Oregon Coast History Museums Get Boost from Quilts
(Oregon Coast) – The history museums in Newport and Cannon Beach are boasting some news in the world of historical quilts. One entity received a generous donation to help in further preserving these items, while another hosts a new show of quilts.
The Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild last month gave considerable money to the Lincoln County Historical Society in Newport. A donation of $500 was made by guild president Jean Amundson to the museum to help collecting and preserving textiles such as quilts.
The Guild and the Society are partners in the Quilt Heritage Project. "We greatly appreciate the support of the Guild and also are pleased to be a part of the Guild's documentation of quilts," said Loretta Harrison, executive director of the Society.
The goals of the Quilt Heritage Project are to register all quilts made in or brought to Lincoln County; create a photo archive of quilts with the Lincoln County Historical Society; encourage proper care and storage of heirloom textiles; encourage families to enjoy and retain these special heirloom textiles; and heighten public awareness of quilts as unique pieces of American folk art, especially Oregon folk art. Guild members also lend quilts for display on a rotating basis at the Log Cabin Museum of the Oregon Coast History Center.
The Lincoln County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of the area. The Society administers the Oregon Coast History Center which includes the Burrows House and Log Cabin museums, located at 545 SW Ninth Street in Newport. The museums are free and open to the public.
The Burrows House is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Log Cabin is open Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 541-265-7509.
The preservation of textiles like the 1860s quilt in the photograph will be supported in part through a donation from the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild. Jean Amundson (l), president of the Guild, is pictured with Loretta Harrison, executive director of the Lincoln County Historical Society.
In Cannon Beach, an art quilt exhibit entitled “Landscape of the Whale” will be on display at the Cannon Beach History Center from November 16, 2009 through April 15, 2010. The North Coast quilters invited to participate in this show: Kathryn Allison. Cathie Favret, Kathie Kerler, Carol Pierce, and Carol Weber, will display artwork directly inspired by the Greater Ecola Natural Area, a landscape stretching from the ridge tops east of Cannon Beach to the Pacific Ocean and designated the “Landscape of the Whale.”
A Cannon Beach group called the Ecola Creek Awareness Project (ECAP) is working with the City of Cannon Beach on a proposal to incorporate all of the natural resource lands around Cannon Beach into a comprehensive planning process, with a view to protecting and celebrating the unique ecosystem of Cannon Beach. Currently the vision is being called the Greater Ecola Plan with a concentration on creating a hub in downtown called the Cannon Beach Natural History Park. This park would incorporate an interpretive and transportation trail, conservation, and habitat enhancement around the lagoon and Little Pompey areas. Ecola Creek Awareness Project is a non-profit organization working to understand and protect the Ecola Creek ecosystem through education and exploration (visit ecolacreek.blogspot.com).
The Cannon Beach History Center is located at the corner of Spruce and Sunset Streets in Cannon Beach. For more information, call 503-436-9301, or visit cbhistory.org.
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