[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-08-15

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Mon Aug 15 08:49:41 PDT 2011

In this issue:
1. Oregon Main Street Conference Set for Baker City
2. Site Offers Archaeological Site Protection Strategies
3. OHS to Feature “Oregon Rocks!”


Baker City Learn why Baker City was a finalist in Rand McNally's Best
of the Road "Prettiest Small Towns in America" competition during the
Oregon Main Street Conference, Oct. 5-7. The Best of the Road video
 should spark your interest. 
Conference highlights include keynote speaker Roger Brooks from
Destination Downtown International, who has assisted nearly a 1,000
communities in their efforts to become better places to live, invest,
establish a business, or visit. He will present "The 20 Ingredients of
an Outstanding Destination", which is based on six years of surveying
and studying more than 400 well-branded, vibrant downtowns, downtown
districts, and communities across the country to identify the most
common elements that let to their success.
The conferences will also feature the "Excellence in Downtown
Revitalization" awards, spotlighting the best projects and activities
from around the state; and concurrent sessions and walking tours
covering the areas of organization, promotion, design, and economic

To register on-line, visit http://oms2011.eventbrite.com and for
additional information, visit


An updated website with a new address has resulted from the joint
efforts of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the
Archaeological Conservancy, the Society for American Archaeology, the
Society for Historical Archaeology, the National Conference of State
Historic Preservation Officers, and two National Park Service Cultural
Resource offices (Heritage Preservation Services and the Archeology
Program). “Strategies for Protecting Archeological Sites on Private
Lands" offers a wide variety of tools available for protecting
archeological sites on private lands. The site,
(http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/pad/strategies.html) contains
information on strategies used throughout the U.S., case studies, keys
to success, contact information, and links to other sources of useful
information. Key strategies include land ownership, financial
strategies, development regulation, laws specific to archeology,
voluntary strategies, and site management.


For generations, Oregon - and Portland, in particular - has been a
hotbed for great music. A new exhibit will open on Aug. 26 at the Oregon
Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave., Portland, that celebrates
Oregon’s rich and diverse musical history and begins a conversation
about Oregon’s role in national musical movements. An “Oregon
Rocks!” concert will kick off the exhibit from 5:30 - 11 p.m., Aug.
25, at the Dill Pickle Club, 519 SW 3rd Ave., Portland. 

>From the jazz cabarets and supper clubs that lit up North Williams
Street in the 1940s, through the teen dances and band battles of the
1960s, to the wild and raggedy North Portland house party scene of
today, Oregon music exemplifies the pioneering spirit of the Northwest.
The exhibit will spotlight favorites like Southern Oregon’s Johnnie
Ray, the Kingsmen of “Louie, Louie” fame, and Paul Revere and the
Raiders with their Revolutionary War garb. Visitors will also become
acquainted with newer legends, including Nu Shooz and the Dandy Warhols.

For more information, call (503) 306-5198, email orhist at ohs.org or
visit www.ohs.org . 

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