[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-03-19

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Mon Mar 19 08:19:13 PDT 2012

In this Issue:
1. OMA Sponsors Stipend for Conference Registration
2. Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program Seeks Applicants
3. “Researching Buildings Using Local Archives” Set In Portland
4. Hazard Survey Applications Sought
The Oregon Museums Associations is offering a stipend to cover the cost
of registration for one OMA member at the Oregon Heritage Conference/NW
Archivists Annual Meeting April 26-28. 
For more stipend information about how to apply, visit
www.oregonmuseums.org and click on the link. Applications are due by
April 12.
For information about the conference, registration and the conference
hotel, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/Conference.shtml .
The Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program is accepting applications for
the 2012 award year.  The application deadline is June 1.  The awards
are open to families throughout Oregon who have continuously farmed
portions of their family acreage for the past 100 or 150 years. To date,
1,177 families have formally received the Century designation and 23
families have received the Sesquicentennial Award.
Every Oregon farm and ranch has a unique history and special family
story. The Oregon Century Farm and Ranch program encourages agriculture
families to share their century-long stories, which not only pass
cultural heritage to future generations, but also educates Oregonians
about the social and economic impact of Oregon agriculture.  
Successful applicants receive a personalized certificate with
acknowledgment by the Governor and the director of the Oregon Department
of Agriculture.  A durable metal road side sign to identify the family’s
farm or ranch as having historic Century or Sesquicentennial status is
also available.  A special ceremony and reception at the Oregon State
Fair will honor each family on September 1.
The Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program began in 1958 to honor farm
and ranch families with century-long connections to the land.  To
qualify for a century or sesquicentennial award, interested families
must follow a formal application process. 
Visit the Oregon Century Farm and Ranch website for an application and
program guidelines at
http://www.oregonfb.org/programs/century-farm-ranch/ , or by
contacting Sharon Leighty at (503) 400-7884 or cfr at oregonfb.org .  
Do you want to learn more about the history of your house or building?
Are you curious about who lived in your house or what businesses
operated in your building? Learn about the various resources available
for uncovering building histories in the Davies Family Research Library
at the Oregon Historical Society (OHS), as well as the Architectural
Heritage Center, City of Portland Archives and Multnomah County Archives
from 1 – 3 p.m. April 7 at the OHS Library, 1200 SW Park Avenue,
Representatives of these Portland area archives will talk about
accessing and utilizing the different resources for researching the
history of a building, including photographs, city directories,
databases and maps. To sign up, email libreference at ohs.org or call (503)
The Balboa Art Conservation Center (BACC) is seeking applicants for a
limited number of subsidized hazard surveys made possible through
funding from the National Endowment for Humanities. Applications are due
May 31, 2012.
A hazard survey is the first step in developing an emergency
preparedness and response plan tailored to an institution's specific
needs and circumstances. Participating institutions must complete a
pre-visit questionnaire and self-evaluation exercises designed to
identify specific risks. BACC field service staff then complete a one
day, on-site hazard survey to examine the facilities and speak with
museum staff. 
The survey will analyze potential vulnerabilities, such as environment,
security, fire and water detection and suppression or abatement,
collection management policies and procedures, and pest control. A
survey report will provide observations, recommendations, and resources
to better manage and mitigate risk as well as to develop an emergency
preparedness and response plan. Following the survey, field service
staff use the information gathered to assist in revising an existing
emergency plan or drafting a new plan for the organization. 
For further information, visit www.bacc.org ( http://www.bacc.org/ ) .
For an application, contact the BACC field service office by email at
wrfso at bacc.org or (619) 236-9702.
Visit www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/Conference.shtml to learn more about
the joint Oregon Heritage Conference / Northwest Archivists Annual
Meeting April 26-28. 

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