[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-07-29
heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri Jul 29 08:51:25 PDT 2011
In this issue:
1. Lighthouse Parking Lot and Trail Project Underway
2. "Grant’s Getaways" Features Heritage Sites
3. Online Newspaper Web Address Listed
4. Watzek House designated National Historic Landmark
5. Travel Oregon Grant Idea Deadline Approaches
6. IMLS Seeks Strategic Plan Comments
7. Arts and Crafts Style Subject of Talk in Portland
LIGHTHOUSE PARKING LOT AND TRAIL PROJECT UNDERWAY
Heceta Head Lighthouse parking lots and trail will close to the public
for approximately 7 weeks beginning Aug. 15. There will be no access to
the park or lighthouse until completion of work, which should conclude
by Sept. 30, 2011.
The USFS and OPRD are working together to improve the west parking lot
and the uneven, erosion-prone half-mile trail leading to the lighthouse.
The east parking lot also will close to serve as a staging area for the
project contractor. The USFS and OPRD are partnering on the project
because the work occurs on lands owned by both.
The project will reshape and repave the west parking lot to improve
drainage and repair erosion damage, chronic problems at the site. A new
sidewalk leading to the beach will improve accessibility to the beach.
Trail work includes installing culverts and shifting parts of the trail
into the hillside, a safety move to counter severe erosion. The project
all includes the addition of new benches and interpretive signs along
the trail, and improved trail surface at the lighthouse.
The historic assistant lighthouse keeper’s house, which the USFS
operates through a concessionaire as a B&B, will remain open, although
parking will be limited. Although the parking lot and trail project
should take 4-7 weeks to complete; however, much of the work depends on
the weather. Visit www.oregonstateparks.org/park_124.php for updates.
"GRANT’S GETAWAYS" FEATURES HERITAGE SITES
Grant McOmie recently traveled to southern Oregon to visit the Wolf
Creek Inn and Golden State heritage sites and featured his experience on
his Travel Oregon program, “Grant’s Getaways”. To view the
approximately seven minute program and tour the sites visit
ONLINE NEWSPAPER WEB ADDRESS LISTED
Yesterday you read about the online Oregon Newspaper Project at the
University of Oregon. As a follow-up, here's the address to the project:
WATZEK HOUSE DESIGNATED NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK
The Landmarks Committee of The National Park System Advisory Board
unanimously voted to recommend designation of the Watzek House, in
Portland, as a National Historic Landmark. This action comes from years
of research and work on the historic John Yeon-designed house. The house
is only the 17th site in Oregon to receive this national honor, joining
seven other buildings, including Pioneer Courthouse (Portland);
Timberline Lodge (Mount Hood); and Deady and Villard Halls (University
of Oregon), Native American sites, historic districts, highways and
dams. For further information, visit
TRAVEL OREGON GRANT IDEA DEADLINE APPROACHES
The deadline to submit an idea worksheet to the 2011-2012 Travel Oregon
Matching Grants Program is August 10. Cities, counties, port districts,
federally recognized Tribes and non-profit entities located in Oregon
and involved with tourism promotion and development are eligible for
grants from the program. Applicants must complete several steps before
submitting the application online by the deadline of August 22. For
further information visit
, call (503) 378-8850 or email Grants at TravelOregon.com .
IMLS SEEKS STRATEGIC PLAN COMMENTS
The IMLS is creating a five-year strategic plan and soliciting ideas on
how it can carry out its statutory responsibility “to support museum,
library, and information services to meet the information, education,
research, economic, cultural, and civic needs of the people of the
United States.” It has developed five questions to help envision
future services and asks for suggested answers from its constituents
through leaving ideas, commenting on ideas others have provided, and
voting on the questions and ideas that have the greatest merit. The
comment period will continue until Aug. 12. Visit
http://imls.ideascale.com to participate.
ARTS AND CRAFTS STYLE SUBJECT OF TALK IN PORTLAND
Jim Heuer and Robert Mercer bought an Emil Schacht-designed Craftsman
Style home in 1999, which launched them on a journey of discovery
revealing the rich treasure of Craftsman and Arts and Crafts Style
residences in Portland. They have identified hundreds of previously
unattributed works by local architects like Emil Schacht, Joseph
Jacobberger, and Alfred Faber, all pioneers in Craftsman and other
period styles. Join Heuer and Mercer at 7:30 p.m., August 9 at the
Rialto Poolroom and Bar, 529 SW 4th Ave., Portland, to hear their
presentation “Craftsman Style and the Great Boom-Building Portland’s
Classic Arts & Crafts Neighborhood in the Early 20th Century” as part
of the ongoing Oregon Encyclopedia series. For further information,
Grants are now available! Visit www.oregonheritage.org to learn more.
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