[Heritage] Public Invited to Participate in Historic Preservation Month

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Apr 27 08:33:07 PDT 2011

May is National Historic Preservation Month and a time for "Celebrating
America's Treasures". Communities throughout Oregon are sharing
significant historic sites and buildings that tell the stories of their
past and recognizing contributions that individuals and organizations
make to local preservation projects.  
“We encourage the public to tour historical sites found in Oregon,”
said Roger Roper, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer. “Take
the opportunity to attend an educational event featuring an aspect of
Oregon’s history or historic preservation; explore the state’s vast
heritage resources online; or become a member of a local preservation
organization,” he added.
A visit to http://www.oregonheritage.org (
http://www.oregonheritage.org  ) is a good place to start for
information about Oregon’s historic places. From there, plan your
adventure using the Oregon Historic Sites Database to locate historic
places listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Search for
your favorite lighthouses, old houses, commercial buildings, or schools
and plan your visit. 
-- Explore one of Oregon’s many unique historic downtowns. 
-- Stroll through historic neighborhoods and local museums. 
-- Tour a recently completed preservation project.
-- Take a hike along one of Oregon’s 16 historic trails.
-- Enjoy a state park and discover an historic site.
-- Visit a local historic cemetery and participate in preservation
-- Read the Heritage Vitality Report.
-- View a calendar of Historic Preservation Month events.

The state heritage program, a part of the Oregon Park and Recreation
Department, offers educational, financial and technical resources to
those interested in preservation of Oregon’s historic places. Details
are available online at www.oregonheritage.org (
http://www.oregonheritage.org/ ) or by contacting
heritage.programs at state.or.us, or by phone at 503-986-0671.

(Heritage organizations are encouraged to send this message to their
members and community media.)

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