[Heritage] Historic Built Environment workshops scheduled in Forest Grove, Portland
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Tue Oct 17 12:45:52 PDT 2006
The final two workshops that are part of a national-award winning
historic preservation program will be presented Nov. 2 in Forest Grove
and Dec. 11 in Portland.
Titled "Wooden Beams and Railroad Ties: Preserving Oregon's Built
Environment," the workshop includes a history of Oregon's built
structures; information on historical research sources and strategies;
preservation assistance and heritage funding opportunities, and other
topics. The workshop is free and open to the public.
In Forest Grove, the workshop will take place from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at the
city auditorium, 1915 Main St.. Co-sponsors of the workshop include the
Friends of Historic Forest Grove, the City of Forest Grove, and the
Forest Grove Historic Landmarks Commission. The Portland session will
take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW
Kyle Jansson, coordinator of the Oregon Heritage Commission; Joy Sears,
the restoration specialist with the Oregon State Historic Preservation
Office; and consulting historian Richard Engeman are the primary
"The workshops are designed for anyone interested in heritage, history
and preservation," said Jansson. Attendees at workshops in October in
Baker City and Pendleton included historic property owners, downtown
development specialists, landmark commission members, business owners,
historical society board members and staff, county government officials,
college students, and others.
The workshop is part of a collaborative project of the Oregon Heritage
Commission, Oregon Historical Society, and the Oregon State Historic
Preservation Office. Earlier this year, the National Conference of State
Historic Preservation Officers awarded the project two Excellence in
Historic Preservation awards - one for innovative educational
programming and the other for building successful partnerships. The
project has been supported with funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust.
Pre-registration is encouraged. For information and registration,
contact Jansson at 503-986-0673 (or e-mail at heritage.info at state.or.us
) or Engeman at 503-235-9032 (or e-mail at info at oregonrediviva.com ).
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