[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2005-10-20
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Thu Oct 20 15:11:00 PDT 2005
In this issue:
1. Museum grant rule changes proposed
2. NEH offers challenge grants
3. Western films critiqued in West Eugene
4. Salem presentation details historic gardens
MUSEUM GRANT RULE CHANGES PROPOSED
The law governing the Oregon Museum Grant program was amended by the 2005 Legislature to be a biennial competitive grant program. The purpose of the grants will be to assist museums in the collection and management of heritage collections, heritage-related tourism, and heritage aspects of education and interpretation.
The Oregon Heritage Commission is working with the Oregon Museums Association and the Oregon Historical Society to revise the administrative rule implementing the law. The Commission is seeking comments on the draft rule. Copies of the draft rule are available at http://egov.oregon.gov/OPRD/RULES/docs/736-053-draft-rules.rtf . Copies of the rule and other information are available by contacting the Heritage Commission at heritage.info at state.or.us or 503-986-0673 or 725 Summer St., Suite C, Salem, OR 97301.
Send your comments about the draft rule by Nov. 30 to James Hamrick, Assistant Director, Heritage Conservation Division, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, 725 Summer St., Suite C, Salem OR 97301.
NEH OFFERS CHALLENGE GRANTS
As part of its We the People initiative, the National Endowment for the Humanities invites proposals for challenge grants designed to help institutions and organizations secure long-term improvements in and support for humanities activities that explore significant themes and events in American history, thereby advancing knowledge of the founding principles of the United States in their full historical and institutional context.
Grants may be used to support long-term costs such as construction and renovation, purchase of equipment, acquisitions, and conservation of collections. Grants may also be used to establish or enhance endowments that generate expendable earnings for program activities.
Because of the matching requirements, these NEH grants also strengthen the humanities by encouraging nonfederal sources of support. Applications are welcome from colleges and universities, museums, public libraries, research institutions, historical societies and historic sites, public television and radio stations, scholarly associations, state humanities councils, and other nonprofit entities. Programs that involve the collaboration of multiple institutions are eligible, as well, but one institution must serve as the lead agent and formal applicant of record. The application deadline is Feb. 1.
For more information, visit http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/wtpchallenge.html or contact NEH's Office of Challenge Grants at 202-606-8309 or e-mail challenge at neh.gov.
WESTERN FILMS CRITIQUED IN WEST EUGENE
The Lane County Historical Museum will sponsor an Oregon Chautauqua program by Richard Etulain entitled "The Magic West on Film" at 7 p.m. Oct. 27.
Richard Etulain's slide-illustrated lecture offers insights into films about the American West through a historical overview of one hundred years of Western films. His program is made possible by funding from the Oregon Council for the Humanities.
The program is free and open to the public. It will take place at the Lane County Fairgrounds, 740 West 13th Ave., Eugene. For additional information on this program, call 682-4242. For information on museum admissions, hours, and exhibits, call the recorded information line at 682-4239.
SALEM PRESENTATION DETAILS HISTORIC GARDENS
>From 1929-1969 landscape architects, Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver, designed more than 250 gardens throughout the Northwest from their modest office in Salem. Educated at the Lowthorpe School, in Groton Mass., they created domestic, civil and institutional landscapes using a variety of signature elements. Liz Deck will speak at noon Oct. 26 on Lord & Schryver's designs at Historic Deepwood Estate, Bush's Pasture Park and their own garden at Gaiety Hollow. Information will also be available about the Lord & Schryver Conservancy's ongoing efforts to preserve and interpret the legacy of Lord & Schryver.
Sponsored by the Marion County Historical Society, the event will take place at the Mission Mill Museum Dye House, 1313 Mill St., Salem.
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