[Heritage] Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards to Be Presented April 8

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Mar 22 14:09:44 PDT 2011

Individuals, organizations and projects that have made outstanding
contributions to preserving Oregon heritage will receive 2011 Oregon
Heritage Excellence Awards next month in Astoria. The public invited to
attend the awards presentation.

The awards will be presented at 7 p.m. April 8 in Astoria at the Oregon
Heritage Conference.  Oregon Heritage Commission coordinator Kyle
Jansson said the award recipients are considered model individuals,
projects and organizations. They were
judged on their abilities to produce the most from available resources.
The recipients will be:

-- Luper Cemetery Preservation and Restoration Project, Eugene, for its
extraordinary efforts to preserve and restore the integrity of the
historic cemetery. 

-- The Timberline Lodge Partnership of the U.S. Forest Service, The
Friends of Timberline, and R.L.K and Co., for an outstanding
public-private collaboration to steward and preserve a national historic

-- Clatsop Community College/Columbia Pacific Preservation, for the
collaboration that resulted in the establishment of certificate and
degree programs in historic preservation at Clatsop CC and in a
nonprofit entity that both supports and benefits from those programs.

-- Paul Caruana and Brian Faherty, Astoria, for their collective
improvements on the Norblad and Lewis buildings, and the even larger
impact their work has had on the renewed viability of downtown Astoria.

-- Marcia Allen, Cottage Grove, for her lifetime accomplishments in
researching, interpreting and promoting the history and heritage of
Cottage Grove.

-- Patsy Jones, Alsea, for her exceptional work to inspire interest in
the documentation, preservation and celebration of local Oregon history.

-- Neal Maine, Seaside, for his outstanding contributions in the
preservation of Native American archaeological sites on the northern
Oregon coast. 

The awards ceremony will also include the re-enactment of a 1911
woman’s suffrage debate.

The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards are a project of the Heritage
Programs Division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, which
includes the Oregon Heritage Commission. Commission chair George Kramer
says the awards are intended to draw public attention to important
heritage efforts in Oregon and to raise the quality of heritage-oriented

Attendees are encouraged to dress in 1911 styles or in movie theme
clothing to reflect the conference’s theme of  “A Blockbuster
Community: Heritage, Vision and Authenticity”.

Tickets for the April 8 awards presentation are available by completing
and submitting the form at
http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/docs/registration.pdf  More
information is available at www.oregonheritage.org or by contacting Kyle
Jansson at heritage.info at state.or.us or 503-986-0673.

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