May is National Preservation Month
- Updated on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 7:03 pm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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