[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-12-22

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Dec 22 08:53:17 PST 2011

In This Issue:
1. Deadline Nears for 2011 Cultural Trust Donations
2. CCHS Seeks Part-Time Director
3. Railroad Heritage Symposium Set
Your heritage organization still has time to promote the benefits of
donations in 2011 to the Oregon Cultural Trust to your members and
The benefits:
-- Dozens of heritage organizations in Oregon (perhaps even your own or
one that you cooperate with) have received grants this year from the
Oregon Cultural Trust or its county and tribal coalitions. The Trust
lists all of its statewide grantees on its website at
-- The Oregon Cultural Trust promotes cooperation and collaboration by
heritage, humanities and arts organizations, which strengthens the
cultural infrastructure in Oregon.
-- Oregonians are able to be eligible for tax credits when filing their
2011 Oregon income tax returns because of donations to their heritage
organizations and the Oregon Cultural Trust.
How your organization can participate:
-- On your organization's Facebook page, friend the Oregon Cultural
Trust's Facebook page. Or use a tweet to get people to the Trust's
-- Include in your organization's end-of-year e-newsletter an article
about donations to the Trust and a link to its website at
-- Include a printed Cultural Trust flyer in the envelope when you send
receipts to your donors.
--  Remind folks of the Cultural Trust's message: "Donate to the
Cultural Trust today. Get it all back at tax time. Your donation is free
to you and good for Oregon."
So take a moment now, to help the Cultural Trust lead in building an
environment in which heritage and other cultural organizations are
sustained and valued as a core part of vibrant Oregon communities.
The Clackamas County Historical Society (CCHS), in Oregon City, is
seeking a part-time Program Director of Programs and Expenses. 
Applicants should have program and development experience, an
appreciation of history, a familiarity with technology, strong
organizational skills and the ability to tell a compelling story. The
successful candidate will work in a team-building environment with
volunteers and other staff and will development monthly programs for
weekend, workshop or special events. This position will also assist with
developing a strategy to organize and make the collection available to
the public, and research and submit relevant grant applications. To
apply for the position, email a résumé and cover letter via email with
the subject line Program Director, to cchsoregon at gmail.com . To learn
more about CCHS, visit www.clackamashistory.org (
http://www.clackamashistory.org/ ) . 
Interested in sharing success stories and challenges? Does your
organization desire to collaborate with another to achieve a goal? The
Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society will host a Railroad
Heritage Symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 28 at the Northwest Truck
Museum, Antique Powerland, 3995 Brooklake Road NE, Brooks. For more
information contact Bill Bain via email bill at yaquina.com or telephone
(541) 961-0600. 

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

Oregon Heritage News is a service of the Oregon Heritage Commission.
Contact us by emailing heritage.info at state.or.us .
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