[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2004-01-30
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Fri Jan 30 15:43:57 PST 2004
In this issue:
1. Online historic preservation survey launched
2. Art Deco heritage event announced
3. National Lewis & Clark conference headed to Portland
4. Federal grant finder created
ONLINE HISTORIC PRESERVATION SURVEY LAUNCHED
Oregon's State Historic Preservation Office began an online survey today to gather additional public input for revising Oregon's comprehensive historic preservation plan.
Posted on the Internet at < <http://www.hcd.state.or.us> >, the statewide survey is designed as a follow up to a series of 24 public meetings conducted last fall. "We sent teams all across the state to gather opinions from Oregonians about what matters most to them about historic preservation and heritage in their local communities," said David Bogan, cultural education specialist for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department's Heritage Conservation Division. "Now we are asking the same set of questions on our website so that people who were not able to attend the meetings can participate in this very important plan revision process."
Bogan said the State Historic Preservation Office is advising public libraries about the survey so that citizens who may not have home computers can have the opportunity to respond to its seven questions. The questionnaire will be appear on the website until March 1. Staff will present results at a daylong meeting of historic preservation stakeholders March 5 in Salem.
More information about the survey and work session is available from David Bogan (phone: 503-986-0671; e-mail: David.Bogan at state.or.us <mailto:David.Bogan at state.or.us>).
ART DECO HERITAGE EVENT ANNOUNCED
"Exploring Our Art Deco Heritage," an in-depth look at an architectural era, will take place from 9 a.m.-noon March 20 in Portland. The event will include presentations by former urban planner Jack Bookwalter and Rob Phillips, owner of a recently restored Art Deco Signal Gas Station.
The Art Deco style originated at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris. The architects, artists, industrial designers and sculptors exhibiting were instructed to look to the future with their submissions. The resulting designs reflected the advent of the Machine Age and the influence of Cubism. The March 20 event will take place in an Art Deco building.
Pre-registration is required. More information about the event is available from the Bosco-Milligan Foundation, PO Box 14157, Portland OR 97293-0157 or phoning (503) 231-7264.
NATIONAL LEWIS & CLARK CONFERENCE HEADED TO PORTLAND
The 37th annual meeting of the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation will be hosted Aug. 6-10, 2005, by Lewis and Clark College in Portland.
The conference will include speakers, panels, music, dance, demonstrations, exhibits, picnics, living history presentations, day-long tours plus visits to local sites. In addition, there will be a Junior Explorers Camp for Kids, a teacher workshop with credit, and a symposium on research and legacy projects.
The conference will be hosted by the Washington and Oregon chapters of the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. For additional information, go to http://www.lewisandclark.org/aboutmeet.htm or e-mail discovery at lewisandclark.org
FEDERAL GRANT FINDER CREATED
The federal government website www.grants.gov has added a "Finding Grant Opportunities" feature. The feature allows people to search from one location for information on competitive grant opportunities from all 26 federal grant-making agencies.
A person can also register to be notified of future grant opportunities as they are added. The "Apply for Grant" feature also allows grantors to post grant application packages and grant seekers to access and submit application.
For more information, go to www.grants.gov or contact (800) 518-472678 or support at grants.gov.
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