Oregon Cultural Trust

$30,498 $19,502
Raised Remaining
Mar 5, 2012

Celebrating Oregonians Who Make Culture Happen

Shannon Applegate, Applegate House, Yoncalla
Shannon Applegate, Applegate House, Yoncalla

In honor of Oregon’s birthday - February 14 - we celebrate Oregonians who make culture happen every day. 

Shannon Applegate’s family walked to Oregon.  They yearned to be here, in the Eden at the end of the Applegate Trail, ultimately settling in what is now Yoncalla.   The Applegate house built in 1892 still stands to this day, as an historic home, a tourist site and the site of a pioneer herb garden that continues to flourish.   

Shannon Applegate is also an accomplished writer, winner of a 2008 Governor’s Arts Award and a singer in the Slow Ponies, a cowgirl band.  She’s one of thirteen Oregonians that the Cultural Trust featured in 2011.  Oregonians, whose ties to culture are deep and rooted; whose ties to culture are part of their everyday lives and work.  Oregonians, whose ties to culture bind us all together through our arts, heritage and humanities.

On Oregon’s birthday, we thank you again for your 2011 contribution.  Your donation, last year, together with over 11,000 Oregonians will enable the Cultural Trust to make grants in July 2012. 

Experience some of the cultural projects this spring made possible by donations like yours:

  • Celebrations of the life and work of renowned painter Mark Rothko at the Portland Art Museum, with Third Angle New Music Ensemble, and at Portland Center Stage
  • Reflections of our history and people at the High Desert Museum’s Black Impact exhibit
  • Bag&Baggage’s new take on the traditional romance of Romeo & Juliet in a new production of Shakespeare’s R&J in Hillsboro.

The impact of Oregon culture is far reaching, broad and deep.  The Cultural Trust, at its core, exists to honor the role that culture plays in our daily lives; shining light on it for all Oregonians. 

When you donate to culture in our state, you’re celebrating what it means to be an Oregonian.

Thank you!



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Christine D'Arcy

Salem, Oregon United States

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