[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2004-10-27
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Wed Oct 27 11:27:01 PDT 2004
In this issue:
1. NPS plans grant-writing workshops
2. Jackson, Vortex discussed in OHS programs
3. Two museums hire leaders
4. Preserve America deadlines near
NPS PLANS GRANT-WRITING WORKSHOPS
The National Park Service has announced the 2005 Challenge Cost Share program
for the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, pending enactment of
congressional appropriations for the US Department of Interior. The program
will distribute matching funds to non-federal organizations for projects that
educate the public about the Lewis and
Clark story and preserve the resources of the National Historic Trail,
including projects that commemorate the bicentennial of the historic
Local communities, states and non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply
for the Lewis and Clark Challenge Cost Share funds. Application packets and
more information may be obtained at the website www.nps.gov/lecl or from
program coordinator Midori Raymore, 402-661-1826, toll free 888-237-3252, or
midori_raymore at nps.gov.
On-line applications must be submitted by Jan. 14. Potential applicants are
encouraged to attend workshops in Vancouver and Kennewick, Wash., to review
the elements of a well-written and organized proposal, including project
criteria. Program changes and requirements for funded projects will also be
reviewed. The workshops are scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 3 at the United
Way Building, 401 N. Young St., Kennewick, and 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 8 at the
Howard House in Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
Please contact Kathy Blasdell at 800-254-5824 or Raymore at 888-237-3252 x
1826 for more information about the Kennewick workshop, or Arlene Johnson at
360-906-7119 or Raymore at 888-237-3252 x 1826 for more information about the
Fort Vancouver workshop.
JACKSON, VORTEX DISCUSSED ON OHS PROGRAMS
A rock festival and one of the nation's most controversial presidents are
topics of Oregon Historical Society programs during the first two weeks of
OHS will present a multisensory, interactive discussion from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 4
of the 1970 Oregon rock festival Vortex I: A Biodegradable Festival of Life,
the only state-sponsored event of its kind in U.S. history. Presenters for the
program are Matt Love, author of "The Far Out Story of Vortex I" and Vortex I
participants Dr. Cameron Bangs and Lee Meier.
Munchies will be served. The Vortex I program is presented as part of the
Young Historians program series, geared toward young professionals ages
20s-40s. This event is open to all and all ages are welcome. To reserve a
space at the event call 503-306-5223 or e-mail nickm at ohs.org
Robert Remini, the world's foremost authority on Andrew Jackson and author of
11 Jackson biographies, appears in the Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished
Historians Forum on at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the First Congregational Church,
1126 SW Park Ave. Single tickets are available by calling 503-306-5237 or at
the door. For more information call 503-306-5237 or go to www.ohs.org.
Remini has been teaching history for more than 50 years, and writing books
about American history for almost as long. He is currently professor emeritus
of history and the humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Remini
won the National Book Award in 1984 for Andrew Jackson and the Course of
American Democracy, 1833-1845, and has also written biographies of Henry Clay,
Daniel Webster, John Quincy Adams and Martin Van Buren. He is currently
writing a narrative history of the U.S. House of Representatives, a project
authorized by Congress.
TWO MUSEUMS HIRE LEADERS
Museums in Portland and Albany have hired new leaders.
Albany native William C. (Bill) Maddy has been hired by the Albany Regional
Museum as its first administrative coordinator. He will oversee the museum's
operations, promote visibility and usage of the museum as a community resource
and help provide a more professional structure to the organization. Museum
chairman Jerry Brenneman said the management needs of the organization have
become more than what volunteers can be expected to do. The hiring also
completes another step in the organization's priorities established by the
board and ensures continuity and organization, he said.
The Albany Regional Museum, located at 136 Lyon St. SW, is open from noon-4
p.m. Monday-Saturday. More information is available at www.armuseum.com
The Portland Children's Museum has hired Sarah Orleans, who co-founded the
Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill, N.J., as its new executive
director. Orleans will oversee a staff of 19 full-time and 36 part-time
workers and will be in charge of all operations, exhibits, marketing and the
Opal School, a museum program that is a public charter school of Portland
Public Schools. Orleans also will be principal fund-raiser for the nonprofit
museum's annual $1.9 million operating budget.
The Children's Museum was founded in 1949 as an activity center for children
up to about 10 years old. It underwent a major expansion in 2001, moving from
a former dormitory in the Laird Hill neighborhood of Portland to a site near
the Oregon Zoo, at 4015 SW Canyon Rd. For more information, visit
PRESERVE AMERICA DEADLINES NEAR
Deadlines for two Preserve America programs are nearing.
The deadline to nominate your historic preservation project for the 2005
Preserve America Presidential Award is approaching, with nomination forms and
requiring a postmark by Nov. 1 Awards are presented in the following two
---Heritage Tourism, for projects that exemplify efforts that demonstrate
commitment to the protection and interpretation of America's cultural or
natural heritage assets; and
---Private Preservation, for outstanding privately funded historic
preservation projects that are funded privately or through public-private
partnerships and that support the
For more information about the award, visit
The next deadline to apply for Preserve America Community designation is Dec.
1. Astoria is the only Oregon community so far with this designation. For more
this program, the designation events, a list of Preserve America Communities,
and an application form, visit www.PreserveAmerica.gov/communities.html.
Communities designated through this program receive national recognition for
their efforts. Benefits include listing in a government web-based directory to
showcase preservation and heritage tourism efforts, use of the Preserve
America logo, and eligibility for proposed Preserve America grants that will
begin in Fiscal Year 2005 if enacted by Congress.
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