[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-04-29

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri Apr 29 13:49:09 PDT 2011

In this issue:
1. Window workshop slated for Salem
2. New sustainability guidelines available
3. Astor's international trade, treaty are talk topics
4.  Mitchell elected chair of Heritage Commission
Salem's Historic Landmarks Commission and the State Historic
Preservation Office will co-sponsor a wood window repair workshop from
1-5 p.m. May 14 at Grant Elementary School, 725 Market St. NE, Salem.
Amy McAuley of Oculus Fine Carpentry will present "Beyond Window Rope
Repair", which will cover lead and tool safety, sash parts and joints
used; examine rot and impact damage; explain repair processes including
material and tool use, glues and epoxies, sequencing, and glass cutting
and glazing; and outline the real cost of replacing windows. RSVPs are
requested but not required.  For more information contact Joy Sears at
Joy.Sears at state.or.us or 503-986-0688.

The National Parks Service's Technical Preservation Services division
has announced the release of The Secretary of the Interiors Standards
for Rehabilitation & Illustrated Guidelines on Sustainability for
Rehabilitating Historic Buildings. These are the first set of official
guidelines on how to make changes to improve energy efficiency and
preserve the character of historic buildings. 

The Guidelines adds to discussions about sustainability and achieving
greater energy efficiency, which have focused primarily on new
buildings. Designed to assist building owners in planning rehabilitation
projects that will meet the Standards for Rehabilitation, the Guidelines
stress the inherent sustainability of historic buildings and offer
specific guidance on “recommended” rehabilitation treatments and
“not recommended” treatments, which could negatively impact a
building’s historic character. For more information visit 


John Jacob Astor’s role in Oregon’s history and a 1960s treaty that
defined the Columbia River will be topics presented at the Oregon
Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave., Salem, during May.

Rex Ziak's “Beaver, Big Business, And Astoria's Bicentennial” will
take place at 2 p.m. May 1.  Astor selected the Columbia River as the
pivotal hub for establishing his trade route encircling the globe.  For
more information call (503) 306-5214 or visit www.ohs.org   

The Center for Columbia River History  in partnership with the Oregon
Historical Society and with support from the James B. Castles Endowment
presents "Negotiating Memories: The Columbia River Treaty Remembered" at
5:30 p.m. May 12. Jeremy Mouat of the University of Alberta and Arizona
State University will make the free illustrated presentation, which will
be followed by responses from the Northwest Power and Conservation
Council and the Columbia Basin Trust. The Columbia River treaty
re-defined the river. This agreement between Canada and the United
States on the development and operation of dams for power and flood
control in the upper river basin established a management regime that
continues to this day. Although signed in 1961 
with additional provisions in 1964, American planners identified the
need for Canadian water storage much earlier. For more information,
phone 360-258-3289 or visit www.ccrh.org 


Jan Mitchell of Astoria has been elected chair of the Oregon Heritage
Commission. She has been vice chair for the past two years and succeeds
George Kramer, who had been chair for the past four years.

Jon Tullis of Timberline is the Commission's new vice chair.

For more information about the Heritage Commission and its activities,
visit http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/
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