[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-06-22

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Jun 22 11:01:51 PDT 2010

In this issue:
1.	Geographic Names Board to Meet in Moro
2.	Guild Dying To Share Textile Skills
3.	Southern Oregon Events Highlight Awards & Cemeteries
4.	History Night Investigates McCarthyism
5.	Connecting -To-Collections (C2C) Project Offers Opportunity For
6.	Registration Open for Artifact Labeling Workshop
7.	Kulongoski Appoints John Tess To Oregon Cultural Trust Board
8.	Willamette Academy Position Open

The Oregon Geographic Names Board (OGNB), one of the state's heritage
and history organizations, holds its summer board meeting at the Sherman
County High School library in Moro at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 26, 2010.
The meeting is open to the public. 

Name proposals on the agenda include Noyes Creek in Lane County, Amanda
Creek in Lincoln County, two proposals for names for the Findley Buttes
in Wallowa County, and a list of proposed names replacing the word
"squaw" in Josephine and Jackson counties. The agenda will include
further discussion regarding Native American languages and replacement
names to eliminate the word "squaw" from Oregon's list of geographic

The names board is associated with the Oregon Historical Society and is
an advisor to the United States Board on Geographic Names. The OGNB
supervises the naming of geographic features in the state to standardize
geographic nomenclatures, prevent confusion and duplication in
geographic features, and correct previous naming errors. The board is
comprised of 25 appointed board members representing all geographic
areas of the state and is served by advisors from government agencies
and the private sector. For more information contact Sharon Nesbit,
president, at snesbit at aol.com, or Cynthia Gardiner, interim committee
chairwoman, at cbg.ognb at gmail.com. 

Sat, July 24 - Aurora Colony Handspinners' Guild Dye Day
The Guild will be on hand in the museum courtyard demonstrating
spinning techniques. Chris Thomas-Flitcroft will do a demo of natural
dyes at 2 PM. Old Aurora Colony Museum P.O. Box 202   Aurora, Oregon 
97002 503-678-5754 www.auroracolony.org email: info at auroracolony.org 

Southern Oregon Historical Society Honors Individuals at Annual
Join us as we wrap up the year with the traditional annual membership
meeting.  Help honor Vicki Bryden and Alice Mullaly, this year's
recipients of the SOHS History Award.
June 26 at 12:30 pm on the Jacksonville Courthouse lawn.
Call (541) 899-8123 ext. 222 for reservations.

Historic Cemetery Brown Bag Lunch
Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries Southern Oregon Commission
Dirk Siedlecki will host a Brown Bag Get Together  to discuss ideas,
issues, solutions for historic cemeteries. Wednesday, June 30 at noon at
the Santo Community Center, Room  18, 701 North Columbus Ave. in
Medford. Attendees should bring their own lunch; coffee, bottled water
and dessert will be provided.

"The Experience and Legacy of McCarthyism in Oregon," presented by Dr.
Michael Munk.
Learn more about one of Portland's most politically contentious eras
when the radicals and the Red Squad battled it out in a city changed
dramatically by World War II when a labor force was built almost
overnight in Kaiser's enormous shipping yards. The history of radicalism
in Portland is long, and the radical politics that took  hold of
Portland during the "Red Decade" of the 1930s resulted in a pushback by
local police departments and elected officials, influenced  by
McCarthyism and federal Cold War policy, that extended into the 1960s.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 6:30 pm McMenamins Edgefield Theater 2126
S.W. Halsey Street Troutdale, OR 97060
For more information please visit www.oregonencyclopedia.org 

Worried about Preserving Your Heritage Collection? You Can Make a

Please attend one of two free meetings being held in Eugene and
Portland.  We need your input to make a successful plan. The dates of
additional fall season meetings in Pendleton, Medford, and Bend will be
announced as they are finalized. 

By attending one of these meetings you can help the heritage
community...archives, libraries, and museums...plan a better future for
Oregon's heritage collections.  A grant from the federal Institute for
Museums and Library Services (IMLS) to the Oregon Museum Association on
behalf of archive, library, and museum partners throughout Oregon is
making it possible for us to take stock of our preservation, training,
and disaster preparedness needs.  From this a statewide preservation
plan to address those needs will be developed.  The plan is a necessary
first step to secure
funding for implementation.

Refreshments will be provided.  Please let us know you are coming so
that we can plan adequate seating and refreshments by emailing Ruth Metz
(ruthmetz at spiretech.com). You may also email your questions to Ruth

Eugene - Thursday, July 15, 2010, 1:30-3:30, Eugene Public Library, 2nd
floor, Singer Room 100 W 10th Ave
Portland - Friday, July 16th, 1:30-3:30 p.m., The Oregon Historical
Society, the Madison Room,  1200 SW Park Ave

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 will take place on August 16, 2010 at the Bush Barn Art
Center in Salem, Oregon from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. There is registration
fee which 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. This
workshop is made possible by funding from the Oregon Heritage

Governor Ted Kulongoski has appointed John Tess, president of
Portland’s Heritage Consulting Group to a four year term on the
Oregon Cultural Trust board.  His appointment completes the expansion of
the Trust board, from nine to 13, a strengthening of the board that was
approved in the 2009 legislative session.  The Trust board now consists
of 11 citizens appointed by the Governor, and one member each appointed
by the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House.

Trust board Chair Norman Smith commented, “We are fortunate to have
an expert of John Tess’s national standing join the Trust board.  His
deep knowledge and broad contacts will strengthen our commitment to meet
the needs of Oregon’s historic preservation, heritage and humanities
and arts nonprofits.”

John Tess is a nationally recognized expert on historic preservation
issues. As the founder and president of Heritage Consulting Group, Tess
advises clients on preservation issues, helps property owners secure
local, state and federal historic preservation tax credits, prepares
National Register of Historic Places nominations and advocates for
historic preservation legislation.  Nationwide, his firm has worked on
more than 250 National Register nominations and, in Portland, has been
involved in nearly every major preservation project.

He explains his interest in joining the Trust board, “As a reflection
of Oregonians’ way of life, Oregon’s built environment plays a key
role in our cultural heritage.  The Oregon Cultural Trust plays a vital
role in enhancing awareness and preservation of our built environment,
history and way of life.  Joining the Trust board is a welcome extension
of my life’s work in historic preservation.”

The Executive Director of Willamette Academy at Willamette University
is open. Qualified applicants who have experience in Native communities
are encouraged to apply. 

Willamette Academy is a supplemental education program for students
historically underrepresented in higher education from the Salem-Keizer
School District, starting in 7th grade and continuing through high
school. The Academy's primary goal is to reach out to underrepresented
Salem-Keizer School District youth who have the desire and potential to
advance to higher education and empower, inspire, and prepare them to
attend a four-year college or university.  Several hundred Native
American youth are enrolled in the S-K School District, and are thus
eligible for this program. Chemawa Indian School youth are also

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