[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-09-28

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Sep 28 08:38:40 PDT 2011

In this issue:
1. Deadline Approaching for Heritage Grants
2. Archaeology Lectures Set in Eugene
3. Railroad Centennial Events Featured in Bend
4. Apple Harvest to Take Place at Champoeg


The deadline is approaching for Oregon Heritage Grant applications.
Non-profit organizations, federally recognized tribal governments, and
local governments are eligible to apply. The Oregon Heritage Commission
will give priority to projects that preserve threatened heritage
resources, especially those with statewide significance.

The Heritage Grant Program provides matching grants totaling no more
than 50 percent for projects that conserve, develop and interpret
Oregon’s heritage. Up to 25 percent of the participant's share of
project costs may consist of approved donated services and materials. 

The Commission must receive proposals no later than Oct. 28 and will
notify successful applicants in December. The deadline for project
completion and reports is April 1, 2013. For complete information and
applications about the above grant programs, visit
www.oregonheritage.org and click on “grants”.  For additional
information and questions, contact Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or
kuri.gill at state.or.us.


The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History (MNCH)
will present a series of archaeology lectures in October featuring Jean
Auel, Bryan Hockett, Dr. Brian O’Neill and Dr. Paul Baxter. All
lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. on the UO Campus at locations listed below.
Auel, best selling author of the “Earth’s Children” series
including “Clan of the Cave Bear” will kick off the lectures on Oct.
14 at 100 Willamette with “Neanderthals, Archaeology, and Fiction”.
Hockett, Associate State Archaeologist, Bureau of Land Management Nevada
State Office, will present “Oregon’s Paisley Caves:  Uncovering
14,500 Years of Habitation” on Oct. 21 in room 175 of the Knight Law
Center. MNCH archaeologists O’Neill and Baxter will round out the
series with “Lost and Found: The Search for a Rogue Valley Indian War
Battle Site” in room 175 of the Knight Law Center, on Nov. 4.  For
further information, visit
http://natural-history.uoregon.edu/education-and-events/events . 


The Des Chutes Historical Museum will celebrate the centennial of
railroad’s arrival in Bend with two events. A symposium titled “The
Coming of the Railroad” will take place from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Oct.
1, at the Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Road, Bend. Martin
Hansen, Dr. Leon Speroff and Dr. Jarold Ramsey will discuss the race to
build a railroad to Bend with the Deschutes River Railroad War, the
economic boom that the railroad’s arrival sparked, and the impact of
the railroad on Bend’s economy then and now. Railroad Day will take
place from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., Oct. 5 inside the historic railroad depot
in the Old Mill District, 520 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend. The event
will feature antique model trains, blacksmithing demonstrations and a
re-enactment of the driving of the Golden Spike by James J. Hill at 5
p.m. For more information, visit www.deschuteshistory.org or call (541)

Apple Harvest to Take Place at Champoeg

Apple Harvest Day will take place from 1 - 4 p.m., Oct. 1 at Champoeg
State Heritage Area. Reminiscent of the 1860s, costumed volunteers will
offer visitors a chance to press and sample fresh apple cider, sample
Dutch oven-baked apple desserts and apple butter stirred in the giant
copper kettle, string apple circles to dry at home, and bob for apples
in the big washtub, or, weather permitting, play snap apple.  For more
information visit www.champoeg.org or contact Kim Martin at (503)
678-1649 or kim at champoeg.org .

The deadline is approaching for Heritage Grants! Visit
www.oregonheritage.org to learn more.
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