[Heritage] Heritage Excellence Award Winners Announced; Get Your Tickets Now

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Apr 17 15:21:39 PDT 2012

Individuals, organizations and projects that have made outstanding
contributions to preserving Oregon heritage will receive 2012 Oregon
Heritage Excellence Awards next week in Salem. The awards will be
presented at 7 p.m. April 27 at a dinner at The Willamette Heritage
Center at the Mill. The public is invited to attend the awards

“The award recipients represent the diversity of efforts to preserve
Oregon’s heritage,” said Kyle Jansson, coordinator for the Oregon
Heritage Commission. “They also serve as models for others for how to
make the most out of available resources.”

The recipients will be:

-- Astoria Bicentennial Celebration, Astoria, for its year-long success
marking Astoria’s 200 years of history and heritage.

-- Bob Boyd, Bend, for his scholarship, creativity and enthusiasm in
helping people forge meaningful connections with the history of the High
Desert region for 30 years.

-- Chambers Railroad Bridge, Cottage Grove, as an exceptional example
of the preservation of a unique and significant cultural landmark that
boosts heritage tourism, local transportation, and heritage efforts.

-- Clatsop County Housing Authority, Astoria, for its excellent work in
making the Owens-Adair building safer and more energy efficient while
retaining the building’s historic character.

-- Oregon City 2011 Citywide Historic Building Survey, Oregon City, as
an outstanding example of integrating historic resources and historic
building survey work into comprehensive planning efforts.

-- Liisa Penner, Astoria, for her efforts in preserving, promoting, and
disseminating the history of Clatsop County and fostering an
appreciation for local history.

-- World War II Veterans Historic Highway, Central Oregon, as an
outstanding partnership to honor World War II veterans and promote the
history and heritage of Oregon’s involvement in the war effort.

The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards are a project of Oregon Heritage,
part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, which includes the
Oregon Heritage Commission. This year’s awards are being presented in
conjunction with the join Oregon Heritage Conference/Northwest
Archivists Annual Meeting. 

Tickets for the awards presentation are available by registering online
now at the conference registration website 

For more information, contact Cara Kaser at cara.kaser at state.or.us  or
(503) 986-0670.

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