[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2003-11-07
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Fri Nov 7 13:29:54 PST 2003
In this issue:
1. Heritage Station Museum re-opens November 15
2. Historic preservation plan meetings continue
3. Heritage grant application deadline November 18
4. Portland event links artifacts, storytelling
HERITAGE STATION MUSEUM RE-OPENS NOVEMBER 15=20
Heritage Station, The Umatilla County Historical Society Museum, will celeb=
rate its grand re-opening, Saturday, November 15.=20
A short program is scheduled for 10 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting and the unve=
iling of Heritage Station's inaugural exhibit "Trails, Tracjs and Traces," =
to follow at 10:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served until noon. The daylong=
o reopens November 15.=20
The Heritage Station re-opening is the culmination of years of planning, fu=
ndraising, and construction. The result is a first-class facility which c=
ombines eye-pleasing and functional spaces with improvements to one of Umat=
illa County*s historic landmarks, the Pendleton train depot. The enlarged f=
acility includes two large exhibit galleries, a classroom for public progra=
mming, a store, offices, and collection work space, as well as state-of-the=
-art preservation environment for the collection. Landscaping and enclosur=
e of the grounds will also provide space for future outdoor exhibits and pr=
Beginning November 18, Heritage Station Museum and Store will resume normal=
rmation, call Heritage Station Museum, 541-276-0012.
HERITAGE PRESERVATION PLAN MEETINGS CONTINUE
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department's Heritage Conservation Division=
ation Plan when it conducts public forums during the next few weeks.
The meetings are scheduled for November 12, LaGrande and Astoria; November =
13, Enterprise, Hillsboro and Springfield; November 17, Lakeview; November =
18, Klamath Falls and Roseburg; November 19, Ashland and Gold Beach; Novemb=
er 20, North Bend; November 24, Fossil; November 25, Pendleton; and Decembe=
r 1, Portland.
Part of a year-long information gathering and analysis project, the session=
s are among 25 community meetings being conducted statewide to give Oregoni=
ans opportunities to express their ideas and concerns about local historic =
More information about the meetings is available at< http://www.hcd.state.o=
r.us/shpo/meetings.php >, or from David Bogan of the Heritage Conservation =
Division (phone: 503-986-0671; email < David.Bogan at state.or.us >.=20
HERITAGE GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 18
The deadline for applications for Oregon Heritage Grants to be awarded duri=
ng the program's 2003-2005 cycle is November 18.
All applications must be received at the Oregon Heritage Commission office-=
725 Summer St. NE, Suite C, Salem, OR 97301- by 4 p.m., November 18. Applic=
ations submitted by facsimile or e-mail will not be accepted.
Oregon Heritage Grants provide up to 50 percent of the cost of projects tha=
t support conservation, development or interpretation of Oregon's heritage =
resources. Previous awards, ranging from $1,000 to $25,000, have supported =
projects that included the conservation and cataloging of archival and muse=
um collections, the development and interpretation of historic sites, and t=
he production of educational materials relating to community and state hist=
Special preference will be given to collaborative projects that support "co=
nservation or preservation of significant Oregon heritage resources." The c=
ommission also plans to focus preference on "proposals that support technic=
al assistance and training related to heritage conservation and preservatio=
The commission has $200,000 available to award during the 2003-2005 cycle. =
All projects receiving grants must be completed by December 31, 2004. Eligi=
ble applicants for the grants include non-profit organizations, local gover=
nment agencies and federally recognized tribal governments located in Orego=
n. Applications are not accepted from individuals, religious organizations,=
), state agencies, school districts, state-supported colleges and universit=
ies and federal agencies.
Heritage grant application information and forms may be obtained by calling=
's web site <http://www.oregonheritage.org/pdf/2003_packet.pdf> or <http:/=
/www.oregonheritage.org/pdf/2003_packet.rtf> by e-mailing requests to < her=
itage.info at state.or.us >.
PORTLAND EVENT LINKS ARTIFACTS, STORYTELLING
A public program, "Artifacts of the Past, Storytelling for the Future" take=
s place on Saturday, November 8, from 1- 3 p.m. at the Oregon Historical So=
ciety building at 1200 SW Park Ave., Portland.
Families are invited to bring personal artifacts and stories related to the=
culture, music, immigration, industries, war, and transportation. Grandpare=
nts and parents are invited to share stories about artifacts related to the=
ir past, while children and grandchildren can share stories about the impor=
tance of artifacts they currently use.
The cost for this program is regular museum admission: $6 for adults; $5 fo=
r students and seniors (60+); $3 for persons age 6-18; free for children 5 =
and under; and free for OHS members. Register for this program by calling o=
r e-mailing Tania Hyatt-Evenson, Education Programs Associate at 503.306.52=
32 or at taniah at ohs.org=20
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