[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2008-10-01
Heritage.Info at state.or.us
Wed Oct 1 13:16:24 PDT 2008
In this issue:
1. Humanities programming grants to be offered
2. Lane County invents new exhibit
3. Cannon Beach cannon gets glass shell
4. State Committee meets Oct. 9-10 in Astoria
5. Historic landscape architecture focus of special talk
HUMANITIES PROGRAMMING GRANTS TO BE OFFERED
Nonprofit organizations across Oregon may now apply for two types of
grants from the Oregon Council for the Humanities (OCH): Public Program
Grants between $1,000 and $5,000 and Opportunity Grants up to $1,000.
OCH funds programs that offer opportunities for civic engagement and
humanities learning, respond to timely issues and ideas in communities
across Oregon, and provide a broad context for public dialogue. Special
consideration will be given to projects that explore the themes of
globalism, media and consumer culture, and place an community.
Public Program Grants are awarded once a year. Letters of intent to
apply for Public Program Grants must be postmarked by Nov. 3.
Opportunity Grants are awarded year-round. Applications for Opportunity
Grants are reviewed on a monthly basis and are accepted beginning Nov.
Grant guidelines are available for download on the OCH website
www.oregonhum.org or by request from Annie Dubinsky at (503)
LANE COUNTY INVENTS NEW EXHIBIT
Lane County Historical Society and Museum will open its latest
temporary exhibit on "Innovators and Inventors of Lane County" on Oct.
3. The exhibit highlights the contributions of the following former
residents and businesses: J.M Nighswander (Kinetoscope), Smith Mountjoy
(photographer), Elizabeth Romane (photographer), Roy Scroggs
(experimental aircraft), Morris "Brownie" Brown (custom-made
wheelchair), Maude Kerns (artist), and Chet's Famous Foods (frozen
This exhibit will be on display through January. It will be succeeded
by the Museum's Oregon 150 exhibit, "Changing Demographics: Lane County,
1851-Present." The Lane County Historical Museum is located at the Lane
County Fairgrounds in Eugene and is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
CANNON BEACH CANNON GETS GLASS SHELL
The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum has installed an enclosure
to protect the historic cannon at the center. The cannon exhibit now
resides behind glass
and out of the elements, and includes panels telling the story of the
USS Shark and the appearance of the historic cannon in Arch Cape. Lights
in the enclosure hinder humidity, which will be monitored and controlled
throughout the winter. The cannon at the Cannon Beach History Center and
Museum has solicited
more interest this summer following the discovery of two additional
cannons at Arch Cape in April.
STATE COMMITTEE MEETS OCT. 9-10 in ASTORIA
Oregon*s State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation will
consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Places in a
two-day meeting on Oct. 9-10 at the Cannery Pier Hotel, 10 Basin St. in
Astoria. All sessions will in the Union Fish Meeting Room. beginning at
10:30 a.m. Oct. 9, and at 9 a.m. Oct. 10.
The committee will review proposed nominations for individual
properties in Corvallis, Eugene, Newport, Portland and the Tangent area.
The committee also will consider the Willamette Falls Neighborhood
Historic District in West Linn and the Painter*s Grove Historic
District in Forest Grove. A meeting agenda is available at
Nominations recommended by the committee go to the National Park
Service, which maintains the register under the authority of the
National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Members of the committee
hold credentials in many historic preservation-related fields. The
meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Special
accommodations for the meeting may be made by calling 503-986-0655. For
more information please contact Ian Johnson at 503.986.0678 or
ian.johnson at state.or.us
HISTORIC LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE FOCUS OF SPECIAL TALK
Wallace Huntington, a Salem native and graduate of University of
Oregon*s School of Architecture and Allied Arts, will speak at 7 p.m.
Oct. 7 on "The Beginnings of the History of Landscape Architecture in
Oregon." The presentation will take place at the 58th annual dinner
meeting of the Marion County Historical Society, which will take place
in the Spinning Room of Mission Mill Museum in Salem. Dinner
reservations (by Oct. 3) and additional information are available from
the historical society at 503-364-2128 or mchs at marionhistory.org .
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