[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2007-03-07
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Wed Mar 7 07:59:49 PST 2007
In this issue:
1. Archives workshops planned around state
2. UO museum to show Celilo film
3. Trails group heads to The Dalles
4. Excellence Awards deadline extended
5. Jobs available at Champoeg, Klamath Falls
ARCHIVES WORKSHOPS PLANNED AROUND STATE
The State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB), headed by the
Oregon Secretary of State- Archives Division, received a federal grant
to present "Basics of Archives" workshops. SHRAB members who are expert
in archives techniques and management will conduct these workshops at no
cost to the participants.
These workshops are open to all city, county and special district
employees, local historical society employees and interested members of
the general public and each lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. The
workshop is a basic overview of archival best practice, focusing on
setting up and maintaining institutional archives. The workshops are
scheduled for March 14 in Medford, March 21 and 22 in Salem, April 24 in
Bend, and May 3 in Pendleton as part of the Oregon Heritage Conference.
If you are interested in attending please contact Dan Cantrall at
daniel.e.cantrall at state.or.us or 503-378-5222, for venue details.
The workshop includes interactive exercises and we want to have
sufficient workshop materials on hand to accommodate all participants.
UO MUSEUM TO SHOW CELILO FILM
The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History will
show March 10-11 and 14-16 the documentary video, *Echo of Water
Against Rocks: Remembering the Last Days of Celilo Falls.*
The 14-minute video explores how the destruction of Celilo Falls on the
Columbia River ended an ancient way of life for the Pacific Northwest
native community. The video will be shown at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in
the museum*s theater, 1680 E. 15th Ave.
Construction of The Dalles Dam in 1957 created a lake that flooded the
falls. In this short documentary, the filmmakers interview eyewitnesses
to the flooding as well as local residents and the children of fishing
families. Filmmaker Ian McCluskey and fellow filmmaker Steve Mital met
in 1999 when they were graduate students in a UO documentary video
The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Admission is $3 for adults; $2 for seniors and youths aged 17 and under;
$8 for families (two adults and up to four youths) and free on
Wednesday. Museum members and university faculty and staff members and
students are always admitted free. For more information, call the
museum, 541-346-3024. For more information, contact Pauline Austin,
director of media relations, 541-346-3129, paustin at uoregon.edu The
museum's website is located at http://natural-history.uoregon.edu/
TRAILS GROUP HEADS TO THE DALLES
The Northwest chapter of the Oregon California Trails Association will
have its annual meeting at 10 a.m. March 10 at the Columbia Gorge
Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Center, The Dalles.
In addition to reports, announcements, awards and discussion, there
will be a fun Oregon Trail preservation quiz and a presentation by the
center's Ken Karsmizki on "Fort Rock Archaeology."
For more information, see the chapter's recent newsletter at
EXCELLENCE AWARDS DEADLINE EXTENDED
The deadline for submitting nominations for an Oregon Heritage
Excellence Award has been extended until March 18. The new awards
program recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations for
outstanding efforts on behalf of Oregon heritage.
The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards will also draw public attention
to the important heritage efforts in the state, acknowledge the work of
Oregon*s outstanding heritage organizations, and raise the quality of
The first awards will be given May 4 during the Oregon Heritage
Conference in Pendleton. The Heritage Programs Division of the Oregon
Parks and Recreation Department, which houses the Oregon Heritage
Commission, the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office and the Oregon
Commission on Historic Cemeteries, will present the awards. First Lady
Mary Oberst is scheduled to assist with the presentation.
Nominations are encouraged for organizations and project of all sizes
and heritage and preservation purposes. Volunteers and professionals
from all heritage and historic preservation sectors may also be
nominated. Nominations are due March 6. The awards will honor people,
businesses and organizations which have made the most of available
resources and skills.
To obtain more information and a nomination form, go to
http://egov.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/docs/awardsform2007.pdf Or you
may contact Oregon Heritage Commission coordinator Kyle Jansson at
heritage.info at state.or.us or 503-986-0673.
JOBS AVAILABLE AT CHAMPOEG, KLAMATH FALLS
Champoeg State Heritage Area and the Favell Museum are looking for new
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department seeks an experienced
innovative leader, and multi-faceted manager for the Champoeg State
Heritage Area - the *birthplace of Oregon.* This park manager is
responsible for the overall direction of a very active interpretive,
education and living history programming and will work closely with a
non-profit Friends group to assist with the interpretation of the site.
Complete application information is available at
The Favell Museum in Klamath Falls seeks a director to provide overall
leadership for the Favell Museum, Inc., including operations, staff
management, financial management, fundraising and public/community
relations. Strategic direction is agreed upon by the Board of Directors
to whom the Director reports. The Director is responsible for the
day-to-day operations of the Museum and acts as the liaison between the
Board and the staff serving as an advocate for both groups, reinforcing
an environment and staff structure that encourages communication,
collaboration and creative thinking.
A visit to the museum*s website at www.favellmuseum.org will provide
a more detailed look at the museum. Application may be made by sending a
current Resume and three letters of recommendation to: Search
Committee; Favell Museum, Inc., 104 North 11th, Klamath Falls, OR
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