[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2005-12-14
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Wed Dec 14 09:12:40 PST 2005
In this issue:
1. Teaching history grants offered
2. Rogue artist, Portland jazz history to be presented
3. After-school programs to be honored
4. Museum technology survey taking place
TEACHING HISTORY GRANTS OFFERED
The U.S. Department of Education has announced the availability of "Teaching American History" grants for FY 2006. The program supports projects that raise student achievement by improving teachers' knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of American history.
This year's program continues to offer competitive grants to local educational agencies. The grants promote the teaching of traditional American history in elementary and
secondary schools. Grants are used to improve the quality of history instruction by supporting professional development for teachers of American history. In order to receive a grant, a local educational agency must agree to carry out the activities in partnership with one or more of the following: institutions of higher education, nonprofit history or humanities organizations, libraries, or museums.
The application deadline is Feb. 3. Applications must be submitted electronically though the e-GRANTS system at http://e-grants.ed.gov/ . For a printed application, please contact Education Publications Center, PO Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398, or call 1-877- 433-7827. For more information on the Teaching American History grants, visit http://www.ed.gov/programs/teachinghistory/index.html .
ROGUE ARTIST, PORTLAND JAZZ HISTORY TO BE PRESENTED
Films featuring historic Portland jazz artists George Olsen, Lee Morse and Mel Blanc will be shown at noon Jan. 13 at the Oregon Historical Society and 1 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Multnomah County Central Library. The programs include a presentation by Dennis Nyback, an international freelance film archivist and historian.
Dawna Curler and Sue Waldon will present a biography of painter Dorland Robinson of the Rogue River Valley at noon Feb. 10 at the Oregon Historical Society and 1 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Multnomah County Central Library. Both programs are produced by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission in collaboration with the Oregon Historical Society and Multnomah County Library. For information, visit: www.ochcom.org, www.multcolib.org and www.ohs.org.
AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS TO BE HONORED
The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, are distributing the 2006 Coming Up Taller nomination application.
By honoring excellence in after-school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs for young people, the Coming Up Taller Awards promote a creative, engaged, skilled, and confident generation of young people. Each year the Coming Up Taller Awards recognize and reward excellence in after-school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs for underserved children and youth. Award recipients receive $10,000 each, an individualized plaque, and an invitation to attend the annual Coming Up Taller Leadership Enhancement Conference. The President's Committee encourages programs initiated by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations, universities, colleges, arts centers, community service organizations, schools, businesses, and eligible government entities to participate.
For guidelines and nomination application, visit http://www.cominguptaller.org.
MUSEUM TECHNOLOGY SURVEY TAKING PLACE
The small museum administrators committee of the American Association of Museums is co-sponsoring a session "Technology's No Tea Party for Small Museums" at the 2006 AAM annual meeting that is being organized by AAM's media and technology committee. The session's goal is to provide museum technology professionals with insight into the issues that small museums face with technology -- everything from telephone answering machines to digital imaging. A survey to assist the session with field data has been developed at http://www.mediaandtechnology.org To participate, click on "Technology Survey" and tell how technology is used in your museum, how jobs are affected by technology, and what technology is needed. For further information, contact Angela Spinazze, ats at atspin.com.
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