[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-01-25

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Wed Jan 25 08:22:36 PST 2012


In This Issue:
1. Bookmark Emergency Information Site Now
2. Heritage Bulletin Offers Paper Preservation Advice
3. Consider Your Commissions for a Preservation Award
4. Adaptive Reuse of Historic Schools Program Set
5. Basques in the High Desert Subject of Talk
 
 
BOOKMARK EMERGENCY INFORMATION SITE NOW
 
Oregon Heritage News recently posted several messages focusing on
emergency preparedness and recovery information. You will now find these
resources on a single website. Be prepared! Visit
http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/disaster_list.shtmland bookmark
the page or save it as one of your favorites.
 
 
HERITAGE BULLETIN OFFERS PAPER PRESERVATION ADVICE 
 
Paper documents communicate to us through time and are very desirable
for collecting. Preserving them is a challenge, even for professionals.
Discover what you can do to protect information documented on paper in
Heritage Bulletin Number 15: “Simple Steps for Paper Preservation”.
Visit www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/docs/Heritage_Bulletins to learn more.
 
 
CONSIDER YOUR COMMISSIONS FOR A PRESERVATION AWARD
 
Each year the National Trust for Historic Preservation celebrates the
best of preservation by presenting the Richard H. Driehaus National
Preservation Awards to individuals, organizations, agencies and projects
whose contributions demonstrate excellence in historic preservation.
This year’s nomination deadline is March 15.
 
Award categories include The National Preservation Honor Awards; The
American Express Aspire Award: Recognizing Emerging Leaders in
Preservation; The Trustees’ Award for Organizational Excellence; The
National Trust/Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Award for
Federal Partnerships in Historic Preservation; The National Trust/HUD
Secretary's Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation; The Peter H.
Brink Award for Individual Achievement; and The Louise du Pont
Crowninshield Award.
 
Visit http://www.preservationnation.org/awards (
http://my.preservationnation.org/site/R?i=eDbf4GEDl9mGNUIPhOboGA ) to
access the 2012 nomination information, submit an online application and
view video highlights of last year’s award winners. For questions about
the awards or the nomination process, call (202) 588.6315 or e-mail
awards at nthp.org . 
 
 
ADAPTIVE REUSE OF HISTORIC SCHOOLS PROGRAM SET
 
The Historic Preservation League of Oregon (HPLO) will present a
program to share examples of how other towns across the region have
found creative ways to rehabilitate and reuse their historic school
buildings at 7 p.m., Feb. 9,. at Buckman Elementary School, 320 SE 16th
Ave, Portland.  In addition to a short presentation, a panel of experts
and local stakeholders will be on hand to answer questions and talk
specifically to the future - and the past - of Portland’s historic
school buildings.
 
Baker City Middle School is on the list of Oregon’s Most Endangered
Places for 2011; Portland’s Washington-Monroe High School continues to
sit vacant waiting for redevelopment; and Corbett’s mothballed
Springdale School is inching closer to a new life. Across Oregon,
historic schools are in need of rehabilitation and reuse to ensure that
the iconic buildings aren’t lost to neglect, demographic shifts, or
unnecessary demolition. 
 
“Our goal is to spotlight the value of historic school buildings as
cultural and economic assets, share case studies from other communities
who have successfully repurposed their historic schools, and start a
constructive dialog about the possibilities for rehabilitation and
reuse,” said HPLO Executive Director Peggy Moretti. 
 
Although the presentation portion of the program will largely focus on
repurposing historic school buildings for new uses, the panel discussion
will open the conversation of how Portland Public Schools and other
local districts can best use, maintain, and rehabilitate their historic
properties. Confirmed panelists include Jen Sohm, project manager for
Portland Public Schools; Cathy Galbraith, Executive Director of the
Architectural Heritage Center; and Melissa Darby, an early advocate for
the reuse of Kennedy School. 
 
Visit www.historicpreservationleague.org (
http://www.historicpreservationleague.org/ )  or call (503) 243-1923
for additional information.
 
 
BASQUES IN THE HIGH DESERT SUBJECT OF TALK
 
Bob Boyd will present “Amerikanuak! Basques in the High Desert” at 6
p.m., Jan. 31, at McMenamin's Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St.,
Bend ( http://www.mcmenamins.com/421-old-st-francis-school-home ). 
 
Beginning in the late 19th century the Basques, an ancient people from
the fishing villages on the Bay of Biscay and the farms and villages in
the rich green country of the Pyrenees Mountains, came to the High
Desert. Most came as sheepherders. Some persevered and became prosperous
sheepmen. Others opened boarding houses and small businesses and became
buckaroos or ranchers. Over the course of a century, Basque-Americans
became an integral part of the region’s diverse and distinctive culture,
its economy and political leadership.
 
For further information, visit www.oregonencyclopedia.org (
http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/ ) .
 

 
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