[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-11-08

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Nov 8 08:58:59 PST 2011

In this issue:
1. 2011 Cemeteries Grants Awarded
2. McMath Preservation Award Nominees Sought
3. MAP Deadline Approaches, Webinar Set
4. Film Chronicles 1970s Life in Portland
Financial aid ranging from $750 for a Coos County marker repair project
to $4,000 for a burial research and ground penetrating radar repair
project in Malheur County are among the latest grants released by the
OPRD to help preserve and interpret historic cemeteries. 
The department’s 2011 Historic Cemeteries Program grants will spread
$67,000 among 28 projects throughout the state. This is the first of two
grant cycles for the state biennium. Cemetery projects in 15 counties
received grants for marker repair, fencing, signage, survey, training
and other projects. 
“We appreciate the efforts of these groups and individuals to care for
Oregon’s historic cemeteries,” said Kuri Gill, OPRD’s Historic
Cemeteries Program coordinator. “We are happy to be able to support
OPRD has awarded $347,000 in historic cemetery grants since 2004,
helping fund 190 projects. The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries
approves proposed projects.
For more information on the Historic Cemeteries Program and the grants
contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill at state.or.us or (503) 986-0685. To view a
list of the cemetery grants visit www.oregonheritage.org .
The University of Oregon’s Historic Preservation Program is seeking
nominations for the George McMath Historic Preservation Award. The
nomination deadline is Dec. 15.
Remembered as one of the most important figures in the preservation
restoration of Portland's historic buildings, George McMath had a
passion to protect and preserve Portland's architectural history and
worked tirelessly toward his goal. McMath's work was so influential that
in 1981, the American Institute of Architects elected him into its
College of Fellows for his leadership in the field of Architectural
Preservation. At the time of his semi-retirement in 1996, McMath had
cemented his reputation as the "father of preservation" and as one of
the most significant figures in Oregon architecture.
Each year the McMath Historic Preservation Award celebrates a leader in
the field who has made significant contributions to historic
preservation in Oregon. Besides honoring and celebrating the legacy of
McMath, the award raises awareness about historic preservation,
recognizes leaders in the field, promotes excellence in preservation
practice, recognizes individual and group preservation contributions to
the state’s historic landscape, and builds partnerships between the
professional and academic communities to enhance the field of
A public ceremony to honor the award recipient will take place in May.
The award recipient will receive an invitation to participate in
university lectures, workshops, and courses, and acknowledgement in a
university publication and website. 
A jury of educators and professionals will consider each nomination for
outstanding contributions made in the state of Oregon. For consideration
as a member of this jury please contact Kingston Heath, Program Director
at 541.346.2115 or email kwheath at uoregon.edu. To learn more and to
download a nomination form, visit http://hp.uoregon.edu/mcmath. 
Have you heard about the Museum Assessment Program (MAP)? Would you
like to learn more? Are you curious how MAP can provide answers to help
your museum move forward?
Plan to join the American Association of Museums and the Institute of
Museum and Library Services for a free webinar about MAP on Nov. 10 at 3
p.m. Eastern Time. Connect to the webinar on your computer using the
following URL:
To connect to the audio portion of the webinar, use the following phone
number and participant code: 1 (866) 459-4770; Participant code:
The next MAP application deadline is Dec. 1. MAP helps all types of
small and mid-size museums strengthen operations, plan for the future
and meet standards through self-study and a consultative site visit from
an expert peer reviewer. With over 4,300 participants since 1981, MAP
has a strong record of successfully helping museums.
Staff members are available to answer questions about MAP at
map at aam-us.org or (202) 289-9118.  Visit www.aam-us.org/map for more
information about MAP and to access the application. MAP is administered
by the American Association of Museums and supported through a
cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library
Public History Graduates will present, “Living Together”, at 2 p.m.,
Nov. 13 at the 5th Ave Cinema, 510 SW Hall Street (between 5th and 6th,
Produced in 1972, “Living Together” is a documentary film that features
concluding remarks by cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead and
chronicles four different experiments in urban communal living and their
critiques of the consumerist post-World War II model of the American
family. Guest speakers Heather Burmeister and Professor Ann Mussey will
offer insights into the historical context of the film and its subject.
For further information, visit
The film is part of the Center for the Moving Image series found in the
Tom T. Taylor collection at the Portland State University Library. This
film series interprets the history of the many distinct communities that
constitute the greater Portland metropolitan area today. For more
information about the film collection, visit
Save the dates for the 2012 Oregon Heritage Conference: April 26 -28!
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