The Holidays are approaching with many exciting low-cost events taking place in "greater Salem". The free art show and concert we're planing with the Charles and Martha Brown Event Center for Nov. 30/ Dec. 1 and holiday baroque music concert is going well. Seven artists have signed on to display their work. From watercolors to oils, from representational to abstract! Violinist Mark Babson will play the music Sunday afternoon. We're trying to persuade him to play 16th and 17th century holiday music.
The Grand Tree for the Capitol Building is arriving tomorrow which is exciting. That's the start of the Holiday Season with much holiday music performed by Oregon Choirs.
Our website is being using a lot throughout the day which is satisfying for us. Google analytics has calculated our 30 day usage at around for 480 unique visitors. Drupal around 2000. Who knows???
We think that as Salem grows and more people hear about us our website usage will increase.
Today, Allan Pfieffer, who is, by the way, a star at telling people the benefits of volunteering at Marion Polk Foodshare, gave a presentation to the women at the Marion County Jail. Though they were in orange jail clothes, they came across in their interactions no different than the women I sit next to each Sunday at St. Mary's Parish, Shaw! The one slight distinction that might be detected was they "All!" seemed somewhat forlorn.
Who wouldn't be when the majority were facing homelessness and a job search with a record. But, honestly, they are no worse than anybody else but they are caught in very difficult circumstances. I hope that people in
Salem and Oregon rescue them, to me it seems the truly right thing to do!
The Oregon State Capitol building is hosting a historical dramatization of President Teddy Roosevelt's life October 9. The amazing Oregon Historical Society is involved and it sounds fascinating.
"Salem For All!" agrees with the people that believe Salem should be a "trauma informed" community"!
I'm taking a fall break!
Teddy Roosevelt Historical Tribute Visits the Capitol Oct. 9
Salem, Ore. – Teddy Roosevelt’s Oregon Roadshow, a live performance by historical recreator Joe Wiegand, will visit the state capitol for a special event from 10 to 11 a.m. on October 9 in the Senate Chamber as part of a week-long tour of schools and museums sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society and Wells Fargo. This is a free event that is open to the public. Parking around the Capitol is metered.
Wiegand has entertained and educated people of all ages as he traversed thousands of miles throughout the state. This year he will perform at schools, theatres, and museums in Salem, Stayton, Coos Bay, Newport, and Portland. Visit ohs.org/teddy to view the complete schedule.
“I have personally seen ‘Teddy’ perform more than 75 times, yet each time I am blown away by his energy and how he truly embodies our 26th president,” said OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk. “OHS is thrilled to again partner with Wells Fargo to bring this educational experience to schools and historical organizations throughout the region.”
Wiegand has been bringing T.R. to life for years with his unparalleled grasp of history and uncanny resemblance to the famed Rough Rider. His depth of knowledge about the personal anecdotes in Roosevelt’s life make his audiences feel they are truly in the presence of the former U.S. president and adventurer.
“Wells Fargo is celebrating its 167th anniversary this year. We’ve never lost sight of our history and the role Wells Fargo played in our country’s development of the West,” said Tracy Curtis of Portland, a Wells Fargo region bank president. “We’re grateful to the Oregon Historical Society for organizing this unique educational experience. Children and adults alike will delight in seeing our former president come to life.”
An author, naturalist, explorer, soldier, conservationist, and president, Roosevelt’s history is larger than life. His fascinating career boasted many accomplishments, including the creation of Crater Lake National Park in 1902.
“So many of T.R.’s contemporaries testify to the way he entertained audiences with inspirational and humorous stories from his youth, his ranching days, Cuba, and the presidency,” Wiegand said. “I really enjoy sharing T.R.’s funny stories of life in the White House with six kids and telling anecdotes from his many adventures, from bear hunts to the Panama Canal, from Africa to the Amazon.”
Michael D. Mann
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