Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill
1313 Mill Street SE Salem, OR  97301
Ph 503 585 7012
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September - November 2014 Events
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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.

An entertaining evening with Barry Friedman
Author of Chasing Rainbows: Collecting American Indian Trade & Camp Blanket

Wednesday September 10, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
                The Spinning Room at the Mill
                Tickets are $20 per person

The evening will include fresh baked PIE from Willamette Valley Pie Company, coffee and wine, Mr Friedman’s multi-media  presentation, audience Q& A, verbal appraisal of vintage blankets and book signing.
Friedman is an international authority on Pendleton and other trade and camp blankets and his books are considered the definitive work on the subject. Before blankets took over his life, Friedman was a Hollywood comedy writer to such people as Jerry Seinfeld, Arsenio Hall and Jay Leno. Humor is a part of his presentation. You will not want to miss this opportunity.

For tickets please call Amy Vandegrift 503-585-7012 or email amyv@willametteheritage.org

Sponsored in part by Pendleton Woolen Mills.
This is a fundraiser for WHC. $15 of your ticket is tax deductible.

Pendleton and Willamette Heritage Center Welcome Barry Friedman

Authority on Indian trade blankets in Oregon for book signing tour

 Barry Friedman, world’s leading authority on Indian trade and camp blankets will be hosted by Pendleton Woolen Mills and Willamette Heritage Center on his upcoming book signing and blanket appraisal tour for Still Chasing Rainbows. His new book is the long-anticipated sequel to his landmark Chasing Rainbows, the bible of Indian trade and camp blanket collecting.

Still Chasing Rainbows showcases the finest Indian blankets produced between 1892 and 1942. Pendleton Woolen Mills opened its archives to Barry, and glass artist Dale Chihuly permitted access to his blanket collection, the largest ever assembled. Collectors throughout the world provided their rarest blankets for inclusion in this volume.  Mr. Friedman has bought and sold more than thirty thousand blankets since 1969, helped shape every important private and museum collection and he is Pendleton Woolen Mills’ vintage blanket consultant.

Mr. Friedman will sign copies of Still Chasing Rainbows and appraise consumer-owned Indian trade and camp blankets at these following locations.  Copies of the book are available for purchase at all events.

Live the magic of the classic
Oregon Trail game!

Gather your team, pack your wagon and go to www.oregontraillive.com
to register.
September 20, 2014
1 pm at WHC

$30 Team (a team can be 2 to 4 with at least one adult) add $10 for the Grueling Pace Challenge.

Spectators and museum visitors:  
$6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 kids (3-17) and WHC members free


Save the Date: WHC Fall Fundraiser: Preserving the Past, Forward to the Future!
Thursday, November 6, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Watch the web for more details!
In addition to the exclusive and limited auction and dinner, Charlene Robbins  will present the story of the committee that met to decide the formalize the Star Spangled Banner. Gail Gage Jazz will perform.  
Our thanks to our sponsors: Virgil T. Golden’s Funeral Services, Eoff Electric in Salem, Salem Printing & Blueprints, Gerry Frank, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Baseball Club, Venti’s Café and City of Salem, TOT grant.