[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-10-09

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Oct 9 09:03:36 PDT 2012

In this Issue:
1. PNW Preservation Field School Success Shared on Exchange
2. Veterans and War Memorial Grants Now Available 
3. Events Set for Portland, Eugene, Vancouver, Astoria
4. OHS Seeking Director of Museum Services and Education
The 2012 Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School in southeastern
Oregon was a great success!  Read about it on Heritage Exchange:
http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com (
http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ). 
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting grant
applications for the Veterans and War Memorial Grant Program. Eligible
projects include construction of new memorials or restoration of an
existing memorial to honor veterans of the Armed Forces of the United
States of America.  Memorials must be on public property. Applications
are due Nov. 16. 
Eligible applicants are local governmental entities, including cities,
counties, Metropolitan Service Districts, park and recreation districts,
and port districts.  Governmental entities must work in partnership with
a Veterans organization to qualify. To view the grant manual and the
application, visit http://oprdgrants.org ( http://oprdgrants.org/ ). For
additional grant program information, go to
Portland: William J. Hawkins will present “Greek Revival Architecture
in the Oregon Territory, 1838-1859” from 10 – 11 a.m., Oct. 13 at the
Architectural Heritage Center, 7001 SE Grand Ave., Portland. The talk
will cover the basic elements of the Greek Revival style, provide an
overview of its migration west, and a discussion about the restoration
plans for the 1845 Ermatinger House in Oregon City. The talk will
include images of Greek Revival buildings located in the Willamette
Valley. For further information, visit www.visitahc.org (
http://www.visitahc.org/ ). 
Eugene: Eliza Canty Jones will speak on the woman suffrage campaign
from 6 – 7 p.m., Oct. 16 at the Lane County Historical Museum, 740 W.
13th Ave., Eugene. The second in the fall speaker series, which
continues through Nov. 1, the talk celebrates the centennial of women
getting the vote in Oregon and the county seat’s sesquicentennial
commemoration at the Skinner Cabin. Visit
www.lanecountyhistoricalsociety.org (
http://www.lanecountyhistoricalsociety.org/ ) for more information.
Vancouver: David Blight will present ““The Hold of the Civil War on the
American Imagination, Past and Present” at 7 p.m., Oct. 18 in the
Dengerink Administration building, room 110, Washington State University
Vancouver, 14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave. Blight will explore how Americans
remember the trauma and repercussions of the Civil War in its immediate
aftermath, in the turbulent Civil Rights era and today. For further
information, visit
Astoria: The Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, Fort Clatsop will
continue its “In Their Footsteps” series when Irene Martin presents
“Salmon Canneries in the Columbia River Estuary” at 1 p.m., Oct. 21
in the Netul River Room of the Visitor’s Center, 92343 Fort Clatsop
Road. Her talk includes information about historic fish processing sites
including Dismal Nitch and Middle Village-Station Camp. She recently
authored “Flight of the Bumble Bee:  The Columbia River Packers
Association and a Century in Pursuit of Fish”, which chronicles the
1899-1980 history of Astoria’s Bumble Bee Seafoods. Call (503) 861-2471
for more information. 
The Oregon Historical Society (OHS) is recruiting for a full-time
Director of Museum Services and Education (DMSE). The DMSE will develop
innovative, historically relevant exhibits and educational entertaining
programming; oversee collection conservation growth and management;
shape education initiatives; and partner with museum development efforts
to advance the mission and vision of OHS. The ideal candidate for this
position will bring a contemporary perspective to OHS’ exhibitions and
has achieved excellence in the interpretation and presentation of
history through exhibits and education programs. 
The successful candidate will have a broad depth of knowledge in
history, preferably in Oregon history; historical interpretation; object
handling according to museum standards; and in developing, implementing
and managing exhibits and educational programs within a non-profit.
Experience with digitization and using content technology; previous
curatorial and educational programming in a non-profit environment or
museum, library or education institution, preferred. A Master’s degree
is required, preferably in history, museum or cultural studies with a
minimum of five – seven years experience in developing and implementing
educational programs and exhibits.
To view the complete job description, visit www.ohs.org (
http://www.ohs.org/ ). Qualified candidates should submit a cover
letter, resume and salary history to jobs at ohs.org. 


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