[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-07-23

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Jul 23 10:54:42 PDT 2009

In this issue:
1. Commissions schedule meetings in Baker City, Prineville
2.  Cemetery grant applications available
3.  August open house dates announced
4.  Enterprise seeks bids on outdoor display project
5.  Disaster planning workshop set for Vancouver


The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet at 1 p.m. July
24 at the Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, 2020 Auburn Ave., Baker City.
Agenda items will include legislative issues, current projects and
upcoming plans. The commission will invite public comments. 

The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m. July 27 at the
Crook County Library, 175 NW Meadow Lakes Drive, Prineville. Agenda
items include a review of its Oregon Heritage Grant and Oregon Museum
Grant programs, current projects and upcoming plans. The commission will
invite public comments.

For more information, contact Kyle Jansson at 503-986-0673 or
heritage.info at state.or.us 


The application for the Oregon Historic Cemetery grants is now
available. The grants are intended to provide financial assistance in
the following general categories: protection and security, restoration
and preservation, education and training, and research and
interpretation. Eligible projects may include, but aren’t limited to:
security needs, training, conservation of historic elements such as
curbs, markers, etc., documentation and mapping, signage, landscape
restoration and planning.
For information, application and lists of past grant projects please
visit http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/grants.shtml     For questions,
contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.gill at state.or.us or 503-986-0685.


August open houses for 26 properties in the National Register of
Historic Places are scheduled in Albany, Ashland, Astoria, Bend,
Brownsville, Coburg, Dufur, Gresham, La Grande, Portland and Scio.

The month’s schedule features the Reginald Parson Dead Indian Lodge
outside of Ashland, a Rustic Round Log complex built in 1937; the First
Regiment Armory Annex in Portland, a rehabilitated stone/brick
castellated building constructed in 1891; and the Balch Hotel in Dufur,
a restored 1907 building.  These are three “must see” properties. 
A complete schedule of the open houses is


The City of Enterprise is accepting proposals to assist the city with
the development of interpretive text and design for an outdoor
historical interpretive display at the corner of Main Street and NW 2nd
St. For a copy of the RFP contact the City of Enterprise at 541-426-4196
or go to www.enterpriseoregon.org. Proposals will be received by the
Enterprise City Administrator/Recorder at Enterprise City Hall, 108 N.E.
1st St. until Aug. 26. 


The Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service is
offering a pair of disaster planning workshops Sept. 21 and Nov. 16 in
Vancouver. The "Protecting Library & Archive Collections" workshops are
presented in a 2-part sequence to help organizations develop and
implement disaster plans, and to experience salvage procedures for
books, documents, and non-print media. 

Administrators and staff responsible for emergency preparedness,
response and decision-making, in all types of libraries and archives and
encouraged to attend.  By registering for the workshop, the institution
commits to supporting the attendees 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.

There is no charge to attend the workshop.  Funding for the workshop is
provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and co-sponsored
by the Washington State Library and Washington State Archives.

Pre-registration is required. You will be able to register online at
http://evanced.califa.org/pls/lib/eventcalendar.asp?lib=4 Go to
September and click on Sept. 21 for
Vancouver and complete the registration form. For registration
assistance contact: Kathy Krause krause at plsinfo.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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