[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-01-30

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Mon Jan 30 08:33:57 PST 2012

In This Issue:
1. Tourism Workshop Offered in Waldport, Yachats
2. Lane County Cultural Opportunity Grant Available
3. Oregon Encyclopedia February Talks Set
4. Executive Order 9066 Remembrance Events Offered
Oregon's Rural Tourism Studio, offered by Travel Oregon starting this
February for the communities of Waldport and Yachats and surrounding
area, is now open for registration. Designed specifically for residents
of and organizations operating in South Lincoln County, this series of
tourism development workshops offers customized training for harnessing
regional opportunities aim to stimulate the local economy, protect and
enhance local resources, and foster new connections and local pride.
Community leaders, business entrepreneurs, tour operators, guides, event
producers and anyone with an interest in strengthening the local economy
through tourism are encouraged to participate in the program. 
Events during the program will give participants an opportunity to tour
their region as a visitor for deeper insight on local tourism
liabilities and assets, and to learn about resources to support small
business development. The Rural Tourism Studio brings eight days of
interactive and productive sessions delivered by high-caliber trainers
intended to assist the region with shaping a regional vision and plan
for local tourism development; identifying strategies for creating
unique visitor experiences from local assets; integrating principles of
sustainable development to ensure that we protect and enhance the
community, its culture, and our natural assets as we develop the
industry; designing and running high-impact events and festivals;
marketing strategies for your business (and your community!) on
shoestring budgets; and more. 
All workshops will take place in Waldport and Yachats. Please visit
website for details. There is a $5 fee for each workshop to help cover
meal costs. Events are free. To review the schedule, register for the
event or to learn more, visit http://Industry.TravelOregon.com/RTS . For
questions about the local program, contact Andrea Scharf by phone at
(541) 547-3092 or email Andrea at GoYachats.com .
The 2012 Lane County Cultural Opportunity Grant application is now
available at http://laneculture.net ( http://laneculture.net/ ) . The
deadline to submit a grant application for consideration is 5 p.m.,
April 16.
Cultural Opportunity Grants provide recognition and support to
significant cultural programs and projects, preserving and enhancing
Lane County’s diverse arts, heritage, and humanities efforts. Available
to individuals, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, the grants
support access, awareness, and education for programs and projects
related to arts, heritage and humanities. Grant amounts range from $500
to $2,500. 
The Cultural Opportunity Grant application has changed significantly
this year.  The Lane County Cultural Coalition will host a series of
grant writing workshops to assist grant seekers in understanding the
application process. The Coalition encourages all grant-seekers, even
those who have previously received a grant, to attend one of the
For workshop dates and locations, information about grant guidelines
and to access a grant application, visit http://laneculture.net (
http://laneculture.net/ ) . 
The OregonEncyclopedia, an on-line resource of Oregon history and
culture, continues its History Night series during February looking back
at the people and events that have shaped our communities. 
Learn about Lincoln’s connect to the West and Oregon by attending
Richard Etulain’s talk, “Abraham Lincoln and the American West in the
American Civil War Era”, at 7 p.m., Feb. 13, at  McMenamins Mission
Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, Portland. 
John Harrison will present “A Woman Alone: Mona Bell, Sam Hill and the
Mansion on Bonneville Rock” at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 28, at McMenamins
Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey Street, Troutdale. 
For more information, visit: www.oregonencyclopedia.org , call (503)
725 3990 or email pdx05508 at pdx.edu .
Feb. 19 will mark 70 years since the signing of Executive Order 9066,
which authorized the mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans
during World War II, two-thirds of whom were American citizens. Oregon
Nikkei Endowment and the Portland State University Center for Japanese
Studies will present lectures and events during February remember the
David Gray Adler will present "National Security and Civil Liberties in
Wartime: The Internment of Japanese Americans," at 6 p.m., Feb. 13 at
the PSU Native American Center, 710 SW Jackson St., Portland. Adler is
the director of the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy
Research at the University of Idaho and 
A moderated panel discussion with recent graduate students on the
legacy of Executive Order 9066 will take place at 6 p.m., Feb. 22, at
the University of Oregon, White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch, Portland.
Peggy Nagai, who served as the lead attorney in “Yasui v. United States”
re-opening Mr. Yasui’s Supreme Court case for violating the curfew
imposed upon Japanese Americans during World War II, will moderate. 
Greg Robinson will present “Japanese Redress in North America and its
Larger Legacy” at 6 p.m., Feb. 28, PSU Smith Memorial Student Union,
1825 SW Broadway, Room 236, Portland. Robinson is Associate Professor of
History at l'Université du Québec À Montréal, and has two new books
scheduled to appear this spring. “After Camp” (University of California
Press) is the first full-length book to discuss the experience of
Japanese Americans across the continent in the years following World War
II. “Pacific Citizens: Larry and Guyo Tajiri and Japanese American
Journalism in the World War II Era” (University of Illinois Press) is an
anthology of writings by a pair of versatile and insightful Nisei
For further information, visit www.oregonnikkei.org (
http://www.oregonnikkei.org/ ) , call (503) 224-1458 or email
info at oregonnikkei.org .

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

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