[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-09-19

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Mon Sep 19 08:55:26 PDT 2011

In this issue:
1.Oregon State Archives Announces Open House
2. New Exhibit to Open in Eugene
3. National Trust Awards Grants to Oregon Recipients
4. Interpretation Course Offered at OSU


The Oregon State Archives will hold an open house from 10 a.m. - 3
p.m., Oct. 8 as part of the celebration of Oregon Archives month.
Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the building and go “behind
the scenes” to see the records storage area, learn more about the
Archives and its holdings, guided by an Archives staff member. Tours
will last about thirty minutes and include the opportunity to see some
of Oregon’s most significant historical documents, including the
original Oregon Constitution. In addition, visitors will have an
opportunity to conduct research, as additional staff will also be
available to assist them and make records available to them to use. The
lobby gallery, which currently features a collection of scenic
photographs from around the state, will be open and a video shown, which
celebrates 100 years of the Oregon Blue Book. Published by the Archives
Division, the 2011-2012 edition and a facsimile edition of the 1911 Blue
Book will be available for purchase at the event. The Oregon State
Archives is located at 800 Summer Street NE, Salem. 


The Lane County Historical Museum will close the successful “Tie Dye
and Tofu”, about the influence of the counterculture in Lane County
from 1965-1975 and why it has persevered, on Sept. 30. A new exhibit,
“Weird and Wonderful: Lane County Highlights and Footnotes”, will
open Oct. 15, beginning with a reception featuring live music that
afternoon. “Weird and Wonderful” will examine Lane County notable
oddities (Joaquin Miller, Opal Whitely), distinctions (covered bridges),
destinations (Heceta Head Lighthouse, Sea Lion Caves), films (The
General, Animal House) and creativity (George Melvin Miller). These are
just a few of the spotlighted subjects and sites. The exhibition run
will extend through September 2012. For further information, visit
www.lanecountyhistoricalsociety.org .


The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently awarded seven
grants to Oregon recipients for local preservation projects through the
National Trust "Preservation Funds" grant program in 2011, totaling
$21,725. The next grant round deadline is Oct. 1, 2011. Awarded to
nonprofit groups, educational institutions and public agencies, who must
match funds with public or private funds, eligible projects include
consultant services for rehabilitating buildings, technical assistance
for tourism that promotes historic resources and educating children
about their heritage.  

Recent grant recipients include the Friends of La Grande Main Street
for a draft Preservation Concept Master Plan for La Grande Liberty
Theater (1910-1928, National Register) in La Grande. The Historic
Preservation League of Oregon (HPLO) received grant funding to hire a
consultant to lead a Preservation Roundtable on Design Standards for
Compatible Infill and produce a draft report of guidelines for HPLO's
use. The JPR Foundation will hire a consultant with its grant funding to
document the historical significance of the Holly Theatre (1930, locally
designated) in Medford and develop an action plan for the restoration
and adaptation of the building as a performing arts center. 

Oregon Main Street received funding for a keynote speaker at the Oregon
Main Street Annual Conference, Oct. 5 - 7 in Baker City. The University
of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts and the Washington
Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation received funds for
hands-on training and educational lectures for the Pacific Northwest
Preservation Field School at the Peter A. Roose Homestead & Canyon Creek
Shelter (1900, National Register) in Olympic National Park, Port
Angeles, WA. The Whiteside Theatre Foundation received funds to prepare
engineering drawings for a structural makeover of the fire escape and
column repair of the Whiteside Theatre (1922, National Register, locally
designated) in Corvallis. The Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition
will hold two community workshops to engage and educate the public and
vested stakeholders as part of a larger effort to establish a Willamette
Falls National Heritage Area, thanks to fund received from the Trust.
These workshops will focus on the economics of heritage and
preservation, and an NHA Case Study.

Visit www.PreservationNation.org/resources/find-funding/grants for
further information about grant opportunities.


The OSU Extended Campus will offer offering “FOR 493/593:
Environmental Interpretation” this fall. This interpretation course
explores the value and effectiveness of interpretation as a basic
communication strategy. The course will introduce students to
interpretive strategies for use in a variety of settings, including
state and national parks, historic sites, visitor centers, museums, and
more. If you currently work in a field connected to natural and cultural
resource communication, this course will benefit you. For further
information, or to register for the course, visit
http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/ , call (800) 667-1465 or email
ecampus at oregonstate.edu . 

Grants deadlines are this week! Visit www.oregonheritage.org to learn
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