[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-03-21

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Mon Mar 21 16:24:13 PDT 2011

In this issue:
1.  Conference registration deadline nearing
2.  Farmstead added to National Register
3.  Applications available for Century Farm owners
4.  Jobs open at North Bend, southern Oregon
5.  Developers sought for interpretive center


It is less than three weeks until the beginning of the 2011 Oregon
Heritage Conference, so now is a good time to register for the event
that takes place April 7-9 in Astoria.

The conference theme is "A Blockbuster Community: Heritage,
Authenticity and Vision." Dan Shilling, an advocate of place-based
tourism involving a community's heritage and identity, will be the
keynote luncheon speaker on April 8. Shilling will introduce basic
strategies for engaging the tourism industry and the general public. He
also will show how heritage organizations and individuals can be more
constructively involved with the tourism industry and the community, as
well as outline best practices for producing success in those efforts.

Shilling's talk is sponsored by Travel Oregon and the State Historic
Preservation Office.

Other highlights for the conference include:
-- Workshops on engaging customers, organizational diversity, and
creating successful events.
-- Sessions featuring Oregon organizations and how they are solving
their current challenges.
-- the Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards.
-- meetings of the Oregon Museums Association, Oregon Travel
Information Council, the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries, and
the Oregon Heritage Commission.
-- A preservation fair, and more.

For more information and a conference registration form, visit


The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office has announced the listing
of the John and Carolena Heimuller Farmstead in the National Register of
Historic Places.

Located near Scappoose, the Heimuller Farmstead was nominated as a
largely intact collection of residential and farm buildings constructed
by John and Carolena Heimuller during the early 20th century. The
farmstead is an example of subsistence farming and consists of several
buildings, including a cross-gable farmhouse, barn, and windmill. 

After arriving in Oregon in 1898, the Heimullers settled on
approximately 40 acres west of Scappoose and developed a subsistence
farm and later raised other crops, such as apples, cherries, potatoes,
walnuts, and filberts, for commercial purposes. The Heimuller’s apple
orchard and Burbank potatoes were especially well-known in the area. The
Heimullers lived and operated the farm from 1910 until 1959. 

Oregon’s State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation
recommended the building’s nomination in October 2010. The Heimuller
Farmstead joins only 10 other properties listed in the National Register
in Columbia County. The National Register is maintained by the National
Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation
Act of 1966. 

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon listings
is online at http://www.oregonheritage.org/OPRD/HCD/NATREG/index.shtml


Applications are being accepted for the 2011 award year of the Oregon
Century Farm & Ranch Program, a statewide recognition program honoring
farmers and ranchers who have worked the same land for at least 100
years. Applications are also available for the Sesquicentennial Award,
introduced by the program in 2008, honoring families with farms or
ranches continuously worked for 150 years or more. To date, 1,117
families have formally received the Century designation and 22 families
have received the Sesquicentennial Award.

The program is administered through the Oregon Agricultural Education
Foundation in Salem and is partially funded by the Oregon Farm Bureau,
the State Historic Preservation Office (Department of Parks &
Recreation), the Oregon Department of Agriculture, the Oregon Travel
Information Council, various county farm bureaus, agriculture-based
organizations and individuals.

Family farmers and ranchers throughout Oregon are encouraged to apply
for the Century Award and/or the Sesquicentennial Award by  June 1.
Successful applicants receive a personalized certificate with
acknowledgment by the Governor and the director of the Oregon Department
of Agriculture. A durable metal road side sign to identify the
family’s farm or ranch as having historic Century or
Sesquicentennial status is also available.  Each family will be honored
during a special ceremony and reception Sept. 3 at the Oregon State

For more information on the program or to obtain application guidelines
for either award, please visit www.oregonfb.org or contact Sharon
Leighty, Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program Coordinator at 503-400-7884
or cfr at oregonfb.org.  


North Bend: The Coos Historical & Maritime Museum is seeking a
part-time front desk/research assistant. The individual selected for
this position will be expected to provide consistently excellent,
courteous service to all visitors, and to contribute to a positive,
highly cooperative working environment. The selected individual will
greet visitors to museum; maintain visitor records; answer phones;
provide customer service for museum store; assist visitors and
volunteers with research queries and other records management; other
duties as assigned. Send a resume and cover letter to 1220 Sherman
Avenue, North Bend, OR 97459, 
fax (541)756-6320, or e-mail to ccollections at frontier.com  Applications
will be reviewed as received and will be accepted through March 23.

Southern Oregon:   The Southern Oregon Historical Society is seeking a
curator of special projects. This is a one-year appointment, to be made
permanent pending funding. The person will oversee and implement the
SOHS Technical Assistance Program;  manage the SOHS traveling
exhibit-community outreach program; and oversee projects in collections
management and care. For more information, call 541-773-6536 ext. 1005,
or send an email to director at sohs.org


The Confluence Project invites local artists, architects, and/or
designers living in Oregon or Washington to submit their qualifications
for the artistic design of an interpretive pavilion and plaza to
complement Maya Lin’s tribute artwork at Celilo. Preference will be
given to Native American artists/designers with a strong connection to
the Columbia River Basin and Plateau. The deadline for submitted
qualifications is 5 p.m. March 30. For a description of the submission
process, visit http://www.confluenceproject.org/  An open house to learn
more about the project, view the design model, and answer questions is
planned for 6 p.m. March 22 at 415 West Sixth St., Vancouver, Wash. 
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