[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-02-06
heritage.info at state.or.us
Mon Feb 6 16:02:57 PST 2012
In This Issue:
1. Committee on Historic Preservation to Meet in Portland
2. NPS Seeks Public Comments on Fort Vancouver Site
3. Gift Expands UO Historic Preservation Program
4. Summer Job Opportunities for Students
COMMITTEE ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION TO MEET IN PORTLAND
Oregon’s State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation will
consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Places during
a two-day meeting at the Oregon Department of Transportation Building,
123 Flanders St, Portland. The public meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m.
Feb. 9 and 1 p.m., Feb. 10.
The committee will review proposed nominations for individual
properties in Lake Oswego, Coos Bay, and Hardman, as well as the
Broadway, Burnside, Hawthorne, and Morrison Bridges in Portland. To
view a meeting agenda, visit
The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. For special
accommodations call (503) 986-0690. To learn more about the National
Register and Oregon properties listed in the Register, visit
www.oregonheritage.org (click on “National Register” on the left
side of the page).
NPS SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENTS ON FORT VANCOUVER SITE
The National Park Service will hold two public meetings on Feb. 22 and
23 to discuss a Draft Master Plan/Environmental Assessment for the
development of the East and South Vancouver Barracks. Both meetings will
take place at the Red Cross building, 605 Barnes Street (on the
northeast corner of Barnes Street and Hatheway Road) within the
Vancouver National Historic Reserve. The meeting scheduled for Feb. 22
will be held from noon-2 p.m., with a short guided site tour beginning
at 12:30 p.m. The Feb. 23 meeting will begin with a short guided site
tour at 5:30 p.m., followed by the meeting, which will run until 8 p.m.
Both meetings will provide an opportunity for the public to give
comments directly to NPS personnel.
The NPS invites the public to review the document and help shape the
future of these historically significant public lands. It will accept
public comments online or via mail to the park between Feb. 1- March 5.
Visit http://parkplanning.nps.gov/fova to view all master plan
alternatives, as well as an analysis of their environmental effects. For
more information, call (360) 816-6212.
GIFT EXPANDS UO HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROGRAM
A $2.8 million gift from Art DeMuro to the University of Oregon’s
Historic Preservation Program will enable the 32-year-old program to
advance preservation studies in a big way. During the next two years,
the program will launch an annual symposium in Portland, offer new
courses in Eugene and Portland and hire expert historic preservation
staff and adjunct professors. DeMuro’s gift also includes a bequest to
fund the Venerable Chair in Historic Preservation. This chair will be
the first endowed chair in historic preservation in a public university
for a permanent faculty member, and the only endowed chair in historic
preservation in the western U.S.
A former U.S. history teacher, DeMuro described his gift as an
affirmation about the importance of educational opportunities for those
seeking training in historic preservation. “My hope is that others who
have a passion for this work and the means to make similar gifts will
want to join in and make it a bigger effort,” said DeMuro.
The UO offers the state’s only graduate program in historic
preservation. For further information about the UO Historic Preservation
Program, visit http://hp.uoregon.edu ( http://hp.uoregon.edu/ ) .
SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
The Heritage Documentation Programs (Historic American Buildings
Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes
Survey), a division of the National Park Service, is seeking
applications from qualified students for summer employment documenting
historic sites and structures of architectural, engineering and
landscape significance throughout the country. Duties involve on-site
field work and the preparation of measured and interpretive drawings and
written historical reports for the Heritage Documentation Programs (HDP)
Collection at the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of
Application deadline is Feb. 16 (postmark date). Projects will last
twelve weeks and will begin in May/June. Salaries depend on job
responsibility, locality of the project, and level of experience.
Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen. For further information and to access
an application, visit http://www.nps.gov/history/hdp/jobs/summer.htm .
To view examples of documentation, visit
For additional information contact Judy Davis by mail at Summer Program
Administrator Heritage Documentation Programs Division National Park
Service (2270), 1201 Eye Street, NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20005;
by calling (202) 354-2135 or emailing HDP_Summer_Program_Admin at nps.gov
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