[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2008-08-29

Heritage Info Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Fri Aug 29 15:44:11 PDT 2008

In this issue:
1.  Nikkei Legacy Center to re-open exhibit
2.  Courier includes new features
3.  Federal disaster guide available online
4.  Preservation, cemeteries workshops to be in Ontario


The Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center will open the exhibit  "Oregon Nisei Baseball: The Early Years" at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 14. The exhibit honors the 10th anniversary of the center, and was the first exhibit put on by the museum in 1998.  The exhibit will run through Jan. 11. Exhibit hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m.Tuesday - Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sundays. For more information, contact the center at 503-224-1458 or  www.oregonnikkei.org, or visit the center at  121 NW 2nd Ave., Portland.


An article about the new archaeological and historical interest in Oregon shipwrecks is one of the highlights of the latest issue of the Courier, an online magazine published by the Heritage Programs Division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. It also includes articles about the historic home of composer Ernest Bloch, crime prevention in historic cemeteries, a new speakers bureau, and other topics. The publication can be seen at 
http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/docs/courier-no1_08.pdf (Please note this is a 1.07 Mb file.)


"Protecting Library & Archive Collections: Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery" is the title of a two-part workshop Oct. 16 and Nov. 13 at the Beaverton Public Library. The instructor will be Kris Kern, the preservation librarian at Portland State University and chair of the Portland Area Library System's disaster recovery group.

Participants will complete a disaster plan by the end of Part 2, learn how to train staff to implement your plan effectively, set pre- and post-disaster action priorities for your collections, learn how to use practical decision-making skills during an emergency, and experience salvage procedures for books, documents, and non-print media.  Participants will prepare short assignments prior to the first session; between sessions, they will undertake additional assignments resulting in a completed disaster plan at the end of Part 2. Upon completion, the institution will be invited to join an informal network of WESTPAS trained personnel to provide mutual aid in the event of emergencies involving collections in the region.

Administrators and staff responsible for emergency preparedness, response and decision-making, in all types of libraries and archives are invited to attend the free workshop.  By registering for the workshop, the institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the workshop's disaster preparedness goals. When possible, please send two attendees from a library or archive so they can work together on the disaster preparedness activities. Workshop funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and co-sponsored by the Oregon State Library.

To register, visit:  <http://tinyurl.com/5w2m6n> http://tinyurl.com/5w2m6n  For registration assistance contact: Kathy Krause krause at plsinfo.org<mailto:krause at plsinfo.org> For general & content information contact: Julie Page jpage at westpas.org<mailto:jpage at wespas.org>


The Oregon Heritage Programs Division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will hold a series of free training and information sessions Sept. 25-27 at the Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 S.W. 5th Ave., in Ontario. 

Division staff will describe their programs on the evening of Sept. 25.  The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will hold a public meeting from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Sept. 26. The meeting will feature a representative of the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board to discuss cemetery certification, fees, and laws. 

On Sept. 27, two sessions will be held. The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is offering "Getting your Site on the Map," a workshop on ideas and tools for interpreting historic locations to capture heritage tourism. The training will last from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Pre-register for the "Getting your Site on the Map" workshop with Kuri Gill at kuri.gill at state.or.us or 503-986-0685.

Also on Sept. 27, the Oregon  State Historic Preservation Office will describe how local historic preservation efforts can be strengthened from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Topics will include building community support for historic preservation, how to start a local preservation program, and listing properties and historic districts in the National Register of Historic Places.
Oregon Heritage News is a service of the Oregon Heritage Commission, which can be contacted at heritage.info at state.or.us 

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