[Heritage] Registration opens for Heritage Conference/Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Feb 14 12:36:52 PST 2012

Registration has opened for the joint Oregon Heritage
Conference/Northwest Archivists annual meeting.

The joint event, which will take place April 26-28, brings together in
Salem two major springtime heritage gatherings of the Pacific Northwest.
The venue is the Salem Conference Center, which is located at the same
intersection where Salem’s first retail store was built in the 1840s
and where Oregon’s governmental buildings were located when statehood
occurred 153 years ago today.

The conference theme will be "Fertile Ground: Planting the Seeds for
Restoration, Innovation and Collaboration." Using the fertile lands of
the Willamette Valley as a backdrop, it highlights the
multi-disciplinary approaches that are strengthening and expanding the
capacity of archives and other heritage fields in the Northwest.

Attendees will include community leaders, staff and volunteers from
archives, records repositories, historical societies, museums, historic
cemeteries, ethnic organizations, schools, historic preservation
commissions, humanities groups, Main Street programs, the tourism
industry, economic development, history buffs and professional
historians, youth, and local, tribal, state and federal governments.

The 2012 conference will include new events, as well as activities
popular at Northwest Archivists meetings and Oregon Heritage
Conferences. These include keynote speakers, panels, workshops, and
behind-the-scenes visits to some of the area’s historic buildings and
archives. The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards banquet and the Oregon
Heritage Fellowship research talks are also scheduled.

For information about the conference, visit

For registration, go to the Northwest Archivists website at

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