|May 31st, 1921|
|February 1st, 1884|
|December 3rd, 1904|
|March 19th, 1929|
|June 5th, 1934|
|OHQ V:2, June 1904|
But as we reconsider Jason Lee, the Methodist Mission, and the origins of Salem and Oregon, we should remember how many versions of these stories placed whiteness, and a specific kind and understanding of whiteness, at the center of the narrative. It was not an incidental matter; it was one of the main matters.
Addendum, June 3rd
|Front page today|
Some of the best examples of intact brick have been preserved, and CB|Two Architects is working on ideas for reusing them in future interpretative plans at the site.It would be great to have a richer kind of interpretive history at this site. The current sign is not very effective, and the current owner said
he had no idea the Jason Lee House was built where the parking lot for his building is today.At the same time, this front page story is directly below the main front page story, "Salem police ‘take a knee’ with protesters," and there is more to be done on connecting the two stories.
(All previous notes on the Jason Lee House and the Mission generally here.)