[Heritage] Love to be featured as Heritage Excellence Awards speaker

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Mar 28 14:21:51 PDT 2012

Matt Love, who has written several books about 20th century Oregon history, will be the featured speakers at the Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards dinner on April 27. The awards presentation takes place during the Oregon Heritage Conference/Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting scheduled for Salem.

Love is an educator and an author. His books have dealt with the Vortex Rock Festival and the Yaquina Bay bridge. A third book, "Sometimes a Great Movie", which details the making of the movie Sometimes a Great Notion, will be released next month.

Love's talk at the dinner will focus on Gov. Tom McCall and his impact on life in the Pacific Northwest.

The highlight of the Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards dinner will be the presentation of seven awards to individuals, projects and organizations that have made the most of available resources. This year's winners will be announced in about two weeks.  

Tickets for the dinner may be purchased using the conference registration system at http://northwestarchivistsinc.wildapricot.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1232289  You are encouraged to purchase tickets before April 12 to ensure that adequate meals are prepared.

The Oregon Heritage Conference/Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting will take place April 26-28. The conference theme will be "Fertile Ground: Planting the Seeds for Restoration, Innovation and Collaboration." Using the fertile lands of the Willamette Valley as a backdrop, it highlights the multi-disciplinary approaches that are strengthening and expanding the capacity of archives and other heritage fields in the Northwest.

Attendees will include community leaders, staff and volunteers from archives, records repositories, historical societies, museums, historic cemeteries, ethnic organizations, schools, historic preservation commissions, humanities groups, Main Street programs, the tourism industry, economic development, history buffs and professional historians, youth, and local, tribal, state and federal governments.

For information about the conference, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/Conference.shtml. 

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