[Heritage] Special workshops scheduled for Heritage Conference
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Mon Mar 19 14:33:01 PST 2007
Two full-day and one half-day workshops are among the activities scheduled at the 2007 Oregon Heritage Conference. The conference will take place May 3-5 in Pendleton with the theme of "Strengthening the Fabric of Oregon Heritage.".
Oral history, archives management, and cemetery care are the workshop topics. In addition, the Oregon Heritage Conference will include seminars, panels, a walking tour, keynote speakers, and the first Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards.
A full-day oral history workshop, presented by the Northwest Oral History Association, will be presented May 3. The workshop is designed for those starting in oral history or brushing-up your skills. You will learn about oral history project planning, research, equipment, interviewing techniques, and legal and ethical considerations.
The half-day archives management workshop will be presented May 3 by the Oregon State Historic Records Advisory Board. Records advisory board members who are expert in archives techniques and management will conduct these workshops. The workshop is a basic overview of archival best practice, focusing on setting up and maintaining institutional archives.
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will present a full-day workshop May 5 on cemetery care and management.The Cemetery Preservation Basics Workshop will be geared towards people or groups that want to know the basics about how to plan and care for historic grave markers. The sessions, some of which will take place in a historic cemetery, will including surveying objects, planning for repair work, identifying and cleaning various types of headstones, and basic repair.
The full conference agenda will be announced shortly. Many of the conference sessions will take place at the Red Lion Hotel in Pendleton. The hotel has a special lodging rate for the conference, which can be obtained by phoning 541-276-6111. More conference information is available at heritage.info at state.or.us
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