[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-07-31

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri Jul 31 10:22:06 PDT 2009

In this issue:
1.  Grantwriting, gravestone and Section 4f workshops set
2.  Preserving Oregon grant applications available
3.  Lake Oswego cottage listed in National Register
4.  Podcast features museum collections look
5.  Astoria resident appointed to state cemeteries commission
6.  Indian Country exhibit travels to Bend


Grantwriting: "Designing Projects for Successful Grants" workshops will
be offered Aug. 14 in Salem. You will learn tips on designing a project
and writing for successful grants. The first part of the session will
address issues to consider when planning a project. The second part will
focus on the grant writing. While the information will help with any
grant, the emphasis of the workshop will be on the Oregon Heritage
Grants, the Oregon Museum Grants and the Historic Cemeteries Grants
offered by Heritage Programs of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
This workshop is highly recommended for people who plan to apply for
these grants. The workshop will take place from 10 a.m.-noon in Room 124
of the North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer St. NE. To register or for
more information, contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill at state.or.us or (503)

Gravestone: Jonathan Appell, gravestone specialist from Connecticut,
will conduct a workshop on gravestone preservation at 10 a.m. Aug. 8 at
the Hillsboro Pioneer Cemetery. Appell will demonstrate techniques,
explain tools, and methods he uses, and provide information on the
properties of stones and their care. For registration and more
information, call Carol Surrency at (503) 640-4431 or e-mail
lcsurr at gmail.com 

Section 4f: The National Preservation Institute, in cooperation with
the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon State Historic
Preservation Office, will conduct Sept. 16-17 a workshop on "Section
4(f) Compliance for Transportation Projects." Section 4(f) of the DOT
Act of 1966 is triggered by projects funded or approved by a U.S. DOT
agency that propose the use of historic property or land from a publicly
owned park, recreation area, or refuge. The workshop examines the
stringent approval standards of this substantive law and discuss ways to
better integrate and streamline Sections 4(f) and 106 with the National
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. For more information, phone 
703-765-0100 or info at npi.org A registration form is available online at


The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office has earmarked $250,000
for its Preserving Oregon Grant Program for the 2009-11 biennium. These
funds are to be used for rehabilitation work on properties listed in the
National Register of Historic Places, or for significant work
contributing to identifying, preserving and/or interpreting
archaeological sites.

The grant application is available at
http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/grants.shtml. The deadline for
applications is Oct. 16. 


One of Lake Oswego’s most intact and best preserved iron
heritage-related sites was recently listed in the National Register of
Historic Places. The Iron Workers’ Cottage, built about 1882 and
located at 40 Wilbur St. in the Old Town neighborhood, was listed in the
National Register for its important association with the city’s iron
industry during the late 19th century. While lasting only 30 years, Lake
Oswego’s iron industry was one of the largest operations west of the
Rocky Mountains. Some of the city’s neighborhoods such as Old Town,
South Town, and First Addition were developed during this period in
response to the industry’s rapid growth.

The one-story, two-bedroom Iron Workers’ Cottage of box construction
was likely built by the Oregon Iron & Steel Co. as part of 100 homes
constructed by the company in a similar style throughout the Old Town
neighborhood. The cottage originally served as housing for workers of
Lake Oswego’s iron companies between 1882 and 1894, and later as a
single-family house before it was sold to the City of Lake Oswego in
2002. The Iron Workers’ Cottage is one of the few remnants that show
what life was like for an employee in the iron industry in Lake Oswego.
The building joins other resources in Lake Oswego already listed in the
National Register including the Oregon Iron Company Furnace and the Odd
Fellows Hall.

Oregon’s State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation
recommended the building’s nomination in February. Nineteen historic
properties in Lake Oswego are now listed in the National Register, which
is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the
National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. 

Find more information about recent Oregon listings in the National
Register online at


Fort Vancouver National Historic Site has released its latest podcast
featuring park curator Tessa Langford and museum technician Heidi
Pierson gives a behind-the-scenes look at the two million artifacts in
its collection. This is also the first National Park Service podcast in
the Pacific Northwest to be featured on iTunes. The podcast is designed
to enhance the listener's visit to the site by providing compelling
background information, history, stories, and anecdotes that shed
additional light on park resources, activities and programs. The free
podcast can be accessed online through the park website at


Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Director Tim Wood has appointed
Michael Leamy of Astoria to the Oregon Commission on Historic
Leamy works at Greenwood Cemetery an operating historic cemetery.
“The commission is pleased to welcome a member who understands the
cemetery business,” said Chair Judy Juntunen of Corvallis. “His
experience will help us serve Oregon’s historic cemeteries more

The seven-member Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries supports
historic cemetery preservation efforts by offering training, educational
resources, coordination and grants. Its other members are Robert Keeler
of Portland, Diana LaSarge of Pendleton, Kendell Phillips of Cave
Junction, Lynn Reagan of Vale and  Dirk Siedlecki of Jacksonville. For
more information about the commission and the historic cemeteries
program visit  http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OCHC/ or contact Historic
Cemeteries Program Coordinator, Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill at state.or.us or
(503) 986-0685.


The Des Chutes Historical Museum will host Warm Springs tribal elder
Adeline Miller at 1 p.m. Aug. 8 in celebration of the opening of an
exhibit of Oregon's Native American heritage, "Oregon Is Indian

Showing Aug. 8 - 30, the exhibit is presented in three parts, each
visible at a different location. The Des Chutes Historical Museum,
Deschutes Public Library Bend Branch and the High Desert Museum have
teamed up to bring the exhibit to Bend, each hosting one theme of the
exhibit. The Des Chutes Historical Museum is host to "Traditions That
Bind", detailing how traditions passed down through the generations from
elders like Adeline Miller have sustained and carried American Indian
heritage into the 21st century. 

Oregon Is Indian Country represents a groundbreaking project bringing
all nine Oregon tribes together to present information
never-before-assembled in one exhibit on contemporary indigenous
cultures. Utilizing native voices, traditions, and art forms, as well as
historic artifacts and photographs, the exhibition and public programs
are designed to educate people about Oregon's contemporary tribes.  

For more information, visit the Des Chutes Historical Museum website at
www.deschuteshistory.org  or call 541-389-1813.
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