[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-12-17
heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri Dec 17 15:45:06 PST 2010
In this issue:
1. Web guide offers tips on older windows
2. NEH gives preservation grants to smaller institutions
3. Humanities group offers free programs
4. History project management workshop set for Portland
5. Bend museums hosting activities Saturday
WEB GUIDE OFFERS TIPS ON OLDER WINDOWS
An article "Window Know-How: A Guide to Going Green" is available at
. The article provides tips on how to protect older windows and stay
NEH GIVES PRESERVATION GRANTS TO SMALLER INSTITUTIONS
The National Endowment for the Humanities offers preservation
assistance grants that help small and mid-sized institutions—such as
libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories,
cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges
and universities—improve their ability to preserve and care for their
humanities collections. These may include special collections of books
and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving
images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records,
decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and
ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital
Additional information about the grants is available at
http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/pag.html Program questions may
be directed to NEH’s Division of Preservation and Access at
202-606-8570 or preservation at neh.gov. Hearing-impaired applicants can
contact NEH via TDD at 1-866-372-2930.
HUMANITIES GROUP OFFERS FREE PROGRAMMING
"The Conversation Project: A New Chautauqua" is a statewide program of
Oregon Humanities offering Oregon nonprofits free programs that engage
community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas
critical to daily lives and the state’s future. Conversations are
facilitated by some of Oregon’s leading humanities scholars.
Nonprofit organizations in Oregon are eligible to host Conversation
Project programs. Conversation Project programs are designed for adult
audiences, and programs must be open to the general public.
Additional information and an application form is available at
www.oregonhumanities.org. If you have questions, contact program
coordinator Annie Dubinsky at (503) 241-0543 or (800) 735-0543, ext.
116, or a.dubinsky at oregonhumanities.org.
HISTORY PROJECT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP SET FOR PORTLAND
The American Association for State and Local History is hosting the
Project Management for History Professionals professional development
workshop at six regional sites this spring. The workshops offer 35
hours of formal project management training to history professionals.
One of the workshops is scheduled for March 29-31 at the Oregon
The training, 24 hours of onsite workshop training plus 11 hours of
follow-up live webinar training, qualifies professionals in the history
field to sit for the project management certification exam through
Project Management International . The workshops are offered free to
selected participants through a grant from the Institute for Museum and
Library Services. A $200 travel stipend is awarded to qualified workshop
participants when the follow-up webinar training is completed.
Applications for all workshops will be accepted until all workshop
slots are filled. Applications are reviewed as received on a rolling
first come/first served basis so it is best to apply early.
For more information, visit http://www.aaslh.org/projectmanagement.htm
or contact coordinator Steve Hoskins at 615.320.3203 or
Hoskins at aaslh.org
BEND MUSEUMS HOSTING EVENTS SATURDAY
The High Desert Museum will decorate its re-created 1880s Western
mining town in period style for an event highlighting a Victorian-era
Father Christmas. An event with a living history re-enactor in the role
of Father Christmas will take place from 11:30 am-3:30 p.m. Dec. 18.
The High Desert Museum is located south of Bend on Highway 97. For more
information, visit www.highdesertmuseum.org or phone 541 382-4754
The Des Chutes Historical Museum will host a presentation by author
Ellen Waterston at 1 p.m. Dec. 18 about her latest book, "Where the
Crooked River Rises." The book is a collection of essays that
illuminates the people, places and landscape of Central Oregon's high
desert. The free event will take place at the museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave,
between Wall and Bond. For more information, visit
www.deschuteshistory.org or call 541-389-1813.
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