[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-11-03

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Nov 3 15:46:20 PDT 2010

In this issue:
1.  Variety of heritage efforts highlighted in magazine issue
2.  National Register courses available online
3.  Southern Oregon conflicts featured in presentation
4.  NEH changes grant guidelines
5.  Heritage Commission meets Monday in Medford


The Fall issue of the Cultural Heritage Courier is now available for
your enjoyment at
In this issue, which is published by the Heritage Programs of the
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, articles will help you: 
·         Tour cemeteries in the Willamette Valley with guest writer
George Edmonston
·         Learn how the small town of Dayton plans to revitalize its
historic downtown
·         Find out about a new organization that wants to save
“wigwam burners”
·         Get an update on the origin of the Arch Cape cannon found on
the Oregon Coast
·         View some of the archaeological work conducted at Fort
Hoskins this past summer
      …and much more!
As you read the Courier online, be sure to follow links in various
articles for additional information. And if you have any questions or
comments about this publication, contact David Bogan at
David.Bogan at state.or.us or 503.986.0671


A series of presentations about the National Register of Historic
Places are now available for free download from the Oregon State
Historic Preservation Office. The complete presentations are available
in PowerPoint format and include speaker notes. They include:

- NR I - National Register Primer: Introduction to the National
Register and How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation
- NR II - Understanding the National Register Nomination Form and
Photograph Policy
- NR III - Understanding and Writing National Register Multiple
Property Submissions
- NR IV - Understanding and Writing National Register Historic District

To download one or all of the presentations, go to


“Southern Oregon At War: 1840-1856,” presented by Elizabeth
Corethers, will be presented at noon Nov. 10 at the Ashland Public
Library. The presentation is co-sponsored by the Southern Oregon
Historical Society and the Jackson County Library System.

Corethers will examine events in Southern Oregon from the diverse
perspectives of Native Americans, settlers, miners, traders, and the
military. The discovery of gold led to an explosion of population and
tension, ending the relatively peaceful relations between first settlers
and Native Americans that had existed prior to the discovery of gold in
the West.  For more information on the series, call SOHS at 541-773-6536
or the Jackson County Library System at 541-774-8689.


The Division of Public Programs at the U.S. National Endowment for the
Humanities funds humanities projects that are intended for broad public
audiences at museums, libraries, historic sites and other historical and
cultural organizations.

New application guidelines are now posted on the NEH website at 
http://www.neh.gov/grants/grantsbydivision.html#public for its
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations grant competition. The
next two deadlines are Jan. 12 and Aug. 17. Other grant information is
also available at the website.

Grants support interpretive exhibitions, reading or film discussion
series, historic site interpretation, lecture series and symposia, and
digital projects.  NEH encourages projects that offer multiple formats
and make creative use of new technology to deliver humanities content.

Program officers in the Division of Public Programs are available to
discuss project ideas or to read a draft of a proposal. Call the NEH
Division of Public Programs at  202-606-8269 for more information. 


The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Nov. 8 at the
Southern Oregon Historical Society's History Center at 106 N. Central
Ave., Medford.

A variety of issues related to Oregon heritage sites and organizations
is on the preliminary agenda for this public meeting.

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.

For more information, contact commission coordinator Kyle Jansson at
503-986-0673 or heritage.info at state.or.us  
Oregon Heritage News is published by the Oregon Heritage Commission,
which invites you to attend its Nov. 8 meeting.

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