[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2006-02-21
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Tue Feb 21 15:05:13 PST 2006
In this issue:
1. Museum grant presentations schedule settled
2. Counting Book party planned for Saturday
3. Cultural Trust development grant applications posted
4. Museums group to meet March 5-6 in Eugene
MUSEUM GRANT PRESENTATIONS SCHEDULE SETTLED
Presentations about the new Oregon museum grant program have been scheduled for seven cities. The presentations will include technical assistance - help that promotes an understanding of eligibility requirements, outlines how to apply, and provides tips on how to submit effective project proposals.
The presentations will take place in:
Astoria: Clatsop County Historical Society Heritage Museum, 1618 Exchange St., 9:30 a.m., March 17.
Bend: The High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Hwy 97, 10:30 a.m., March 8.
Eugene: Oregon Museums Association meeting at the University of Oregon's Many Nations Plankhouse, 9:45 a.m., March 6.
Jacksonville: Program Space behind the Beekman House, California and Laurelwood streets, 10:30 a.m., March 7.
Klamath Falls: Klamath County Museum, 1451 Main St., 3 p.m., March 7.
Oregon City: Museum of the Oregon Territory, 211 Tumwater Drive, 11 a.m., March 13.
Pendleton: Heritage Station Museum, 108 SW Frazier Ave., 11:30 a.m. March 9.
Grant applications are available on the Oregon Heritage Commission website at www.oregonheritage.org , by sending an e-mail to heritage.info at state.or.us, by phoning Heritage Commission coordinator Kyle Jansson at 503-986-0673 or by writing the Heritage Commission, 725 Summer St. NE, Suite C, Salem OR 97301-1266. The deadline to submit applications is April 14.
COUNTING BOOK PARTY PLANNED FOR SATURDAY
Counting to ten just became more exciting with the publication of "My Counting Book" by the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute. That's because a reader using the book can count in any one of five languages. There's English and four Native languages: Cayuse, Nimíipuu (Nez Perce), Umatilla and Walla Walla. A book party with refreshments, open and free to the public, will be held at Tamástslikt 1 p.m. Feb. 25.
The book includes woodblock illustrations of local animals, ranging from one coyote ("Coyote can be smart or he can be silly." "Wapsúx iwá Spilyáy umish iwá misá.") to 10 butterflies ("Butterflies are quiet as a whisper." "Walakwálakma pawá chchúu (ana kúush súsut)." Tribal students illustrated all of the animals in the book and reproduced them as relief prints. Relief printing is an ancient method of taking an impression from one object and putting it onto another, and a method used by printmakers today.
Susan Sheoships, education coordinator for Tamástslikt, said the project was intended to provide both art and language training for the students, in addition to a well-designed book. The Language Program of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and linguist Noel Rude provided the narrative translations. Other organizations involved in the project were the CTUIR Recreation Program and Crow's Shadow Institute. The Pendleton City Club and the Oregon Arts Commission's Art Builds Community program provided partial funding. Printing costs were covered by funds earned by Tamástslikt for producing artistic buckskin pouches for the U.S. Mint, used to contain a
Lewis & Clark commemorative dollar coin. Tamástslikt had committed the revenue from that project to furthering the propagation of the Tribal languages.
Tamástslikt Cultural Institute is located near Wildhorse Resort & Casino, 10 minutes east of Pendleton. Tamástslikt is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information: 541-966-9748 or www.tamastslikt..com.
CULTURAL TRUST DEVELOPMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS POSTED
The Oregon Cultural Trust has approved a May 16 postmark deadline for its latest round of Cultural Development Grant applications. Applications are available on the Trust website, www.culturaltrust.org,
MUSEUMS GROUP TO MEET MARCH 5-6 IN EUGENE
The Oregon Museums Association workshop March 5-6 in Eugene will be filled with information about reference materials at the University of Oregon and the Oregon Historical Society, the new Oregon museum grant program, and museum transformation. "Case Studies in Museum Reinvention" is the meeting's theme, which will feature studies of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History, and Benton County Historical Society and Museum/Horner Museum Project.
The OMA meeting is co-sponsored by MUSE (the Lane County museum cooperative); the Schnitzer Museum, and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History.
For more information, contact Bob Hart of the Lane County Historical Museum at (541) 682-4242 or lchm2 at efn.org Registration information and forms are available from OMA President Irene Zenev at exhibits at bentoncountymuseum.org or (541)-929-6230.
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