[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-06-25

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Thu Jun 25 13:29:36 PDT 2009

In this issue:
1.  Historical quarterly seeks manuscript proposals
2.  Grant writing workshop to be offered in Portland
3.  Events scheduled in Newport, Portland, Stayton, 
4.  Lane historical museum receives award
5.  Archivist job opening in Portland
6.  District, site added to National Register
7.  Advisory committee to review nominations in Salem


The Oregon Historical Quarterly seeks proposals for manuscripts that
will consider how Oregonians have experienced and responded to
large-scale economic hardship, including but not limited to the panics
and ensuing recessions/depressions of 1873 and 1893, the Great
Depression, and the recessions of the late 1950s and early 1980s. The
Quarterly encourages proposals that address this history from social,
economic, or political perspectives and that consider the topic across
broad times and geographic regions or as associated with a specific
place, incident, or person. Proposals for manuscripts based in oral
histories are also encouraged.

Some questions that may be addressed include but are by no means
limited to: How have federal, state, and local governments influenced
Oregonians’ experience of recession and depression? What has been the
effect of recession and depression on cultural institutions? How have
recession and depression been tied to and affected by the state’s
historic dependence on a natural-resource economy? What have been the
long-term effects of depression and recession? What alternative economic
models have local communities created in response to depression and
recession? How have people managed to survive during times of severe
economic depression? How do Oregonians remember times of recession and

Proposals are due by Sept. 1 and should include a narrative of not more
than 300 words, a short bibliography for the proposed manuscript, and
the author’s resume or CV. Send proposals to: Editor,Oregon Historical
Quarterly, 1200 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR 97206. Questions? Send an
e-mail to eliza.canty-jones at ohs.org. 

The Oregon Historical Quarterly, a peer-reviewed, public history
journal, has been published continuously since 1900 by the Oregon
Historical Society, an independent, nonprofit organization. The
quarterly brings well-researched, well-written history about Oregon and
the Pacific Northwest to both scholars and a general audience. 


A Designing Projects for Successful Grants Workshop will be offered in
Portland, July 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop will be at the
Washington County Historical Society and Museum, 17677 NW Springville

The workshop is free to all who are interested. It will cover how to
plan your project and write about it for a successful grant application.
The workshop will emphasize the Oregon Heritage Grants, the Oregon
Museums Grants and the Historic Cemeteries Grant offered by Heritage
Programs of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, but the information
can be applied to any grant. 

For more information, contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill at state.or.us or
(503) 986-0685 for more information.


Lincoln County: Esther Stutzman, a Native American storyteller, and her
daughter, Shannin, will present "Grandmother's Songs: Native American
Stories and Songs" at 7 p.m. June 30 at the Lincoln City Cultural
Center, 540 NE Hwy 101, and noon July 1 at the Carriage House of the
Lincoln County Historical Society, 545 SW Ninth St., Newport. Visitors
to the Carriage House are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. Free
beverages and dessert will be available. The programs are being held in
conjunction with the exhibit "Oregon Is Indian Country" provided by the
Oregon Historical Society.

Portland:  The Architectural Heritage Center will conduct an Old House
Fair from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 27 at its museum 701 SE Grand Ave. People
are encouraged to bring their questions and photographs about vintage
homes. Short programs will cover all sorts of home renovation projects,
researching house history, renovation resources, and other topics. The
center's exhibits will also be open for viewing. For more information,
visit http://www.visitahc.org/content/the-3rd-annual-ahc-old-house-fair 

Stayton:  The Oregon Encyclopedia Project will followup its recent
Stayton community meeting with a workshop from 10 a.m.-noon June 27. The
workshop will take place at the Stayton Public Library, 515 N. First
Ave. Editor-in-Chief Bill Lang in a discussion about local people,
places and events and find out how you can help tell the many stories of
Oregon's history. For more information, visit www.oregonencyclopedia.org
 This event is co-sponsored by the Stayton Public Library.  The project 

is also supported by the Oregon Cultural Trust, The Oregon Council of
Teachers of  English, the Oregon University System, Willamette
University, and the Oregon Heritage Commission.  Private donors have
provided additional support.  The Oregon Encyclopedia is an official
Oregon 150 partner project.


The Lane County Historical Society and Museum has been presented with
the Arts Foundation of Western Oregon's Fentress Award. Mayor Kitty
Piercy presented Executive Director Bob Hart with the certificate and
cash award. The Fentress Award was established in 1984 by Carroll D. and
Harriet Fentress as a gift to Eugene's performing and visual art groups.
The society and museum received this year's award as an organization
deserving special recognition for its vision to create a history center
in a visible and accessible location. 


The City of Portland is seeking an assistant archivist in the office of
the city auditor. The assistant archivist for the City Archives and
Records Center will be responsible for performing archives and records
center activities, with a special focus on archives.  Duties include
providing reference service; processing archival collections; designing
and creating exhibits; supervising students and interns; outreach,
including web, social networking and other outreach mediums; and,
working within the records center. For more information, visit


The Painter's Woods Historic District in Forest Grove and the
Willamette Community and Grange Hall in Benton County have been added 
to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Painter’s Woods Historic District is a well-preserved example of
residential architecture in Forest Grove between 1880 and 1948, during
which the community grew from a small group of missionaries interested
in establishing a local school to a well-developed city with a growing
university. The Painter’s Woods District includes the first modern
mapped subdivisions in southern Forest Grove and was traditionally a
desirable neighborhood where a variety of prominent citizens,
professionals, and working class families lived. The growth of the
district reflects the overall development of the community and includes
two of the city’s earliest hospitals. 

The Willamette Community and Grange Hall, commonly known as the
Willamette Grange, was constructed in 1922 and is located at the
intersection of Greenberry Road and Highway 99W in Benton County. As an
organization, the Willamette Grange is the only county Grange remaining
from the initial period of organization in the state during the 1870s
and the fourth oldest Grange with continuous membership in the state.
The Willamette Community and Grange Hall was nominated for its
architectural merit as an excellent local example of a grange hall
executed in the Georgian Revival Style.

For more information, visit


The State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation will consider
nominations to the National Register of Historic Places during a a
meeting beginning at 9:45 a.m. June 26 in Room 124 of the North Mall
Office Building, 725 Summer St. NE, in Salem. The committee will review
proposed nominations for the Memorial Coliseum, Hotel Alma, and Edward
and Bertha Keller House in Portland, and the Wallowa Ranger Station in
Wallowa.  The committee will also re-consider the nomination for the
Willamette Falls Historic District in West Linn. A meeting agenda is
available at

Nominations recommended by the committee are forwarded to the National
Park Service, which maintains the National Register under the authority
of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Members of the
committee hold credentials in many historic preservation-related
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