[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-12-10

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Dec 10 14:52:51 PST 2009

In this issue:
1.   Communications tech featured in new exhibit
2.   Conversations project begins second cycle
3.   Grants offered for conservation lectures
4.   Tribal exhibits, speakers planned
5.   Heritage Commission to meet in teleconference
6.   Architecture Center offers exchange


The Benton County Historical Museum will open a new exhibit as part of
the Philomath Chamber of Commerce's tree lighting event at 6 p.m. Dec.
10. The exhibit "Can You Hear Me? Now?," features musical instruments,
radios, televisions and telephones from the museum's collections. One of
the interactive elements includes a  telephone "party line".  An online
version of the exhibition will be available at 

The museum is normally open from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Tuesday- Saturday at
1101 Main St. Call (541) 929-6230 or visit www.bentoncountymuseum.org
for more


Oregon Humanities (formerly Oregon Council for the Humanities) has
opened the second application cycle for the 2009-10 Conversation
Project: A New Chautauqua season. Oregon nonprofits may apply until Jan.
31 to host programs that will take place between March 1 and June 30.
The Conversation Project catalog, instructions for host organizations,
and a downloadable application form are available at
The 2009-10 Conversation Project lineup features seventeen programs
presented by 16 scholars. This season¹s programs span diverse topics,
including friendship, the future of rural communities, media literacy,
and reimagining the American prison system. The goal of the Conversation
Project is to offer opportunities for civic dialogue and humanities
learning, with an emphasis on contemporary issues and interactive
For more information, please contact Program Coordinator Annie Dubinsky
at (503) 241-0543, ext. 116, or a.dubinsky at oregonhumanities.org.


The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic
and Artistic Works offers grants to support the presentation of public
lectures to help advance public awareness of conservation.  The awards,
of up to $500, may be used to help defray lecturer travel costs,
honoraria, site fees, and publicity costs. The next deadline for receipt
of applications is Feb. 15. Guidelines and application forms are
available at http://www.conservation-us.org/grants.   


The Washington County Museum, Champoeg State Heritage Area, and other
organizations are offering presentations and exhibits this month about
Oregon's tribes. 

The Washington County Museum, where an "Oregon is Indian Country"
exhibit is on display will host tradition bearer Brigette Whipple for a
presentation about American beaded horse regalia on Dec. 12. At 3:30
p.m. Dec. 16, David Lewis, cultural resource manager for the
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, will talk about the early treaties
in Oregon. 

For more information, please visit the museum’s website at
www.WashingtonCountyMuseum.org or call the museum at 503-645-5353.
WCM is located on the PCC Rock Creek Campus at 17677 NW Springville
Road, Portland.

An "Oregon is Indian Country" exhibit on Oregon’s Native American
heritage will be presented in Champoeg State Heritage Area’s visitor
center until Jan. 10. The exhibit is joint effort of the nine federally
recognized tribes in Oregon and the Oregon Historical Society. It will
be open to the public from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 10
a.m.-4:30 p.m. on weekends, expect when the center closes Dec. 25.

The exhibit is a first for the Champoeg visitor center, which was
remodeled in preparation for Oregon’s sesquicentennial celebration.
“This is the first time we have hosted a traveling exhibition,”
park spokesman Mike Niss noted. “Our new format allows us to expand
interpretive presentations relevant to Champoeg’s heritage.”

Admission to the exhibit is free, but the park charges a day-use fee.
More information is available by calling the visitor center at
503-678-1251, ext. 221. 


The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet in a teleconference at 2 p.m.,
Dec. 18. The public listening room will be in the Oregon Parks and
Recreation Department's Room 147, 725 Summer St. NE, Salem.

The items on the agenda include a statewide celebration declaration,
approval of museum grant recommendations, and other heritage issues. The
complete agenda is posted at

The services, programs and activities of the Oregon Parks and
Recreation Department are covered by the Americans with Disabilities
Act. If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting,
please contact the OPRD ADA coordinator at 503-986-0748 at least 72
hours prior to the start of the meeting.


The Architectural Heritage Center in Portland would like to trade
complimentary entry coupons with other organizations. In exchange for
some of its members, volunteers, and staff visiting your site, it will
provide up to 20 free entry coupons to your museum. For more
information, contact Holly Chamberlain at 
hollyc at VisitAHC.org. 
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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