[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-07-08

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri Jul 8 08:20:25 PDT 2011

In this issue:
1. Organizations Offer Positions Openings
2. “Oregon Encyclopedia Project” Among AASLH Award Winners
3. Century Farm and Ranch Booklet Released
4. Hard Hat Tour Features Portland’s Oldest Building


Portland: The Cultural Advocacy Coalition is seeking a director. The
primary mission of the CAC is to increase ongoing public investment in
Oregon’s arts, heritage and humanities. The director’s duties will
include constituent outreach and advocacy, fundraising, financial
management and administrative duties. Application deadline is 4 p.m.,
July 30. Visit www.oregonculture.org for further information. For
clarification questions, contact Liz Fuller at (503) 552-5067 or
Liz.Fuller at gmail.com .

Pendleton: The Umatilla County Historical Society is seeking a museum
manager / membership coordinator for its Heritage Station Museum. The
manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the museum,
the store and selected development activities. For further information,
see http://www.heritagestationmuseum.org/news2.html . 

Washington State: The Washington State Historical Society is seeking a
director to serve as the principal leader of the organization and
oversee all areas of its operations. The application deadline is July
15. Applicants should be prepared to interview at the Washington State
History Museum in Tacoma beginning July 25 through August 4. For further
information, visit www.washingtonhistory.org/wshs/jobs.aspx or call
(253) 798-5900. 


The Oregon Council of Teachers of English, Portland State University
and the Oregon Historical Society’s “The Oregon Encyclopedia” has
received a Leadership in History award from the AASLH. 

“The Leadership in History Awards is AASLH’s highest distinction
and the winners represent the best in the field,” said Terry Davis,
AASLH President & CEO. “This year, we are pleased to distinguish each
recipient’s commitment and innovation to the interpretation of
history, as well as their leadership for the future of state and local

This year, AASLH conferred fifty-nine national awards honoring people,
projects, exhibits, books, and organizations. Recipients will receive
their awards at a special banquet during the 2011 AASLH Annual Meeting
in Richmond, Virginia, on Friday, September 16.


The Wallowa Land Trust will release its new booklet, “Wallowa County
Century Farms and Ranches” during a tour of the Wallowa County Museum,
at 9 a.m., July 16.  The tour will also offer participants the
opportunity to view the museum’s recent expansion project. The booklet
features interviews, historical documents and photographs illustrating
Wallow County’s unique agricultural heritage and registered Century
Farms and Ranches. For more information, visit www.wallowalandtrust.org
or call (541) 426-2042.


In 1857, a new brick building arose on the corner of Front Street at
Oak, designed by Absalom Hallock. William McMillan not only built the
new structure, but also joined Hallock in tenancy there - perhaps as
Portland's first "design-build" business entity. The Hallock and
McMillan building survived the cast-iron demolition waves of the 20th
Century, and today stands as Portland's oldest building. New owner John
Russell will soon begin restoring the building’s exterior. Be among
the participants of a special opportunity for a "hard hat tour" of a
transformation-in-progress from 6 - 8:30 p.m., July 14, 237 SW Naito
Parkway, Portland.  Attendees will tour the inside of the building and
learn about its initial construction, changes over time, the vision for
its future and a peek inside the adjacent Dielschneider Building. To
pre-register for the tour and learn more about this event, visit
http://visitahc.org/content/hallock-mcmillan-building-tour-2011 .

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