[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-12-27

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Thu Dec 27 08:05:05 PST 2012


In this Issue:
 1. Celebrate with a Scavenger Hunt on Exchange 
2. New Year’s Eve Brings Cultural Trust Donation Deadline
3. History Museum to Reopen After Year-Long Renovation, Jan. 6
4. “All Aboard” Exhibit Opening at OHS, Jan. 15
5. “Art of Heritage” Set as Washington Heritage Conference Theme
6. Oregon City Seeking RFP for National Register Submission 
 
 
CELEBRATE WITH A SCAVENGER HUNT ON EXCHANGE
 
Join the scavenger hunt-fun and celebrate 12 Days of Oregon Heritage
between Dec. 26 and Jan. 5! Visit Oregon Heritage Exchange (
http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ) to learn more.
 
 
NEW YEAR’S EVE BRINGS CULTURAL TRUST DONATION DEADLINE 
The stroke of midnight on Dec. 31 is the last chance for donors to
contribute to their favorite local heritage organizations and receive a
deduction on their 2012 income taxes! It is also the last opportunity to
match donations with a gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust (
http://www.culturaltrust.org/ ) and receive a 2012 tax credit.
 
The Trust has supported heritage organizations across the state through
the unique cultural tax credit for ten years now.  Share the Trust’s
important role in building stronger Oregon communities. Send an
end-of-the-year email to your supporters with the following link: Oregon
Culture: Who and What We Are (
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA13rcOTjX8&feature=youtu.be ).
 
 
HISTORY MUSEUM TO REOPEN AFTER YEAR-LONG RENOVATION, JAN. 6
 
The History Museum of Hood River County will reopen with a ribbon
cutting ceremony at 300 E. Marina Dr., Hood River, from 2 – 4 p.m., Jan
6. 
 
The museum closed in November 2011 for remodeling and renovation work,
resulting in an upgraded facility, new displays and exhibits. New
gallery spaces include Native American Culture; Early Settlers; Timber
and Logging, Agriculture; Recreation; and the Japanese American
Experience. A new education and exploration space is now available for
school tours and visits from family groups; a new atrium gallery will
feature rotating displays highlighting other stories and collections of
artifacts; and a new mezzanine reading lounge is available to visitors.

 
The History Museum (
http://www.co.hood-river.or.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7b94EE25E6-A0ED-4521-9A58-17B850492220%7d
) has served Hood River County since 1907 when the Pioneer Society began
to collect items that represented the history of Hood River County and
the Mid-Columbia region.  For additional information, email
thehistorymuseum at hrecn.net or call (541) 386-6772.
 
 
“ALL ABOARD” EXHIBIT OPENING AT OHS, Jan. 15
 
The Oregon Black Pioneers and the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) will
open a new exhibit on Jan. 15 at 1200 SW Park Ave., Portland. “All
Aboard: Railroading and Portland’s Black Community” focuses on the work
and lives of the African American community that grew up around Union
Station. The exhibit will run thru April 21.
 
Visitors will discover the various jobs available to blacks working for
the railroad; experience the sight and sounds of community life during
this era; and learn about the establishment of black-owned businesses,
churches and other social institutions within the context of Oregon’s
racial history. The interactive exhibit features the opportunity to read
remnants of historical black newspapers and to have a picture taken with
a Pullman Porter or in front of a platform backdrop of the Union
Pacific’s Portland Rose, once herald as “A Triumph in Train
Comfort.”
 
Created through collaborative effort between OHS, a Community Advisory
Committee consisting of consisting of former railroad men, the children
of former railroad men and local historians and the Oregon Black
Pioneers, the exhibit received partial funding from the Oregon Heritage
Commission. For further information, contact Gwen Carr or Kimberly
Moreland at blackpioneers at qwestoffice.net or visit the Oregon Historical
Society (
http://www.ohs.org/exhibits/upcoming/railroading-and-portlands-black-community.cfm
) website. 
 
 
“ART OF HERITAGE” SET AS WASHINGTON HERITAGE CONFERENCE THEME
 
The 2013 Washington Heritage Conference will take place Feb. 4 – 5 at
the Red Lion Hotel in Olympia. This year’s theme, “The Art of Heritage”,
reflects the partnership between the Washington State Historical
Society, Washington State Arts Commission, Washington State Arts
Alliance and Washington Museum Association.
 
The conference will feature collections care and effective grant
writing workshops on Feb. 4. Attendees will learn how to work
effectively with elected officials, how to implement social media; get
an update on lodging tax; learn about initiatives to build new audiences
for arts and heritage; see how other arts and heritage groups have used
state grants; get some tips on board development; and enjoy a special
session on “Museums, Arts and Historic Sites Synergy” on Feb. 5.  Carol
Kammen, AASLH columnist who writes “On Doing Local History” will present
“Clio and Her Sisters:  Integrating Arts and Heritage” as the key note
speaker.
 
The deadline for registration (
http://www.washingtonhistory.org/heritageServices/conferences.aspx ) is
Jan. 30. For further information, contact Shanna Stevenson,
sstevenson at wshs.wa.gov. 
 
 
OREGON CITY SEEKING RFP FOR NATIONAL REGISTER SUBMISSION 
 
The City of Oregon City is seeking a qualified consultant to prepare a
multiple property submission to the National Register for commercial and
public buildings in the Downtown and McLoughlin areas of Oregon City.
The submission will include two city-owned buildings, one city-owned
site and one private commercial building. It will also include a
proposed historic context statement for a geographic area that
encompasses these buildings and other resources in the historic area of
downtown Oregon City and the lower McLoughlin commercial area that may
become the subject of future nominations. 
 
The deadline for receipt of two (2) unbound copies of the proposal is 4
p.m., Jan. 15. Submit proposal to City of Oregon City, C/O Christina
Robertson-Gardiner, P.O. Box 3040, Oregon City, Oregon 97045-0304. Visit
the Oregon City Planning Department (
http://www.orcity.org/planning/request-proposal-national-register-mps )
website for additional information.
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