[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-10-20
heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Oct 20 14:43:19 PDT 2010
In this issue:
1. Community collaboration featured in Pendleton workshop
2. Florence woman named history teacher of the year
3. Southwest Oregon to host jobs forum
4. Two positions open at Washington County museum
5. Preservation office to host real estate class
COMMUNITY COLLABORATION FEATURED IN PENDLETON WORKSHOP
The Libraries of Eastern Oregon and the Eastern Oregon Library Association are inviting museums and other area cultural institutions to participate in a day of collaborative learning and networking Oct. 22 at the Pendleton Community Room, which is adjacent to the Pendleton Public Library, 502 SW Dorion.
The workshop portion of the day will be presented by Nina Simon, a cultural consultant from Santa Cruz and author of the book "The Participatory Museum." She will share practical, low-tech strategies for inviting community members to collaborate with an institution. Participants will also leave with tools and strategies for encouraging social experiences around collections and connecting with patrons' individual interests.
The afternoon presentations include a videoconference with staff at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and vendors. Stipends are being provided to attendees. The day begins at 9:30 a.m.
Pre-registration is not required and stipend forms will be available at the event. For more information, phone 541-763-2355.
FLORENCE WOMAN NAMED HISTORY TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Siuslaw Middle School teacher Marsha Klosterman was been named winner of the 2010 Gilder Lehrman History Teacher of the Year Award for Oregon.
Klosterman, who has taught for 27 years, has participated in the Teaching American History grant awarded to the Lane Educational Service District. The award recognizes her teaching of history in school and in the Florence community, where she has designed a historical walking tour.
The History Teacher of the Year Award, under the rubric of Preserve America, recognizes outstanding American history teachers from elementary school through high school, and the crucial importance of American history education. Finalists are selected from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense schools, and U.S. Territories. >From these local winners, a national honoree is recognized as the National Preserve America History Teacher of the Year. For more information, visit
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, based in New York, is a nonprofit organization that promotes American history education and provides resources for students, teachers, researchers and history buffs throughout the country. For more information, visit http://www.gilderlehrman.org/institute/
SOUTHWEST OREGON TO HOST JOBS FORUM
Have ideas for creating jobs and economic opportunity in southwestern Oregon? The US Department of Agriculture will host a jobs forum Oct. 26 on how small business (including those non-profit and for-profit organizations), infrastructure investments, and productive agriculture and forestry can create economic opportunity and new jobs in Coos, Douglas and Curry counties.
The event will take place from 9 a.m.-noon at the North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave. Encouraged to attend are business and labor leaders, job developers, agency staff at the state and county levels, and members of the general public who would like to share their good ideas about job creation and revitalizing the rural economy.
TWO POSITIONS OPEN AT WASHINGTON COUNTY MUSEUM
The Washington County Museum has announced it wants to hire a Director of Development and a Curator of Civic Engagement. For more information, contact director at washingtoncountymuseum.org
PRESERVATION OFFICE TO HOST REAL ESTATE CLASS
The State Historic Preservation Office will host and co-present a Historic Certified Real Estate Professional Class Nov. 16-17 in Salem. Participants will learn the process a home goes through to be on the National Register of Historic Places and why that is important; learn about the misconceptions of what one can do to a property on the National Register; and how to market the property. For more information, visit http://www.eclecticpreservation.com/schedule-locations
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