[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-05-22
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Tue May 22 08:47:22 PDT 2012
In this Issue:
1. Economic Impact of Preservation Efforts Featured in Plan
2. Hillsboro Pioneer Cemetery Entrance Gate, Kiosk Unveiling Set
3. Disaster Response Training Offered
4. “From Immigrants to Hippies and Highrisers” Subject of Portland
ECONOMIC IMPACT OF PRESERVATION EFFORTS FEATURED IN PLAN
As preservation partners, we all have to take some responsibility for
the way we convey the value of preservation among our constituents, from
the words we choose in conversation to the tools we use to get the word
out. Preservation is most successful when it makes financial sense or
generates income and jobs. Partnering with economic development efforts
can bring substantial funding to preservation projects, strengthen
communities and maintain long-term integrity of historic resources.
To learn more, download and read the Oregon Historic Preservation Plan,
HILLSBORO PIONEER CEMETERY ENTRANCE GATE, KIOSK UNVEILING SET
The city of Hillsboro will unveil a new Hillsboro Pioneer Cemetery
entrance gate and information kiosk at 3:30 p.m., May 24, at 1601 SW
Baseline St., Hillsboro. Grant funding from the Oregon Commission on
Historic Cemeteries and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
helped fund the new entrance gate and kiosk. The kiosk, placed inside
the cemetery, will serve as a location to display cemetery information
and maps. Visitors will also see other cemetery improvements; include
landscaping on the western boundary and raptor perches.
For further information, contact Amber Ames by phone at (503)
DISASTER RESPONSE TRAINING OFFERED
Portland Alliance for Response is offering training in the first two
modules of Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Incident Command
System (ICS) from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 20 at Concordia
University, 2811 Northeast Holman Street, Portland. “Working Together
to Manage Your Disaster: FEMA’s Incident Command System for Cultural
Heritage Institutions” will introduce the basic principles, structures
and terminology of the ICS and provide tools and knowledge to work
seamlessly with other institutions and agencies when responding to a
If your institution had a disaster, how would you coordinate with your
local first responders and other government agencies? Do you speak their
language? Do you understand how your institution might work with FEMA?
Knowing this information in advance could make all the difference in how
quickly your institution is able to respond to, and recover from, a
disaster event. The half-day session will provide opportunities to
network with other cultural heritage institutions and to learn about
current activities and future training in the region.
Scott Vinegar will lead the session. He participated in FEMA responses
to Katrina, Deepwater Horizon and other disasters, and developed the
Homeland Security program at Concordia University.
For session registration, visit
www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/disaster-training-form.cfm . For
further information, call Judith Norton, (503) 494-3499.
“FROM IMMIGRANTS TO HIPPIES AND HIGHRISERS” SUBJECT OF PORTLAND TALK
Carl Abbott will present “The Many Lives of South Portland: From
Immigrants to Hippies and Highrisers” at 7 p.m., June 4, at McMenamins
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, Portland. In this Oregon Encyclopedia
History Night presentation, Abbott will trace the different communities
that Portlanders have created south of downtown and examine the economic
and political forces that have shaped its growth. Come discover why
South Portland is one of Portland’s oldest and newest neighborhoods
When you walk the streets of South Portland today, what do you see?
Perhaps you see highrise buildings, public fountains, and businesses
catering to students at Portland State University. In previous
generations, South Portland was a workingman’s haven, a community for
Italian and Jewish immigrants, a hangout for hippies, and a center for
highrise living. Today, the Keller Fountain and the Portland State
University campus define the north boundary of South Portland, while the
Ross Island Bridge and the Aerial Tram define its south boarder.
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