[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-07-25

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Wed Jul 25 08:04:18 PDT 2012


In this Issue:
1. The Impact of Collaborative Effort Shared on Exchange
2. Steam Up Time at Antique Powerland July 28 – 29, Aug. 4 – 5
3. New Exhibit , Aurora Colony Days Set For Aug. 11 – 12
4. HPLO Accepting Historic Preservation Milestone Nominations
5. OHS Seeks Education and School Services Manager
 
 
THE IMPACT OF COLLABORATIVE EFFORT SHARED ON EXCHANGE
 
Kelly Poe shares her experience in helping to create the upcoming
Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference. The conference theme is “Creating
Vital Communities through Collective Impact.” Learn about it by visiting
Oregon Heritage Exchange, http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com (
http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ) . 
 
 
STEAM UP TIME AT ANTIQUE POWERLAND JULY 28 – 29, AUG. 4 - 5
 
Learn about the early machinery that made Oregon work during Antique
Powerland’s two-weekend-long Steam Up, July 28 - 29 and Aug. 4 – 5, from
7 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day, at I-5 exit 263, Brooks. 
 
Machines, including farm tractors and implements, early engines,
crawlers, fire apparatus, vintage trucks and cars, logging gear, an
early Oregon flour mill and an authentic steam sawmill, will demonstrate
innovations and manufacturing of the past. Operational equipment will
parade past visitors at 1:30 p.m. each day. Visitors can also view the
events from the perimeter via an historic trolley; take a ride on a
miniature railroad; and kids can participate in a tractor pull. Other
attractions include blacksmithing, and early electricity exhibit and a
miniature farm display.
 
For more information, visit www.antiquepowerland.com 
 
 
NEW EXHIBIT, AURORA COLONY DAYS SET FOR AUGUST 11 - 12
 
The Old Aurora Colony Museum recently opened a new exhibit titled, "We
Were Here First: The French Prairie Connection to the Aurora Colony."
The new exhibit runs through Sept. 30. 
 
Created by museum curator Patrick Harris and his staff, the exhibit
features the story of William Keil, the leader of the Christian communal
society located at Aurora from 1856 – 1883. It illustrates the
importance of the first settlers to the success of the Aurora Colony.
Generous use of photographs and quotes from letters written by French
Prairie and Aurora settlers help to bring the times to life. 
 
Visitors can view the new exhibit during the upcoming Aurora Colony
Days “Little Town Goes Big” event, Aug. 10 – 12. The Museum will offer
living history during the weekend event, including the “Ring of Fire”
wheel making demonstration. For more information, visit
www.auroracolony.org ( http://www.auroracolony.org/ ) or call (503)
678-5754.
 
 
HPLO ACCEPTING HISTORIC PRESERVATION MILESTONE NOMINATIONS
 
The Historic Preservation League of Oregon (HPLO) is asking folks
around the state to nominate significant milestones in the development
of Oregon’s historic preservation movement. Milestones can include
building rehabilitation, significant survey work, park acquisitions,
citizen campaigns, main street programs, landmark commissions, etc. HPLO
staff will evaluate the nominations in August and September to select
the top 35 milestones for unveiling at its Oct. 25 meeting. Celebrating
its 35th year, HPLO plans to use the milestones to recognize a sampling
of the important work that has occurred in the past.
 
Visit www.historicpreservationleague.org/forms/35_Milestones.pdf and
fill out a nomination (or two).
 
 
OHS SEEKS EDUCATION AND SCHOOL SERVICES MANAGER 
 
The Oregon Historical Society seeks a full-time Education and School
Services Manager to join its Education department. The Education and
School Services Manager is responsible for planning and implementing all
educational activities and accompanying materials at OHS. Reporting to
the Executive Director, he or she will help ensure that the Society
provides quality programs and services to teachers, students, and the
public. Under the direction of the Executive Director, he or she will be
responsible for developing, writing, and updating educational materials,
exhibit guide materials, and docent training materials. Because this
position will represent the Society with educators and the public,
candidates must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication
skills. 
 
For a complete job description please visit www.ohs.org (
http://www.ohs.org/ ) . Qualified candidates should submit a cover
letter, résumé and salary history to jobs at ohs.org . 
 
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