[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-06-09

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Jun 9 08:50:03 PDT 2011

In this issue:
1. Kam Wah Chung Opens New Interpretive Center
2. State Parks Feature Summer Activities 
3. Upcoming NEH Grant Deadlines 
4. Job Opportunities in Hillsboro, Portland


Kam Wah Chung is home to a museum and now an interpretive center, which
is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 31.  Filled with
displays and artifacts, the newly remodeled space features 8-foot-high
display panels lining the walls.  The displays illustrate the story of
Chinese immigrants to the United States in the late 19th century and the
founding of Kam Wah Chung and Co. by Doc Hay and Lung On. The new center
features selected relics from over 60,000 items found in the collection,
an Oregon Public Broadcasting documentary detailing the contributions of
Doc Hay and Lung On to the John Day area and a new audio tour featuring
the voice of “Doc Hay” to “guide” visitors through the center
every hours. For more information visit
www.oregonstateparks.org/park_8.php .


Summer offers many activities at State Parks this year, including “A
Walk Through History”, a one hour event featuring information about
native peoples, loggers, townspeople, a daredevil, and hundreds of
young, willing CCC hands who all a part of the history at Silver Falls
and living history events at Fort Stevens and Collier. Visit
www.oregonstateparks.org/events.php for further information.


NEH Preservation and Access Education and Training Grants help the
staff of cultural institutions obtain the knowledge and skills needed to
serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Grants also
support educational programs that prepare the next generation of
conservators and preservation professionals, as well as projects that
introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and
advances in preservation and access practices. The application deadline
is June 30. For more information, visit
www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/pet.html .  

The NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program supports
projects that provide an essential foundation for scholarship,
education, and public programming in the humanities. Funding from this
program strengthens efforts to extend the life of archives, museums, and
historical organizations’ collections and make their intellectual
content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology.
The application deadline is July 20.Visit
www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/HCRR.html to learn more. 


Hillsboro: The Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals is seeking a curator
who has a proven record of working to advance institutional goals while
maintaining excellent interpersonal relations. The Curator is
responsible for the organization, documentation, and presentation of the
museum's collections, the purchase of new acquisitions, the receiving
and processing of specimen donations and development of the educational
program including the instruction of varying numbers of part-time
employees and volunteers. For more information visit
www.smmp.net/job-Rice.htm .

Portland: OMSI is seeking a Research and Evaluation Associate who has
experience in evaluation of education programs, exhibits, survey
research; and planning, organizing, and coordinating projects; and
working with teams. For complete job description and application
information, visit

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