April - June 2005 Events

March-September 2005: Lewis & Clark Educational Tours with Portland State University. Tales from the Trail: The Story of the Impact of Lewis and Clark on the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest. Portland State University is offering a series of four-day tours on the history of the Oregon Territory and the state of Oregon following the 1804-06 expedition led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. For more information, visit their website at www.extended.pdx.edu/lc/.

Spring 2005: Tribal Lifeways Technology Exhibit. This live, interactive presentation is sponsored by the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute which is the museum and cultural repository for the Umatilla, Walla Walla and Cayuse Tribes located near Pendleton, Oregon. The exhibit will be in an outdoor environment where visitors will see the Tribal culture, with its ancient traditions, alive and talking. Literally talking, as Tribal members skilled in those traditional crafts and arts, will discuss their activities with the visitors, answering questions and informing them. The Village will include several mini-encampments flowing in a circular progression through time. Village staff interpreters will treat visitors to the sound and interpretation of the Native language, as they present information. The immediacy of the experience will provide the opportunity for visitors to engage in extended dialogue with the interpreters while learning about Tribal survival technologies and traditions in much the same manner as the first non-Indian visitors did. Contact Charles Denight, (541) 966-1973, web site www.tamastslikt.com.

April 2005: Lewis and Clark Exposition opens at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon. With posters, photographs and memorabilia, this exhibit looks at the 1905 celebration that helped shape a city.

SOLV’s ‘Down by the Riverside' Program: May 22, 2005 (& 2006): This annual statewide waterway enhancement, cleanup and appreciation project began in 1996 after record flooding hit the state leaving behind tons of debris. In 2004, 2005 and 2006, SOLV’s volunteers will cleanup vast swathes of both the Oregon and Washington sides of the Columbia River in time for the surge in tourism along the river during the bicentennial. Contact: Erin Peters at: (503) 844-9571 or go to their website: www.solv.org.