[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-06-21

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Thu Jun 21 08:52:32 PDT 2012

In this Issue:
1. WESTPAS to Present Disaster Preparedness Planning Workshop
2. HPLO Offers National Preservation Conference Scholarships
3. “History on Tap” Set to Open at Willamette Heritage Center
4. Can You Dig It? SOU Archaeologists return to Fort Lane
Are you ready? You have a plan, but do you know how well it will work
in a real disaster situation? The Western States and Territories
Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS) is offering “Scenario Planning
and Collaboration Among Heritage Institutions to Improve Disaster
Preparedness for Collections” from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., July 26, at the
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem.
Workshop instructor Kristen Kern will help attendees assess their
vulnerabilities; test plans using a scenario table top exercise, explore
how collaborations can help respond to a disaster; and build a shared
vision for regional disaster preparedness. Staff members responsible for
emergency preparedness, administrators and/or managers responsible for
the building/collection and key members of the emergency/disaster team
responsible for decision-making should attend. If possible,
organizations should send two – three participants to work together on
disaster preparedness activities.
Requirements for attendance include a written disaster plan (draft
okay) that includes collections response/recovery; a letter of
institutional commitment to explore collaboration to optimize
preparedness and a completed 3-page vulnerability assessment
(distributed 3 weeks before workshop). 
Pre-registration is required. To register for this event, visit
http://host7.evanced.info/pls/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=478 .  For
registration assistance contact: Alexandra Gingerich
gingerich at plsinfo.org . For general & content information contact:
Kristen Kern kkern at westpas.org .
The Historic Preservation League of Oregon (HPLO) is offering
scholarships to Oregon residents and full-time students in an Oregon
university to attend the 2012 National Preservation Conference in
The conference, which runs October 31 through November 3, will feature
a range of educational sessions, field trips, affinity programs, and
activities all related to the preservation of historic places. This
year, the annual conference will focus heavily on sustainability,
diversity, public lands, and reimagining historic sites. 
The scholarship will provide reimbursement for costs associated with
attending the conference, including registration fees, travel, lodging,
and food. HPLO will accept applications from June 18 - July 15 and will
announce decisions by phone on July 27. Those awarded a scholarship
should plan to attend a special Northwest Regional Scholarship
Orientation in Spokane on Oct. 31 from 3 – 4 p.m.  To download an
application, visit
www.historicpreservationleague.org/forms/Scholarship%20Form.pdf . For
conference information, visit
http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/training/npc .
A new exhibit titled “History on Tap: Farms, Fermentation and the Free
Lunch” will open on June 22 at the Willamette Heritage Center at the
Mill, 1313 Mill St., SE, Salem. The exhibit, which runs through the
summer until Aug. 18, examines the 
“History on Tap” examines the cultural and economic role of Oregon
generally, and the Mid-Valley specifically, as one of the nation’s
largest beer producers. Exhibit visitors will discover brewing methods,
machinery and recipes for creating beers, as well as information on home
brewing. The exhibit explores the importance of hops growing to the
Willamette Valley’s economy, past and present; uncovers the tensions and
interdependence that existed between the brewing industry, the
temperance movement and women’s suffrage; and highlights
entrepreneurship through “case histories” from brewing at Fort Vancouver
in 1826, to Henry Saxer and Henry Weinhard in the 1840s and 1850s, to
Salem’s Capital Brewery and today’s craft brewing industry.
For further information, visit www.willametteheritage.org (
http://www.willametteheritage.org/ ) or call (503) 585-7012. 
The Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA), in
collaboration with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, is
conducting archaeological investigations at Fort Lane. A U.S. Army post
occupied from 1853-1856 and used during the Rogue River Wars, the site
and archaeological excavation will be open to the public from 10 a.m. –
2 p.m., July 7.
Built in 1853, shortly after the signing of the Rogue River or Table
Rock Treaty that ceded title of the Rogue Valley to the U.S. and
established the Table Rock Indian Reservation, Fort Lane served to
protect residents of the reservation. It acted as a buffer between the
Tribes and increasing number of settlers to southern Oregon. Despite
peace efforts, fighting continued. At the end of the Rogue River Wars
(1856), the Army marched tribes of the Rogue and Illinois Valleys to the
Grand Ronde encampment and, in 1857, the majority to Upper Farm on the
Siletz Indian Reservation, leaving 58 men and their families at what
became the Grand Ronde Reservation. Fort Lane closed at the end of the
SOULA's 2012 archaeological work at Fort Lane will focus on an
excavation of one of the Enlisted men's barracks to determine what
remains of this structure and recover items of daily life that will help
us understand the lives of men as they negotiated the complex reality of
the western frontier. This work will complement last fall's excavations
of one of the Officer's quarters.
For further information, contact Chelsea Rose at rosec at sou.edu or call
(541) 552-6764.


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