[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-02-25

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri Feb 25 15:56:14 PST 2011

In this issue:
1.  Creating satisfied heritage visitors is key seminar topic
2.  Openings remain for homeowners, tradespeople in La Grande workshop
3.   Speakers scheduled in Newport, Bend
4.  Grant sessions scheduled in 10 communities


When was the last time that a satisfied heritage visitor left you a
huge tip? Or brought back 10 friends to visit and wrote a letter to the
editor of the newspaper praising your organization? You can make it
happen soon. A two-hour workshop on the opening day of the Oregon
Heritage Conference is designed to help you, your organization and your
community become the stars of customer service, a quality highly valued
in today's consumer society.

Star performers give that little something extra that attracts people.
Learn how your museum, downtown, store, theater, and performance hall
can be more welcoming and pleasantly memorable. Make your community
known by word of mouth for its star qualities and repeat visitors. You
can make it happen by attending this workshop given by Paul Paz of
Waitersworld, who loves to have everyone have fun in his workshops and
who will give great tips and opportunities for fun at this workshop
created just for Oregon's heritage community.

Paz is the author of the book "Service At Its Best - Waiter Waitress
Training: A Guide to Becoming a Successful Server". He has been the
Oregon Restaurant Employee of the Year, has trained steamboat crews and
heritage businesses, and helped thousands learn better ways of giving
service to visitors.

Find more information about the Heritage Conference and register for
this workshop and others at


Openings remain for tradespeople, contractors, building owners,
homeowners and others at a March 5 workshop on "Save Windows, Save
Dollars, Save History."

This free workshop at Bronson's Lumber in La Grande is sponsored by the
State Historic Preservation Office. You will learn how to repair,
maintain and upgrade existing wooden windows to save more energy and
more dollars than replacement windows. Demonstrations include glazing
and putty tooling, as well as sash and sill repairs.

This is workshop is your chance to ask questions and get answers from
an objective expert John Leeke, who 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 or to register for the workshop, contact Joy
Sears, Restoration Specialist, Oregon State Historic Preservation
Office, 503-986-0688 or Joy.Sears at state.or.us 


Bend:  R. Gregory Nokes, author of "Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in
Hells Canyon," will talk about his book at 6:30 p.m. March 10 at the
High Desert Museum. Ellen Waterston, author of "Where the Crooked River
Rises," will speak at 2 p.m. March 12 at the same location. Reservations
for the talks can be made by calling 541-382-4754, ext 241. The High
Desert Museum is located several miles south of Bend on Highway 97.  Its
website is www.highdesertmuseum.org 

Newport:  Linda Crew, award-winning author of nine novels, will speak
at the Carriage House of the Lincoln County Historical Society at 2 p.m.
March 5 on “Women in History: The Art of Making Up What Never Got
Written Down.” The program is free and open to the public. For more
information, call  541-265-7509. The Lincoln County Historical Society,
which includes the Burrows  House and Log Cabin museums, is located at
545 SW Ninth St.  


Beginning March 3, grant managers of the Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon
Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage Commission and Oregon Humanities will
move around the state to facilitate Writing Strong Grant Proposals
workshops.   The workshops will take place in Coos Bay, Eugene,
Florence, Grants Pass, John Day, Klamath Falls, Portland, Port Orford,
Redmond, and Roseburg.

Bring your project idea and your questions for a two-hour Q&A and Round
Table session, with break out discussions with each grant manager from
the Trust and Partner programs.   Come prepared to share a short,
succinct, summary of your proposed project and to share your questions
with others.  Click here for grant program descriptions.

To sign up for a workshop near you,
http://www.regonline.com/writingstronggrantproposals .  More
information is available from the Cultural Trust at 503-986-0088.
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