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Museum Society to hold Annual Meeting

The Union County Museum Society announces the organization will host their annual meeting Friday, October 11, at 7 p.m., in the Little White Church. Owned by the museum, the Little White Church is located across Main Street from the museum in Union. The featured speaker is Scott Schroeder.

A dedicated fan and student of local history, with special interest in high school sports, Scott Schroeder was born and raised in Union and attended grade school through high school there. He taught and coached at the high school for 23 years. During the second half of his career he taught US history and government. He has an interest in researching the history of Union schools with an emphasis on sports and activities, including researching school annuals and newspapers. He will also discuss the relationship between the museum and the school, including discarded materials.

During the annual meeting, Mr. Schroeder will tell stories about exceptional Union High School and other county sports teams and their achievements through the decades.

The annual meeting is free and open to the public. Just prior to the presentation, there will be a brief review of the museum season, presented by Sharon Hohstadt, Museum Society Board President, followed by recognition of volunteers, election of board members and a vote to accept the 2020 budget.

Please join us for a pleasant evening and the chance to get to know your museum and the people who work to compile, protect and present the history of Union County.

The Union County Museum Society, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, owns and operates the Union County Museum. The Society’s dedicated volunteers handle all aspects of running the museum, from hosting visitors to creating exhibits, accepting and preserving historical items, maintaining and upgrading the buildings and overseeing the business. Your membership in the organization is valued and encouraged.

Union County Museum Announces Annual Meeting Guest Speakers

The Union County Museum Society is pleased to have two guest speakers at their annual meeting this Friday, October 6, at 7 p.m. – Dan Everhart of Restore Oregon and Richard Engeman of Oregon Rediviva. Both gentlemen are visiting Union County as presenters of the Restore Oregon Barn Restoration Workshop, October 7.

Richard Engeman, a history researcher and writer and Restore Oregon volunteer, will talk about how his interest in the history of Oregon’s foodways led him to volunteer with the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program, and then with Restore Oregon’s task force on barns and other historic agriculture structures and to help with the annual barn workshop.

“A sense of place has always been important to me,” said Richard. “I look at how the buildings we build reflect our values and interests.” Richard says the red livestock barn at Union Research Station is a noteworthy landmark that is visually striking for those who live near it, and it is a reminder of how things were done in the past. As an evocative link to a former way of life, “don’t you think we should find a way to keep it?!”

Dan Everhart, Preservation Program Manager at Restore Oregon, earned his Masters degree in Historic Preservation from University of Vermont and spent time as the Architectural Historian for the Idaho Department of Transportation and the US Forest Service. He will discuss the status of historic preservation in Union County and talk about Restore Oregon; what they do and who they are.

Founded in 1977, and originally called the Historic Preservation League of Oregon, Restore Oregon is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization which advocates for sound preservation policy and legislation. Their mission is to preserve, reuse and pass forward the historic places that create livable communities. Each year, the organization provides statewide educational programming and technical assistance, while working to save the sites and structures featured on their annual list of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places. They hold over 40 conservation easements on historic properties, thereby protecting them in perpetuity. Learn more at www.restoreoregon.org.