Author Archives: pittore44
I have been emailing the Oregon Indian tribes with the following: Dear Tribal Leader: I am Chair of POEM (Post Office to Eugene Museum) seeking to re-purpose the historic downtown Eugene US Post Office on Willamette Street to become a … Continue reading
According to an aide to Senator Merkley, the USPS has no current plans on leaving the downtown location.
On the invitation of James Florendo, Native American Programs Coordinator, Lane Community College, on Tuesday, November 1st, I attended a meeting of the Native American Student Association. James allowed me to speak to the group, with the POEM project the first … Continue reading
We discussed the idea of repurposing the historic Gilbert Underwood’s 1938 downtown post office into a people’s art museum that would house a permanent collection 50% Native American art (both traditional and contemporary) and 50% regional artists works. Lee Boutell … Continue reading
I am in the process of setting up an appointment with aides for Senator Jeff Merkley in Eugene to discuss the POEM project. This week I met with Gordon W. Bettles at the Many Nations Longhouse and obtained contact information … Continue reading