[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2007-11-02
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Fri Nov 2 12:54:47 PDT 2007
In this issue:
1. IMLS announces leadership grant opportunities
2. Presentations, exhibit planned for North Coast
3. Final grant-writing workshop in Portland
4. Sterling Fellowship applications due Nov. 15
IMLS ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced applications
are now available for its National Leadership grants.
National Leadership Grants support projects that have the potential to
elevate museum and library practice. The Institute seeks to advance the
ability of museums and libraries to preserve culture, heritage, and
knowledge while enhancing learning. Successful proposals will have
national impact and generate results*new tools, research, models,
services, practices, or alliances*that can be widely adapted or
replicated to extend the benefit of federal investment.
Collaborative planning grants are also available to enable project
teams from more than one institution to work together to plan a project
for a National Leadership Grant. The application deadline is Feb. 1.
For application information, visit
PRESENTATIONS, EXHIBIT PLANNED FOR NORTH COAST
A speaker, a book launch and a new exhibit are underway or planned in
Astoria and Cannon Beach.
Pat Courtney Gold will discuss how the first environmentally friendly
model of commerce in Oregon was created, and why it affects the way
people live today in "Innovators and Traders: The Indigenous People of
the Columbia River." The Columbia River Maritime Museum, 1792 Marine
Drive, Astoria, is hosting this Oregon Chautauqua program from the
Oregon Council for the Humanities. This free, public program will take
place at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the museum.
Ooligan Press of Portland State University will launch its latest book
"Fort Clatsop: Rebuilding an Icon" at 11 a.m. Nov. 10 at Fort Clatsop in
the Lewis and Clark National Historic Park. The book chronicles the loss
of the Fort Clatsop replica to fire in 2005 and the effort to rebuild it
during the bicentennial of the Corps' journey. Former park
superintendent Chip Jenkins and current superintendent will be at the
Meanwhile, the Cannon Beach History Center is hosting the exhibit "The
History of Cannon Beach Artists" through April. The exhibit includes
photos, articles, and ephemera, as well as works of art. It chronicles
the story of Cannon Beach artists from the 1960s-the early "art colony"
days-to the present, and includes art pieces from many different
artists, ranging from Joe Police to Andrea Kosharek, current director of
the Cannon Beach Arts Association.
The History Center is open 1-5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday and
located at the corner of Spruce & Sunset streets. Contact the Cannon
Beach Historical Society at 503-436-9301 for more information, or visit
FINAL GRANT-WRITING WORKSHOP IN PORTLAND
The final fall grant-writing workshop produced by the Oregon Commission
on Historic Cemeteries and the Oregon Heritage Commission will take
place at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 Park Ave.
South in Portland.
The workshop includes tips on planning grant projects and writing grant
proposals that support them. More information about the grants and the
workshops is posted on the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department's
Heritage Programs Division website, www.oregonheritage.org or by phone
STERLING FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE NOV. 15
The Sterling Fellowships in Pacific Northwest History at the Oregon
Historical Society in Portland have been established through an
endowment, made possible by the family of Donald J. Sterling, Jr., to
encourage original, scholarly, interpretive research in the Oregon
Historical Society Research Library. The Society offers two Fellowships
each year*a Senior Fellowship ($2,500), which is open to all
applicants, and a Graduate Research Fellowship ($2,000), which is
restricted to candidates for advanced degrees. The application deadline
is Nov. 15.
The recipient of the Fellowship will be given special access to OHS*s
Research Library with its extensive collection of manuscripts, maps,
photographs, and other resources. The Library holds strong collections
in business and economic development, labor, arts, conservation and land
use, migration, politics and government, and the activities of women and
Fellows will be in residence in the OHS Research Library for four weeks
during the calendar year following the award (not necessarily in one
block of time). A 250-word written report on the research completed will
be required within a month after the Fellowship ends. While at the
Society, each Fellow will give a public lecture on his or her research.
Within a year of completing the Fellowship, recipients will submit an
article based on their research for possible publication in OHS*s
quarterly journal, the Oregon Historical Quarterly.
Applicants for the Fellowship need not be professional historians, but
they must have experience in historical research and writing. Preference
will be given to scholars who have suitable research topics, who have
the potential of making a significant contribution to historical
scholarship on Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, and who evidence the
ability to write an article-length manuscript for OHQ.
More information on the Fellowship and applications is available at
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