[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-02-02

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Feb 2 13:02:56 PST 2010

In this issue:
1.  Registration opens for Oregon heritage round-ups
2.  Only 10 days remain to complete surveys
3.  Project planning workshops scheduled 
4.  Ladd Carriage House returned to Register
5.  History forums begin Saturday in The Dalles


Three regional Oregon heritage round-ups will take place during April
and emphasize heritage organizations and strengthening community
relationships. The roundups will replace the Oregon Heritage Conference
for 2010.
The roundups, which have "Opening Doors to the New Decade" as their
theme, will inform and inspire Oregonians. Attendees will include
community leaders, staff and volunteers from historical societies,
museums, historic cemeteries, ethnic organizations, schools, historic
preservation commissions, humanities groups, the tourism industry,
economic development, history buffs and professional historians, youth,
and local, tribal, state and federal governments.
The roundups are scheduled April 9 in Oregon City, April 22 in
Jacksonville and April 29 in La Grande. The Oregon City round-up will
also include the Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards and Oregon Heritage
Fellows presentations.
The roundups will also review the results of the 2010 Oregon Heritage
Assessment that is underway by the Oregon Heritage Commission.
For registration and more information, visit  about the round-ups,
visit http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/Conference.shtml   


The deadline for completing an Oregon Heritage Survey is approaching,
and you are encouraged to motivate your friends, colleagues, and peers
to take the survey before Feb. 12. Participation in the survey is vital
to the Oregon Heritage Commission's efforts to envision, plan, and
advocate for heritage programs and organizations across the state.

To encourage others to participate, direct them to the survey to which
they best match.  Here are the links to the online surveys and suggested

For Archaeologists (professionals, students, volunteers, members of
professional organization, professors, cultural resource staff members,
etc.), please click on:

For Archival Institutions (archivists, librarians handling government
records, academic institutions, city and county archives, members of
professional organizations, cultural resource staff members, etc.),
please click on:

For Historic Preservationists (consultants, historic property owners,
members of preservation organizations, preservation business owners,
staff of preservation-based government organizations, etc.), please
click on:

For Museums (city, county, and regional museums, cultural centers,
historical societies, cultural resource staff members, other
institutions, etc.), please click on:

For Historic Cemeteries (nonprofit and "Friends" organizations,
volunteers, city and county offices, etc.), please click on:

For Certified Local Governments (CLG coordinators only), please click

For more information about the heritage and surveys, visit


A "Designing Projects for Successful Grants Workshop" will be presented
in two different formats during the next month.The two-hour workshop is
free. It will cover how to plan your project and write about it for a
successful grant application.

At 1 p.m.. Feb. 24, the workshop will be offered at Room 124A North
Mall Office Building, 725 Summer St. NE, Salem. It will also be offered
at 9 a.m. March 5 at the Brownsville Public Library, 146 Spaulding Ave. 

An online version of the workshop will also be available at 1 p.m.
March 1. To register for the online version, contact Kuri Gill at
kuri.gill at state.or.us or 503-986-0685. 

The workshops will emphasize the Oregon Heritage Grants, the Oregon
Museums Grants and the Historic Cemeteries Grant offered by Heritage
Programs of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, and the information
can be applied to any grant-funded project.
For more information, contact historic cemeteries program coordinator
Kuri Gilll at Kuri.Gill at state.or.us or (503) 986-0685.


The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office reports the Ladd Carriage
House in downtown Portland has been re-listed in the National Register
of Historic Places after its relocation and rehabilitation.

The Ladd Carriage House was built in 1883 to house the horses and
carriages of prominent Portland businessman, philanthropist, and civic
leader William Sargent Ladd. When his lower body was paralyzed in 1876,
Ladd became dependant on crutches, a body servant, and horse-drawn
carriages until his death in 1893. The Ladd Carriage House -- built
directly across Broadway from Ladd’s expansive residence -- housed the
estate’s gardener, coachman, and Ladd’s horses and carriages. The
Carriage House is one of the few extant resources associated with Ladd
and the only remnant left of his once expansive estate.

The Carriage House was designated as a Portland Landmark in 1970 and
was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The
building was de-listed when it was moved temporarily in June 2007 to
allow for the development of an underground parking garage on the

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon listings
is available at http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/NATREG/index.shtml   


The Original Courthouse group in The Dalles will host a regional
history program on Saturdays during February. The programs begin at 1:30
p.m. in the upstairs courtroom of the 1859 courthouse, 410 West 2nd
Place, behind The Dalles Chamber of Commerce / Visitors' Center.
One Feb. 6, local railroad historian Jerry Tanquist will offer photos
and stories of railroads in counties that touch Wasco County: the  Mt.
Hood Railroad; the SP&S to Goldendale, Wash.; the Condon Kinzua &
Southern railway in Gilliam County, and the Columbia Southern in Sherman
County and on to Shaniko.
Original Courthouse board member Marilyn Ericksen delves into the 
history of the courthouse on Feb. 13 with "Nine Lives: the Little
Courthouse that Refused to Die."  It was built to serve the largest
county in the brand new state of Oregon.  During its 151 years it has
been recycled, abandoned, restored, threatened, preserved and moved five

Author and landscape architect Bibi Gaston takes us on an archeological
dig on Feb. 20 through a cross section of family history.  Gifford
Pinchot, namesake of the nearby National Forest, was her great-uncle. 
Her grandmother Rosamond Pinchot was subject of Gaston's 2008 book, "The
Loveliest Woman in America."  Pulling from letters she did not use in
her book, Gaston shares some of the pieces she left on the cutting room
floor and under the bed—what she calls the “dustbunnies of

"100 Years of ‘Free and Equal Access’" is the topic of librarian
Barbara Telfer on Feb. 27.  There were private collections and
subscription libraries in The Dalles prior to 1910, but that’s when
The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library and the new Carnegie Library
Building came into being, offering all citizens “free and equal
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