[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-12-24

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Dec 24 12:44:24 PST 2009

In this issue:
1.  Cultural Trust encourages contacts with friends, members
2.  National Trust, AASLH seeking award nominations
3.  Speakers announced for OHS series
4.  Early road featured in publication


In its final push of the year, the Oregon Cultural Trust is encouraging people and organizations involved with heritage activities to contact friends and members about earning a tax credit by making a donation.

Here's a sample message:
Donate to [insert name of your nonprofit], then earn a 100 percent Oregon tax credit by making a matching gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust before Dec. 31.  You give twice but it only costs you once since your entire Trust gift is refunded on your 2009 taxes.  Trust donors build the fund that benefits nearly 1,300 Oregon arts, heritage and humanities nonprofits, including [insert name of your nonprofit]. Double your cultural support at no additional cost:  www.culturaltrust.org

So send a message now that will benefit Oregon heritage for years to come.


Each year the National Trust for Historic Preservation celebrates the best of preservation by presenting National Preservation Awards to individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate excellence in historic preservation. Nominations for these awards are due March 1. Go to http://www.preservationnation.org/take-action/awards   to download the 2010 Nomination brochure and view video highlights of last year's award winners.  The nomination form can be completed electronically, but must be submitted by mail. For more information, call  202.588.6315 or e-mail awards at nthp.org 

The deadline for Award of Merit nominations to the American Association for State and Local History is also March 1. The awards recognize excellence for projects (including civic engagement, special projects, educational programs, exhibits, publications, restoration projects, etc.), individual achievement, and organizational general excellence. For information and a nomination form, visit http://www.aaslh.org/aaslh_awards.htm


Western U.S. historian Patricia Limerick is one of four scholars and writers who will speak in the 2010 the Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum of the
Oregon Historical Society. Limerick is scheduled to speak March 16.

Other speakers include Lincoln author Ronald C. White, Jr. on Feb. 23; Teddy Roosevelt biographer Douglas Brinkley on April 13; and Civil War historian James McPherson on May 18.

For more information, visit http://ohs.org/education/mark-o-hatfield.cfm 


Crater Lake National Park, one of the earliest parks in the National Park System, preserves the traces of an old wagon road that ran from Jacksonville in southern Oregon to Fort Klamath, just south of the park. In September, Todd Miles, Jacqueline Cheung, Eric Gleason, and Doug Wilson conducted an archaeological assessment
and re-examination of this 1865 road. Their findings are one of several articles in the most recent report of the Northwest Cultural Resources Institute headquartered at For Vancouver.

To read this and other articles visit http://www.nps.gov/fova/parknews/upload/NCRI%20Newsletter%204-3.pdf  You can access all of the archived NCRI Reports at:
Oregon Heritage News is a service of the Oregon Heritage Commission, which wishes you happy holidays.

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