[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-09-02

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Sep 2 14:25:24 PDT 2009

In this issue:
1.  Heritage Programs publication available online
2.  HPLO hires director, opens Portland office
3.  Preserving Oregon grant application deadline nears
4.  Vintage cars to take Barlow Road tour
5.  High Desert Museum slates Labor Day weekend activities


A mystery bone figure, a cemetery preservation project, a window preservation guide, and a historic conservatory are among the features in the new issue of the Cultural Heritage Courier, an online periodical of the Heritage Programs of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The new issue and past issues are available by going to http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/courier.shtml


The Historic Preservation League of Oregon has named Peggy Moretti as its executive director and announced strategic initiatives aimed at protecting vulnerable historic resources across the state while supporting sustainability and economic growth.  

"The need for statewide leadership and a centralized preservation 'voice' is more important than ever," says the league's president Mike Teskey.   "We now have a 3-year business plan designed to deliver preservation tools, education, and advocacy in an effective manner."

The HPLO is overhauling its historic conservation easement program whereby historic properties and sites can be permanently protected, has set an advocacy agenda that includes hosting a preservation roundtable to find solutions to tough challenges such as historically appropriate infill, and is reaching out to a broader base of constituents, including property owners, developers, and environmentalists. 

"Our mission is to preserve, re-use, and pass forward Oregon's historic resources to ensure livable, sustainable communities," says Moretti. "Our goal is to facilitate creative solutions that strike the right balance between development and preservation of the unique architecture, cultural resources, and sense of place that makes Oregon OREGON."

The organization recently moved into an office in Old Town Portland's White Stag building, launched a membership and donor drive, and is hosting a reception and presentation on Sept. 29. For more information on the Historic Preservation League of Oregon, visit its website  www.HistoricPreservationLeague.org or call 503 243-1925.


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 significant work contributing to identifying, preserving and/or interpreting archaeological sites or rehabilitation work on properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places. 

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


The Mount Hood Museum is sponsoring a historic tour for collectible vehicles of the Barlow Road and Oregon Trail on Sept. 12.

The tour will have no gravel roads, and includes a lunch and tour at Timberline Lodge.

For information and registration, visit the Mount Hood Museum website at www.mthoodmuseum.org 


The 1910 Lazinka sawmill will be in action from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 5-7 at the High Desert Museum near Bend. It is one of several heritage events there this weekend.

At 1 p.m. Sept. 5, author Rick Steber will talk about his book " Forty Candles on a Cowboy Cake."

The exhibit "Beyond the Saddle: The Artistic Journey of Edward Burns Quigley"  recently opened at the museum. The show includes 20 works, from traditional oil paintings, cartoons, and World War I era works to magazine covers. This exhibit illustrates the scope of Quigley's work as it relates to his life, from high school and World War I to his love of horses and the wild range land of eastern Washington. One artifact, Quigley's easel, is on display.

Quigley also recorded reservation riders and their wild horses, and scenes of ranch and range in northeastern Oregon. While these are the images for which he is best remembered, "Beyond the Saddle" presents lesser known images from his artistic journey through life. The exhibit runs through Jan. 10.

The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and is located five miles south of Bend on Highway 97. For more information, phone (541) 382-4754, or visit www.highdesertmuseum.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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