[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-02-15

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Feb 15 08:45:59 PST 2012

In this Issue:
1. Cultural Advocacy Day Approaching
2. NEH Institute for Teachers Application Deadline Approaches
3. Like the Heritage Conference on Facebook 
Cultural Advocacy Day 2012 will take place next week on Feb. 21in our
State Capitol. By attending Advocacy Day, you will help to illustrate
for legislators how embracing Oregon’s heritage will improve the economy
and enrich the lives of all Oregonians.
Take the opportunity to speak with your legislator about the important
work of heritage in a way that offers solutions to the challenges facing
our policymakers in Salem. Become a part of the statewide coalition that
educates, advocates and collaborates on behalf of a strong and growing
cultural sector. 
Learn from a panel of legislators about the work of this legislative
session, including the renewal of the Cultural Trust Tax Credit in 2013.
Attend Advocacy Day and show your support for continuing the Tax
CAC lobbyist Kristina McNitt will talk about how you can advocate
effectively for heritage with your legislators. Learn specific
strategies to improve your connection to elected officials and ensure
policymakers understand and support the work of your organization to
continue protecting Oregon’s history and shaping its future. 
For more information, visit www.oregonculture.org (
http://www.oregonculture.org/ ) or email info at oregonculture.org to
register for the event today.
There is still time to apply to attend the NEH 2012 Summer Institute
for School Teachers: “American Frontiers in Global Perspective”. This
three-week institute will take place June 24 – July 14 at Calvin College
in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Applications are due March 1. 
This institute focuses on reconsidering the uniqueness and nature of
U.S. frontiers and closely associated ideas of American “exceptionalism.”
It will examine colonial North American and U.S. frontiers both on their
own terms and from global and comparative perspectives. This approach
will offer dynamic new material for social studies and U.S. and world
history classes. Topics and events will include Turner’s “frontier
thesis” and alternative approaches from around the world. Participants
will develop curricular materials and share their work with each other,
bringing home a body of classroom appropriate material.
Stipends are available to help defray costs. For further information,
visit http://www.calvin.edu/academic/history/katerbergneh or contact
William Katerberg Professor of History, Calvin College, 3201 Burton
Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4301, by phone (616) 526-6047 or email
wkaterbe at calvin.edu .
Want to keep up with all of the elements of the joint Oregon Heritage
Conference/Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting? Make it easy on yourself
and like the Oregon Heritage Conference on Facebook. 

Register today for the joint Oregon Heritage Conference / Northwest
Archivists Annual Meeting April 26-28! Visit www.oregonheritage.org for

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Contact us by emailing heritage.info at state.or.us .
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