[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-09-23

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Sep 23 09:19:37 PDT 2009

In this issue:
1.  Oregon Heritage Fellowships to be offered
2.  Archives month slated for October
3.  Day of Culture event deadline nears
4.  Caves chateau slates reunion weekend
5.  Alameda history presentation set for Sept. 26
6.  Weatherization guide for historic buildings placed online


The Heritage Programs Division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation
Department will provide 1-3 fellowships of $1,500 each to undergraduate
students who are seniors and to graduate students for researching,
writing and presenting a topic related to history, geography,
archaeology, cultural heritage, or historic preservation in Oregon.

The Fellowship recipients will make a 20-minute presentation of their
project or research findings at an Oregon heritage mini-conference in
April 2010. They will also be invited to submit their project paper to
the Oregon Historical Society for possible publication in the Oregon
Historical Quarterly.

The purpose of this Heritage Fellowship is to encourage the thoughtful
inquiry of Oregon's heritage by emerging scholars. Many new topics
remain to be pursued, and fresh perspectives on previously examined
topics are needed as well in order to keep the investigation of Oregon's
history fresh and relevant. The Fellowship not only offers a financial
incentive for those research efforts, it provides an opportunity for
sharing the results with the Oregon heritage community though a public
presentation. The hope is that these efforts will stimulate further
inquiry and discussion, and perhaps lead to even broader dissemination
through publications and other media. 

The recipient must be a full-time student at a university in the State
of Oregon.  The student must have completed at least 135 quarter credits
(or the equivalent) as an undergraduate student, or be enrolled as a
graduate student. The student may be enrolled in any major or field and
must be in good academic standing.

The research project must have Oregon’s history, geography, cultural
heritage, archaeology, or historic preservation as its central focus.
Examples of some of the areas this might involve would be history
education, architectural history, political history, environmental
history, art history, literary history, gender studies, ethnic studies,
the teaching of history, and historic preservation.  Other topics are
possible as well.

Applications are due Oct. 19. Complete application information is
available at http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/docs/fellowship.pdf


Oregon Archives Month is being promoted through a poster and website.
The celebration promotes the support, management and conservation of the
country's documentary heritage. 

The State Historical Records Advisory Board received a grant from the
National Historical Publications and Records Commission to develop and
distribute the poster. In addition, the State Archives is hosting the
Oregon Archives Month website at http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/oaw/ .

As part of Archives Month, the City of Portland Archives will host an
open house from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at its facility at 9360 North Columbia
Blvd. The city will be moving the Archives and Records Center at the
beginning of 2010, so this is a last chance for tours. Root beer floats
will be offered, while supplies last. For more information, visit 

For more information about Oregon Archives Month, contact Dan Cantrall
at daniel.e.cantrall at state.or.us or 503-378-5222.


The deadline for submitting events onto the Oregon Day of Culture
website is Sept. 25. Oregon Day of Culture is Oct. 8, with events from
Oct. 1-8 included in the celebration.

Oregon Day of Culture invites Oregonians to consider the value of
culture when checking out a book at the library, researching family
history at the historical society, volunteering to preserve a historic
building, listening to an author reading, assisting at a children’s
art class, practicing an instrument, or attending a performance
The event registration form allows you to post multiple events, to
select a discipline and type of event.  It includes designations for
public and private events.  So that means you can post organizational
and community cultural events that are open to the public as well as
private events, such as a book club meeting, drumming class, a cultural
volunteer project, or an Oregon Day of Culture house party.

The website for Oregon Day of Culture is at www.oregondayofculture.org
It includes a searchable database to which you can post any of your
events taking place from Oct. 1-8. The website includes a toolkit with
materials to help you promote your participation in Oregon Day of
Culture. Enter your events at the Oregon Day of Culture website.

If you have ideas about speaking engagements, banner placement, media
interviews or other ways to get the word out about Oregon Day of
Culture, contact Kirk Mouser at kirk at kirkmouserenterrpises.com or


The National Park Service, The Friends of the Oregon Caves and Chateau
and the Chateau at the Oregon Caves will host their first Reunion
Weekend Sept. 25-27.  If you have ever worked at the Chateau, made beds
or served meals... been a tour guide in the Caves or one of many other
positions, you are invited to attend.

The sponsors want to hear stories, copy photos, and make sure you get a
chance to meet and connect with other former employees. They are
encouraging the full restoration of the Oregon Caves Chateau and the
historic collection of Monterey Furniture. Tours, a cave cleanup, a
campfire program and other events will take place.

For more information and reservations, visit 
www.oregoncaveschateau.com or call 541-592-3400 or 1-877-245-9022. 


Northeast Portland’s Alameda Park Addition was first platted in 1909.
Construction soon followed and by 1920, hundreds of houses and a busy
streetcar line had been built in the new subdivision. Successive waves
of homebuilding in the decades that followed have shaped the
neighborhood we know today. 

At 10 a.m. Sept. 26, Doug Decker will track the initial development of
the area, profile key builders and building styles, and share stories of
the early years from former residents. 

Pre-registration is suggested and can be done at www.visitahc.org or
call the Architectural Heritage Center at (503) 231-7264.


The National Trust for Historic Preservation's new Weatherization Guide
for Older and Historic Buildings is available at  
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