[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-04-14

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Apr 14 08:56:13 PDT 2010

In this issue:
1.  Registration continues for Jacksonville, La Grande roundups
2.  Tourism awards honor heritage efforts
3.  Historic sites database adding GIS information
4.  "Cowboy cooking" to be taught at Hanley Farm
5.  Kroger to speak at OHS annual meeting April 17
6.  Park's creation focus of park
7.  Historic cemetery seeks coordinator


If you want to register for the Oregon Heritage Regional Roundups April
22 in Jacksonville or April 29 in La Grande, the time to register is

“Opening Doors in the New Decade” is the theme for the roundups.
Attendees will participate in seminars and workshops, as well as shape
plans for their organization and for statewide heritage efforts. 

The Regional Roundups will bring together staff and volunteers from
historical societies, historic landmark commissions, schools and
universities, humanities groups, local and state agencies, museums,
tourism and economic development organizations, federal agencies and
tribal governments. More than 110 people attended last week's roundup in
Oregon City.

Details and registration for the Regional Roundups are online at 


The Oregon Tourism Commission presented its Tourism and Hospitality
Industry Achievement Awards this week in Bend. The awards recognize
people and organizations across the state that go the extra mile to
promote the tourism and hospitality industry in Oregon.  Nominated by
their peers, the award recipients are outstanding examples of
professionals who, by virtue of their vision, perseverance and
dedication, are a credit to Oregon’s tourism and hospitality

The Outstanding Oregon Tourism Volunteer Award recognizes an individual
who exemplifies the impact of volunteers in Oregon’s tourism and
hospitality industry and on Oregon’s economy.  The award was presented
to Jan Cupernall of Eastern Oregon.  Cupernall, considered an
“incredible asset” to her community, donated her time last year
at the Harney County Historical Society (including the Harney County
Museum), Harney County Chamber of Commerce, the John Scharff Migratory
Bird Festival, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and the Sagebrush
Symphony Orchestra Centennial Celebration.

The Oregon Heritage Tourism Award recognizes outstanding use of
Oregon’s cultural or natural history by an Oregon individual,
organization, business, community or region, in order to draw visitors
to the state.  The award was given to Pendleton Woolen Mills. 
“Weaving America’s Spirit Since 1909” was the theme of the 100th
anniversary of the Pendleton mill in 2009.  A rededication celebration
in February 2009 included the opening of the Heritage Collection Museum
in the mill, showcasing the gifts given by the Native American community
to the to Bishop family (now in its sixth generation of ownership). 
Tours of the Pendleton Woolen Mills are offered daily and attract people
from around the world. 

For more information on these awards, go to


The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is adding a
Geographic Information System (GIS) component to its historic sites
information system in an effort to make historic sites information more
accessible and useful. This data system is the master repository of
information about Oregon’s historic resources (buildings, structures,
sites, etc.). The GIS component will provide a new, map-based way to
access and search Oregon’s historic, above-ground sites. Specifically,
this feature will link information already collected through survey and
captured in Oregon’s historic sites information system to a geographic
location on a digital map.

In an effort to make the GIS component accessible more readily to
historic preservationists, SHPO strongly encourages surveyors to begin
collecting latitude and longitude coordinates for each resource surveyed
and recording these coordinates in the Oregon Historic Sites Database.
Recording latitude/longitude coordinates for resources will ensure that
data collected will be imported into the historic sites information
system more quickly and made accessible to online users sooner than
survey data submitted to the SHPO without latitude/longitude

For full details, visit


Will McLaughlin will teach a cowboy cooking workshop at the Southern
Oregon Historical Society's Hanley Farm near Jacksonville at 10 a.m.
April 17. This class is designed for both the novice and those
experienced with Dutch oven cooking. Learn how to use cast iron
cookware; how to control temperature; a brief history of Dutch oven
cooking; and of course, the cooking itself. For registration, phone 
(541) 899-8123 ext. 226 or contact membership at sohs.org 


Oregon Attorney General John Kroger will speak April 17 at the annual
meeting of the Oregon Historical Society in Portland. The meeting will
begin at noon in the OHS' Miller Paviliion, 1200 SW Park, Portland.

Saturday is also Family Day at OHS.  Family day activities, which take
place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., will include a gallery talk about Jackson
Sundown, craft table, touchable history table, and a viewing of an
episode of the Oregon Experience.

For more information visit www.ohs.org 


Libby Provost, an independent historian and researcher in Portland,
will talk at 7 p.m. April 20 on "Forest Park: the Creation of an Urban
Wilderness.". She will tell the story of how Forest Park, an urban
wilderness of over 5,000 acres, was created in 1948 and how politics,
economics, and civic action helped shape it. The presentation will take
place at the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse,4045 NW Cornelius Pass Road,
Hillsboro. The presentation is sponsored by the Oregon Encyclopedia
Project and McMenamins.


Metro in Portland seeks to hire a pioneer cemetery coordinator for its
pioneer cemeteries program. It is a part-time position, 30 hours/week
(.75 FTE) The application deadline is April 28. Visit
www.oregonmetro.gov/jobs for the complete job announcement and a
description of the application process.
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