[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-06-21
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Tue Jun 21 08:24:57 PDT 2011
In this issue:
1. Heritage Bulletin Features Cemetery Vandalism
2. National Trust Preservation Funds
3. Young Student Produces Video on Umpqua River Lighthouse
4. Hood River's History Museum Launches Photo Blog
5. Internship Opportunity Offered
HERITAGE BULLETIN FEATURES CEMETERY VANDALISM
The newest Heritage Bulletin features vandalism in historic cemeteries.
Following several recent events in Oregon, the Oregon Commission on
Historic Cemeteries has compiled lessons learned in the aftermath. It is
a practical guide full of tips to avoid vandalism, be prepared for it
and to get the best results following it. Visit
http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/Bulletins.shtml to read this and other
Heritage Bulletin articles.
NATIONAL TRUST PRESERVATION FUNDS
This spring, the National Trust awarded more than $35,000 in
Preservation Fund grants to projects in the Western Region, including
the Historic Preservation League of Oregon, which received $3,100 to
support generating a report on the proceedings of the 2011 Preservation
Roundtable Sessions on Design Standards for Compatible Infill throughout
the state of Oregon. To learn more, visit
YOUNG STUDENT PRODUCES VIDEO ON UMPQUA RIVER LIGHTHOUSE
Rhune Kaza Kelley, an 8th grade student from the Portland area, visited
the Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum recently and became so inspired that
he decided to create a video of the experience for a required 8th grade
project. The video, titled “Umpqua River Lighthouse”, includes
descriptions and footage of Winchester Bay and Umpqua River history as
well as interviews with guides on a brief tour of the Lighthouse. View
the video by visiting www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHEXO51rMik .
HOOD RIVER'S HISTORY MUSEUM LAUNCHES PHOTO BLOG
The History Museum of Hood River recently launched a blog, which posts
a photograph - and other archive materials - from the museum's
collection each weekday. Fast becoming a daily morning spotlight for
over 1,500 viewers, the blog allows guests to post comments and has
resulted in personal stories and historical information relating to the
photographs and enhancing the collection. A collaborative effort
between Hood River mayor Arthur Babitz and museum coordinator Connie
Nice, the blog has created a whole new "buzz" about the museum and its
treasures. Visit www.historichoodriver.com to view the blog.
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY OFFERED
The Shelton McMurphey Johnson House of Eugene offers an internship for
a student of history, historic preservation, museum studies, women’s
studies, or similar material culture and historical
interpretation-related field during fall 2011. This internship will
focus on our winter 2012 exhibit, which will feature Eugene women in
civic life and relate to the statewide effort to commemorate the 2012
Oregon woman suffrage centennial. The intern will work collaboratively
with staff and volunteers and will coordinate efforts with the statewide
More information is available at www.smjhouse.org/w/internship .
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