[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-05-24

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Thu May 24 08:10:21 PDT 2012

In this Issue:
1. Diamonds in the Rough Update Featured on Heritage Exchange
2. Potential Mentors Sought for Planned Project
3. HPLO Announces 2012 Most Endangered Places
4. Oregon’s Native American Art Subject of Tillamook Talk
5. Rachelle Saltzman Named OFN Executive Director
6. ONE Selects Lynn Fuchigami Longfellow as Executive Director
The beginning of Preservation Month brought out some lovely days to
kick off preservation projects funded by the Diamonds in the Rough
Preserving Oregon Grant. The grant’s purpose was to reveal long-covered
historic facades or features and repair them. One project is well
underway; another is complete. Read the rest of the story at the Oregon
Heritage Exchange blog at www.oregonheritage.wordpress.com (
http://www.oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ) . 
Beginning in September, the Oregon MentorCorps will form for training
to assist archives, museums and libraries in the state with collections
care and emergency planning.
The MentorCorps project is the result of unprecedented cooperation
focused on collections during the past years by library, museum and
archival organizations, including federally recognized tribes in Oregon.
 The project is an outgrowth of the Connecting to Collections Project.
You can become a mentor and help others in nearby communities preserve
their most important collections. The size of the MentorCorps will
depend on the amount of funds raised to support the effort.
More information about the MentorCorps and an application are available
at http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/C2C.shtml  . More information is
also available from Kyle Jansson at 503-986-0673.
The Historic Preservation League of Oregon recently announced the Most
Endangered Places for 2012. Oregon’s Most Endangered Places is an annual
register of historic buildings, structures, districts, sites, and
landscapes that need a little extra attention to survive and see the
second phase of their lives.
Endangered places can include the most strikingly ornate house in town;
a bridge that has crossed your favorite stretch of river for a century;
the oldest grocery store in the county or a landscape that has been home
to human activity long before settlers arrived. It could also be a brick
apartment building that was once the studio of a famous author. In cases
where we save these places, communities become richer through their
preservation and continued use. But, the fact is, significant places
regularly disappear from the map due to blatant neglect, unnecessary
demolition, zealous development, and natural factors.
Nominated by citizens across Oregon and selected on a competitive
basis, the list of Most Endangered Places receives year-long technical
support from the staff and experienced volunteers of the Historic
Preservation League of Oregon. This year’s list includes the Jantzen
Beach Carousel - Portland (
http://www.historicpreservationleague.org/mep_Carousel.php ); Ice
House - Eagle Point (
http://www.historicpreservationleague.org/mep_IceHouse.php );
Uppertown Net Shed - Astoria (
http://www.historicpreservationleague.org/mep_NetShed.php );
Skidmore/Old Town Historic District - Portland (
http://www.historicpreservationleague.org/mep_OldTown.php ); Rivoli
Theater - Pendleton (
http://www.historicpreservationleague.org/mep_RivoliTheater.php );
Rosemont Farm Smokehouse - Yamhill (
http://www.historicpreservationleague.org/mep_SmokeHouse.php ); St.
Francis Hotel - Albany (
http://www.historicpreservationleague.org/mep_StFrancis.php ); View
Point Inn - Corbett (
http://www.historicpreservationleague.org/mep_Viewpoint.php ); and
Willamette Falls Locks - West Linn (
http://www.historicpreservationleague.org/mep_WillametteFalls.php ).
Visit www.historicpreservationleague.org/endangered.php to learn more
about Oregon’s Most Endangered Places.
Tracy Prince will explore Native art and how it relates Oregon’s
history and culture in conjunction with the exhibit, “Weaving
Traditions,” at 1 p.m., May 26, at the Pioneer Museum, 2106 Second St.,
Prince, a Portland State University scholar-in-residence, studies
traditions that have survived the suppression of Native identity and
customs. Her book Portland’s Goose Hollow explores the history of
Native, Chinese Irish, German, and Jewish residents of one of Portland’s
oldest neighborhoods.
For more information, call (503) 842-4553, email at director at tcpm.org
or visit www.tcpm.org ( http://www.tcpm.org/ ) .
Dr. Rachelle Saltzman will begin work as the new Oregon Folklife
Network (OFN) Executive Director on July 2. She brings extensive
experience in both public and academic folklore to the position, which
requires her to oversee all OFN programs and operations. 
Saltzman served as the Folklife Coordinator, Grants Administrator, and
Accessibility Coordinator for the Iowa Arts Council, a Division of the
Department of Cultural Affairs, for seventeen years. She also worked
broadly in the field of public folklore at private non-profit and state
agencies in eight states.
This is an exciting development for the Oregon Folklife Network, which
is making a significant impact in the state of Oregon and at the
University of Oregon with its mission to document, sustain and promote
Oregon’s folklife and cultural heritage through research and public
programming.  To learn more, visit http://ofn.uoregon.edu (
http://ofn.uoregon.edu/ ) .
Oregon Nikkei Endowment (ONE) has hired Lynn Fuchigami Longfellow as
its new Executive Director. Longfellow will assume leadership of the
organization and serve as community advocate on behalf of the Nikkei in
Oregon beginning June 1.
Longfellow brings a strong history of active involvement with both
business and community Nikkei organizations in Oregon. She served for
over 20 years with the Japan-America Society of Oregon and is currently
a board member of the Portland chapter of the Japanese American Citizens
League. She also recently chaired the banquet celebrating the award of
the Congressional Gold Medal to the Nisei veterans of World War II. 
 “ONE continues to grow its programs and presence in the Oregon
community,” said Interim Board President Dr. Connie Masuoka. “Lynn is
the perfect candidate to maintain our momentum and expand ONE’s scope
and influence even further.” To learn more about ONE, visit
www.oregonnikkei.org ( http://www.oregonnikkei.org/ ) .


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

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