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MDR/SAH Annual Meeting and Conference: The Willamette River Valley: Settlers and Founders

The Marion Dean Ross, Pacific Northwest Chapter of the SAH (MDR/SAH) will be holding its Annual Meeting and Conference in Salem, Oregon from October 18-20. The theme of the gathering is The Willamette River Valley: Settlers and Founders. Highlights of the conference include a panel discussion on the state of the Willamette Valley's Settlement-Era Homesteads, which were recently named to Oregon's "Most Endangered" list; paper sessions by our members; and tours of locally significant sites including the Oregon State Hospital, made nationally famous as the setting for the movie of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The Chapter's Board recently awarded the second set of research grants named for prominent architectural historian and stalwart chapter member Elisabeth Walton Potter. This year, awards went to Professor Anne Marshall of Moscow, Idaho for her work titled Indigenous Architecture: Creating The Museum At Warm Springs and to Liz Carter of Eugene, Oregon for Mid-nineteenth Century Dwellings of Oregon's Black Pioneers: A Brief Historical Context. A full program and registration form for the Salem Conference is available at the Chapter Website at For more on MDR/SAH events and members, see the Chapter Blog at