[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-12-08

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Dec 8 07:38:41 PST 2011

In This Issue:
1. 2011 Oregon Museum Grants Awarded
2. Heritage Excellence Deadline Approaches
3. ONE, Learning Institute Host Talk
4. Speaker Set at Fort Clatsop
Financial aid ranging from $3,600 for archival supplies in Sherman
County to $8,000 for Southern Oregon Historical Society’s community
engagement and exhibit project are among the latest grants released by
the Oregon Heritage Commission to support Oregon’s museums.
The Oregon Museum grants will support 13 projects estimated to cost
more than $100,000 in eight counties.
“The museum grants support the preservation and interpretation of
significant historic collections all over the state, as well as develop
heritage tourism,” said Kyle Jansson, the commission’s coordinator.
“These grants enable museums of all sizes to take on projects they
might otherwise be unable to accomplish.”
The Museum Grants program, established in 1965, is the state’s oldest
cultural grant program. More than 100 museums have used the funds over
the years.
For more information on the Oregon Museum Grants contact Kuri Gill at
Kuri.Gill at state.or.us or call (503) 986-0685. To view a list of the
Oregon Museum Grants visit www.oregonheritage.org (
http://www.oregonheritage.org/ ) .
There is one month left to nominate individuals, organizations and
projects that have made outstanding contributions to preserving Oregon’s
heritage for an Oregon Heritage Excellence Award.  Intended to draw
public attention to important heritage efforts in Oregon and to raise
the quality of heritage-oriented activities, award winners will receive
recognition at the 2012 Oregon Heritage Conference on April 27 in
Visit www.oregonheritage.org ( http://www.oregonheritage.org/ ) for a
nomination application and recognize someone for exceptional and
commendable work, the development of new ideas, and / or approaches and
innovations in heritage-related activities.  The deadline for
nominations is January 13. For more information, contact Cara Kaser at
(503) 986-0670 or cara.kaser at state.or.us . 
Oregon Nikkei Endowment (ONE) and the University of Oregon Osher
Lifelong Learning Institute will host a lecture by Jane Comerford,
featuring slides and information from her new book, "A History of
Northwest Portland: From the River to the Hills" at 1 p.m., Dec. 14 in
Room 152 at the University of Oregon White Stag building, 70 NW Couch,
Comerford’s book begins with the Donation Land Claims of the 1840s and
chronicles the move of residential neighborhoods back from the river,
leaving behind an area of boarding houses and hotels, filled with ethnic
minorities, sailors and transients that would become Old Town. The book
records the NW quadrant of Portland as it moves through its first
century and a half, and features over 150 images, including some from
the ONE collection. Images show Nihonmachi, or Japantown, and feature
Rokuichi Ninomura and his family in front of their bathhouse,
barbershop, and cleaners which is now home to the Oregon Nikkei Legacy
Center. The photos add historical context and vibrancy to the rich
fabric of the Northwest neighborhoods.
For further information call (503) 224-1458 or visit
www.oregonnikkei.org .
Elita Tom will present “Getting to Know Sacagawea” at 1 p.m., Dec. 18
in the Netul River Room of the Fort Clatsop visitor center as part of
the “In Their Footsteps” speaker series.
A high school junior and a member of the Yakima Indian Nation, Elita
works with the Pacific Northwest Living Historians as they portray
members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  She portrays Sacagawea each
August at The Saltmakers Return in Seaside and at the January Wintering
Over program at Fort Clatsop.  She is the winner of the National Park
Service’s Pacific West Region 2010-2011 George and Helen Hartzog Youth
Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service for this and other work in the
park.  She enjoys acting and behind-the-scenes work in both high school
and community theater. 
Dressed as Sacagawea might have been, Elita will present a
Chautauqua-style monologue where the audience will get to “meet
Sacagawea.” A discussion about her research and preparation will follow
this “first-person” performance.
A premiere of three short films made by high school students from the
park’s Film Camp, an annual workshop where teens make documentaries
about Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, will follow Elita’s
presentation at 2 p.m. For more information, call the park at (503)

Save the dates for the 2012 Oregon Heritage Conference: April 26 -28!

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