Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill
1313 Mill Street SE Salem, OR  97301
Ph 503 585 7012
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July and August 2014 Events
Please check back often for new events!
 
Information on all events and classes may be obtained by calling The Willamette Heritage Center at 503-585-7012 or by e-mail.
Members receive a discount on most ticket prices. Tickets may be purchased at The Willamette Heritage Center or by calling
503-585-7012. All tickets are non-refundable.
 

Thursdays, from July 17 through August 14, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

$3 WHC members, $5 non-WHC members.
Beer and food will be available.  Beer only for those 21 and older, with valid ID

The History Pub Series is sponsored by the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes and Venti’s Cafe.
July 17
Volcanoes Baseball – Built on a Successful Public-Private Partnership
with Tom Leip, President/Business Operations of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
Built less than a year after the announcement that the team would be moving to Oregon, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Stadium was not only a state-of-the-art (design-winning) facility but a monument to the power of a community driven, public-private partnership.
July 24
History of Northwest Baseball – professional, semi-pro, and college
with Kip Carlson, Bob Webster, and Glenn Miller from the Old-Timers Baseball Association of Portland

Faster than a 90 mph fast ball, we’ll cover the history of Northwest baseball.  This program will focus on the game as it was played in the biggest cities, the smallest towns, the biggest and the smallest colleges.
July 31
The Untold Story of the Iron Horse – Lou Gehrig
with Ray Dahlgren

One of the most moving stories in baseball history told from a unique perspective.  In 1939 after his career-ending diagnosis, Lou Gehrig was replaced by teammate Babe Dahlgren.  Babe's son Ray will share behind the scenes stories and memories of the Iron Horse and New York Yankee team. 
Photo on right: Red Rolfe, Frank Crosetti, Joe Gordon, Babe Dahlgren,
NY Yankees 1939

August 7
From the 3rd base coaches box: life lessons learned from baseball with Jack Dunn
Former Salem Senator player and baseball legend Jack Dunn will share life stories and winning baseball strategies  developed from a lifetime of ball including 20 winning seasons as head coach at Portland State University.
August 14
Trivia Night

Join us for our first annual History Pub Trivia Night.  Bring your own team of six or join
one that night, no electronic devices may be used during the game.  Prizes sponsored by
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, Venti's Cafe, and the Willamette Heritage Center.
Special Exhibition: Boys of Summer -
Mid-Valley Baseball
NOW through August 14
Baseball has been called "America's Pastime," but what is its story in the Mid-Willamette Valley? Come explore the history of Mid-Valley baseball – from its humble beginnings to the semi-pros, from the Senators to the Volcanoes, from Oregon State University to the Oregon State Penitentiary. Learn about the shift from a multiday game to our modern 9 innings, and discover how controversial it was to have baseball games held on the Sabbath.
Free with museum admission.
 

Saturday, July 19 - pregister by July 11 OR
Saturday, August 9 - preregister by August 1

The Oregon Trail: Ready or Not!
Travel the trail together and discover how your family handles the trials!


Saturday July 26 - preregister by July 18 OR
Saturday, August 16 - preregister by August 8

Pary like the Pioneers.
If it wasn't all fun and games in early Oregon. Try it, you might like it!

Saturday, August 2 - preregister by July 25 OR

Saturday, August 23 - preregister by August 15
We Can Do It! The Home Front in WW II. Experience the excitement and drama here at home during this historic period!



 

Saturday, August 9 - pregister by August 1
The Oregon Trail: Ready or Not!
Travel the trail together and discover how your family handles the trials!


Saturday, August 16 - preregister by August 8

Pary like the Pioneers
If it wasn't all fun and games in early Oregon. Try it, you might like it!

Saturday , August 2 - preregister by July 25
OR
Saturday, August 23 - preregister by August 15

We Can Do It! The Home Front in WW II
Experience the excitement and drama here at home during this historic period!


Continuing through August 14, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
$3 WHC members, $5 non-WHC members.
Beer and food will be available.  Beer only for those 21 and older, with valid ID

The History Pub Series is sponsored by the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes and Venti’s Cafe.

August 7
From the 3rd base coaches box: life lessons learned from baseball with Jack Dunn
Former Salem Senator player and baseball legend Jack Dunn will share life stories and winning baseball strategies  developed from a lifetime of ball including 20 winning seasons as head coach at Portland State University.
August 14
Trivia Night
Join us for our first annual History Pub Trivia Night.  Bring your own team of six or join
one that night, no electronic devices may be used during the game.  Prizes sponsored by
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, Venti's Cafe, and the Willamette Heritage Center.