[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2009-01-27
heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Jan 27 11:27:20 PST 2010
In this issue:
1. Now's the time to complete the heritage survey
2. Commission, board to have joint meeting
3. First Nations gathering set for Saturday
4. Portland fair scheduled for Sunday expose
5. Mount Hood activities include history information
6. SOHS to convene gathering about future plans
NOW'S THE TIME TO COMPLETE THE HERITAGE SURVEY
The information provided by you and hundreds of other people will be
part of the foundation for future statewide heritage planning in Oregon.
Your information, along with that of heritage organizations, businesses
and individuals, is being sought through an online survey of the Oregon
Heritage Commission that is undertaking a statewide heritage
Several dozen individuals and organizations have already completed
their surveys, and a much larger response is being sought. On average so
far, the surveys have taken just 11 minutes to complete. The surveys are
being offered in both online and paper forms.
“Many cultural heritage organizations and sectors are under stress,"
said Commission Chair George Kramer of Ashland. “In order to develop
successful strategies that address their needs, we need to first
discover the many challenges they face."
Among those being surveyed are archaeologists, archivists, museums,
heritage organizations, historic cemeteries, tribes, and
preservationists. The deadline for completing the surveys is just two
The survey is available at
For more information, contact Kyle Jansson at 503-986-0673 or
heritage.info at state.or.us
COMMISSION, BOARD TO HAVE JOINT MEETING
The Oregon Heritage Commission and the State Historical Records
Advisory Board will have a joint meeting at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 1 to hear a
preliminary report about the Oregon Heritage Assessment and discuss
heritage funding issues. The meeting will take place in Room 124A, 725
Summer St. NE, Salem.
The records advisory board was established pursuant to Public Law
90-620, which created the National Historical Publications and Records
Commission. The governor appoints a minimum of seven members to
three-year terms. NHPRC guidelines require that the majority of the
members have experience in the administration of historical records or
in a field of research that makes extensive use of such records. The
Board does not receive any state funding. All funding comes from the
NHPRC in administrative support grants coupled with cost-sharing by the
Oregon State Archives.
The mission of the Oregon Heritage Commission is to secure, sustain,
and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage
initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy for all levels
of support on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and
value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity.
The Heritage Commission will begin its meeting at 9:30 a.m., and
conclude following the joint meeting. For more information, contact
coordinator Kyle Jansson at 503-986-0673 or heritage.info at state.or.us
FIRST NATIONS GATHERING SET FOR SATURDAY
The second annual "Gathering of Oregon's First Nations" will feature
educational booths, Native American craft demonstrations, cultural
drumming, dancing and Tribal vendors. It will be located in the Salem
Pavilion at the Oregon State Fair & Expo Center, 2330 17th St. NE,
The pow wow will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the Grand Entries will
be at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.. The pow-wow features MC Nick Sixkiller and
Arena Director Carlos Calica.
The event is sponsored by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department;
the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw; the
Coquille Indian Tribe; the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians; the
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; and the
Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians.
PORTLAND FAIR SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY EXPOSE
"Portland's Pride: The Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition" is the
topic of a presentation at 2 p.m. Jan 31 at the Oregon Historical
Coinciding with the close of the exhibit "Centuries of Progress,"
Portland State University professor Carl Abbott will discuss Portland's
own early 20th century Worlds Fair. Abbott has written about the
development of Portland and other American cities.
For more information and reservations, call (503) 306-5221.
MOUNT HOOD ACTIVITIES INCLUDE HISTORY INFORMATION
The Zigzag District of the Mount Hood National Forest is hosting a
variety of winter activities that enable people to learn about the area
and its history. They include Timberline Lodge tours, and ski and
snowshoe tours. For more information, visit
SOHS TO CONVENE GATHERING ABOUT FUTURE PLANS
The Southern Oregon Historical Society will host a public meeting at 6
p.m. Jan. 27 to discuss a proposal that it hopes will save the
organization, which is temporarily closed to the public. The proposal
includes sub-leasing the Jacksonville properties to a new Jacksonville
Historical Society, possible sale of the U.S. Hotel and Catholic
Rectory, and creation of a new History & Cultural Center in our building
in downtown Medford.
The meeting will take place in the U.S. Hotel ballroom in Jacksonville.
If you can't attend and would like to share questions or concerns, call
SOHS at 541-899-8123, ext. 245 or send an email to: info at sohs.org.
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