[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-05-10

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Tue May 10 15:54:03 PDT 2011

In this issue:
1.  Yamhill district walking tour takes place Saturday
2.  Albany, Bend hosting presentations this month
3.  Conservation support grant applications available
4.  Cultural Trust grant deadline nears
5.  Two scholarships have end-of-month application deadlines


A walking tour of Portland’s Yamhill Historic District will begin at
10 a.m. May 14. The district contains some of the earliest remaining
buildings in downtown. Among them are 19th century buildings like the
Poppleton, known for the whimsical faces on its upper façade. Just
beyond the boundaries of the district are several more architectural
gems, designed by notable architects such as Warren H. Williams, Whidden
and Lewis, David Lewis, and Cass Gilbert.

This tour, developed by the Architectural Heritage Center's Morgen
Young, explores the district's history and architecture and the nearby
historic buildings of SW Second and Third avenues. For more information
and registration, visit http://www.visitahc.org/node/470

Albany: Diane Goeres-Gardner will discuss "Emma Hannah & Other Murder
Cases"  at 2 p.m. May 15 at the Lakeside Center of the Mennonite
Village,  2180 54th Ave. SE Albany. This Linn County Historical Society
sponsored program is free and open to the public. For more information,
contact Glenn Harrison at 541-619-7596.

Bend: History Pub comes to McMenamins Old St. Francis School beginning
May 24 courtesy the Des Chutes Historical Museum and The Oregon
Encyclopedia. The first presentation at 6 p.m. by James Crowell is "The
Compleat History of Bend: From Two-man Saws to Victoria’s Secret and
Zip Lines." The Oregon Encyclopedia, a partnership of Portland State
University, the Oregon Council of Teachers of English, and the Oregon
Historical Society, is a comprehensive and authoritative compendium of
information about Oregon's history and culture. The Des Chutes
Historical Museum, operated by the Deschutes County Historical Society,
is located at 129 NW Idaho Ave.,. For more information, visit
www.deschuteshistory.org or call 541-389-1813.


Conservation Project Support grant applications are available from the
Institute of Museum and Library Services. The application deadline is
Oct. 1. The grant amount can be up to $150,000, and museums may take up
to two years to finish the grant-funded project. Support grants can fund
conservation-related projects, including treatments, improvements of
environmental conditions in storage or exhibition areas, and staff
training in preventive conservation practices. The grants also can fund
an assessment of collections conditions for a specific collection such
as textiles or photographs, as well as general conservation assessments.
For more information, visit


The Oregon Cultural Trust has a May 16 postmark deadline for FY 2012
Cultural Development grant applications.  Oregon 501(c) (3) arts,
heritage and humanities nonprofits are eligible to apply for funds to
support projects of cultural significance taking place between August 
1, 2011 - July 31, 2012.  Funded projects are meant to bring cultural
opportunities to more Oregonians, and to preserve and enhance important
cultural assets. For more information, visit


The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Diversity Scholarship
Program will accept applications until June 1 for the National
Preservation Conference, to be held Oct. 19-22 in Buffalo, N.Y. The
program provides financial assistance to community leaders from diverse
social, economic, racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to attend the
National Preservation Conference. The National Trust seeks culturally
diverse applicants whose attendance at the conference will benefit their
communities and whose commitment to historic preservation will be
reinforced by their participation. For program and application
information, please visit
 or contact scholarship at nthp.org 
The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office will accept applications
for the Elisabeth Potter Historic Preservation Education and Advocacy
Award until May 31.  This fund provides assistance to attend a historic
preservation-related conference, seminar or workshop at locations across
the U.S.  For information and an application, visit
Oregon Heritage News is a service of the Oregon Heritage Commission,
which encourages you to take part in Historic Preservation Month
activities located at http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/calendar.shtml

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