[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-07-06

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Fri Jul 6 08:17:36 PDT 2012

In this Issue:
1. Public Archaeology Day July 7 at Fort Lane State Park
2. Deaccessioning Process Featured in Webinar 
3. Enterprise Seeks Business District Design Guidelines Proposals 
4. OHS Offers Sterling Fellowships in PNW History For 2013
The Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology, in
collaboration with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, will
conduct a public archaeology day from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., July 7 at Fort
The day will enable the public to learn about the importance of
protecting Oregon’s archaeological sites and archaeological field work. 
Archaeologists and OPRD staff will talk about the excavations, show
uncovered artifacts and how they are cared for, and demonstrate how
archaeological sites are treated, interpreted and preserved for the
public good.
Built in 1853, shortly after the signing of the Rogue River or Table
Rock Treaty that ceded title of the Rogue Valley to the United States,
Fort Lane established the Table Rock Indian Reservation. The fort
protected residents of the reservation and acted as a buffer between the
Tribes and increasing number of settlers to southern Oregon for several
The archaeological work at Fort Lane focuses on one of the enlisted
men’s barracks. Archaeologists hope to fund remains of this structure
and recover items of daily life that will help understand the lives of
men as they negotiated the complex life on the western frontier.  This
work complements last fall’s excavations of officer’s quarters.  
Fort Lane is located on Gold Ray Road in Central Point. Parking at the
site will be limited so car-pooling is encouraged. For more information
about the public archaeology day, contact Chelsea Rose at 541-261-3087. 
For more information about the SOU Laboratory of Anthropology, visit


Learn about the process of deaccessioning, from making the initial
decision to choosing the method of disposal, and everything in between
at 11 a.m., July 18 at the online event "Deaccessioning: It's Not a
Four-Letter Word-Part II." This AASLH event features Kathleen Byrne from
the National Parks Service. She will address some of the barriers to
deaccessioning identified by participants in the Part I of the event.
The first part of the series focused on the legal and ethical
considerations of deaccessioning. Watch it at
www.smallmuseumcommunity.org/link-resources/event-archive .
Learning Times will host the hour-long July 18 presentation. If you've
never participated in a Learning Times Event/Webinar, go to its website
to test your computer and ensure you can connect. Beginning at 10:45
a.m., go to http://aaslhcommunity.org/office/ to attend. You only need
to enter your name and city to participate.
If you want more information, contact Kathy Lang at
Kathy_Lang at nps.gov.

The City of Enterprise is accepting proposals from interested
consultants to assist with the development of Design Guidelines for the
Central Business District. The successful consultant will work closely
with the Historic Landmarks Commission, the community and City staff to
develop design guidelines for downtown Enterprise. 
The request for proposal (RFP) requires specific, clear, illustrated
guidelines customized to the period of significance (1888 to 1956), the
culture and community of Enterprise. Downtown Enterprise features six
buildings listed on National Register of Historic Places, with several
local landmarks designated in the last two years. Many owners have taken
advantage of the Exterior Rehabilitation Matching Grant program, which
has elevated the need for comprehensive design guidelines.
The proposal deadline is 4 p.m., Aug. 10. To read the request for
proposal, which outlines the proposed scope of work and schedule for the
design guidelines, visit

The Oregon Historical Society is offering Senior and Graduate Sterling
Fellowships in Pacific Northwest History for 2013. Sterling Fellowships
support four weeks of research in the Oregon Historical Society Research
Library with $2,000 for graduate students and $2,500 for professional
scholars. The deadline for applications is Oct. 1. 
Visit www.ohs.org/research/fellowship.cfm to learn more.

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