[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-06-16

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Jun 16 09:01:59 PDT 2011

In this issue:
1. Tourism Commission Opens Matching Grants Program
2. Scholarships Available for AASLH Meeting
3. Fundraising Webinar Features Tips for Success
4. Tools of Survival Exhibit to Open at Willamette Heritage Center
5. Aurora Colony Historical Society to Hold Strawberry Social
6. Speaking Events Offered in Portland


The Oregon Tourism Commission recently opened its Matching Grants
Program for 2011-12 for projects that contribute to the development and
improvement of local economies and communities through enhancement,
expansion and promotion of the visitor industry. Cities, counties, port
districts, federally recognized Tribes and non-profit entities are
eligible for the grants program and must equally match the award amount.
Several steps need to be completed before an application can be
submitted online. The deadline for submitting the application online is
August 22, 2011. For further details about the program, visit


There are several scholarships available to attend the AASLH Annual
Meeting, September 14-17.
The AASLH Small Museums Committee offers five Small Museum Scholarships
of $500 each to AASLH members who are full-time, part-time, paid, or
volunteer employees of small museums. The scholarship covers the cost of
registration with any remaining funds available for use in offsetting
travel and / or lodging expenses. To qualify, the applicant must work
for a museum with a budget of $250,000 or less and either be an
individual member of AASLH or work for an institutional member. The
deadline for applications is June 30. The application form is available
at http://www.aaslh.org/SmallMuseums .
The Douglas Evelyn Scholarship for Minority Professionals, named in
honor of Douglas Evelyn, AASLH president from 1992-1994, supports
professional development and increases culturally diverse participation
at the AASLH annual meeting and in all of the association’s programs.
The scholarship includes annual meeting registration fee, a one-year
individual membership in AASLH, and $500 toward travel and hotel
expenses. Applications are due in the AASLH office by July 1 and
available through http://www.aaslh.org/2011AMScholarships.htm .

The basics of nonprofit fundraising are more important than ever in
these challenging economic times. “Hope Is Not a Strategy: Fundraising
in Tough Times”, a webinar offered through AASLH from 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Eastern time, June 21,will offer tips on successful fundraising in
today’s world. Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, CEO of the Abbe Museum, will
discuss the importance of demystifying potential funding resources and
sticking to your mission. Marianne Bez, development consultant for small
and medium-sized historical associations and museums, will share tools
on assessing your membership program and encouraging renewals. Linda
Norris will highlight new online fundraising tools and how they may
benefit organizations of any size. This webinar is designed for anyone
charged with raising money for their organization including board
members. To learn more and to register, visit
http://www.aaslhnetwork.org/steps2011/#3 .


Weapons have nearly always been central to human activity throughout
Oregon's history. In its own way, each knife, bow or gun tells a story
about who used it and the time in which it was used. “Tools of
Survival: Oregon’s Past as Told by the Weapons that Witnessed Its
History” is a new exhibit set to open at the Willamette Heritage
Center on June 24. A sampling of stories and weapons include the Native
American-carved Russian musket that bears witness to the Russian
fur-trading expansion down the Northwest Coast; the story about one of
the first repeating firearms in the United States that came to Oregon
with the Lewis and Clark expedition; and the resourcefulness of Native
American defenders during the Indian Wars through the eyes of a
much-repaired and very worn 1873 Winchester rifle. For more information,
call (503) 585-7012 or visit www.missionmill.org . 


The Aurora Colony Historical Society will hold its 41st annual
Strawberry Social from noon - 4 p.m., June 26.  Set in the National
Historic District of Aurora, the event will feature music from the Old
Time Fiddlers, Little Miss Pioneer Court, cake, strawberries and ice
cream. Visitors can tour the new exhibit featuring the Giesy family, and
see quilting and spinning demonstrations in the Steinbach Log Cabin and
Kraus House. For more information, visit www.auroracolony.org or call
(503) 678-5754.


“Stumptown Stories: Portland history and legends”, a new public
history series, begins at 7:30 p.m., June 21 at the Rialto Poolroom and
Bar, 529 SW 4th Ave., with Carl Abbott’s presentation “‘The rich
fruits of human effort’: Portland's 1905 World's Fair and its Rose
Festival Legacy”. The story of the World’s Fair tells us about the
civic goals of its planners and how their efforts affected the cultural,
social, and economic development of Portland and the state, including
the woman's suffrage movement, massive irrigation projects,
international trade, the "progress" implied by the pioneering spirit of
the state's non-Native settlers and the Portland Rose Festival. Visit
http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/ for more information.

Judy Margles, Director of the Oregon Jewish Museum, will present “Old
South Portland - Recalling the City’s Thriving Jewish Community”
from 7 - 9 p.m., June 27 during History Pub at the McMenamins Kennedy
School Theater, 5736 NE 33rd Ave. This event will also feature a panel
of former South Portlanders. See http://www.ohs.org/visit-ohs/events.cfm
for further information.

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