[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-07-06

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Jul 6 11:38:54 PDT 2011

In This Issue:
1. Disaster Planning Workshop Offered
2. Oregon Archives Month Planning Committee Seeks Photos
3. Benton County Historical Society Seeks Coordinator
4. Presentations on Archeological Discoveries Set at SOHS


Kristen Kern, Fine & Performing Arts Librarian, Portland State
University will present “Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster
Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery” at the Willamette
Heritage Center from 9 a.m. -- 4 p.m., August 22 and at the Willamette
Heritage Center in Salem. Part 1 will take place on August 22 (Part 1:
Prevention and Preparedness) and November 7 (Part 2: Response and

Sponsored by Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance
Service (WESTPAS), administrators and staff responsible for emergency
preparedness, response and decision-making, in all types of cultural
institutions should attend the free workshops to achieve their disaster
preparedness goals. The workshop requires pre-registration and workshop
attendees should plan to register in pairs so they can work together on
disaster preparedness activities. 

Participants will complete a disaster response and collection salvage
plan; learn how to train staff to implement the plan effectively; set
pre- and post-disaster action priorities for collections; understand
practical decision-making skills needed during an emergency; and
experience salvage procedures for a wide variety of material including
books, documents, photos and objects. Participants will also prepare
short assignments prior to the first session and during the four-week
break between sessions, they will undertake additional assignments
resulting in a completed disaster plan at the end of Part 2. Upon
completion, the participating institutions will have the opportunity to
join an informal network of WESTPAS trained personnel to provide mutual
aid in the event of emergencies involving collections in the region. 

To register, visit http://tiny.cc/ZePOL . For registration assistance,
email Wendy Cao caow at plsinfo.org . For general and content information,
email Kristen Kern kkern at westpas.org .

The Oregon Archives Month Planning Committee is creating a poster that
speaks to this year's theme of creating communities in Oregon. It will
feature images from around the state that illustrate Oregon’s
communities as part of the Oregon Archives Month celebration. Do you
have an image that characterizes your community? There is no strict
definition - the committee will accept images of a physical place or
those that promote a sense of being. The poster will feature horizontal,
vertical, color and black and white photographs, formatted as jpg or
tiff files at 300 dpi and measuring approximately 4 x 6 inches.  Include
the repository name and a caption with all submitted photos by July 14
and email them to Jeremy Skinner at skinner at lclark.edu .


The Benton County Historical Society in Philomath is seeking a
part-time membership and fundraising events coordinator. The coordinator
will develop and operate the historical society’s membership program
including appeals, acknowledgments, member cultivation, new member
solicitation, and maintenance of the membership database. The
coordinator will also plan, organize and execute all fundraising events.
For a complete position description contact Irene Zenev, Executive
Director, Benton County Historical Museum, PO Box 35, Philomath, OR
97370 or email Irene at bentoncountymuseum.org . 


The Southern Oregon Historical Society will present the latest
archaeological research relating to pivotal moments in the Rogue Indian
Wars from 4-7 p.m., July 16 at Hanley Farm. Drs. Paul Baxter and Brian
O’Neill, archaeologists at the University of Oregon, will discuss
their discovery and the most recent excavation of the Harris Cabin site,
location of the infamous Harris Cabin massacre - considered the trigger
point of the Wars. In his presentation “Search for the Battle of
Hungry Hill”, Mark Tveskov, director of the Southern Oregon University
Laboratory of Anthropology, will talk about a key battle during the Wars
and the new evidence that he and his team of archaeologists and students
discovered in the hills of Josephine County. Moderator and archaeologist
Chelsea Rose will provide background on the relationship between the
Harris and Hanley families, and discuss archaeological research that has
taken place at Hanley Farm. For more information visit www.sohs.org or
call (541) 773-6536 ext. 1002.

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