[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2005-10-06
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Thu Oct 6 08:42:28 PDT 2005
In this issue:
1. Preserving Oregon grant applications available
2. Dufur events include historic oil drilling rig
3. Quilt events set for Aurora, Salem
4. Governor proclaims Archives Week
PRESERVING OREGON GRANT APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is accepting applications for Preserving Oregon grants made available to support historic preservation rehabilitation projects throughout Oregon. To qualify, a historic property must be currently listed in the National Register of Historic Places, either individually or as a "contributing property" in a historic district. Applications are due Nov. 1, and approved projects, which can begin Jan. 1, must be completed by Dec. 31, 2006.
Complete information on eligibility and a downloadable application form are available at http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/grants.shtml, or by contacting SHPO Grants Coordinator Kimberly Dunn (e-mail: kimberly.dunn at state.or.us; phone 503-986-0670).
Proposed projects must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation. Examples of eligible projects include re-roofing, foundation work, structural stabilization, facade restoration, painting, and the replacement of deteriorated historic features. Ineligible projects include remodeling, additions, and cosmetic improvements. Properties that are taking advantage of federal investment tax credits also are ineligible.
The 2005 Oregon Legislative Assembly appropriated $250,000 in lottery funds to SHPO to fund the grants, which range from $5,000-$20,000 and require a 50-50 match. "We have set a $20,000 limit in order to benefit more properties across the state," said Dunn. Dunn said that higher priority will be given to public or non-profit properties and those that offer the greatest public benefit through visual access and interpretive/educational value. "Geographic distribution and historic significance of the property also will be considered," she added. SHPO will notify recipients by Dec. 1.
DUFUR EVENTS INCLUDE HISTORIC OIL DRILLING RIG
The Dufur Historical Society will host Dufur High School alumni, historical society members, and interested members of the public from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 15 for the first showing of the Barlow Road wagon, built by Roy Groce and Everett Metzentine, since the Barlow Ranger District entered into an agreement with Dufur Historical Society to store, care for, and display the wagon. Cora Lee Groce will provide a living history presentation, as she has previously done when the wagon was utilized at the White River Ranger Station.
A new interpretive sign, showing the Fifteen Mile Crossing of the Barlow Road will be unveiled. This sign was designed by Duane Powell and funded by a grant from the Oregon Historic Trail Fund.
The historical society will also show off the most recent addition to its historic equipment collection, the 1908 Star Drilling Machine, which was operated by Dufur Oil Co. in an abortive attempt to extract oil from Fifteen Mile Valley in the early years of the 20th century. The machine has been completely restored by the previous owner, and assembled on the museum grounds. This will be the only chance to see the drilling machine, as it will be dismantled and put in storage until summer.
Dufur Historical Society and Living History Museum does not charge admission to our grounds or events. Its museum store will be open, and hot cider and home baked pie will be available. The afternoon features the homecoming football game against Ione. For more information, contact 541-467-2205 or dufurhist at ortelco.net
QUILT EVENTS SET FOR AURORA, SALEM
Mission Mill Museum will host its 27th Annual Quilt Show and Handweavers' Sale Oct. 7-9 while the Aurora Colony Historical Society & Museum will stage its 33rd Annual Quilt Show Oct. 19-23.
The Mission Mill Quilt Show is run by the Capitol Quilters. Originally a show of entirely hand-quilted work, the pieces on display are now pulled from a broader range and include machine-quilted spreads and contemporary designs, as well as the more traditional patterns. About 200 quilted pieces will be displayed in the Spinning Room on the Thomas Kay
Woolen Mill's third floor. The event will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mission Mill, 1313 Mill St. SE, Salem. For more information, call 503-585-7012 or visit the website
More than 100 quilts will be on display from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily at the Aurora Colony. Ranging in age from mid-1800 to 2005, the quilts will be listed in three classes: vintage & antique; contemporary; and theme. The Aurora Colony Museum is located at Second and Liberty streets in Aurora, which is located half way between Portland and Salem. For more information, contact the museum at 503-678-5754 or info at AuroraColonyMuseum.com
GOVERNOR PROCLAIMS ARCHIVES WEEK
Gov. Ted Kulongoski has officially proclaimed Oct. 8-16 as the second annual Oregon Archives Week. According to Layne Sawyer, acting state archivist and spokesperson for Archives Week, "This year we will be celebrating archives as 'Landscapes of Discovery,' emphasizing the significance of historical documents throughout the state. Oregon has numerous archival facilities and services waiting to be discovered and we want the public to know about them."
Oregon libraries, historical societies, museums, government record repositories and other historical organizations will be sponsoring activities during these nine days including open houses and workshops. To view the calendar of events for Oregon Archives Week please go to http://my.calendars.net/pnwarchivists.
For more information about Oregon Archives Week, visit http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/oaw/. Please call (503) 373-0701, ext. 239 for further information.
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