[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-03-25

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Mar 25 09:13:43 PDT 2009

In this issues:
1.  Collections, oral history and window workshops have openings
2.  Cultural Trust grant guidelines available
3.  Comments sought on rule changes
4.  Forest history roundtable set for May 15


Two full-day workshops that will help cultural organizations improve
management of their collections still have openings remaining, as do the
basic oral history and window repair workshops. The workshops are part
of the Northwest History and Heritage Extravaganza April 15-18 in

"Collections Policies and the 'Best' Ways to Deaccession" will address
ethical and professional issues in the handling of collections by
volunteers and staff. It will address all sections of a collections
policy, with an emphasis on the deaccessions policy. Participants will
leave with a draft policy and tips for deaccession projects.  Vicky
Wiese of the Coos Historical & Maritime Museum and Glenn Mason of
Cultural Images will be the instructors.

"Emergency Preparedness and Response" will include practical measures
to consider when developing an institution's emergency plan, including
how to prevent and prepare for an emergency and the components of the
response and recovery plans. Participants will complete a vulnerability
assessment to identify events that could threaten their institutions and
will discuss the roles and responsibilities of an emergency response
team. Kara West of the Balboa Art Conservation Center will lead the

The basic oral history workshop will emphasize its role in the
documentation and interpretation, as well as techniques and knowledge
for conducting and preserving recorded interviews. Sherry Boswell and
Donna Sinclair of the Northwest Oral History Association will be the
workshop instructors.

The window repair workshop will look at three sash types that most
homeowners would consider replacing. Topics to be discussed by
instructor Amy McAuley of Oculus Fine Carpentry will include traditional
tools and techniques, cylinder glass and glass cutting, and the hidden
costs of replacement windows.

Complete information about these workshops and other events at the
Northwest History and Heritage Extravaganza, including a registration
form, are available at
http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/Conference.shtml The Extravaganza
will combine the Pacific Northwest History Conference and the Oregon
Heritage Conference, along with the annual meetings of the Northwest
Archivists and the Northwest Oral History Association.


The guidelines and application to apply for cultural development grants
from the Oregon Cultural Trust are available at www.culturaltrust.org 
These grants provide recognition and support to significant cultural
programs and projects preserving and enhancing Oregon's diverse arts,
heritage and humanities efforts.

Oregon-based heritage, humanities and arts organizations with 501(c)(3)
status and cultural units of Oregon's nine federally recognized tribes
are eligible to apply. The Cultural Trust will accept proposals in four
broad areas:access, preservation, creativity and capacity. The deadline
for proposals is May 12. 


Both the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the Oregon Economic
and Community Development Department are accepting comments on
administrative rules governing cultural efforts. 

The OPRD will accept public testimony on a master plan for managing
Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site, formerly known as Marr Ranch, at a
state rule hearing March 25 in Enterprise. The hearing, which will begin
at 6 p.m. in the Tomas Conference Room, 309 S. River, is part of the
process of adopting a state park master plan as an Oregon Administrative
Rule. OPRD will accept written comments on the draft master plan for a
30-day period following the hearing. Titled *Marr Ranch Property
Master Plan,* the draft can be reviewed on OPRD*s

Copies of the plan also are available at OPRD headquarters, 725 Summer
St. NE, Suite C, in Salem, and at the Wallowa Lake State Park office,
72214 Marina Lane. Written responses must be submitted, by April 24 to
OPRD Planning manager Kathy Schutt, 725 Summer St. NE, Suite C, Salem,
OR  97301-1266, or kathy.schutt at state or.us.

The OECDD is proposing to clarify statute for the Oregon Cultural Trust
and set clearly defined standards for cultural participation grants. The
proposed rules clarify what constitutes a cultural coalition and
provides that the Trust will only allocate cultural participation grants
funds to a coalition that is operating within a cultural plan approved
by the Cultural Trust board. This means that the Trust will not "hold"
grant dollars for any coalition that does not have a current and
approved cultural plan. 

The proposed rules have been posted to the Department*s website:
http://www.oregon.gov/ECDD  Public comment on the proposed rules will
be taken until April 21
and should be sent to janelle.m.lacefield at state.or.us.  If you have any
questions regarding the proposed rule changes or permanent rule process,
please contact Janelle Lacefield at (503) 986-0036 or 
janelle.m.lacefield at state.or.us.


The Oregon Department of Forestry and the Tillamook Forest Heritage
Trust invite you to participate in the first Oregon Forest History
Roundtable from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Tillamook Forest Center. The
gathering is free, but advance registration by May 1 is required.

Forest historians as they share their knowledge about a variety of
subjects related to forests, fire, and evolving forest policy. Speakers
will make 30-minute presentations on their topic, followed by 15 minutes
of discussion. Presentations during the day will cover a range of
topics, including: "Indian Burning and Catastrophic Forest Fire Patterns
of the Oregon Coast Range, 1491-1951," by Bob Zybach; "The Evolution of
Fire Protection Associations", by Mike Dykzeul and panel; "The History
of Consolidated Timber Company," by Merv Johnson; "Only Yesterday: A
Social and Technical History of the 'Great Cutover' of Southwestern
Oregon's Federal Forests, 1945-1995," by Jeff LaLande; "The Role of
Counties in Oregon Forest History", by Paul Levesque; "A History of O&C
Lands," by Maria Thi Mai; and "The Evolution of Gyppo Sawmills:
1930-1955," by Lionel Youst.

This event is part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of
Oregon's statehood, and is open to anyone with an interest in forests
and Oregon history. Buffet lunch will be provided. For more information
about the roundtable or to register, contact Doug Decker at 503-359-7439
or by e-mail at ddecker at odf.state.or.us<mailto:ddecker at odf.state.or.us>

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