[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-02-19

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Fri Feb 19 10:07:39 PST 2010

In this issue:
1.  Deadline set for Cultural Trust grants
2.  Museum grant applications due May 17
3.  Grant planning workshops scheduled
4.  Project management skills to be taught
5.  Talks planned in Oregon City, Portland, Troutdale
6.  Speaker serieses start in Salem, Eugene
7.  Archaeology films to show in Bend


Heritage organizations are encouraged to apply for the Oregon Cultural
Trust's competitive Cultural Development grants. 

The grants can be used to advance, preserve or stabilize cultural
resources; invest in the development of new resources; support proposals
that have a broad cultural impact beyond the applicant itself; and,
support proposals from applicants with culture as a priority within the
mission of the organization. Proposals are accepted in one of four broad
areas: preservation, access, capacity and creativity.

Heritage organizations that recently received cultural development
grants include the Coos County Historical Society, the High Desert
Museum, the Whiteside Theatre, the Cottage Grove Museum Restoration
Corp., the Mount Hood Cultural Center and Museum, Friends of the Oregon
Caves and Chateau, and others. The application deadline is May 14.

For more information, visit www.culturaltrust.org 


Oregon Museum Grants support Oregon museums in projects for the
collection and management of heritage collections, for heritage-related
tourism, and heritage education and interpretation. Grant proposals from
museums of all sizes and purposes are encouraged and will be considered
by the Oregon Heritage Commission.

Applications are due May 17. Applications and additional information
are available at http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/museum.shtml 


The Heritage Programs Division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation
Department will offer a series of workshops about grant project planning
during the next month.

The workshops are free to all who are interested. Each will cover how
to plan your project and write about it for a successful grant
application. They 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, but the information
can be applied to any grant.

The workshops are scheduled Feb. 24 in Salem, March 5 in Brownsville,
and March 1 online. For more information, visit


The American Association for State and Local History is accepting
applications for its Project Management for History Professionals
workshops, funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library
The workshops will be held this spring at six regional sites, including
May 4-6 at the Washington State Historical Society in Tacoma. They offer
35 hours of formal project management training. The training consists of
24 hours of workshop instruction plus 11 hours of follow-up live webinar
training and qualifies participants to sit for the project management
certification exam through Project Management International (PMI).

The workshops are offered free of charge to participants through the
IMLS grant. A $200 travel stipend is reimbursed to workshop participants
after the follow-up webinar training is completed. 

For more information, visit www.aaslh.org/projectmanagement or contact
Steven Hoskins at hoskins at aaslh.org .


Oregon City:  "Energizing the Past:  Tools for Advocating for Your
Heritage Cause" will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 by Kyle Jansson,
coordinator of the Oregon Heritage Commission. The talk will take place
at a quarterly meeting of the Clackamas County Heritage Council in the
third floor meeting room of the Best Western Rivershore Hotel, 1900
Clackamette Drive.

Portland: Three lectures about historical projects in the Lewis and
Clark College's special collections will take place at 9:30 a.m. Feb.
20.  Lewis and Clark expedition scholar Gary Moulton will discuss
“Onomastics of an Indian Woman”, history professor Stephen Dow
Beckham will provide insight in “James Gilchrest Swan (1818-1900):
Wilderness Intellectual”, and expedition scholar Roger Wendlick will
provide  “Recollections of Assembling a One-of-a-Kind Lewis and Clark
Library and Thoughts on Writing an Autobiography.” The free
presentations take place in Miller 105 on the Lewis and Clark College

Troutdale:  Joe Uris will lead a talk on "Portland, Politics, Scandal
and Vice in the 1950s" at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Edgefield, 2126 SW
Halsey St. For more information, visit www.oregonencyclopedia.org 


Eugene:  The Lane County Historical Society & Museum presents a series
related to "Changing Demographics," the museum's featured exhibit
closing March 31 that celebrates the people, groups, and individuals who
have made Oregon their home.  All of the following presentations will be
held at the Lane County Historical Museum the Fairgrounds on Thursdays
at 6 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 p.m. The schedule includes "Italian
Immigrants in America" with Vincenza Scarpaci on Feb. 21, "Saving Civic
Stadium" with Alan Beck on Feb. 25, "The Islamic Community" with Ibrahim
Hamide on Feb. 28, "Offbeat Oregon: Stories you might not know" with
John on March 4, and "The Jews of Oregon, 1850-1900" on March 7 with
Rabbi Jonathan Seidel.  For more information call 541-682-4242 or visit

Salem: Bipartisanship and intolerance in Oregon politics is the theme
of a speaker series at Mission Mill Museum, 1313 Mill St. Each program
begins at 5:30 p.m. The remaining programs in the series include "The
Voters Have Spoken: Oregon’s Controversial Ballot Initiatives" by
Linfield College professor Jackson B. Miller on Feb. 25; "The Toledo
Incident of 1925: Three Days that Made History" by writer Ted Cox on
March 4, "Will the Party Ever End? Understanding the Traditions of
Parties and Bipartisanship in Oregon Politics" by Portland State
University professor Richard Clucas on March 11; and "Of the People or
for the People: Getting the Government We Deserve" by American
Leadership Forum's Jeff Golden on March 18. The museum also will host a
gubernatorial candidates forum at 6:30 p.m. April 1. For more
information, visit www.missionmill.org 


The best of films from the 2009 ArchaeologyFest Film Series in Eugene
will be shown Feb. 19-20 and Feb. 26-27 in Room 0155 of the Boyle
Education Center of Central Oregon Community College in Bend. The
programs begin at 7:30 p.m.  For more information, visit
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