[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-03-14

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Mar 14 09:59:07 PDT 2012

In this Issue:
1. Planning Workshop Highlights Conference April 26
2. Architectural History Paper Proposals Sought By May
3. Archaeological Field School Digs Into River Sites
4. UO Field School Adds Continuing Education Credits


 “Preparing the Ground for a Bountiful Crop: Long Range Planning
Workshop” is one of several workshops that will be offered on the
opening day of the Oregon Heritage Conference/Northwest Archivists
Annual Meeting. The conference will take place April 26-28 at the Salem
Conference Center.

The planning workshop, led by Jerry Ostermiller, will focus on the
benefits of planning, how to create a plan, and how to include 
fundraising, community engagement, and other issues in it. Ostermiller
is the former executive director of the Columbia River Maritime Museum,
former president of the National Coast Guard Museum, and member of
accreditation teams. 

For a complete listing of conference workshops, panels and events,
visit http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/Conference.shtml 

To register for the conference, visit

The conference hotel is providing a special conference rate for
reservations made before March 28. For information, visit
The Marion Dean Ross / Pacific Northwest chapter of the Society of
Architectural Historians is soliciting papers for its annual meeting
Nov. 3 – 4 in Spokane, Wash. 
This year's theme is "Building the Inland Empire:  A Closer Look at the
Architects and Artisans."  The program committee will give first
priority to submissions that address architects, builders, city
planners, and landscape architects of the Inland Empire, and the
historical and economic forces behind Spokane's development as a
regional center.  Other proposals addressing any aspect of the built
environment from any time period or place are also welcome.  Graduate
students and advanced undergraduates in fields related to the built
environment are welcome to present at the conference.  
Abstracts are due on May 12.  Electronic submissions are preferred. For
other deadlines and submission requirements, visit www.sahmdr.org (
http://www.sahmdr.org/ ) .
Portland State University, Washington State University - Vancouver, and
the National Park Service will conduct a field school in historical
archaeology this summer at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park.

The program will introduce the methods and theories of fieldwork in
historical archaeology. Students will participate in all aspects of
field and laboratory work: laying out units, excavation by shovel and
trowel, mapping, drawing, photography, and cleaning, identifying, and
analyzing artifacts. On a rotating basis, students will discuss the
field school activities with visitors, including interpreting the
significance of the site and the educational purposes of the project.
This year’s field school will continue explorations in Fort
Vancouver’s multicultural village, providing a means to recapture the
early history of colonial Fort Vancouver, and continue the recording of
baseline conditions of grave markers in the Old City Cemetery. For one
week, the school will move to Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
to conduct test excavations at Fort Astoria/Fort George, a National
Historic Landmark property related to the terrestrial fur trade and the
history of the War of 1812. 
Visit www.anthropology.pdx.edu/field%20school/field_school.html to
learn more.
The University of Oregon’s Pacific Northwest Field School is now a
registered provider of continuing education credits for the American
Institute of Architects. The Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School
curriculum is designed to attract participants from all walks of life,
from those with no experience in preservation to practicing cultural
resource professionals. 
Architects seeking to fulfill the AIA's health, safety, and welfare
credits can gain hands-on skills in historic preservation. Each week
will have lectures and activities based on the week’s theme, including
sustainability,  preservation technology, archaeology and cultural
The sessions will take place at the Frenchglen Hotel and the Sod House
Ranch on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge . 
For more information or to register, visit
http://hp.uoregon.edu/fieldschools/pnw/ . The field school is also on
Facebook at
www.facebook.com/pages/Pacific-Northwest-Preservation-Field-School .
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