[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-04-26

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Mon Apr 26 13:31:55 PDT 2010

In this issue:
1.  Wood window workshop set for La Grande
2. Courier includes Johnnie Ray, preservation features
3.  Heritage area draft feasibility study released
4.  Farm Life exhibit featured in Hood River
5.  OSU Press releases book on civil rights advocate
6.  Cemeteries Commission to meet May 7
7.  Job openings in Clackamas, Salem


The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office is offering a wood window
workshop April 28 in La Grande. The workshop will be from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
at the La Grande Public Library, 2006 4th St.

Instructor Amy McAuley of Oculus Fine Carpentry will show examples of
problem sashes many homeowners might consider replacing, and give
participants a chance to learn how these sashes can instead be repaired
to preserve embodied energy and historic character. Topics to be
discussed will be the importance of maintenance, locating resources, and
some of the hidden costs of replacement windows.

For more information, contact Kuri Gill, Historic Cemeteries Program
and CLG Coordinator at Kuri.Gill at state.or.us or (503) 986-0685.


Features on pop singer Johnny Ray and a variety of historic
preservation topics are available in the spring issue of the Courier, an
online publication of the Heritage Programs Division of the Oregon Parks
and Recreation Department.

The features cover topics such as Oregon's Main Street program, the
Governor's directive for historic downtown buildings, historic resource
surveys and digital technology, the Cape Meares lighthouse, and a spring
maintenance checklist for historic houses.

To view the publication, visit


A draft feasibility study for a proposed Columbia Pacific National
Heritage Area has been released. Public comment on the proposal is due
May 3.

National Heritage Areas are designated by Congress. Each National
Heritage Area is governed by separate authorizing legislation and
operates under provisions unique to its resources and desired goals. For
an area to be considered for designation, certain key elements must be
present. First and foremost, the landscape must have nationally
distinctive natural, cultural, historic, and scenic resources that, when
linked together, tell a unique story about our country. 

As of August 2009, there are 49 designated National Heritage Areas in
the United States, in areas as diverse as urban Pittsburgh and rural
Arizona. Currently, there are no NHAs on the west coast. The
Columbia-Pacific NHA could be the first. 

To view the draft, visit www.columbiapacificnha.org 


"Farm Life," an exhibit sponsored by the National Endowment for the
Humanities that honors farming and farm families, is on display at the
History Museum in Hood River County until June 20.

This exhibit honors farming and farm families for their contribution to
our past, present and future. The exhibit uses artifacts and text panels
to tell the story of farming not from the angle of tractors and
equipment, but from the heart of the farm family. 

The History Museum has also created exhibits and displays focusing on
agriculture and farming in Hood River County.  A series of Monday
evening programs will present educational and inspirational speakers and

For more information, visit www.co.hood-river.or.us and click on "The
History Museum."


Oregon State University Press has published "A Force for Change:
Beatrice Morrow Cannady and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Oregon,
1912-1936" by Kimberley Mangun.

"A Force for Change" is the first full-length study of the life and
work of one of Oregon's most dynamic civil rights activists. It
illuminates Beatrice Morrow Cannady's important role in advocating for
better race relations in Oregon in the early decades of the twentieth
century. It describes her encounters with the period's leading black
artists, editors, politicians, and intellectuals, including W.E.B. Du
Bois, Langston Hughes, A. Philip Randolph, Oscar De Priest, Roland Hayes
and James Weldon Johnson. A Force for Change dispels the myth that
African Americans played little part in Oregon's history and enriches
our understanding of the black experiences in Oregon and the civil
rights movement across the country.

Mangun is a professor at the University of Utah. Her research on
Beatrice Morrow Cannady was the basis for an Oregon Public Broadcasting
documentary. For more information, visit


The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet May 7 from 1-4
p.m. in Salem and via conference call. 

Agenda items will include legislative issues, current projects and
grant selection. The commission will invite public comments. There is
limited space in person. Public may participate in person or via
conference call by contacting Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill at state.or.us or
(503) 986-0685 prior to May 6. 

State law established the seven-member commission to maintain a listing
of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public
education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and help obtain
financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and
maintaining their appearances. More information about commission
activities may be obtained from the Oregon Parks and Recreation
Department’s historic cemeteries program coordinator, Kuri Gill, at
503-986-0685 or by e-mail: Kuri.Gill at state.or.us.


Clackamas: The Oregon Military Museum seeks an experienced Development
Office Coordinator, for 32 hours a week, with an annual renewable
contract.  The deadline for applications is May 7.  To receive a
position vacancy announcement that includes the requirements for
applying, please contact Tracy Thoennes, Curator/Director, Oregon
Military Museum, Camp Withycombe, 10101 SE Clackamas Rd, Clackamas OR
97015 or email to: tracy.thoennes at us.army.mil.

Salem: The State Historic Preservation Office in the Oregon Parks and
Recreation Department seeks a hire a Program Analyst 2, Review and
Compliance Coordinator.  This position administers Oregon’s programs
for historic buildings and sites, as required by federal and state laws.
This involves working with representatives of government agencies and
private companies to minimize impacts to historic properties by federal-
or state-funded development projects. The incumbent works closely with
other SHPO staff, especially those involved in the identification and
treatment of significant historic and archaeological properties in
Oregon. The application deadline is May 5. For more information, visit
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