentous historical occasion. The following is a list of speeches and exhibits for this free event.
Speeches and Speakers at Centerstage Theatre
10:15 a.m. - Introduction and background to our county celebration of Oregon’s 150th birthday by Sue Shaffer
10:30-11:00 a.m. - “150 years of forestry in Oregon” by Ken Carloni
11:00-11:20 a.m. - “What was happening nationally in the late 1850s as Oregon became a state” by Charles Young
11:20-11:45 a.m. - “The migration to Oregon continues” by Bentley Gilbert
11:45-12:15 p.m. - “A history of grapes and wine” by Chris Lake
Instructor Susan Rochester will set up her exhibit “She Flies With Her Own Wings: Women in Oregon History” in the Whipple Lobby. Menu items at the UCC cafeteria will reflect Oregon history. Cafeteria open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
After lunch, a series of speakers and singers will continue the sesquicentennial celebration at Centerstage Theatre.
1-1:30 p.m. “Images of Oregon Through History,” a visual display by Susan Rochester
1:30-2:00 p.m. “History of Oregon public higher education,” a speech by Sue Goff
2:00: Directed by Jason Heald and Dean Remick, cast members from the upcoming original musical play “Judge Duson’s Secret” about Oregon’s history, will discuss the play and sing selections from the play’s score. There will also be a series of musical numbers from the quartet “Four Friends.” Oregon’s state song, “Oregon, My Oregon” by the Umpqua Singers is on the agenda.