[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-02-10

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Thu Feb 10 15:36:20 PST 2011

In this issue:
1.  Window workshop set for March 5 in La Grande
2.  Speaker series underway in Eugene, Philomath, The Dalles
3.  Assistant state archaeologist sought
4.  Hood River Museum wants to give, borrow
5.  National history awards program seeks nominations
6.  Park Service seeks student digital projects 


The State Historic Preservation Office is sponsoring a program "Save
Windows, Save Dollars, Save History" beginning at 9 a.m. March 5 at
Bronson's Lumber, 10508 N. McAlister, in La Grande.

Historic building specialist John Leeke will teach tradespeople,
contractors, building owners and homeowners how to repair, maintain and
upgrade existing wooden windows to save more energy and more dollars
than replacement windows.

The morning talk and slide show will cover the complete step-by-step
procedure to restore a window and make it last another 100 years; lowest
cost spot repairs and ongoing maintenance; and upgrades to improve
energy efficiency. Afternoon demonstrations include glazing and putty
tooling, and sash and sill repairs.

This workshop is your chance to ask questions and get straight answers
from an objective expert. Bring sash or photos of your windows and get
advice. Bring your tools and materials to learn what works and what
doesn't. Meet the tradespeople who do the work. Meet the building owners
who own the windows that need the work done.

Leeke helps owners, planners, tradespeople, contractors and architects
understand and maintain their older and historic buildings. He is known
for his sensitive and practical approach. He has been saving historic
buildings for 30 years and has personally repaired, restored, and
preserved hundreds of windows and helped others save thousands more.

For more information, contact Joy Sears of the State Historic
Preservation Office at 503-986-0688 or joy.sears at state.or.us For
reservations, phone Bronson's Lumber at 541-963-4848


Eugene:   The Lane County Historical Society and Museum is continuing
its counterculture panel presentations on Feb. 10. Panel presentations
will continue this month at the museum at 6 p.m. each Thursday through
March 3.  Each panel of speakers will revisit a counterculture topic and
local happenings from 1965-1975, and is taking place in conjunction with
the recently-extended exhibit of Tie Dye and Tofu. All programs are free
and open to the public. For more information call (541) 682-4242 or
visit the museum website at www.lanecountyhistoricalsociety.org . 

Philomath:  Beginning Feb. 21, the Benton County Historical Society
will host its lecture series at 10 a.m. most Mondays through April 4.
The first talk will be by Marissa Chappell and Daniel Pearson on
"Misremembering the Civil Rights Movement: The Public Role of
Historians." The talks will take place at the museum at 1101 Main St. 
For more information, call 541-929-6230 or visit

The Dalles: The Original Courthouse is sponsoring a series of talks on
Saturdays during the remainder of February. The programs begin at 1:30
p.m. in the upstairs courtroom of the 1859 courthouse, 410 West 2nd
Place, behind the Chamber of Commerce / Visitors' Center. The topics
include meterorites, Abigail Scott Duniway and Celilo Village. Coffee
and cookies will be served. For more information, call Karl Vercouteren
at 541 296-5785.


The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, located within the
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, is seeking to hire an assistant
state archaeologist. The primary purpose of this position is to provide
professional, legal and regulatory review of projects as to impacts on
historic and archaeological resources. The application deadline is Feb.
24. For more information, visit


The History Museum of Hood River County has several old display cases
available for free to any other county, tribal or government museum or
organization, as long as they picked up for free. 

The History Museum is also featuring the art of hair weaving or
Pointe’ Tresse work in a special display opening in late March. It
would like to borrow pictorial, jewelry or other pieces from other
museums. The exhibit will be taken down in September. It would like
loaned pieces by Feb. 21.

For further information about the display cases or the borrowing,
contact Connie Nice at  thehistorymuseum at hrecn.net  or 541-386-6772. 


The American Association for State and Local History is requesting
nominations for its annual Leadership in History Awards to honor
organizations and individuals for exemplary work. The work can be done
by federal, state or local historical societies, institutions or
agencies, or specialized societies in related fields such as oral
history, genealogy, folklore, archaeology, business history, etc.
Privately-owned museums or foundations, individuals, junior historical
societies, and related agencies also may apply.

Awards are given for general excellence, exhibits, public and
educational programming, special projects, publications, multimedia,
individual achievement, and preservation or restoration projects.

Nominees do not have to be members of AASLH and self-nominations are
encouraged. Nominations are due by March 1.

To learn more about guidelines and documentation, visit
www.aaslh.org/aaslh_awards.htm. Nominations for Oregon organizations
must be sent by March 1 to state awards representative Kyle Jansson,
Oregon Heritage Commission, 725 Summer St. NE, Ste. C, Salem OR 97301.
The American Association for State and Local History is a not-for-profit
professional organization of individuals and institutions working to
preserve and promote history. 


The National Park Service is marking the 150th anniversary of
president-elect Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural train trip from
Springfield, Ill., to Washington, DC, with an invitation to high school
classes to join a free national digital project on the broader theme of
inaugurations - new beginnings.

The parks service invites students to create short digital narratives
on one of three themes: my area in 1861, a civil rights hero from my
area 100 years later, or the road ahead.  Narratives will be gathered
from schools throughout the nation and placed on a National Park Service
website “National Park Memory Trail.” The entry to the site will be
a map and each accepted project will be a clickable “location.” on
the trail. Participating students, their communities, and the nation
will then be able to use the site as window into key moments in national
life, as they were experienced locally.

Students are encouraged to submit projects at any time through the
remainder of the 2010-2011 school year. For more information visit the
Oregon Heritage News is a service of the Oregon Heritage Commission,
which encourages you to register for the Oregon Heritage Conference
using a form at http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/Conference.shtml

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