Category Archives: house museums

Restore Oregon Endangered Places 2016, The First Set

This is part of a series for Restore Oregon by one of our partners, Kate Powell (artist too, bio below!) Thanks to Drew Nasto, Craig Powell, and for the various locations for allowing me to use historic images to place … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon Celebration Dinner, The Event

Mitchell and Kate attended the Restoration Celebration to raise money for the the 2016 Most Endangered Places, and to hear the winners of the 2015 Demuro Awards, as the guest of one of our clients, Karla Pearlstein of Restoring History. … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon Celebration Dinner, Kate’s Process

Mitchell and Kate attended the Restoration Celebration to raise money for the the 2016 Most Endangered Places, and to hear the winners of the 2015 Demuro Awards, as the guest of one of our clients, Karla Pearlstein of Restoring History. … Continue reading

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Revitalize Main Street Act

Restore Oregon is helping to stop our downtowns from disappearing and becoming unsightly slums, reusing stable buildings in need of some TLC, and to preserve history.  The tax incentive will help those already interested to bring the older building back … Continue reading

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My “Business” Sketchbook: The Lion Torchéres

This gallery contains 16 photos.

Originally posted on D.Katie Powell Art:
At the end of our last day working in the Senate Offices of the Legislative Building on the Washington State Capitol Campus, we crossed the grass in the pouring rain  to the Justice…

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M is for McLoughlin’s Melodeon: A-to-Z Challenge

John McLoughlin was the Father of Oregon, and his history is celebrated at the McLoughlin House in Oregon City. We conserved the Prince & Co. Melodeon he gave to his granddaughter, part of a larger collection housed at his home, … Continue reading

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Introducing PastCast: A New Podcast for People Who Save Places

An exciting new blog is starting:  PastCast, for people who save places: “We’re excited to announce the debut episode of PastCast, a show for the people who save places! (Hint: That’s you.) Our mission is to bring you great stories … Continue reading

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An Afternoon at Philip Foster Farm National Historic Site

by DKP Mitchell and I performed a condition assessment at Philip Foster Farm in Eagle Creek, Oregon, the end of July.  Philip and Mary Charlotte Foster sailed around Cape Horn and landed in Oregon in 1843.  They established a store and … Continue reading

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Hanley Farm House of the Southern Oregon Historical Society

MPF Conservation is working to discover the original paint colors for the Hanley Farm exterior and for the foyer, and is assisting SOHS with a plan to preserve the stencils in the parlor. It is a wonderful historical farm with original furnishings, wallpaper, carpets, and accouterments — lovely! I walked the rooms one day snapping pics for fun: below are some wonderful objects. Let’s take a walk! Continue reading

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