[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2008-08-08

Heritage Info Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Fri Aug 8 15:50:33 PDT 2008

In this issue:
1.  Events planned at Champoeg
2.  Author to appear in three communities
3.  Three job opportunities, hiring
4.  Oregon 150 workshops announced


Before computers and joysticks, children played many games that are
still familiar.  Friends of Historic Champoeg continues Saturday Living
History with 1800s Children*s Games Day from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug.
9.  Visitors will reacquaint themselves with jumping rope, running sack
races, tossing Graces (French hoops), and playing horseshoes.  For more
sedentary pursuits there will also be marbles to shoot, Jacob*s
ladders to play, bean bags to toss and button spinners to whir. This
public event is free with the purchase of a parking permit.  For more
information contact Kim Martin at 503-678-1649 or kim at champoeg.org, or
visit our website: www.champoeg.org.


Mission Mill Museum, the Friends of Champoeg, the Clackamas Heritage
Partners and the Clackamas County Historical Society are hosting
appearances by an author during the next couple of weeks.

Janice Marschner, the author of "Oregon in 1859: A Snapshot in Time,"
will speak at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at Mission Mill Museum, 1313 Mill St. SE,
Salem. Two days later, she will speak at 3 p.m. at the historic
Butteville Store near Champoeg. In addition, she will speak at the
Museum of the Oregon Territory, 211 Tumwater Dr., Oregon City, at 6:30
p.m. Aug. 21.


ENTERPRISE: The City of Enterprise is requesting proposals for a
contract with a historic preservation consultant to conduct an intensive
level survey for 6-10 buildings in the Central Business District of the
City of Enterprise. Proposals will be received by the Enterprise City
Administrator/Recorder at Enterprise City Hall, 108 N.E. 1st Street,
Enterprise, OR 97828, until 4 p.m., Aug. 29. Electronic or facsimile
transmission will not be accepted. Proposals must be physically received
by the city at the above
location by said date.  For a copy of the RFP contact the City of
Enterprise at 541-426-4196 or go to www.enterpriseoregon.org.

JACKSONVILLE:  The Southern Oregon Historical Society is seeking an
experienced and passionate development professional to be its director
of development. The right candidate would have the skills and vision to
create a development plan for an accomplished cultural institution with
a half-million-dollar operating budget. He or she would also need to
write or coordinate the writing of grants. We need an enthusiastic and
creative professional who has strong, proven fund-raising skills; the
ability to cultivate new donor opportunities; and the creativity to
maintain and grow community and business relations. Send resumes and
queries to: Terrie Martin, c/o The Southern Oregon Historical Society,
PO Box 1570, Jacksonville, OR 97530, or to director at sohs.org 

PORTLAND: The Oregon Nikkei Endowment recently appointed a new
executive director, Mari Watanabe, to replace June Arima Schumann.
Watanable has been involved with the Executive Development Institute,
and has been a board member of Portland Taiko, an Asian American drum

SALEM: The Oregon Department of Transportation seeks to hire a Region 2
Cultural Resources Specialist whose  basic task is determining if
structures potentially affected by highway construction projects are
historic, and analyzing and documenting the impacts of projects and
other department activities on those sites and structures, and on
recreation property, and wildlife and waterfowl refuges.  To apply
online, visit: www.ODOTJOBS.COM and search for "OCDT8398" Applications
will be accepted until Aug. 14.


Volunteer Action Training has scheduled trainings in Prineville, Madras
and Newport later this month. Volunteer Action Training is a hands-on
leadership development workshop teaching Oregonians how to envision,
organize, and implement successful community projects. The workshop is
free to participants, who agree to coordinate a project in their
community for Oregon 150's Take Care of Oregon Days in May 2009.  The
workshop provides training, resources, ongoing project support, and
covers a wide range of topics. 

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