[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-02-11

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri Feb 11 10:06:21 PST 2011

In this issue:
1.  Cultural Trust grant applications available
2.  Special event workshop to create excitement, succcess for you
3.  Photo, quilt care featured in workshops at Pendleton, Salem
4.  Historical quarterly seeks proposals for special issue
5.  Journal publishes review of Portland area museums


The Oregon Cultural Trust announces a May 16 postmark deadline for its
Cultural Development grant applications. Oregon 501(c)(3) arts, heritage
and humanities nonprofits are eligible to apply for funds to support
projects of cultural significance taking place beginning Aug. 1. Funded
projects are meant to bring cultural opportunities to more Oregonians,
and to preserve and enhance important cultural assets. 

Applications and guidelines may be downloaded from

or requested from 503-986-0088 or cultural.trust at state.or.us. 

“The Trust’s competitive grants support Oregon’s significant
cultural endeavors - the production of new work, important historic
preservation projects and scholarly examination of issues and topics.
The funding is entirely dependent on gifts to the Trust by
Oregonians,” said Christine D’Arcy, executive director.
“Contributions may be made at any time. Anyone who gives by June 30
will have an immediate impact on the grants we are able to award this

By law, up to 42% of the money the Trust raises each fiscal year may be
returned to the cultural community; the balance remains in a permanent
endowment.  For the current fiscal year, the Trust awarded $1.47 million
in grants, with one-third -- $489,691 - distributed to 57 nonprofits
through the Cultural Development grant program. Another third was
distributed to 40 county and tribal coalitions to fund community
cultural projects; and the final third funded the state’s five
cultural partners: Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage Commission,
Oregon Historical Society, Oregon Humanities and State Historic
Preservation Office.

For more information or to make a donation, contact the Trust at (503)
986-0088 or visit www.culturaltrust.org.


A workshop to help you create successful promotional events will be
offered April 7 at the Oregon Heritage Conference.

Special events are a great way to create excitement, fund and exposure
for your organization. Learn the fundamentals of organizing a special
event from brainstorming the concept, creating realistic budgets,
assigning tasks, finding sponsors and attacking the "to-do" list.
Examples of successful events from around the country will be featured.

The workshop will be led by Sheri Stuart, the coordinator of the Oregon
Main Street Program.

For more information and registration for the Oregon Heritage
Conference, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/Conference.shtml 


Pendleton: At 6 p.m. Feb. 17, Richard Engeman will conduct a free
public lecture and workshop on "Taking Care of Your Photographs," at
Tamástslikt Cultural Institute.  Engeman, a writer, public historian
and archivist, is an expert in the current state of the art in
preserving photographs.  This free session is for the public.  He will
address these questions in practical ways:  How can you best care for
and organize your family photographs and documents? What can
digitization do for you? What are the drawbacks to digitizing your
photographs?  The public is invited to bring photographs that he can use
as examples.  Tamástslikt curatorial staff will be on hand to assist
with individual cases as well. For more information, contact Tamástslikt
Cultural Institute at (541)966-9748 or visit www.tamastslikt.org.  
Tamástslikt is located at 47106 Wildhorse Blvd. [new mailing address]
at the far end of the main driveway of the Wildhorse Resort & Casino, 10
minutes east of Pendleton off of I-84. 

Salem: "Quilted Treasures: Preserving Them for Tomorrow" is a workshop
that will be offered at 10 a.m. Feb. 19 at the Willamette Heritage
Center, 1313 Mill St.  Instructor Martha Sparks will discuss the best
practices for conserving quilts and other old clothing. You are
encouraged to bring examples for discussion and recommendations.
Pre-registration is required by Feb. 16 at 503-585-7012.


In honor of the centennial of Oregon women achieving the vote, the Fall
2012 issue of the Oregon Historical Quarterly will be dedicated to the
topic of women and citizenship. Guest edited by historian Kimberly
Jensen, the special issue will address a variety of topics, ideally
including (but not limited to): gender, legal rights, economic rights,
women and politics, women on both sides of the political spectrum, women
of color, and lesbians and transgendered women. 

Contributions to the issue should advance scholarly conversations and
rely on compelling writing that engages readers. OHQ is a peer-reviewed,
public-history journal that has been published continuously by the
Oregon Historical Society since 1900. If you are interested in
contributing to the special issue, send a proposal of not more than 500
words and a copy of your C.V. as email attachments to the Editor,
eliza.canty-jones at ohs.org, by Feb. 28.


The latest issue of The Public Historian, which is published by the
National Council for Public History,  includes "Portland Museum and
Exhibit Reviews" -- 40 pages reviewing the Oregon Historical Society,
World Forestry Center, Architectural Heritage Center, Pittock Mansion,
Vista House, Nikkei Legacy Center, Hellenic-American Cultural Center,
Oregon Jewish Museum, Fort Vancouver, Wells Fargo, and the White Stag
complex. The publication is available online through JSTOR,
http://www.jstor.org/ . You will need to be a subscriber to view the
publication. However, JSTOR is also available free through libraries at
a number of Oregon universities and the Multnomah County Library. in

The National Council for Public History conducted its national
conference in Portland a year ago.
Oregon Heritage News is a service of the Oregon Heritage Commission,
which can be contacted at heritage.info at state.or.us 

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