[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-11-01

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Nov 1 08:59:02 PDT 2012

In this Issue:
1. Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarships Available
2. WESTPAS Workshop Features Preservation Funding Tips
3. National Trusts Presents Award to Oswego Iron Furnace
4. WSHS Seeks Heritage Capital Projects Manager
The Elisabeth Walton Potter Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship
provides financial assistance for Oregon residents to attend a
preservation-related conference, workshop, or training in the United
States. Scholarships are competitive and offered twice per year.
Awardees must attend a conference by June 30, 2013. The second round
deadline is December 1.
Available to individuals actively involved in local preservation
efforts, successful applicants will demonstrate how attendance at a
preservation-related conference, workshop, or training helps to meet the
preservation needs of their local community. Eligible travel expenses
include registration fees, transportation, lodging and meals. 
Visit www.oregonheritage.org/oprd/HCD/FINASST/pages/scholarships.aspx
for further information.
The Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service
(WESTPAS) is offering a workshop titled, “Creating and Funding
Preservation Projects to Enhance Collection Care” from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.,
Dec. 7 at the Springfield Public Library, 225 Fifth St., Springfield.
 Instructor Barclay Ogden will lead this one-day workshop, which
includes identifying and setting priorities among collection needs; a
review of available grant funding sources; and addresses the key
preservation questions asked on grant applications. Participants will
answer the questions on behalf of their institutions, building the
elements of a proposal for their own collection. The workshop emphasizes
working collaboratively with colleagues to develop and receive feedback
on project proposals. 
By the end of the workshop day, participants will have outlined a
preservation project proposal specific to their institution; identified
possible funding sources and tested their ideas with other workshop
This workshop will benefit administrators and staff responsible for
care of collections libraries and archives, with an emphasis on
small-to-medium sized institutions without preservation grant writing
experience. When possible, two attendees from an institution should
attend so they can work together on project development. 
To pre-register, visit http://tiny.cc/ZePol. For registration
assistance email Alexandra Gingerich at gingerich at plsinfo.org (
http://mailman2.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/preservenw ). For
general and content information, email Kristen Kern kernk at pdx.edu. 
The National Trust for Historic Preservation will recognize the
restoration of the Oswego Iron Furnace with a Preservation Honor Award
during the 2012 Richard H. Driehaus National Preservation Awards
ceremony in Spokane on Nov. 2. The project is one of 22 award winners
that the National Trust will honor during the event. 
In 2003, Lake Oswego citizens noticed something missing from the
renovation plans of the local community park – namely, its historic 1866
iron blast furnace. The steel furnace helped build much of the Pacific
Northwest’s infrastructure, and it was a source of great pride for early
residents of Lake Oswego. The furnace’s revitalization spurred other
preservation activities in Lake Oswego, and resulted in a new tag line
for the local Chamber of Commerce: “Forging Relationships, Building
The National Preservation Awards are bestowed on distinguished
individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies and corporations
whose skill and determination have given new meaning to their
communities through preservation of our architectural and cultural
heritage. These efforts include citizen attempts to save and maintain
important landmarks; companies and craftsmen whose work restores the
richness of the past; the vision of public officials who support
preservation projects and legislation in their communities; and
educators and journalists who help Americans understand the value of
For further information, visit www.PreservationNation.org/awards. 
The Washington State Historical Society is seeking a Heritage Capital
Projects Manager.  The application deadline is Nov. 2.
The position is responsible for managing the Heritage Capital Projects
Program (HCPF). The purpose of HCPF is to "support capital needs and
facilities of heritage organizations, tribal governments, public
development authorities, and local government agencies that interpret
and preserve Washington's history and heritage."
The successful candidate will posses both grant/contract management
experience and historic preservation (and/or cultural projects)
expertise. To view the complete job description, click here: Heritage
Capital Projects Manager (

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