[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-05-11

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri May 11 08:21:01 PDT 2012

1. State Parks Feature Significant Heritage Sites and Treasures
2. Survey Seeks Input on Disaster Preparedness Training Workshop 
3. Deadline Extended for Stewardship and Sustainability Program
4. Camp Withycombe Annual Living History Day Set
In May 1843, more than 100 men gathered at Champoeg and decided by a
small majority that they wanted the area now known as Oregon to become a
part of the United States. At Champoeg StateHeritage Area
(www.oregonstateparks.org/park_113.php), you can visit a monument at
the site where they made their decision, and see objects and stories
related to that day in the interpretive center.
Oregon’s state parks protect some of the state’s most significant
heritage sites and contain important historical treasures. Some heritage
is outdoors, some indoors; some are large objects while others are just
a piece of paper; some may be original, some may be accurate replicas. 
At Thompson’s Mills State Heritage Area
(www.oregonstateparks.org/park_256.php) explore industrial history
and learn how workers turned grain into flour, demonstrating the
ingenuity of early Oregon residents. Dig into the state’s mining
heritage at Sumpter Valley Dredge StateHeritage Area
(www.oregonstateparks.org/park_239.php). Take an excursion to the
historic inns at Wolf Creek (www.oregonstateparks.org/park_108.php) to
witness how travelers lived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries;
or travel to eastern Oregon’s Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site
(www.oregonstateparks.org/park_8.php) demonstrate the diverse
heritage of eastern Oregon.
Visit the Heritage Events Calendar
(http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/calendar.shtml) to learn about
activities taking place in May at some of the above sites listed above.
The Oregon State Library is working with the Western States and
Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS) to identify
potential changes to enhance its workshop offerings on developing
disaster response and salvage plans. Prior to undertaking development,
WESTPAS needs feedback on this proposed workshop model.
Currently, WESTPAS offers grant-funded workshops on developing disaster
response and salvage plans for collections in heritage institutions. Two
workshop days, separated by 4-6 weeks, provide time to prepare a very
basic draft plan between workshop days. Oregon has held these workshops
several times at different locations throughout the state. While
attendees have found them quite helpful, they are finding it more
difficult to travel and make the time commitments required in the
original delivery model.
WESTPAS is proposing to hold the first "day" of the workshop through a
short series of webinars, at the end of which participants would draft
very basic disaster response plans. The second day of the workshop would
feature participants reviewing their draft plans in-person, and gaining
hands-on experience handling wet materials during a salvage exercise.
If your institution is interested in creating a disaster response plan,
visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/westpas to participate in a short survey,
which asks for input on the different delivery models. The survey will
close on May 20.
The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) has
extended the registration deadline for its Environmental Management:
Stewardship and Sustainability program to May 12.  The program will take
place from 8:15 a.m. – 5 p.m., May 22 at the Portland Art Museum, 1219
Southwest Park Avenue, Portland. 
This one day program will explore new approaches to controlling
environmental conditions in cultural institutions.  Leading experts in
the field will present physically and financially feasible environmental
control strategies to help institutions preserve collections materials
for the long-term. 
To register, visit http://www.cvent.com/d/vcq9yv . To learn more about
CCAHA, visit  ww.ccaha.org . For questions, call (215) 545-0613 or email
pso at ccaha.org. 
The Oregon Military Museum and the Military Vehicle Collectors Club of
Oregon will present the 16th Annual Living History Day from 9 a.m. – 5
p.m., May 19 at Camp Withycombe, 15300 SE Industrial Way, Clackamas. The
event will include displays of restored vintage and modern military
vehicles, plus authentic military campsites and displays of uniforms,
arms and equipment. Living history enthusiasts, re-enactors, and
military vehicle collectors will share their knowledge of military
For more information, visit www.oregonmilitarymuseum.org/news.html or
contact Steve Greenberg by phone (503) 774-4103 or email
sgreenb810 at aol.com.


For a complete list of Historic Preservation Month events, go to
www.oregonheritage.org/OPRD/HCD/calendar.shtml .

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