[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-10-05

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Mon Oct 5 12:21:35 PDT 2009

In this issue:
1.  National tribal archives and libraries conference set for Portland
2.  Teachers fair scheduled for Friday
3.  Craft workshops set for Bend, Salem
4.  NEH announces new conservation grant program
5.  Train robbery talk on track for Ashland Museum


The Oregon State Library and Tamástslikt Cultural Institute will host
the 2009 National Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums Conference
entitled ”Streams of Language, Memory and Lifeways”. The conference
will take place Oct. 19-22 at the Red Lion on the River in Portland. 
The conference is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library
Services, and sponsored by the Western Council of State Libraries.  A
series of pre-conferences will be held on Oct. 19. Conference sessions
will be Oct. 20-22.  

Arvel Bird, award-winning multi-instrumental entertainer will perform
for the opening ceremony.  The slate of nationally known keynote
speakers includes activist, actor and author Russell Means; Cheryl
Metoyer of the University of Washington, Phil Cash Cash of the
University of Arizona, Alyce Sadongei of the Arizona State Museum, and
Billy Frank, Jr., chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries

“This is the fourth national conference in a series planned to
provide a network of support for tribal cultural institutions and
programs.  This unique event brings together a wide variety of people
who share the common goal of preservation of cultural memories and
resources,”  says conference director Malissa Minthorn Winks.

The will provide information and hands-on training relating to all
aspects of care and management of archival, library, and museum
collections.  Sessions will range from language revitalization programs
to funding, preservation of cultural heritage, oral history programs,
archives management, developing museum collections and exhibits,
digitization, and tribal library standards and cataloging, and
up-and-coming Native authors. Tribal archives, museum, and library staff
will also meet and communicate with each other about issues of mutual
concern and learn from each other.  Conference programming is geared to
all levels of experience.  

More information is available at www.tribalconference.org.  


Oregon Museum Educators will offer a comprehensive fair for teachers
from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 9 at Mission Mill Museum in Salem.
Representatives from more than a dozen museums will give information and
samples of curricula.  They will offer information about how to best
utilize their sites for educational opportunities.  Teachers can take
advantage of this event to explore the field trip possibilities of many
sites in one place at one time.

This free event is offered by Oregon Museum Educators, whose mission is
to bring to light the many educational opportunities in Oregon’s
museums. For registration information contact Steve Greenwood at
503-886-1102 or steve.m.greenwood at wellsfargo.com.


Bend: The High Desert Museum is sponsoring a workshop from 10 a.m.-4
p.m. Oct. 15 to create a small “sally” bag with Eraina Palmer of the
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Please bring a bag lunch. RSVP to
kgarton at highdesertmuseum.org or 541-382-4754, ext.241.

Salem: Mission Mill Museum is organizing workshops on beginning
weaving, beginning pine needle basketry, and beginning spinning during
October.  For more information, call 503-585-7012 or visit the Mission
Mill website at http://www.missionmill.org 


The Division of Preservation and Access at the National Endowment for
the Humanities has created a new preventive conservation grant program,
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections, with a deadline of Dec. 8. The
program offers U.S. nonprofit museums, libraries, and archives, as well
as state and local governmental agencies and tribal governments with
humanities collections two kinds of awards: planning and evaluation
grants, with awards up to $40,000, and implementation grants, with
awards up to $400,000. For more


Author Margaret LaPlante will talk about her newest book, "DeAutremont
Brothers, America's Last Great Train Robbery",  during a Second Friday
activity at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Ashland Historic Railroad Museum. 
In addition to LaPlante's talk, music will be provided by Nancy Spencer
and Cyd Smith. The museum is located in the A Street Arts Buildings, 258
A St., No. 7.  For more information, contact (541) 261-6605.
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