[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-01-10

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Jan 10 08:30:43 PST 2012

In This Issue:
1. Heritage Excellence Award Nomination Deadline Friday
2. Benton County Museum Opens Common Courage Exhibit
3. Traveling Exhibit Program to Focus on Bicycling in Jackson County
Do you know an individual, organization or project that has made an
outstanding contribution to preserving Oregon’s heritage? Only a few
days remain to nominate them for an Oregon Heritage Excellence Award.
Nominations are encouraged for exceptional and commendable work with
special consideration given to the development of new ideas, approaches
and innovations in heritage-related activities. The awards will draw
public attention to important heritage efforts in Oregon and to raise
the quality of heritage-oriented activities. Recipients will receive
their awards during a presentation at the 2012 Oregon Heritage
Conference on April 27 in Salem.
The deadline for nominations is Jan. 13. For Award information,
including past recipients, or to download the nomination application,
visit www.oregonheritage.org ( http://www.oregonheritage.org/ ). Contact
Cara Kaser by phone (503) 986-0670 or email cara.kaser at state.or.us with
“Common Courage”, an exhibition of women's history that exemplifies
many of the experiences and accomplishments shared by Benton County
women over the past century, will open during a reception from 4 – 5
p.m., Jan. 13 the Benton County Museum, 1101 Main Street, Philomath.
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in Oregon, this
year-long exhibition covers politics, education, occupations, fashion,
and athletic opportunities, and honors Benton County women in uniform. 
For more information, call (541) 929-6230 or visit
www.bentoncountymuseum.org ( http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/ ) . 
Interested in the history of bicycling in Jackson County? The Southern
Oregon Historical Society (SOHS) and the Ashland Center for Creative
Change will present a Community Forum on bicycling in Jackson County
from 7 – 9 P.m., Jan. 18 at the Ashland Library, Guanajuato Room, 410
Siskiyou Blvd., in Ashland. 
What is changing about bicycling today? What’s driving these changes?
Are any of these changes unique to Jackson County? This stimulating
workshop will begin with an engaging discussion of current concerns to
identify relevant exhibit topics. Experienced exhibit planner, Alice
Parman, will lead the group through the process of discovering the
history behind the issues and identifying community resources that can
help develop a meaningful exhibit. The forum will result in a topic
about bicycling for the next “History: Made by You” exhibit.
“History: Made by You” is an interactive program designed to engage the
community in the creation of traveling exhibits about issues of local
importance and to explore the roots of these issues. SOHS hosts public
forums throughout the region to engage the community in conversations
about topics such as jobs, education, and land development. From these
conversations, forum participants choose a topic as the focus of a
traveling exhibit. Volunteers from the community, guided by the
professional staff at SOHS, help create the exhibit through conducting
research on the historic roots of the issue, collecting photographs, and
selecting artifacts. 
For more information on the forum, or if you would like to request that
a public forum/traveling exhibit come to your community, please contact
Amy Drake at the Southern Oregon Historical Society at amy at sohs.org or
773-6536 ext. 1006.  For more information about SOHS, call (541)
773-6536 or visit www.sohs.org ( http://www.sohs.org/ ) .

Save the dates for the 2012 Oregon Heritage Conference: April 26 - 28!

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