[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-07-14

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Oregon Heritage News 2010-07-14

In this issue:
1.	Bush House Museum offers Labeling Workshop
2.	Twilight Heritage Celebration at Lone Fir Cemetery
3.	‘30’ Exhibit highlights Benton County Museum History 
4.	Registration open for Medford Genealogy Workshop
5.	IMLS Awards include several Oregon Projects
6.	LYRASIS announces its Summer 2010 Preservation classes
7.	Atlas of Historical County Boundaries available online
8.	Beta Testers Sought for iphone Walking Tour app

The Bush House Museum Object Labeling Workshop is a one-day workshop
designed to give museum staff an introduction to marking materials and
hands-on experience in applying labels to museum objects. Led by
conservator Tom Fuller of Northwest Objects Conservation, Inc., the
workshop will address the need for labels in the museum environment.
Participants in the workshop will learn the most recent methodologies in
object labeling, and will have the opportunity to practice these
techniques under a conservator’s supervision. Participants will also
receive a kit of labeling materials for use at their home museums. The
workshop, made possible by funding from the Oregon Heritage Commission,
will take place on August 16, 2010 at the Bush Barn Art Center in Salem,
Oregon from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The registration fee of $25 includes
lunch and kits of labeling materials. For more information or to reserve
a seat, please contact Sara Heil Swanborn at the Bush House Museum,
503-363-4714 or shswanborn at salemart.org.

Saturday, July 24, 2010 from 6:00pm-10:30pm SE 26th & SE Stark St.,
Bring a picnic and a blanket and come enjoy this 30 acre arboretum in
the heart of SE Portland while learning about the City of Portland Urban
Forestry program and the Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery. Enjoy the culture
from the Hui Lin Buddhist temple and the blessing of Lone Fir.  Listen
to Portland's Emmanuel Temple Gospel Choir. Visit the three heritage
trees being dedicated by Commissioner Nick Fish for the city of Portland
Heritage Tree Commission. Take a self guided tour and learn about the
graves and arboretum of Lone Fir.  Visit Metro, Friends of Trees and the
City of Portland Urban Forestry program booths and learn how to connect
to nature in your community. Relax and enjoy music from local artists
Matt Sheehy and Leigh Marble who performed for the Friends of Lone Fir
Cemetery CD "Dearly Departed." Followed by two documentary film
screenings; a short film "For the Living and the Dead" was created by
St. Mary's Academy students Makenzie Berkman, Erica Deffebach and Anna
Klos, and debuted this year at the Portland Women's film festival. And
finally the evening will close with "Come Together Home" by Ivy Lin who
produced the documentary after performing on the Lone Fir CD and was
inspired by the Block 14 story of the disinterment of the early Chinese
Settlers. www.oregonmetro.gov/greenscene Metro is accepting canned food
donations for the Oregon Food Bank.

The Benton County Historical Museum is celebrating its 30th birthday
with an exhibition of remarkable objects from the artifact, photography
and archival document collections.  The Benton County Museum: the first
thirty years exhibition will be open July 23-September 5, 2010. Works
Progress Administration (WPA) artist Darrel Austin's painting "Machine"
is included in the show at the Moreland Auditorium.  Other objects
include a 1933 Civil Conservation Corps photo scrapbook, National
Archery Champion Gilman Keasey's yew bow and arrow, Oregon trail pioneer
artifacts, oral history dvds from the Starker Forest Community History
Project, and fine art by artists including George Green, Stev Ominski,
Earl Newman, Caroline Buchanan, Bill Schumway, Ede Schenkel and Marcie
Yukiko Amano. Please call (541) 929-6230 or visit
www.bentoncountymuseum.org/exhibitions/30 to preview the show and
find more information.

Rogue Valley Genealogical Society is sponsoring a day-long genealogy
seminar on Saturday October 16th to be held at the Medford Public
Library.  The well-know speaker, Karen Clifford, has been instrumental
in establishing standards of certification for genealogists.  Go to
www.rvgsociety.org/News for further information and registration

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is announced that
178 museums across the country will receive a total of $19,550,456 in
Museums for America (MFA) grants. These museums, chosen from 510
applicants, represent 39 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto
Rico. Grants will support high-priority activities that advance the
missions and strategic goals of these museums, helping them to serve the
public more effectively. Oregon museums awarded included Coos Historical
Museum in North Bend, Oregon Historical Society in Portland, Oregon
Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, Crook County Historical
Society in Prineville, and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for
the Kam Wah Chung Museum in John Day.

Live online classes include: Understanding Digital Photographs, Caring
for Scrapbooks, Introduction to Grants for Preservation, Digital
Photograph Collections: Access and Standards, Preservation of
Photographic Materials, Preserving Oral Histories, Introduction to
Preservation, Emergency 911: Decision Making for Managers, Establishing
Emergency Response Networks for Cultural Collections, Basic Digital
Stewardship, Caring for Originals During Scanning Projects.  For more
information, or to register, please visit www.lyrasis.org 

The Newberry Library is pleased to announce the completion and release
of its Digital Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, a dataset that
covers every day-to-day change in the size, shape, location, name,
organization, and attachment of each U.S. county and state from the
creation of the first county in 1634 through 2000. The data are
organized by state and are available online in four versions: viewable,
interactive maps (electronic analogues to printed maps) on which the
historical lines have been plotted against a background of the modern
county network; downloadable shapefiles for use in geographic
information systems (GIS); downloadable KMZ files for use with Google
Earth; downloadable and printable PDF files (each full-page frame shows
a map of a different version of each county, with the historical
boundaries displayed against a background of the modern county network).
Supplementing the polygons and maps for each state are chronologies,
commentary on historical problems, long and short metadata documents,
and a bibliography. The Newberry Library is the copyright holder; all
files of the Digital Atlas of Historical County Boundaries are free for
use under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Creative Commons
License. Queries should be addressed to scholl at newberry.org. The Website
for the Atlas is publications.newberry.org/ahcbp.

Donald Davis and Peter Grand are collaborating on a new iPhone app. The
app allows the user (i.e. you) to create and distribute walking tours
using only the tools on the iPhone. Since the app is at the beta stage,
they are looking for people with iPhones who would like to give the app
a try. Mobile technology is evolving very fast and this is the first
application dedicated to allowing the user to create walking tours. So
hopefully it will be educational, fun, and maybe even a little exciting.
If you are interested in being a beta tester, you can write to me at
fitz at stolaf.edu or directly to Donald Davis at
draydavis at gmail.com 

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