[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-08-23
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Thu Aug 23 08:32:52 PDT 2012
In this Issue:
1. Exchange Offers Advice to Those Visiting Historic Cemeteries
2. Fort Stevens Civil War Reenactment Set for Sept. 1 – 3
3. Oregon Main Street Conference to be Held in Corvallis
4. Support Funding Offered by NWA for Archives Month Activities
5. Historic Preservation 101 to Take Place in Burns, Aug. 30
EXCHANGE OFFERS ADVICE TO THOSE VISITING HISTORIC CEMETERIES
People tend to be aware of where they are stepping when walking in
historic cemeteries either out of respect for the deceased or to keep
balance on rough ground. Many people, however, tend to overlook caution
in how they touch cemetery features. Read more at Oregon Heritage
Exchange, www.oregonheritage.wordpress.com (
http://www.oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ) .
FORT STEVENS CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT SET FOR SEPT. 1 - 3
A Civil War reenactment will take place Sept. 1 – 3 at Fort Stevens
State Park, Hammond. Sponsored by the Friends of Old Fort Stevens,
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, and the Northwest Civil War
Council, the annual event boasts nearly 1,000 participants and includes
infantry, cavalry and artillery units.
Located at Oregon's only Civil War-era earthen, coastal fortification,
the event will feature daily battles with authentic rifles, cannons,
uniforms and strategies. Visitors will witness historically accurate
camps and see an army surgeon at work.
For further information, visit www.visitftstevens.com or call (503)
OREGON MAIN STREET CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN CORVALLIS
Corvallis, a community that has creatively used heritage to strengthen
its economy during the past decade, will host the 2012 Oregon Main
Street Conference from Oct. 3 – 5. This year’s conference will include
topics for both beginners and those with experience. It will offer
proven ideas and strategies for preservation-based revitalization that
is relevant to rural, mid-sized and urban communities. The format
includes walking tours, lectures, “crash courses” and networking time.
A model for long-standing revitalization efforts, the results of more
than 20 years dedicated effort in Corvallis of using the Main Street
Approach® to enhance the downtown core will be visible to conference
attendees. There is no place better to experience the conference theme
of “The Power of Main Street”.
“This conference is a great way to look at the ‘big picture’ of
downtown revitalization by discovering fresh ideas and learning numerous
ways to turn your historic downtown or neighborhood commercial district
into a bustling center of activity,” said Sheri Stuart, coordinator of
the Oregon Main Street Program.
Main Street Conferences inform and inspire Oregonians involved in
downtown revitalization efforts. Attendees include staff and volunteers
of organizations focusing on downtown historic preservation and economic
development, downtown business and property owners, government leaders
and others with an interest in the future of downtown.
For more information about the Oregon Main Street Conference, visit
www.oregonheritage.org ( http://www.oregonheritage.org/ ) or contact
Sheri Stuart at (503) 986-0679 or sheri.stuart at state.or.us .
SUPPORT FUNDING OFFERED BY NWA FOR ARCHIVES MONTH ACTIVITIES
The Northwest Archivists (NWA) is offering $1000 to members or
institutions from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington ($200
per state) to support events, promotions and activities during
Archives Month. Outreach in the form of speakers, posters, or
receptions would all qualify for support. A maximum of four
applicants per state will receive funds. The deadline to apply for
funding is Aug. 31.
Recipients will receive funding, in the form of reimbursements sent
upon the presentation of receipts to the NWA treasurer for expenses
directly related to an Archives Month activity. Fund recipients will
write a report on their Archives Month activity in the NWA publication
Successful applicants will receive notification within two weeks of the
application deadline. NWA must receive applications by Aug. 31 and will
accept applications postmarked by that date. To learn more and to fill
out, print or email an application, visit
HISTORIC PRESERVATION 101 TO TAKE PLACE IN BURNS, AUG. 30
“Historic Preservation 101” will take place from 1 – 2:30 p.m., Aug. 30
at the Harney County Community Center, 484 N. Broadway, Burns. Offered
by the Historic Preservation League of Oregon (HPLO), the program will
give homeowners, commercial developers, and the general public an
introduction to the techniques and tools available to preserve Harney
County’s historic places.
Participants will learn about the factors that make a property
historically significant, the guidelines suggested for rehabilitating
historic buildings, the financial and regulatory incentives that are
available for preservation, and an overview of the economic reasons
preservation is a good development strategy. In addition to the
presentation, HPLO staff will be on hand to discuss specific questions
and to learn what preservation solutions Harney County residents can
teach the rest of the state.
For additional information about the program, contact Brandon
Spencer-Hartle at (503) 243.1923 or email
Brandon at HistoricPreservationLeague.org .
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