[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-10-18

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Oct 18 08:43:38 PDT 2012

In this Issue:
1. All-Star Community Program Application Updated
2. NMAI Curatorial Residency Application Deadline Oct. 31
3. Applications Available for Battlefield Preservation Grants
4. History of Medicine in Oregon Project Launches Website
5. Preservation Green Lab Releases Study on Retrofitting Windows
6. Events set for Albany, Troutdale, Portland
The application for the Oregon Heritage All-Star Community program has
been updated and is now available online at
The National Museum of the American Indian is seeking applicants for a
one-year paid residency for entry-level Native American museum
professionals interested in pursuing museum careers or those early in
established careers who feel they would benefit from a residency at
NMAI. First round applications are due Oct. 31. 
The residency may extend into a second year based upon exemplary
performance. A successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to the
museum profession through academic preparation, experience with paid or
volunteer work at museums or community cultural centers, experience with
exhibitions and/or collections research, and/or a track record of
community-based scholarship. The Curatorial Resident will join the staff
of NMAI’s Museum Scholarship group and receive an assignment to
exhibition development and/or collections research projects under the
supervision of NMAI staff of the Museum Scholarship Group. 
Applications should include a complete curriculum vitae or professional
resume; an essay of no more than 1200 words describing the career goals
for museum work, what the candidate hopes to gain from the residency
experience, and why the NMAI in particular can play an important role in
the candidate’s career development. The application should also contain
a letter of support from an academic or community-based sponsor or
mentor. Candidates should demonstrate how their experience will benefit
their communities. 
The successful candidate will receive notification by Nov. 16 and
should expect to begin their residency in early 2013. Send applications
to Patricia Scott, Cultural Resources Center, 4220
Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746-2863.  To learn more, visit

The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) is now accepting
applications for Battlefield Preservation Grants. Eligible organizations
include Non-profit groups, academic institutions, and local, regional,
state and tribal governments. 
Types of eligible projects include archeology, cultural landscape
inventories, cultural resource documentation, GIS mapping, National
Register nominations and preservation plans. Project funding ranges from
$5,000 - $75,000. For further information, visit
www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp or contact Kristen McMasters at
The History of Medicine in Oregon project launched a website recently.
The side provides a glimpse into the changes in the practice of medicine
in Oregon from the time Native Americans applied their traditional
healing methods to the sick and wounded through today’s highly
specialized and intensely technological scientific approach to medical
care. The Oregon Medical Education Foundation and its partners formed
the History of Medicine in Oregon project to collect, preserve, and
interpret a documentary record of the practice of health care in this
state. Learn more by visiting http://historyofmedicine.org (
http://historyofmedicine.org/ ) 
The Preservation Green Lab has released a study titled, “Saving
Windows, Saving Money: Evaluating the Energy Performance of Window
Retrofit and Replacement”. This study compared retrofit and replacement
options for older wood windows and finds retrofit measures can achieve
performance results comparable to new replacement windows.  Furthermore,
almost every retrofit option offers a better return on Investment than
replacement windows. To read the study and learn more, visit
Albany: The Monteith Historical Society will convert Albany’s vintage
trolley into the Trolley of Terror for hourly tours at 6, 7, 8 and 9
p.m., Oct. 20, 26, and 27. Draped in black the trolley will feature
guides telling about strange happenings and ghost sightings around town.
Tours begin at the Oregon Electric Railway depot, 133 5th Ave SE.  For
further information call (541) 979-9108. To make reservations, call
(541) 928-0911.
Troutdale: Presented by Darrell Jabin will present “History of
Amusement Parks in Oregon” beginning at 6:30, Oct. 30 at McMenamins
Edgefield Power Station Theater, 2126 SW Halsey St. At this Oregon
Encyclopedia History Night learn about the history of amusement parks
and how they evolved into the entertainment attractions we enjoy today.
Jabin’s talk includes photographs and video footage of little-known
amusement parks such as Council Crest Park and Lotus Isle. Take a ride
on an entertaining and informative journey through more than half a
dozen historic and current amusement parks in Oregon. Visit
www.oregonencyclopedia.org ( http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/ ) for
further information. 
Portland: A screening of Michael O’Rourkes documentary, “Roll on
Columbia: Woody Guthrie and the Columbia River Songs” will take place at
7:30 p.m., Nov. 3 at Reed College’s Kaul Auditorium 3203 SE Woodstock
Blvd. The presentation includes an interview with Bill Murlin on his
discovery of Guthrie’s lost songs. The documentary unfolds as Guthrie
achieves national prominence and the zenith of his career, just a few
years before he heard about Bonneville Power’s need for a songwriter to
produce material for a film on the development of the Columbia River
hydro-system and the BPA’s mission of encouraging public power.  His
month-long Portland employment resulted in the most productive time of
his career, and yielded some of his best known songs including “Roll on
Columbia” and “Pastures of Plenty”. For further information, visit
www.reed.edu/parents/pfwschedule.html or email radioman at aol.com.

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