[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-02-08

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Feb 8 12:28:20 PST 2011

In this issue:
1.  Portland house added to National Register
2.  Heritage Commission to meet Monday in Salem
3.  Archives month group to begin 2011 planning
4.  Cultural Trust reports increased donations
5.  Tourism conference set for Eugene venues


The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office has announced the recent
listing of the Joseph Jacobberger Country House in the National Register
of Historic Places.

The house was the last residence of prominent Portland architect Joseph
Jacobberger. Nominated to the register for its important association
with Jacobberger: he designed it in 1916 and lived in it during the most
prolific period of his career until his death in 1930. While living in
the house, Jacobberger designed over 250 residential, commercial, and
institutional buildings in Oregon and Washington, solidifying his
position as one of Oregon’s great architects. 

The Arts and Crafts style house has excellent physical integrity and
reflects the period when Jacobberger lived in the house and his
prominence as an architect during the early 20th century.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon listings
is online at


The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 14 in Room
103 of the Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem.

A variety of issues related to Oregon heritage sites, organizations and
activities is on the preliminary agenda for this public meeting.

The mission of the Oregon Heritage Commission is to secure, sustain,
and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage
initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy for all levels
of support on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and
value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity.

For more information, contact commission coordinator Kyle Jansson at
503-986-0673 or heritage.info at state.or.us  


If you represent archives, special collections or are a supporter of
these institutions, consider joining the 2011 Archives Month State-wide
Planning Committee. The kick off meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m.-noon
Feb. 15 at the Oregon State Archives. The group will establish this
year's theme and start planning for state-wide events to raise public
awareness of archives and their importance to society.

For more information, contact Diana Banning at
diana.banning at portlandoregon.gov or 503-865-4110


The Oregon Cultural Trust reports calendar year 2010 donations of
$3,817,417, a two percent increase over 2009.

Christine D'Arcy, executive director of the Trust said, "The Cultural
Trust is working as intended:  a public-private partnership that
increases support of cultural nonprofits at the heart of every Oregon
community.  The fact that $3.8 million was contributed to the Cultural
Trust in 2010 means that at least that much - and likely much more  -
was contributed directly to school foundations, rural art centers,
historical societies, nonprofit galleries and museums, public
broadcasters, and creative nonprofits of all kinds.  Oregon's cultural
tax credit works as a powerful incentive to increase giving to cultural
nonprofits. "

Oregonians made 8,063 gifts to the Trust in 2010, an increase of eight
percent.  First-time 2010 donors numbered 1,076, a 14 percent increase. 
In 2010, the average gift was $508.

The top three counties for total dollars contributed are Multnomah, 
Lane and Washington, while three rural counties posted the largest
percentage increases in giving:  Harney, Sherman  and Baker.

Trust Manager Kimberly Howard challenges Oregonians to give by June 30,
saying, "Forty-two cents of every dollar donated to the Trust returns to
the community as grants (with 58 cents remaining in the permanent
endowment).  Since Trust grants are made possible entirely by people who
donate to the fund, donors can directly increase 2011-12 grantmaking to
$1.7 million (from 2008's record $1.65 million), if they give an
additional $600,000 by June 30."

Donations can be made any time during the year at www.culturaltrust.org
 Contributions to the Cultural Trust benefit more than 1,300 Oregon
heritage, humanities and arts nonprofits; 45 county and tribal cultural
coalitions; and Oregon's five statewide cultural partners, Oregon Arts
Commission, Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Historical Society,
Oregon Humanities, and State Historic Preservation Office.


The 2011 Oregon Governor's Conference on Tourism will take place April
10-12 in Eugene, Oregon.
To travel is to create a story, a personal narrative.  What will I
learn?  Whom will I meet?  Will I reconnect with old friends?  My
family?  This year's theme, "Tell Me a Story," encompasses everything
that is important in all facets of lives.  You'll tell your story, hear
others' stories, and share stories of success with colleagues.
Learn how to embolden tourism marketing, enrich product development and
enhance advocacy efforts through narrative strategies.  Storytellers,
musicians and industry influencers will present during the conference.
For more information and registration, visit
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