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Albany joins many cities across the nation that promote National Historic Preservation Month in May 2013 with many events planned. This year's theme is "See, Save, Celebrate!"

 

May 1-21. Hidden History Scavenger Hunt — on your own. Forms are on the Albany Downtown Association (ADA) website www.albanydowntown.com, or get a copy at their office, 240 2nd Ave SW #140. Return entries to the ADA by 5:00pm May 21 to be entered to win a prize. The grand prize winner will be announced at the May 22 City Council Meeting at 7:15 p.m. in Albany City Hall.

Friday, May 3rd, 4 to 8 p.m.: Upstairs Downtown Loft Tour (free) & Wine Walk ($). Sponsored by the Albany Rotary Club and the Albany Downtown Association. (541) 928-2469, www.albanydowntown.com.

The Albany Regional Museum will participate in the upstairs Loft Tour 4 to 8. Come see the reorganized collection areas and the opening of the Ferguson Collection Exhibit—an extensive private collection of art in woodcarvings by well-known local artist Bob Ferguson. Regular museum hours M- F, 12 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2pm. 136 Lyon Street S. www.armusem.com, (541) 967-7122.

Saturday, May 4th @ 1:15 p.m.: Linn Genealogical Society presents: "Keepers of the Stones" by Leslie Lawson; 1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. www.lgsoregon.org, (541) 791-1618 Free.

Monday, May 13th @ 5:30 p.m.: Historic Downtown Walking Tour of 1st Ave; 5:30 p.m. Meet at Burkhart Square (Lyon and First Ave). Co-sponsored by the Albany Downtown Association and the Monteith Historical Society (MHS), (541) 928-2469, www.albanydowntown.com. Free. Donations can be made to the MHS.

Tuesday, May 14th @ 11:30 a.m.: How to Research Your Historic Building; 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Santiam Rooms on second floor of Albany City Hall, 333 Broadalbin St SW. (541) 917-7560. Free.

Tuesday, May 13th @ 5:30 p.m.: Historic Downtown Walking Tour of 2nd Ave. Meet at Burkhart Square (Lyon and First Ave). Co-sponsored by the Albany Downtown Association and the Monteith Historical Society (MHS), (541) 928-2469, www.albanydowntown.com. Free. Donations can be made to MHS.

Thursday, May 16th, 6:30 pm: Hackleman District Walking Tour 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., meet outside Ciddici’s Pizza, 140 5th Ave SE. (541) 917-7560 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Free.

Friday, May 17 - May 31: Albany Civic Theater presents: “Hay Fever” - a classic comedy by the highly quotable Noël Coward, Directed by John Carone. 111 First Avenue W. May 17, 18, 24, 25, 26 (m), 30, 31. albanycivic.org.

Saturday, May 18th, 9 a.m. to Noon: Big Pick Up - Monteith House Museum Pre-Season Clean-up, 518 2nd Ave SW. Volunteer for clean up and light maintenance of Albany’s oldest home as part of the Big Pick Up. (541) 928-0911.

Saturday, May 18th, 9 to 1:00 p.m.: Albany Farmer’s Market features Vintage Music from the 1850s by Out of Compliance & Albany Landmarks Commission preservation info booth. 4th & Ellsworth, City Hall lot.

Saturday May 18th, 1 to 4:30 p.m.: Window Repair Workshop with Christ Gustafson of Vintage Window. Class will include how old windows work, basic window repair and simple maintenance techniques. Begins at 622 Walnut St SW and moves to 728 6th SW. Registration requested (541) 791-2277 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sunday, May 19th @ 2:00 p.m.: Oregon’s Heritage Trees & Markers with Annie Von Domitz, Chief Community Assets Officer for the Oregon Travel Experience: Heritage Programs, at the Lakeside Center of the Mennonite Village, 2180 54th Avenue SE, (541) 926-4680. Sponsored by Linn County Historical Society. Free.

Tuesday, May 21st @ 1:30 p.m.: Friends of Historic Albany Summit #3 at the Albany Regional Museum, 136 Lyon St SW. Third annual meeting of Albany's historic organizations, partners, friends and neighbors. The topic of this meeting will be Historic Albany partner and outreach opportunities; how we can utilize the Oregon Heritage All Star designation; and start planning to host of the 2014 Oregon Heritage Conference. Questions? Contact Rebecca Bond (541) 928-0911 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Wednesday, May 22nd @ 7:15 p.m.: Preservation Awards Presentation at the City Council meeting, Albany City Hall, 333 Broadalbin Street SW, (541) 917-7560 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Thursday, May 23rd, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Pioneer Bedtime Story at the Monteith House. Circle around the fireplace and listen to a pioneer tale. Light refreshments will be served following the story and the first 20 children will receive a book to take home. Sponsored by Daughters of the American Revolution and the Monteith House Museum, 518 2nd Ave SW. Free.

For more events in the area, go to www.albanyvisitors.com.