[Heritage] Park service chief historian to keynote Heritage Conference

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Feb 21 15:19:28 PST 2012

Robert Sutton, the chief historian of the National Park Service, will be the keynote speaker for the Oregon Heritage Conference/Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting in April.

Sutton began his career in the Northwest working for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the Oregon Historical Society. He earned a PhD in history from Washington State University. Prior to his appointment in 2007 as chief historian, he had been superintendent of the Manassas National Battlefield Park for 12 years.

The Oregon Heritage Conference/Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting will take place April 26-28 in Salem. 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.

For information about the conference, visit

For registration, go to the Northwest Archivists website at

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