[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-09-22

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Sep 22 14:43:10 PDT 2010

In this issue:
1.  Voter pamphlets, Century Farm lists available at websites
2.  Final preservation focus group set for Pendleton
3.  Deadline nears for Fellowship applications
4.  Humanities group plans Eastern Oregon grant sessions
5.  Positions available in Baker City, Medford
6.  Several groups planning excursions


Historic voter pamphlets and a listing of farms designated as Oregon
Century Farms and Ranches are now available.

The Oregon State Library has compiled the voters pamphlets for special,
primary and general elections dating from 1904 to the present. You can
learn the information that voters' had prior to each election on ballot
measures and candidates for public office. For example, you can read how
supporters of former Salem and Newberg resident Herbert Hoover portrayed
his presidential candidacy in 1928. For a look at this and other voters
pamphlets, visit

The Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program has posted a list of more
than 1,100 farms that have been designated Century Farms or Ranches, or
Sesquicentennial Farms or Ranches. Organized by county, the list
includes the initial land owner, the date the family began managing or
owning it, and the year it became a Century Farm. For more information,
visit http://www.oregonfb.org/programs/century_farm_ranch.shtml


Your are invited to provide input to create a successful plan for
collections preservation in Oregon.  Sponsored by many museum, library,
and archival organizations, the meetings are designed to bring together
archives, libraries and museums to plan a better future for Oregon's
heritage collections.

A grant from the federal Institute for Museums and Library Services to
the Oregon Museums Association on behalf of archive, library, and museum
partners throughout Oregon is making the meetings possible to take stock
of 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 future  implementation.

The final meeting is set for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Tamastslikt
Cultural Institute, 72789 Highway 331, Pendleton, near Interstate 84. 
Please let us know you are coming by emailing Ruth Metz at
ruthmetz at spiretech.com.  For additional information, visit the
project website at  http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/C2C.shtml or
contact Metz.


The Heritage Programs Division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation
Department will provide 1-3 fellowships to undergraduate students who
are seniors and to graduate students for researching, writing and
presenting a topic related to history, geography, archaeology, cultural
heritage, or historic preservation in Oregon.

The Fellowship recipients will make a 20-minute presentation of their
project or research findings April 8 at the Oregon Heritage Conference
in Astoria.  The application deadline is Oct. 20.

The purpose of the Heritage Fellowship is to encourage the thoughtful
inquiry of Oregon's heritage by emerging scholars.  Many new topics
remain to be pursued, and fresh perspectives on previously examined
topics are needed as well in order to keep the investigation of Oregon's
history fresh and relevant.  The Fellowship not only offers a financial
incentive for those research efforts, it provides an opportunity for
sharing the results with the Oregon heritage community through a public

The recipients must be a full-time student at a university in the State
of Oregon. For more information, visit


Oregon Humanities is offering grants workshops in four locations next
week. At these workshops, attendees will learn about its new grant
guidelines, how to apply, and tips for success. Workshops are free and
open to the public, and no RSVP is required. Refreshments will be
The workshops will be at noon Sept. 27 at The Dalles-Wasco County
Library, 722 Court St., The Dalles; noon Sept. 28 at the Pendleton
Center for the Arts, 214 North Main St.; at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Baker
City Public Library, 2400 Resort St.; and noon Sept. 30 at the John Day
City Hall, 450 East Main St.

Oregon Humanities Grants support public programs designed to explore
the humanities in participatory and dynamic ways. It encourages
applications from a range of nonprofit organizations in Oregon,
including those that may not define their work as being based in the
humanities. For more information, contact Oregon Humanities Director of
Programs Jennifer Allen at (503) 241-0543, ext. 118, or
j.allen at oregonhumanities.org.


Baker City: The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center has
a position open for a Visitor Information Specialist for developing and
producing exhibits, managing audio-visual programs and equipment,
development and production of interpretive graphic materials and
collaborative development of interpretive programming. It requires a
creative and technically capable individual. Information and application
are at: www.usajobs.opm.gov The application period closes Oct. 1.

Medford: The Southern Oregon Historical Society seeks an experienced,
energetic, and collegial individual to coordinate research and public
services at its
Research Library. Reporting to the Executive Director and overseeing a
large group of volunteers, the Research Librarian will foster
intellectual community with the collection, enhance public access, and
develop a plan for making the Research Library collection available
on-line by working collaboratively with other regional libraries
and archives. An ALA accredited master's degree in library or
information science is required. To apply for this position, send a
cover letter, resume, and three
professional references to Library Manager Search, Southern Oregon
Historical Society, PO Box 1570, Jacksonville, OR 97530. For more
information, contact 
director at sohs.org 


Oregon City: The Clackamas County Historical Society will host a
"Captains of River & Industry" cruise on the Sternwheeler Rose on the
Willamette River beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 9 at Clackamette Parky.
Riverboat captains Richard Chesborough and Paul Simonis are featured
speakers along with historian Karin Morey; Scott Guptil, Portland
General Electric; Jerry Herrmann, director of the River Resource Center;
Scott Parker, president of Scappoose Sand & Gravel and; Todd Alsbury,
regional director of US Fish & Wildlife Service. Call the society's
Museum of the Oregon Territory, (503) 960-0685, for information about

Portland: A Mid-century Modern Bus Tour will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 23 in
Portland and examine the work of architects Alvar Aalto, Frank Lloyd
Wright and Pietro Belluschi in the Willamette Valley. Organized by the
Friends of the Gordon House, tour stops will include the future site of
the Belluschi Pavilion and Griffith Residence in Marylhurst where Tony
Belluschi will talk about Oregon’s latest architectural vision; the
Abbey Library in Mount Angel, one of only two works in the United States
designed by Scandinavian Modern architect Alvar Aalto; and the Gordon
House, the only Frank Lloyd Wright designed house open to the public in
the Pacific Northwest.  Call
the Gordon House at 503/874-6006 for reservations and information.

Salem: The Willamette Heritage Center will lead a bus tour beginning at
9 a.m. Sept. 25 to explore aspects of the Willamette Valley's
agricultural heritage, including a behind-the-scenes tour of Benton
County Historical Society and Museum; a tour of OSU's Art About
Agriculture Collection; and a visit to a winery. For more information
and reservations, contact the Willamette Heritage Center at 503-
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